Aug 29, 2011

{Review} Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Fairy Bad DayFairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Fairies, Dragons, Mythical Creatures
RECEIVED: Review Request by Author
AUTHORS BLOG: Amanda Ashby's Site

PURCHASE Fairy Bad Day:

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?

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby is just a bundle of fun, action packed fantasy that I enjoyed till the last page. I was either laughing, or wishing I owned a sword while I followed Emma, the lead character through her very entertaining adventure.

Emma is a tough young girl whose dream is to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a Dragon Slayer. But when each student in their academy is placed with their chosen slay, Emma is shocked when she is chosen as a Fairy Slayer. The job is given to Curtis Green, who is now getting a very hatful glare from Emma, who sadly also thinks he’s cute. Emma discovers not only is slaying fairies hard but that there is a Giant Fairy that is more powerful than any creature she has ever hear of. She must find a way to stop this Giant Fairy from harming her friends and opening a gate that will release all the creatures that want to get out.

I thought this story was a blast, who wouldn’t want to go to an academy and learn that all the mythical creatures out there really existed? Emma was someone who is very determined, even if she has to risk getting kicked out of the academy. Her loyalty to her mother’s legacy is key for her to learn how to fight this unknown fairy that is impossible to defeat.

Emma is not alone in her crusade to stop the creature; her friends Tyler and Loni have her back in some humorous moments and a little gambling. As well as her archrival Curtis, who isn’t has bad as Emma think’s he is. The four of them have to get through the challenges of school, fighting, annoying little fairies and detention all the while trying to stay alive against the Giant Fairy.

Overall Fairy Bad Day was an adventurous, fun filled read with great characters and an entertaining plot that any fantasy lover will enjoy. I recommend this to all young adult and adult readers.

This is a young adult fantasy novel that carries a light tone for many ages. Fans of Jennifer Estep’s Mythos Academy and Rachel Meads Vampire Academy with have a blast with Fairy Bad Day.

View all my reviews


  1. This book looks so fun and cute! I need to get this!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  2. I agree the cover is cute! Makes me want to read it

  3. YAY! I really enjoyed this one! It was a 4 star read for me as well :)
    So glad you liked it! I just loved the little fairies and their skittles...haha!

  4. I've never heard of this book. It looks really entertaining. New follower from Book Blogs. Hope you'll come by and follow back.