It’s going to be a Fairy Bad Day…
First, my rightful designation of dragon slayer is STOLEN right out from under me by Curtis Green. Sure, he’s really cute, but that doesn’t give him an excuse. On top of that, I am assigned to slay fairies. I know what you’re thinking—how hard could it be, right?
Wrong! These menacing beasts with their tiny hipster clothes and mocking sarcasm love taunting me. And they won’t STOP! But the thing that tops my list of stuff to ruin my day? That would be the GIANT KILLER FAIRY that I have to hunt down and slay because I am the only one who can see it. There is someone who can help me. Unfortunately…it’s Curtis.
“Teens with a taste for the paranormal school story and a tolerance for raucous humor will be involved with and amused by this romantic fantasy. The exciting plot, humor throughout—often provided by the little fairies—and relatively innocent romance between characters will grab readers and keep them involved. Kirkus Reviews
“In a fun mashup of the modern and the magical, Ashby (Zombie Queen of Newbury High) creates nicely developed characters and supports them with strong plotting and zippy writing. Laced with humor, danger, and romance, this book will have readers smiling all the way to the last page.” Publisher’s Weekly
“Great fairy fun from page one! If Buffy and Harry Potter got together and threw a magical slayer party, it would be the world Amanda Ashby created in Fairy Bad Day. With plenty of laugh-out-loud humor, emotional depth, and cute boy romance, reading this book will guarantee your day is fairy awesome.” Tera Lynn Childs, award-winning author of “Oh. My. Gods” and “Forgive My Fins”
“Fairy Bad Day is fairy awesome supernatural slaying fun.” Stacey Jay author of “You are So Undead to Me”
“Emma Jones has wanted to be a dragon slayer her whole life. Since her mom was the greatest dragon slayer of all time, it’s also expected that Emma will someday be one, too. But when Emma finds out that she has been assigned the title of fairy slayer and Curtis Green got her job as dragon slayer, she’s not happy. When a big bad fairy shows up, and Emma is the only one who can see it, she knows that she’ll have to do her fairy best to beat it! I really liked that no matter how mad Emma wanted to be at Curtis, she just couldn’t stay mad—not with those beautiful brown eyes and that lopsided grin. I loved the cover design, it really drew me in. This was a very good book and I would highly recommend it. School Library Journal, Vanessa, age 12
“Quirky friends, love, and family secrets are wrapped in a challenge that helps Emma reconcile her grief over her mother’s death, gain a new understanding of her father, and accept her new stepmother The paranormal romance uses predictable and sometimes cartoon-like characters who maintain entertaining banter…it is a fast read and will appeal to middle school and junior high customers who love to see the heroine bag both the monster and the man. And in her coming-of-age struggle, Emma learns that what appears to be an inconsequential task can be fairy important.” Lucy Schall, Voya Reviews
“Less focused on magic and more on the comfortably predictable romance between Emma and Curtis, this slight but entertaining read has a few genuinely funny moments, mostly involving the irritating fairies Emma must conquer with candy, nail files, and salt. Imagine Ghostbusters, but with a jolt of high-school attitude.” Booklist Reviews
“Ashby has brought together the tried formula of a school for talented paranormal teens, a quest to save the world from evil and an interesting romance to make a very enjoyable, quick read. Teen girls who are after something amusing and cheerful will enjoy this one. I will certainly be reading anything else by this author purely for the laughs I know I will receive from her clever dialogue.” Pat Pledger, ReadPlus
“The characters are nicely developed, the dialogue is fresh and engaging, the author’s irreverent take on good versus evil will hook readers, and the satisfying plot twists will keep them involved till the end. A lighthearted story with plenty of substance.” Kim Dare, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA School Library Journal
“Fun, snappy writing, a strong heroine, adorable love-interest, and fast-paced, action-filled plot. What more could you ask for? Only one warning: don’t start reading before bed, or you’ll be up all night long!” Inara Scott, award-winning author of The Delcroix Academy series
“This fairy read puts a new spin on a cliché that I have not seen before. Full of action, entertaining banter, and fairies (of course), Fairy Bad Day is a fun paranormal read that any young adult fan would enjoy putting on their summer reading list.” Missy Wadkins, San Fransisco Book Review