Estranged (2018)



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“Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, his fae powers hidden from his unsuspecting parents and his older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being a human makes him a curiosity at the royal palace.

But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne seizes the throne, the Childe and Edmund must unite on a dangerous quest to save both worlds—even if they’re not sure which world they belong to.”

From: HarperCollins

Notes on This Title

The main characters of this series are two boys who seem to be of middle school age. In the second volume, Estranged: The Changeling King, one of the boys is shown to have a reciprocal crush on another boy of the same age.

There is a sequence of bullying in the first volume that has homophobic undertones.




“Fantasy comfort food that hits all the genre notes.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“The story has a perfect blend of adventure and heartwarming themes to engage all sorts of readers.” (Source: School Library Journal)


The Beat: “Ethan M. Aldridge explores queer themes through changelings in the ESTRANGED series

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