Title: Wicked Cool
Author : Diane Farr
Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones
Genre: Young Adult
Page Count :150 Pages
ISBN E-Book: 9781419924262
Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Reviewer: Brigit Aine
Zara Norland has a problem. It’s getting harder to hide who—or what—she is. Which is pretty ironic, actually. Because Zara doesn’t know who, or what, she is. Her sixteenth birthday is just around the corner, and according to all the fairy tales and legends, something is about to happen. If you have unexplainable powers or a mysterious past—and Zara has both—something huge happens on your sixteenth birthday, right?
Zara has never found fairy tales particularly helpful. But she has a feeling that this time, the old legends are right on the money. Here comes trouble.
Diane Farr has created a wonderful story that follows the trials of a young girl who realizes that she isn’t like everyone else. With suspense, mystery and the pull of “is he my true love or mortal enemy” going Wicked Cool is a story I would recommend for any teenage girl who thinks she has it bad.
The struggle that Zara goes through as she has to decide whether to protect her friends and family, or follow Lance to the Spellspinners reality is one that comes through the pages with great detail. Even as an adult reader I could feel Zara’s struggle to come to terms with the idea that reality is not all that it seems to be, at least for her.
With wonderfully developed supporting characters Ms. Farr has created a book that truly shows the struggles of being a teenage girl, with a twist that is fun, and makes you long for that little extra power.