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F.A.I.R.I.E.S.
     

F.A.I.R.I.E.S.

4.6 9
by Marianne Christina Pearson
 
Unwittingly chosen to join an army of fairies, who fight for the Light of the One, a teenaged girl learns about spiritual warfare as she attends a military academy with fantastical beings.

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Unwittingly chosen to join an army of fairies, who fight for the Light of the One, a teenaged girl learns about spiritual warfare as she attends a military academy with fantastical beings.

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ISBN-13:
9780615530222
Publisher:
FIRST Wild Card Press
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ibjoy1953 More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts Though this is not a genre I read, I did enjoy Mellie¿s journey thoughout this book. The author Ms. Pearson has an awesome and unique imagination creating a cast of characters that will feel your heart with love for them as you read this book. And while reading, you will see the wonderful artist the author is as well, with lots and lots of unique graphics and images she has created herself and included within the pages of this book. Saying this is not a genre I read, doesn¿t mean this is not a good book, because it is, especially for the younger generation. They love fantasy books, and one such as this one is great for your teen because they will see the Christ of the Bible written in this story. So add this to your child¿s Christmas and give them something fantastic, unique, and just an all around good book for them to read. I want to thank the author for giving me a copy of this book to read and review. The opinions in this review are mine only. I was not expected to write a positive review.
HeartofaBookWorm More than 1 year ago
You know those times when you were younger and you would be sooo upset with someone in your family? Maybe you might even wish to be in a different family altogether? Well, that is just what happened to Mellie. She was feeling sorry for herself as she walked down to the beach to get away from her older sisters. She is wishing for a new life, an important life, and one that really mattered! As Mellie continued on her walk, she realized she no longer recognized the area where she was walking and then she meets "walking stick" or you might say he looked like a tree twig. He not only looked odd but he spoke too! With a British accent! He shares with Mellie that she is the Chosen one and must follow him. She wasn't quite sure what to do but once they arrived, Mellie had never seen a place like this before! She is going to go to school...and what a school it is! Here she will learn what it means to be a Fairie -aka- a Fantascital, Aerial, International, Reasonably Inconspicuous, Emancipation Squad! Mellie meets some amazing friends and I just fell in love with all of them. Just to name a few, you will meet an elf, a yeti, and even a limionade. This book is sooo very good and would be EXCELLENT for younger kids from 11 and up! This is a Fantastic book for those who might want to read something like Narnia!!! M.C. Pearson brings us a wonderful fantasy world and allows the reader to see an example of a deep faith and wonderful friendships!!
LadyKaty More than 1 year ago
F.A.I.R.I.E.S: Baptism by Fire is a very sweet, well suited for young readers of many different ages. If you enjoy fantasy and a tale with countless fantastical beings involved, this book will appeal to you in many ways. I think that is why I wasn¿t as taken with the novel¿while I do enjoy some fantasy, this kind of fantasy isn¿t one of them. So, while I give the book 3 stars, it¿s through no fault of the author, just my own personal likes/dislikes. The lively, imaginative, and fun cast of characters within F.A.I.R.I.E.S: Baptism by Fire will no doubt engage and thrill many readers. I personally had a hard time trying to remember all the different kinds of beings, but that¿s probably due to the fact that I don¿t normally read books with oceanides, fairies, dwarves, dragons, and whatnot. I did love the friendship between Millie and her E.L. clan¿Lizzy, Spike, Zandra, GroBe. M.C. Pearson has an amazing imagination, creating a world where fairies, dwarves, and dryads exist, unseen to humans. I loved how the fantastical used bible verses repeatedly, and believed in the One and the light He gives. Lovely illustration for young readers! All the different acronyms¿F.A.I.R.I.E.S., I.M.P.S., and E.L., to name a few¿got a bit confusing for me, I will admit. But it was kinda neat, at the same time. F.A.I.R.I.E.S: Baptism by Fire took a little while to really ¿get going¿, but was filled with many interesting incidents and adventures with Millie and her friends in the meantime. The drawings that Pearson included frequently within the book¿which she herself drew!¿was really neat, helping to engage the readers with the visuals. While I did not find it an amazing read, I would recommend viewing other reviews¿preferably from those who enjoy the fantasy genre¿before coming to a conclusion about this book. I reviewed this book for FIRST Wild Card Blog Tours. Special thanks to M. C. Pearson of FIRST Wild Card Press for sending me a review copy. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.
Samantha-C More than 1 year ago
This book is great for young girls looking for an amazing and exciting read. Its got a great hidden message and interesting and creative characters. M.C Pearson writes beautifully and I would definitely recommend this book for young women.
onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
This is a fantasy tale of good versus evil through the eyes of a young teenage girl, Mellie. Running from her sisters¿ taunts, she finds herself caught up in the world of the F.A.I.R.I.E.S, where she will learn the world of spiritual warfare as she attends the F.A.I.R.I.E.S. academy and learns of the One¿the light who always overcomes the darkness. The unbelievable characters become a part of your life, as you learn of their ways. The military academy is tough, yet most of the classes are enjoyable and instructive. Plenty of humor abounds, though some is lost in interpretation! I enjoyed the characters of Mellie, Spike, Lizzy, GroBe, and many, many others. They are rich, descriptive and eccentric. They are truly fantastical beings! What a super delightful book with deep spiritual meaning. I loved it. Your kids will, too! This would make one extra-special Christmas gift for some young girl or boy! Pick one up today! Superb, intricate writing. Christian fantasy at it¿s best! I¿m rating this a 5 out of 5! I¿m so excited, as I never used to like books like this, let alone loving this one! This should become a classic for years to come! Special thanks to M. C. Pearson of FIRST Wild Card Press for sending me an e-book copy in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
Carlybird More than 1 year ago
Before I get into all the things that I loved about this story, I would like to share all the things I loved about the actual book. I received a hard copy of this book and when I opened the envelop I was instantly impressed by the superior quality of the publishing. This book has instant visual appeal with the cover art and as soon as I opened the book, I was again impressed with the paper quality, the typesetting and the illustrations (done by the author herself). This book was very professionally done and I can¿t rave enough about the quality of the book itself. That is why I prefer actual books over ebooks. You just don¿t get the same level of enjoyment that I got from actually holding this fine book in my hands. Now to the story. When this book first started, it sounded like a ¿normal¿ story, which is just fine, but since I was expecting a fantasy, I was a little surprised that this story started out so normal. Well, that didn¿t last! Once the story really got going (only took a few pages) and I got to see the author¿s imagination coming alive, I was hooked. We all at some point in our lives want to escape into another world and I loved coming along with Mellie on this adventure. Mimi Pearson is a very talented writer with a vivid imagination, not to mention a very good artist. I thoroughly enjoyed coming along for the ride. I¿m very happy that I have become such a fan of fantasy books because if I hadn¿t, I would not have read F.A.I.R.I.E.S. Baptism by Fire. This is an excellent book and such a fun read. I highly recommend it, and not just to fans of this genre.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
What an imaginative book....you will Love what comes to mind. The beverages of kokokola...lemon lime?? Meet the Faries and the vast underground network....wow! Learning to fight the Evil One. You will enjoy the dialogue and sometime bickering that goes on. The book opens with Mellie having quite a time feeling sorry for herself and proceeding to leave her family. She goes down the beach so far she doesn't recognize the place, she sees some branches moving, and her adventure is about to begin. She meets a "Walking Stick" named Regans, a member of The Fantastical, Aerial, International, Reasonably Inconspicuous, Emancipation Squads....F.A.I.R.I.E.S! He tells Mellie that she is the "Chosen One" and had been accepted into their Organization. She is about to go to School....one she never dreamed of attending! You wonder if Mellie will ever see her family again, but all is answered. M. C. has down a wonderful job with this book, it is so very entertaining! Really makes you think. Enjoy!! I received this book from the Author and First Wild Card Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
M_C_Pearson More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy contemporary fantasy, Christian fiction, romantic fantasy, or adventurous fantasy, you need to read F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire by M. C. Pearson. Unwittingly chosen to join an army of fairies, who fight for the Light of the One, a teenaged girl learns about spiritual warfare as she attends a military academy with fantastical beings.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Linda W. for Readers Favorite This is a fantasy tale of good versus evil through the eyes of a young teenage girl, Mellie. Running from her sisters¿ taunts, she finds herself caught up in the world of the F.A.I.R.I.E.S, where she will learn the world of spiritual warfare against the I.M.P.S. as she attends the F.A.I.R.I.E.S. academy and learns of the One¿the light who always overcomes the darkness. The unbelievable characters become a part of your life, as you learn of their ways. The military academy is tough, yet most of the classes are enjoyable and instructive. Plenty of humor is there, though some is lost in interpretation! I enjoyed the characters of Mellie, Spike, Lizzy, GroBe, and many others. They are rich, descriptive and eccentric. They are truly fantastical beings! What a super delightful book with deep spiritual meaning. The spiritual aspect is what makes the book so great, as it pertains to each of the characters and to us as well. I loved it. Your kids will, too! This would make one extra-special birthday, Christmas, or any special occasion gift for some young girl or boy! Your child(ren) will learn truths that are pertinent to their lives. Pick one up today! Superb, intricate writing. Christian fantasy at its best! I am rating this a 5 out of 5! I¿m so excited as I never used to like books like this, let alone loving this one!