Sunday, October 2, 2011

Book Review: Fairy Bad Day

TITLE: Fairy Bad Day
AUTHOR: Amanda Asby
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: faeries, urban fantasy,
PREMISE: Emma was always sure she wanted to slay dragons. Then some boy goes and steals her spot and she winds up being a faerie hunter instead. LAME. That is until a huge faerie no one else can see shows up...
MY REVIEW: I honestly had no clue what to expect from this book. The idea sounded fun and I loved the cover so I picked it up. Things like this can either turn out to be really bad or a pleasant surprise. Thankfully this one turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The biggest draw for me was the humor of it. I have a fondness for cheeky humor like this (hence my love affair with Wizards of Waverly Place, Percy Jackson, and so on) and the minute the three faeries showed up and it was revealed that the way to bribe them was with skittles (specifically red ones) I fell in utter love with this book.
Granted the book is somewhat juvenile in tone. Emma is a bit of a whiner in the beginning and the only thing that kept me from chucking the book across the room was that her friends called her on it and didn't indulge her (also may I say Tyler and Loni are awesome?) and she realized she was being whiny and had self-awareness. There are also a few deux es machinas in this and the romance was predictable but at least I can root for this couple.
But seriously this is a fun cute book. I'm definitely going to check out Zombie Queen now. This is also a decent read for the younger crowd as it's pretty squeeky clean. I personally kind of hope there's a sequel but if not I'm content with the way the author ended this.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Zombie Queen of Newberry High, fans of kick butt girls
MY RATING: Four out of Five red skittles

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