Sunday, July 3, 2011

Review: Fairy Bad Day

I picked this up on a whim the other day at B&N - Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby.

From Amazon:  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? 

I wasn't expecting too much, but the cover copy sounded interesting and I was exercising some intensive retail therapy.  I mean, any other day, I probably would've passed on it, but I was in a mood and I needed something happy.  (And the Jason Mraz CD I bought so didn't cut it.  Other than I'm Yours, it was pretty disappointing, but that's a story for another day.)  This promised to be cute and fun - exactly what I needed.

And boy did it deliver.  I especially loved the little... ahem, sorry they don't like to be called that... the normal sized fairies.  Serious attitude in a less-than-big package.  I also loved the way Ms. Ashby wove in some quirky friends and quirkier classmates.  And Emma?  She has issues, but she deals without coming off as whiny, pouty or... okay, she's occasionally bitchy, but that's expected when your dream job is given to your arch-enemy who happens not only to be the hottest guy at school, but your partner in this mess.  I'd be bitchy here and there, too, if I were her.

Anyway, if you're in the mood for a fun read with a light, sweet romance and some serious butt-kicking, pick up a copy.  It's YA, but hey, I'm semi-old and I liked it.  So sue me.  =op


  1. This is the 2nd positive review I've seen. I have it on my wish list!

  2. Great review! The title alone would make me pick it up!