by Chess Desalls
Marian Spritz won’t gain guardian fairy status if she fails her summer school project. But when she hears a call for help—a song felt only by Glistens—she must choose between not letting her schoolwork and teammates suffer and protecting a ward who faces grave danger.
A guardian can’t shine without the song of her ward.
This was my favorite in the Spellbound trilogy and I couldn’t help but gush over Chess Desalls’ writing. It’s my first time to read a fantasy story about fireflies and world they lived in. As a child, I have always wondered about them, about the light that they carry wherever they go and how they appear when at daytime. Marian Spritz is great character, she’s got a good heart for those who are in need, even if the one calling for her help is a fellow Glisten who was never good to her. I liked that she had real friends she could count on, even though they were at odds sometimes. The part where she had to hide the truth about her ward and had to conceal her identity at the same time consumed her.
I thought the story would fall flat given the shorter amount of pages in the book. But no, I end up finishing the tale with a satisfied smile on my face. I was clearly spellbound by the Glistens. I love this story so much, I demand Chess Dessals to write a trilogy of this.