Done with book
The way this book ended was with the main character, Zara, finding out her biological father was the king of the pixies that have been terrorizing her. She went to go "settle the score" with him at his mansion/house in the woods, but was kept a prisoner there. Her mother then came and gave herself up so that Zara could leave. To rescue her, Zara came up with a plan to keep the fairies captive in their own domain. Pixies have a serious aversion to iron-it can kill them if it gets inside a wound. So she devised a plan to surround the house they stayed in with iron. It worked, and now all they have to do is figure out what to do with all the pixies stuck in a mansion in the woods.
I liked the way this book ended. It wasn't overly depressing and it had some closure (not complete since there is a sequel). It also left me wondering what is going to happen in the next book. Another way it could have ended was with the plan Zara came up with failing, and the pixies breaking through the iron barrier, instead of being trapped behind it. But that wouldn't be as good, since that would have meant that the bad guys won. And no one wants that-except the bad guys themselves.