Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Goodreads Description: "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 Review: This was such a cute, enchanting chick-lit! It's really hard to find lighthearted, humorous books about magic---especially cheesy, cliche magical beings such as fairies and dragons---so I thought this book was great. It had lots of humor in it, but it also had some nice bits of seriousness sprinkled in, such as when it discussed Emma's family dynamics. Emma's friends were funny and great, and Emma herself was a funny, spirited, and sassy heroine. She was determined and resourceful, and I liked that about her. She didn't just sit around crying about her situation. The romance between her and Curtis was also nice, because it was slow and innocent, which is a lot more realistic than a lot of YA books these days! Also, the whole plot of the book was great. I laughed out loud quite a few times, and I loved the whole dilemma with the invisible fairy, the fairy-hunting problems (I almost found myself wanting to hashtag #FairyHuntingProbz on Twitter...!), and the Skittles (you'll have to read the book to find out!). All in all, this was a great way to brighten up my day. 

Cover: It's clever, no? Sassy and funny, like the book! I like it. I like those tights on the girl a lot too, those are pretty cool...

Overall Grade: A-

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reminding me about this one--it never made it to my actual written list, nor even onto my library holds list, but I do remember thinking it sounded like fun!

    The cover tickles me very much.