Vogelein: Clockwork Faerie Jane Irwin with Jeff Berndt
Vogelein is a clockwork faerie, designed to be a small dancing automaton that the faeries gave a bit of soul to, to make her real. She still needs to be wound on a regular basis, or she dies and forgets everything. Not only her memories of life events, but things like how to speak, or fly.
Her guardian, Jacob, has passed away and she must find a human she can trust to care for her, without making her a prisoner or a plaything. Along the way, she meets some real faeries.
Lovely. I especially liked Midhir, and how much our modern world has corrupted him. The line, "even the iron doesn't hurt me the way it once did" broke my heart.
This is a graphic novel. The visuals are black-and-white and hand drawn and beautiful.
Also, most excellent back matter.
Book Provided by...ummm... i can't remember. I think I got this from the author at ALA a few years ago, but it's been on my shelf FOREVER and I'm not 100% where it came from.
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