Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters... until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe - but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.
Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasnt been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?
This book is not at all what I was expecting! You learn right from the beginning that Mallory is just using Phoebi and when Ryland shows up, his actions are just as predictable and so boring. It's reading or listening at a 6th grade level, but some of the scenes are for 17 & up.
And the main narrator's voice was just a tad annoying! If I were you, I'd skip this book or wait for it to go on sale!
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
I didn't like the ending very much , and I really wanted to know more about Benjamin because he was the hero in my opinion , I wanted more depth in their relationship
What could Nancy Werlin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
she could add more romance to the story not the betrayal .. also I felt bored and lost most of the story
Which scene was your favorite?
the scene with Benjamin and Phebe where he tells her she is extraordinary
Did Extraordinary inspire you to do anything?
not exactly .. but I really would like it if there is a sequel for it
Any additional comments?
I think the story was partly good .. but the performance of the narrators was way better