''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''.
!! This book contains examples of:
* BigBad: [[spoiler: 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 of the boys 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.