I've finished the first book for my Once Upon A Time Challenge. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan was a lovely, quick read. It definitely belongs in the juvenile/teen category. It had all the best elements of a young reader fantasy, a slightly confused hero, the old teacher, conflict at home and different world to explore and learn to grow. I'd give it 3 stars (on a 5 star scale)
One of the parts that bothers me is Henry's (our hero's) home problem. Just because it is odd (his mother is having an affair with his father's female secretary, that's a new one to me) and that it really wasn't important to the story. All of that plot line could have been edited out of the story. It didn't have any affect on Henry's actions in the story. I would have liked to see Henry have to struggle more, grow a little more character. Overall, I enjoyed the story and would encourage my 8 year old niece to read it. Herbie Brennan has written a couple of other books in the series, I'll borrow them from the Library rather than buying them. Not something I would reread.
Next Up on my reading list is Eldest by Christopher Paolini. I've already started it, so it shouldn't take too much longer.