The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

The Folk Keeper
by Franny Billingsley

Pages: 162
Release Date: April 4th 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Buy the Book: Amazon UK

She doesn't really know who she is or what she wants...

Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor. There her hidden powers burst into full force, and Corinna's life changes forever..

My Thoughts
I intsantly loved the cover to The Folk Keeper. It was one of the main reasons I picked it up. It's so very different to other covers of YA books. It has somthing magical to it. And do you know what? The Folk Keeper it self was truly magical.

Corinnna Stonewell. Gotta love her name! She's fifteen years old and an orphan. Although, she remains strong and is one hell of a charcter. However, there's something about her that's lost. Corinna has many quaestions. And so obiously, she wants some answers.

I loved how the Folk Kepper was written. The writing style was not modern but very unique and in a good way too. It was nice reading a book that's very different to many.

I really liked seeing how everything unraveled, how the story progressed and came to an end. I enjoyed the action, suspence oh and Finian! He's so nice :L ...A great tale with a great finish!


  1. Never heard of this before...the cover is very different. I really want to see what Corinnna's hidden powers are... looks like a short and sweet book. Must check it out.
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  2. I haven't read this, but the author is an adviser for my MFA program, and she's adorable and awesome!

  3. This one is new to me as well. I do love the cover though. Esp. the hand in the hair. Cool touch.

  4. I agree about the cover, so cute. I haven't read this yet but I do own it.

    The Cait Files

  5. I love the cover too! I loved the story and I agree that the writing style was unique but very... slow for me! its only 160 pages and it took me ages to read! it was great though!!

  6. I absolutely LOVED Chime, and now I'm looking forward to this one too! I think Franny Billingsley is going to turn out to be a favorite of mine.

  7. The cover is gorgeous, you're right. The whole concept of a 'Folk Keeper' sounds quite interesting.

  8. I've heard of Franny Billingsly but I don't remember seeing this book before. I agree about the cover. I love when the artists have actual art like that. Sounds interesting. I like the idea of the main character being an orphan.

  9. This author looks interesting i will have to check her out.

  10. New to me plus the idea of a "Folk Keeper" is one I haven't seen before. Another for the wishlist.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  11. I got this to review from the publishers, I didn't think it was all that great to be honest!


  12. The cover is really awesome very eye catching. This is now on my 'must read this year list'.

  13. I so want this book! The cover and the title call to me. And now there's also this Finian you mentioned...I'm very curious to get to know him. :)

  14. I agree the cover just gets you with first look.Thanks for the review.

  15. Never heard of this one, the cover is amazing!

  16. I recently read Chime, butI had no idea this author had another book out! Will definitely check it out, sounds great! :)

  17. The cover is really different, and another book I've never heard of xD
    great review!


  18. Sounds very unique...I have to admit, I'm not a Franny Billingsley fan...I quit Chime after trying to ready it for 3 days...thanks for the review!

  19. I loved this book! Glad you enjoyed it too :)


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