Coexist: A Fairy Tale by Anna Tan, paperback, 86 pages, young adult / fantasy fiction, 152mm x 229mm x 5mm, published in Feb 2016
A tale of magic, fairy creatures, and family.
Jane Hays has been told all her life that it’s dangerous to be out in the forest past sun down. At fifteen, she’s quite sure that it’s all old wives’ tales... yet, why does her village bar the gates every night? Why do they even have gates? When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middle of the forest. Soon, she is caught up in a world of magic and beauty—and in the storm of the Fairy Queen’s wrath.
The Fairy Queen is out for blood. There have been intruders—human intruders—in her domain and she will stop at nothing to find them and kill them. After all, it is only fair. She is only seeking retribution for the death that humans leave in their wake.
But Jane isn’t all that she seems to be. And the events of the night aren’t as innocent as they appear.