''Violet Wings'' is a young adult fantasy novel by Victoria Hanley.
For Zaria Tourmaline, the five years without her mother and brother have been lonely ones, living with a cold and distant guardian while she completes her education. Just as she is ready to join the world of adult fairies and genies, she finds a spellbook written entirely in her mother's hand.
But this treasured object is not safe from a new enemy, a fairy with more power than Zaria ever dreamed existed. Only among the humans--who must never know fairies and genies exist--can Zaria hide the spellbook; but hidden magic, it turns out, can expose a fairy in ways she never thought possible.
A sequel is out, entitled ''Indigo Magic''. Zaria finds herself in possession of an indigo bottle filled with perilous magic that could tear Feyland apart, and the evil fairy Lily Morganite wants control of it. Zaria’s quest to defeat Lily takes her and her friends from Earth to the lands of the pixies, gremlins, and trolls. But every place they go, danger awaits.
!! This book contains examples of:
* BigBad: Lily.
* BlessedWithSuck: One child's 'gift' from a fairy godmother is a ''lack'' of curiosity.
* ColdIron: Iron ''anything'' is outright immune to magic. It can also bind fairies and reduce their magic; disobedient fairies are given iron clamps around their wings as punishment.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The colors fairies and genies get determines the strength of the magic they can do; the purity of the color determines how large their capacity is.
* FantasticRacism: Fairies and genies with low color spectrums (Red) are looked down upon by ones with higher color spectrums (Green or Blue).
** Fairies are not fond of humans or leprechauns.
* KarmaHoudini: Lily, at least by the end of the first book.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Troll magic is too powerful for a fairy to break out of. [[spoiler: Except Zaria]].
* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: Touched upon. Fairies are ''not'' immune to technology and weapons; a fairy being shot by a gun one day closed Feyland's borders to humans.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Fairies are the female of the species, genies are the male, and they're as tall as humans.
* SadistTeacher: Mr. Bloodstone, at least to Zaria.
* ScienceFantasy: Subtle, but one human boy has a laser pistol of some kind.
* SequelHook: It's never revealed [[spoiler: what happened to Lily]], and Zaria [[spoiler: begins a search for her parents and brother]].
* TreacherousAdvisor: Lily to Zaria, [[spoiler: and all of Feyland]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Leona discovers this the hard way.