The Thirteenth Fairy

The Thirteenth Fairy

Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz.



Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho's sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there's no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens.

Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent--he's real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once!

Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.

Title:The Thirteenth Fairy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250311214
Format Type:

    The Thirteenth Fairy Reviews

  • ? jules ?

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley....

  • Mac (bookshelfpalace)

    I’ve always been a huge fan of fairy tales my whole life, so this book was right up my alley. It was a super fun and fast read that I couldn’t put down. I absolutely loved the plot, the characters...

  • Shaye Miller

    What an adventure! Filomena is a reader. She’s eagerly anticipating the last book of a fantasy series that she has read so many times, she cannot count. On the day the last book is scheduled to be r...

  • Jennifer

    This thoroughly enjoyable middle grade novel from Melissa De La Cruz is the great start to a new series (I hope!)Filomena Jefferson-Cho is a HUGE fan of the Never After book series and so she's thrill...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    Imagine being 12 years old and rushing to the bookstore on release day to FINALLY get the final book in your favorite series only to find out the book mysteriously wasn’t published. And on your way ...

  • Ariel

    I loved this book!!! It was witty, exciting, and everything a middle-grade book should be!First, I wanted to make sure I pointed out how funny this book was! I think that's what initially caught my at...

  • Kav

    Really quite brilliant! I picked this up from my library's audible line up and listened to it in a day because it was just so entertaining. Funny and exciting and all the fairy tale and story book cha...

  • Michelle Kenneth - PerfectionistWannabe.com

    [Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.]For those who love fairy tales, but think it could have had a better retelling that's more positive, this is the book for ...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    #FirstLine - Once upon a time in the days of old, eleven fairies gathered at court before a child to hold. I loved this book so much. I loved the nod to so many beloved characters from nursery rhymes ...

  • Courtney Renee

    Very cute!...