This first book in a new fantasy series by bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz is a book lover’s dream. When Filomena Jefferson-Cho arrives at her local bookstore only to find out that the last book in her favorite series is nowhere to be found, she soon finds herself pulled into the fairytale world – complete with magic, fairies and Jack Stalker, one of the book’s heroes. This sweet adventure tale is perfect for fans of The Land of Stories.
*Finalist in the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards!*
*A New York Times Bestseller!*
Discover a new middle-grade fantasy saga from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz, where real life and fairy tales collide!
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.