This is definitely the most unique take on the Fae that I've read in quite some time and honestly? That's what made it so fun to read--I will, however, admit that Callie's voice took a little getting used to. You don't have to wait long for Callie's journey to begin and when it does? Well, that's when the real fun begins. You'll meet Jack, a runaway headed to California who ends up accompanying Callie on her journey as well as Shimmy, who I hope you'll like as much as I did. I think I really liked Baya's minor appearance the best though, as for some reason I found it to be rather funny--but maybe that's just my weird sense of humor talking.
I know I've already mentioned it, but the time period and locations coupled with the the Fae made Dust Girl unique and if you're looking for something a little different than your typical faerie related read, you might want to check this out. On top of that, I love how music was incorporated into the magic and how wishes were used--this will make sense once you read Dust Girl, I promise. The focus for Dust Girl is definitely on Callie discovering who she is and the journey that she's just setting out on. That's right, this is a part of a trilogy and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where the next book will take Callie!
Having said all of that, Dust Girl was a wonderfully unique read and did I mention that it's set in the mid-1930's? Or that Callie is half black during a time period where segregation was rampant? This is definitely a book to pick up if you're looking for a unique faerie related read!
Overall Rating: ★★★★
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers, a part of Random House
Release Date: June 26, 2012
* Received for review via publisher and NetGalley.