Title: Fairy Bad Day
Author: Amanda Ashby
Publisher: Speak
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 336
3 STARS: I Liked It

From Goodreads.com:
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:
All Emma has ever wanted to be, her goal in life, is a dragon-slayer like her legendary mom. Emma is still dealing with the death of her mom from 5 years ago. She also has to try to cope with her emotions at seeing her dad remarry. Emma’s step mom is sweet and happy and very pregnant.

I was very frustrated through most of this book because I thought it was so obvious what was going to happen! I thought I had all the answers… turns out I was wrong. I was actually surprised with some of the ending answers. It was still an enjoyable and light read.

Emma has 2 best friends, horoscope reading Loni and betting man Tyler. Tyler always has a bet going about something happening at their ‘slayer-training’ school while Loni religiously keeps up with horoscopes. Tyler and Loni are supportive friends and uniquely entertaining.

Curtis Green comes along and gets the dragon slayer designation Emma dreamed of and just knew she would get. To say Emma is angry and disappointed would be a major understatement. Can Emma learn to embrace her designation as fairy slayer?

Favorite Line:
“‘Yes, it’s called a Y chromosome,’ Loni retorted. ‘Guys aren’t supposed to be like girls because otherwise they would take up too much room at the mall and steal our makeup…'”

Happy Reading!

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