Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: Fairy Bad Day

Author: Amanda Ashby
Publication Date: June 9, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Copy provided by: Teen Book Scene
Summary (via Goodreads):

While most students at Burtonwood Academy get to kill demons and goblins, fifteen-year-old Emma gets to rid the world of little annoying fairies with glittery wings and a hipster fashion sense. She was destined to be a dragon slayer, but cute and charming Curtis stole her spot. Then she sees a giant killer fairy - and it's invisible to everyone but her! If Emma has any chance of stopping this evil fairy, she's going to need help. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is Curtis. And now, not only has he stolen her dragon-slayer spot, but maybe her heart as well! Why does she think it's going to be a fairy bad day?

Why I read this: I can't resist a good paranormal YA that involves both fairies and dragons.

Plot: Emma thinks she has dragon slayer in the bad as her designation for Burtonwood Academy. But she's surprised to find out she is now going to be a glorified slayer of fairies. Unfortunately, she's caught in a explosion as she's finally about to slay her first fairy and becomes the laughingstock of the school. To top it, a cute guy has taken her dragon slayer spot and she's steamed at him and when she finds out that they have to work on a project together she is less than happy.

Luckily, he is one of the few people that believe her when she sees an invisible to all eyes but hers dragon-like creature on the school grounds. Emma must find out how to stop this creature before it finds a way to open the gate that will let in other creatures just like him. Definitely full of action, some romantic drama, and hilarious friends, Fairy Bad Day is a book that is hard to put down when reading.

Characters: Emma definitely is a negative character, a bit on the moody side and unsure of herself when it comes to the charming Curtis, who has ruined her life dream to be a dragon slayer like her mother. She's definitely kick-butt though and speaks her mind a little too much at times. Definitely a fiery main character.

Curtis is way cute and hiding a secret (aren't all steamy young men?), one that keeps him pushing away from Emma even though he obviously likes her.

Relatability: Definitely a great paranormal story with a dash of romance and hilarity to keep the story rolling.

Cover Commentary: Love it! :) Definitely makes me think of Emma.

Rating: 5/5 Roses

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  1. When I read the synopsis, I did not expect you to give it 5/5, but now I'm going to take a second look. Thanks! (I too am a sucker for a YA paranormal)

  2. I saw this at B&N and almost bought it (I grabbed Graceling instead). I knew it sounded funny, and the cover just appeals to me for some reason. Thanks for the review! It confirms that I need this book on my shelf pronto.

  3. Kristen - thank you so much for your lovely review! Emma definitely had her moments (you have no idea how much more she carried on in my head!!!!). Anyway, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it!

  4. Thanks for sharing this! It sounds great! Onto the ever growing TBR pile it goes...


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