The Pitch

A birthday wish on leprechaun gold sends 13yo Sketch into the body of her faerie mother, in 1500s Ireland. Right in the middle of a feud between three sisters, a prince, and a glass slipper.

Sketch doesn’t believe in fairies or magic. But when she opens her eyes and finds herself in a wild forest in 16th century Ireland, she doesn’t know what to believe. Then the tree beside her speaks before turning into a young woman with yellow and red leaves in her hair. An actual dryad! She calls Sketch “Cleo” — her mother’s name — and tells her they must hurry deeper into the dark woods before the superstitious humans hunt them down. As they begin to run, Sketch hears her best friend Mary’s voice. It comes from a four-inch tall pixie with dragonfly wings and Mary’s tiny face.

Now Sketch and Mary must pass as Princess Cliodhna and Marigold and find a place among the fae. If they survive the coming war with the ogres and Sketch defeats the other candidates to become Queen of the Fae, she can access the magic to take them home. According to her mother’s diary, they key is finding that pretty human princess with the two mean sisters.