Under the Willow

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Under the Willow ❰Reading❯ ➶ Under the Willow Author Kari Jo Spear – Polishdarling.co.uk Shane and Cody two high school seniors, one growing up lonely and abused on a struggling horse farm, the other a privileged sports star Each carefully hides a secret truth about himself Both are unawa Shane and Cody two high school seniors, one growing up lonely and abused on a struggling horse farm, the other a privileged sports star Each carefully hides a secret truth about himself Both are unaware of the undercurrents beneath the surface of their quiet Vermont town, currents from the society hidden in the woods, by the streams, in the mountains, and even in the air around themShane and Cody both chosen to become part Under the PDF \ of the culture hidden nearby, but chosen by opposite sides in an elemental struggle that has been underway since the beginning of time It s up to them to forge a bond between the two groups despite the danger, not just to unite them, but to save them all from the dangers posed by humans who are destroying the world that keeps everyone aliveShane and Cody who must find their own peace with each other in a world complicated than they ve ever dreamed A world which is also wonderful than they ve ever imagined.


10 thoughts on “Under the Willow

  1. Leaundra Leaundra says:

    This book was so good I m starting to realize I m enjoying fantasy a lotI loved their world and the people in it and loved Cody and Shane too I don t want to give anything away it s better if you read it I also love Kari Jo Spear s writing she is definitely on my auto buy list Her books just pull you in and don t let you go until you re done


  2. Bookwatcher Bookwatcher says:

    Contemporary Fantasy These terms are used to describe stories set in the putative real world often referred to as consensus reality in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds.The plotThe open scene of this book is beautiful Shane will discover something unbelievable the human world is not what he always though human With us, watching us, surrounding is there are faeries, magi Contemporary Fantasy These terms are used to describe stories set in the putative real world often referred to as consensus reality in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds.The plotThe open scene of this book is beautiful Shane will discover something unbelievable the human world is not what he always though human With us, watching us, surrounding is there are faeries, magic creatures and one choose him to bethan what he is.The romanceI would warn you to keep away from this book if you have something against instant love Because it s exactly what happened Shane and Cody love is not just instant but intense and so strong nothing can separate them, neither a faerie war.It s a 5 stars book, and yeah I m giving 3 Why Because I m always bitching about somethingBecause I had TWO problems with this book, and it made me think even if it deserve my 5 stars I can t give it My FIRST problems is how Cody felt in love with Shane I tried I reeeeeeeally tried and wish i could say it in another way, but for me Cody is very shallow What I m saying it He is attracted to the NEW andthan human boy, not the human boy he tormented for years at school He is attracted to Shane, because of WHO he is, or because of HOW he looks I couldn t answer this question view spoiler there is not a single evidence to make me believe it s not because Shane is almost a faerie and beautiful as all faeries are, calling attention of ALL, not just Cody in school, something that NEVER happened before while he was just human hide spoiler BUT this problem is my personal problem with a lot of stories, and I think I would not complain about it Many stories have it characters that look to another because he start to look better, be stronger, be beautiful My SECOND and REAL problems is something called common sense.Let me explain it better.I start this story adding the wikipedia definition of contemporary fantasy In this genre fantasy creatures and our world are mixed, and you can t separate them Magic and our normal worlds are entwined, twist together So, this is TOTALLY personal opinion but THIS will make me give 3 not 5 stars to this book it s common sense, that even in stories like this one some REAL horror facts from our history can t be added in a Story What the hell I m talking about I believe it s a matter or COMMON SENSE that compare the holocaust and the killing of natives to what could happen to faeries is wrong very wrong because, the the genocide of approximately 6 million Jews during World War II and the death of 1 million to 18 million natives estimates of the pre Columbian population of what today constitutes the U.S vary significantly, ranging from 1 million to 18 million are not facts to be used to compare to faeries dying in a fantasy book This sad analogy was used,than one times in this book, and the two times Cody s grandmother said it I cringe literally I think it s sooooo wrong to add it I know, it s a contemporary fantasy I know, real and magic world and facts are entwined but I think some facts should be cited or usedseriously in a story, if the aim is to teach someone about those horribles facts not used to explain how can faeries disappear.Because faeries are magic beings the six million Jews in the holocaust and the 18 million natives where humans our brothers And we should honor their deaths and always remember to LEARN about such tragedies, using common sense to know when and how it should OR NOT be mentioned.5 stars


  3. Elisa Rolle Elisa Rolle says:

    Under the Willow is a very sweet Young Adult story, almost without angst and really about pretty boys in love It s a modern fantasy story, set in a small town in Vermont, about two highschool boys, Shane and Cody A retelling of the Romeo and Jules story, inthan one meaning Shane is from the wrong side of the river, the poor side over he has always been the nerdy kid, the one who apparently get it always right, without touching a book Cody instead is a jock and the rich kid at sc Under the Willow is a very sweet Young Adult story, almost without angst and really about pretty boys in love It s a modern fantasy story, set in a small town in Vermont, about two highschool boys, Shane and Cody A retelling of the Romeo and Jules story, inthan one meaning Shane is from the wrong side of the river, the poor side over he has always been the nerdy kid, the one who apparently get it always right, without touching a book Cody instead is a jock and the rich kid at school, and one that is really not so enthusiast to attend school if that is not related to some sports I had even the impression that Cody was even a little mean with Shane and for sure, when he is injured and the only one available to help him is Shane, his first thought is that it s not cool to be seen with Shane.But after a bit I started to have the feeling Cody feared to be seen with Shane since Shane is the one guy Cody could fall in love with, and Cody is not yet ready to admit he is gay the coming out process is only hinted, and the related troubles remain a little on the background I don t think the author wanted for it to be the focus of the story, but she was probably aware she couldn t write about teenagers without letting the reader know it s not easy for them and that the coming out process can be painful.As soon as Shane and Cody connect, the story takes a fantasy turn between Shane and Cody is instant love, but that was also due to the fact they are the chosen of two opposite factions wanting to use them as their spokesperson Maybe I wouldn t have minded a littleof courtship , a slower building of love between them, but again, I think that was not the focus for the author Now don t get me wrong, this is definitely a romance, and even if tamed, there are also some sex scene, nothing detailed, but nevertheless Shane and Cody are aware their love has also a physical expression.Under the Willow was cute, a refreshing novelty considering the average Young Adult literature, and for once I didn t feel like I had to worry for these boys, sure they have some troubles to face, but I was sure that in the end there was a way for them to be together and happy.http www. dp 1610402502


  4. Kiki Kiki says:

    I really enjoyed this one The inst love between the two heroes was a bit hard to believe, but I liked the characters and the relationship The story was intriguing, and the word building solid All in all, very good.


  5. Arthur Arthur says:

    It s a nice story about two teenage boys One is a fairy, although he didn t know it at first, and the other a human They knew each other since childhood, but were not friends Cody is a rich kid who is very much into sport, while Shane is a farmer boy who is kinda nerd An accident brings them together The story is about them navigating their lives among two groups of fairies.I didn t realize that it s a fairy story as the blurb doesn t say anything about it, but I don t regret that I read it It s a nice story about two teenage boys One is a fairy, although he didn t know it at first, and the other a human They knew each other since childhood, but were not friends Cody is a rich kid who is very much into sport, while Shane is a farmer boy who is kinda nerd An accident brings them together The story is about them navigating their lives among two groups of fairies.I didn t realize that it s a fairy story as the blurb doesn t say anything about it, but I don t regret that I read it


  6. Trisha Harrington Trisha Harrington says:

    This was a very different story Cody and Shane were two hero s in the story It was confusing to me at times, which is why I am giving it 4 stars A nice sweet read though


  7. Tam Tam says:

    This was an interesting story, that kept me glued to the pages, and I was kind of disappointed it ended where it did Shane and Cody live in the same small town and have since about third grade, but are definitely not friends Although both are hiding their sexuality One night, Shane is by the old mill and something someone comes to him and they make love, after which Shane starts changing and freaking out some However during a gym class, something startles Cody on his bike, and he falls injur This was an interesting story, that kept me glued to the pages, and I was kind of disappointed it ended where it did Shane and Cody live in the same small town and have since about third grade, but are definitely not friends Although both are hiding their sexuality One night, Shane is by the old mill and something someone comes to him and they make love, after which Shane starts changing and freaking out some However during a gym class, something startles Cody on his bike, and he falls injuring himself, Shane finds him and helps him back, triggering awareness on Cody s part of his attraction.Things start to get very weird for Shane, including sprouting wings Eventually, he finds out that Cody s grandmother an old friend of Shane s dead mother knows what he is, and she tries to help him understand, only things go really haywire and after Shane s father beats Cody, he used to regularly beat the sin out of Shane , Cody is taken by his grandmother to her people.It seems there are two group of fae The ones who turned Shane and the ones that Cody s grandmother is a member of Cody s Grandmother was trying to teach Shane to hide his wings so that he could act as some kind of go between for humans and save the earth and still live among them, but it waslike torture and Cody freed him, forcing him to make a decision about whether to stay human or change as well to save Shane.There is a lot to cover here in the story, and I ve probably made a good muddle of it, but there is enough of a story that s it not crammed it It sort of comes organically as the story progresses and the boys find outabout the truth of what they are and what it will mean to their lives.I was a bit disappointed it ended when it did Both boys come through the crisis, and appear ready to start learning about their abilities and what it will mean to them as a couple both coming from different fae tribes , and then it s over So I can imagine there is quite a bit of story left as the two tribes learn to function in new ways and there were some interesting secondary characters such as Thor, Cody s grandmother s second in command whom he forges a bond with.It s definitely young adult The sex is rather vaguely portrayed and short lived and infrequent given the chaos in their lives , but I was so caught up in the story of the two tribes and the boys conversions to fae from human, that I felt it was appropriate for the genre If you like fae stories with a twist not so traditional as you really don t find out much about them or where they came from , it s a worthwhile read


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10 thoughts on “Under the Willow

  1. Leaundra Leaundra says:

    This book was so good I m starting to realize I m enjoying fantasy a lotI loved their world and the people in it and loved Cody and Shane too I don t want to give anything away it s better if you read it I also love Kari Jo Spear s writing she is definitely on my auto buy list Her books just pull you in and don t let you go until you re done


  2. Bookwatcher Bookwatcher says:

    Contemporary Fantasy These terms are used to describe stories set in the putative real world often referred to as consensus reality in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds.The plotThe open scene of this book is beautiful Shane will discover something unbelievable the human world is not what he always though human With us, watching us, surrounding is there are faeries, magi Contemporary Fantasy These terms are used to describe stories set in the putative real world often referred to as consensus reality in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds.The plotThe open scene of this book is beautiful Shane will discover something unbelievable the human world is not what he always though human With us, watching us, surrounding is there are faeries, magic creatures and one choose him to bethan what he is.The romanceI would warn you to keep away from this book if you have something against instant love Because it s exactly what happened Shane and Cody love is not just instant but intense and so strong nothing can separate them, neither a faerie war.It s a 5 stars book, and yeah I m giving 3 Why Because I m always bitching about somethingBecause I had TWO problems with this book, and it made me think even if it deserve my 5 stars I can t give it My FIRST problems is how Cody felt in love with Shane I tried I reeeeeeeally tried and wish i could say it in another way, but for me Cody is very shallow What I m saying it He is attracted to the NEW andthan human boy, not the human boy he tormented for years at school He is attracted to Shane, because of WHO he is, or because of HOW he looks I couldn t answer this question view spoiler there is not a single evidence to make me believe it s not because Shane is almost a faerie and beautiful as all faeries are, calling attention of ALL, not just Cody in school, something that NEVER happened before while he was just human hide spoiler BUT this problem is my personal problem with a lot of stories, and I think I would not complain about it Many stories have it characters that look to another because he start to look better, be stronger, be beautiful My SECOND and REAL problems is something called common sense.Let me explain it better.I start this story adding the wikipedia definition of contemporary fantasy In this genre fantasy creatures and our world are mixed, and you can t separate them Magic and our normal worlds are entwined, twist together So, this is TOTALLY personal opinion but THIS will make me give 3 not 5 stars to this book it s common sense, that even in stories like this one some REAL horror facts from our history can t be added in a Story What the hell I m talking about I believe it s a matter or COMMON SENSE that compare the holocaust and the killing of natives to what could happen to faeries is wrong very wrong because, the the genocide of approximately 6 million Jews during World War II and the death of 1 million to 18 million natives estimates of the pre Columbian population of what today constitutes the U.S vary significantly, ranging from 1 million to 18 million are not facts to be used to compare to faeries dying in a fantasy book This sad analogy was used,than one times in this book, and the two times Cody s grandmother said it I cringe literally I think it s sooooo wrong to add it I know, it s a contemporary fantasy I know, real and magic world and facts are entwined but I think some facts should be cited or usedseriously in a story, if the aim is to teach someone about those horribles facts not used to explain how can faeries disappear.Because faeries are magic beings the six million Jews in the holocaust and the 18 million natives where humans our brothers And we should honor their deaths and always remember to LEARN about such tragedies, using common sense to know when and how it should OR NOT be mentioned.5 stars


  3. Elisa Rolle Elisa Rolle says:

    Under the Willow is a very sweet Young Adult story, almost without angst and really about pretty boys in love It s a modern fantasy story, set in a small town in Vermont, about two highschool boys, Shane and Cody A retelling of the Romeo and Jules story, inthan one meaning Shane is from the wrong side of the river, the poor side over he has always been the nerdy kid, the one who apparently get it always right, without touching a book Cody instead is a jock and the rich kid at sc Under the Willow is a very sweet Young Adult story, almost without angst and really about pretty boys in love It s a modern fantasy story, set in a small town in Vermont, about two highschool boys, Shane and Cody A retelling of the Romeo and Jules story, inthan one meaning Shane is from the wrong side of the river, the poor side over he has always been the nerdy kid, the one who apparently get it always right, without touching a book Cody instead is a jock and the rich kid at school, and one that is really not so enthusiast to attend school if that is not related to some sports I had even the impression that Cody was even a little mean with Shane and for sure, when he is injured and the only one available to help him is Shane, his first thought is that it s not cool to be seen with Shane.But after a bit I started to have the feeling Cody feared to be seen with Shane since Shane is the one guy Cody could fall in love with, and Cody is not yet ready to admit he is gay the coming out process is only hinted, and the related troubles remain a little on the background I don t think the author wanted for it to be the focus of the story, but she was probably aware she couldn t write about teenagers without letting the reader know it s not easy for them and that the coming out process can be painful.As soon as Shane and Cody connect, the story takes a fantasy turn between Shane and Cody is instant love, but that was also due to the fact they are the chosen of two opposite factions wanting to use them as their spokesperson Maybe I wouldn t have minded a littleof courtship , a slower building of love between them, but again, I think that was not the focus for the author Now don t get me wrong, this is definitely a romance, and even if tamed, there are also some sex scene, nothing detailed, but nevertheless Shane and Cody are aware their love has also a physical expression.Under the Willow was cute, a refreshing novelty considering the average Young Adult literature, and for once I didn t feel like I had to worry for these boys, sure they have some troubles to face, but I was sure that in the end there was a way for them to be together and happy.http www. dp 1610402502


  4. Kiki Kiki says:

    I really enjoyed this one The inst love between the two heroes was a bit hard to believe, but I liked the characters and the relationship The story was intriguing, and the word building solid All in all, very good.


  5. Arthur Arthur says:

    It s a nice story about two teenage boys One is a fairy, although he didn t know it at first, and the other a human They knew each other since childhood, but were not friends Cody is a rich kid who is very much into sport, while Shane is a farmer boy who is kinda nerd An accident brings them together The story is about them navigating their lives among two groups of fairies.I didn t realize that it s a fairy story as the blurb doesn t say anything about it, but I don t regret that I read it It s a nice story about two teenage boys One is a fairy, although he didn t know it at first, and the other a human They knew each other since childhood, but were not friends Cody is a rich kid who is very much into sport, while Shane is a farmer boy who is kinda nerd An accident brings them together The story is about them navigating their lives among two groups of fairies.I didn t realize that it s a fairy story as the blurb doesn t say anything about it, but I don t regret that I read it


  6. Trisha Harrington Trisha Harrington says:

    This was a very different story Cody and Shane were two hero s in the story It was confusing to me at times, which is why I am giving it 4 stars A nice sweet read though


  7. Tam Tam says:

    This was an interesting story, that kept me glued to the pages, and I was kind of disappointed it ended where it did Shane and Cody live in the same small town and have since about third grade, but are definitely not friends Although both are hiding their sexuality One night, Shane is by the old mill and something someone comes to him and they make love, after which Shane starts changing and freaking out some However during a gym class, something startles Cody on his bike, and he falls injur This was an interesting story, that kept me glued to the pages, and I was kind of disappointed it ended where it did Shane and Cody live in the same small town and have since about third grade, but are definitely not friends Although both are hiding their sexuality One night, Shane is by the old mill and something someone comes to him and they make love, after which Shane starts changing and freaking out some However during a gym class, something startles Cody on his bike, and he falls injuring himself, Shane finds him and helps him back, triggering awareness on Cody s part of his attraction.Things start to get very weird for Shane, including sprouting wings Eventually, he finds out that Cody s grandmother an old friend of Shane s dead mother knows what he is, and she tries to help him understand, only things go really haywire and after Shane s father beats Cody, he used to regularly beat the sin out of Shane , Cody is taken by his grandmother to her people.It seems there are two group of fae The ones who turned Shane and the ones that Cody s grandmother is a member of Cody s Grandmother was trying to teach Shane to hide his wings so that he could act as some kind of go between for humans and save the earth and still live among them, but it waslike torture and Cody freed him, forcing him to make a decision about whether to stay human or change as well to save Shane.There is a lot to cover here in the story, and I ve probably made a good muddle of it, but there is enough of a story that s it not crammed it It sort of comes organically as the story progresses and the boys find outabout the truth of what they are and what it will mean to their lives.I was a bit disappointed it ended when it did Both boys come through the crisis, and appear ready to start learning about their abilities and what it will mean to them as a couple both coming from different fae tribes , and then it s over So I can imagine there is quite a bit of story left as the two tribes learn to function in new ways and there were some interesting secondary characters such as Thor, Cody s grandmother s second in command whom he forges a bond with.It s definitely young adult The sex is rather vaguely portrayed and short lived and infrequent given the chaos in their lives , but I was so caught up in the story of the two tribes and the boys conversions to fae from human, that I felt it was appropriate for the genre If you like fae stories with a twist not so traditional as you really don t find out much about them or where they came from , it s a worthwhile read


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