Kaye Fierch, 16-year-old, lives in a disturbing world. When we first meet her, she is living in a family where no sustenance seems to exist and in a social world where no integrity seems to find a home. Struggle is the issue of the day. Kaye finds her way into the world of the faeries and eventually discovers that she too is a faerie in disguise. These faeries live in an equally harsh world where danger lurks, and Kaye becomes a pawn between two forces. Perhaps just right for the older teen readers who attach themselves comfortably to the dark world where their feelings and angst are somehow more secure.