Monday, December 5

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
Release Date: June 9, 2011
Publisher: Speak
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352

Summary: 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?

My Thoughts: Before I started Fairy Bad Day, I thought it looked like a really cute read. Fairies, dragons, and other mythological characters, whats not to like?

We are introduced into the world of Burtonwood Academy and Emma’s life. Emma’s mom was a dragon slayer so that is all she’s ever wanted to be. Emma’s mom died a few years ago and ever since she’s been motivated to follow in her footsteps. Each student at Burtonwood has sight and gets classified into a different area. We also meet Emma’s friends Loni and Tyler.

Emma is so excited to be slaying dragons so when she ends up getting placed with fairies she is beyond furious. How can this be happening? And on top of that Curtis has gotten placed with dragons. What the heck? What is so special about him? Why did he get it over her? She doesn’t understand so she makes Curtis her archenemy and plans to prove herself better than him so the Principal changes his mind.

The whole book basically focuses on Emma’s quest to get back in with dragons but in the process still has to do her job and kill faeries. And on top of that she gets partnered with none other than Curtis and they have to share their experiences. While she is out slaying faeries, she runs into some secrets and discovers a whole new faerie who looks just like a dragon. He’s such a rare breed that nobody has ever heard of him, except for the one person she can’t ask. Her mother.

Does Emma defeat it? Does Curtis finally earn Emma’s friendship? Does Emma get her answers she’s been desperately searching for? Find the book now to find out.

Overall: Even though there are a few serious issues that could be dug into, Fairy Bad Day was more of a fun read for me. It felt a little lower than Young Adult to me though. It felt somewhere between Middle Grade and Young Adult. I wanted to like this book a lot more but I did enjoy it enough to keep reading it. If you like faeries, dragons, or just flat out funny books, you’ll most likely enjoy Fairy Bad Day.

Cover: Like it. I think all the colors go together nicely and the girl on the front gets your attention. The sword and her outfit is very appealing and can easily draw you in.

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Anonymous said...

This one sounds like it could be a fun read, but I don't think it will be at the top of my TBR. Great review!

Alexa said...

I like the concept behind it but if it is more middle grade than YA I would be worried about the direction that the romance/friendship goes in. I'm on the fence with reading this one or not.

Thanks for the great review though. :)


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