First Line: Back when I was nine, my parents went missing.
My Thoughts: This is a light-hearted YA novel about fairies and genies, rules and magic, Earth and Feyland. In Hanley's world, each fairy or genie has a level of magic from lowest red to highest violet. (The girls are fairies; the boys are genies.) Zaria Tourmaline, who at 14 has just come into her magic, is a violet fairy, which is rare. She has a lot to learn about spells and portals, true friends, hidden enemies, and breaking all the rules. I liked that Hanley veered away from the traditional view of the Fae and instead created her own version of fairies; in her world, the fairies are more like the ones I used to imagine as a child. Hanely did a good job of creating her characters, and I thought this book was a lot of fun to read. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel: Indigo Magic. I hope it's a good as this one.
Added bonus: This book fills another square on my YA Bingo Card--the square where you need to read a book with a color in its title. Lucky, huh?