Book Review | Faery Tale

Title: Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World

Author: Signe Pike

My Review:

For anyone who has ever believed in fairies–or wants to–Faery Tale by Signe Pike is a memoir that you will not want to miss. Reminiscent of Eat, Pray, Love, Faery Tale is Signe’s journey from the United States to Mexico, Scotland, Ireland, Scotland and other locales to search for faeries.

Leaving behind her non-stop Manhattan career in the publishing industry, Signe goes overseas searching for magic. After the death of her father, with whom she had a difficult relationship, she needs to find something to fill the void. Taking in the culture, respecting others’ beliefs, and finding truths in what lies hidden to earthbound eyes, Sidne undergoes an awakening that changes her life for the better.

As soon as I read the description of Faery Tale, I knew this was the book for me. I don’t remember for certain if I ever professed a belief in fairies as a child, but I know that I wished they were real, and that perhaps someday I could take a walk in the fairy realm, if even but for a few minutes.

I did not want to put Faery Tale down! Every word in this memoir is true, and not only did it hit a few chords in my own soul, it also made me consider the possibility that magic truly is all around us, and that any of us can find it if we just open our minds and hearts to it.

Some parts of Faery Tale are laugh out loud, such as Signe trying to invites faeries into her home with little offerings. As hard as Signe tried, she never got the proof she wanted, yet her friend Raven could see and hear them in Signe’s apartment. Others are heartbreaking; Signe’s recollections of stormier times with her father made me feel sorrowful.

Faery Tale is exactly the book I needed to read right now; it inspires, warms the heart, and recaptures that magic that I thought I had lost to adulthood.

Signe Pike also has an amazing website devoted to this book and her travels, and offers proof that faeries do exist. Are you a believer?

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*


Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including,, and

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