Fairy Bad Day

Fairy Bad Day

by Amanda Ashby

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142412596
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Amanda Ashby lives in New Zealand.

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Fairy Bad Day 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
ReadergirlReviews More than 1 year ago
This was a cute, fun read that had lots of humor and a great story. I wasn't sure what I would think of it because I'm not a big fan of fairy books, but this one was an exception. Emma was a fun character to listen to. She was funny, determined to have her way and be a dragon slayer, and her interactions with the fairies were so funny I couldn't help but laugh aloud many times. It was entertaining to see hers and Curtis' relationship develop, as of course, he has what she wants. But when they begin to work together, the story really amps up. The strange, hidden fairy is much like a dragon, so in a way, Emma is in her element trying to battle this strange being. Add to that the fact that her mother is very intimately connected with this creature's appearance, and we have some great conflict here. This was one of those stories that pure escapism and you just had to love it. Fun and entertaining!
Amy Halbing More than 1 year ago
If youre a fan of The Mortal Instruments series you're in for a treat! The characters are fun, the idea is great, the
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
This book I bought a while back because I love the synopsis, a girl who slay fairies? Yes, please! The book caught me off guard with some great depth to the characters that I really enjoyed. They aren't just slayers. They have lives that has been changed dramatically cause of what they do. One thing I enjoyed in being in her shoes is that she is so much fun. She goes out for what she wants. Even when she gets in trouble, she still does her best to prove everyone wrong. The love interest I think wasn't what I thought it be. This is one of the book where Emma actually dates a nerd. He is a loner type of guys and everyone sees him but he is ignored. When Emma is partnered with him she learns that he is so much more than what she thought. I like that Emma looked past the facade that he put up. Emma sort of pushed him out of his shell and became of the the greatest dragon slayer the school has ever seen. The connections that connect Emma and the fairies goes way back. I like that the connections go not only to her but to others around her. Other characters that played minor roles had bigger parts. Really surprising and super fun to read. Fairy Bad Day is an great fantasy of magic and power. The portrait painted fills the reader with a epic fantasy of a amazing reading adventure. Slaying fairies never look so good! Fairy Bad Day is great!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a fun, feel-good type of read, look no further because Amanda Ashby's Fairy Bad Day is the book for you. Full of frilly entertainment, delightful romance, and plenty of intense fight scenes, this book is nothing short of addicting. Fairy Bad Day starts the day Burtonwood Academy's sophomores are receiving their slaying assignments, and for Emma Jones, this is no biggie, as it's basically a given she'll be given the assignment she's been working towards since she was born- dragon slaying. Much to her surprise and horror, her precious assignment is given to Curtis Green, leaving her with fairies, tiny, annoying fairies- an assignment no one has been giving before, not because it is dangerous, but because killing fairies is laughable on so many levels. However, she is not settling for this because if she does one thing, it will be to get her assignment changed, but the problem is she is seeing a killer fairy on campus, and everyone else.is not. Except for Curtis, but she cannot recruit him to help, can she? Better yet, will she ever get her assignment changed? Moreover, what happens when she starts liking Curtis? Will everything turn out okay? Only time and more pages can tell in this fast-paced addition to YA contemporary fantasy. Emma Jones was a character I liked from the start. Witty, smart, and unbeatable, there truly was nothing not to love about this girl. It was always fun to see her slowly embrace her fairy slaying destiny because not only did it cause some funny moments, but it also lead to much character growth on her end. Better yet, I adored her friendship with Curtis. Curtis is the typical "hottie" with a heart of gold, though he still had plenty of secrets, which will keep any reader guessing as to what they exactly are. I also loved the banter between Emma and her two best friends, Lonni and Tyler. However, I have to admit, I would have loved some more development into each. With paranormal novels these days, it is either a big hit or a big miss. Thankfully, Fairy Bad Day landed somewhere in the middle, closer to the big hit rather than the miss, because while Amanda put a great, unique spin to fairies, I still found this book to be a bit clichéd at times, especially when it came to Emma's past. However, given the many twists and turns, as well as the stellar fighting scenes between Emma and a certain rouge fairy, there was not much room to complain. Ashby's writing was also decent. I remember reading and adoring Amanda's first book You Had Me at Halo and with this one, her writing and world building has defiantly approved. The only aspects I was not too wild about where the lack of development into secondary characters as well as the fact that the story was told in third person. However, with the later, I do admit to be a stickler for first person, so that is probably why I felt the way I did. In all, with reading Fairy Bad Day is the perfect way to start your summer season, thanks to not only its June release date, but also its fun contents as well as action. I am unquestionably looking forward to reading more by Ms. Ashby. Grade: B
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a nerdy book so ignore that comment. I hate people who think a book can contaminate if ur cool or not.
Starryblue More than 1 year ago
Funny, boys, romance, and dragons. I was entirely surprised that I ended up liking Fairy Bad, because I'm not interested in the fairy type books. Maybe it was the idea that the main character,Emma wanted to be a dragon slayer which captured my attention. Next, I enjoyed that Emma was very strong minded and determined. While other people might find her to be an annoying protagonist I thought she was splendid. At last if you're not much of a fan of faries then you should certainly give this book a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an amazing and wonderful book
Liyanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liked it! Slaying "monsters" with nail files and skittles, a hero on crutches, ... it was quite funny :). Reminded me of Harry Potter in Hogwarts. It bugged me that the main character (Emma) couldn't put two and two together sometimes, but that's just a minor detail.
t1bnotown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of teen novels where I want to yell at the main character, and this one goes on the list. Seriously- who would pull the stunts she did with the principal? It was generally a cute story, but I wasn't into the whole "all mythical creatures are evil" thing.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book I bought a while back because I love the synopsis, a girl who slay fairies? Yes, please! The book caught me off guard with some great depth to the characters that I really enjoyed. They aren't just slayers. They have lives that has been changed dramatically cause of what they do. One thing I enjoyed in being in her shoes is that she is so much fun. She goes out for what she wants. Even when she gets in trouble, she still does her best to prove everyone wrong.The love interest I think wasn't what I thought it be. This is one of the book where Emma actually dates a nerd. He is a loner type of guys and everyone sees him but he is ignored. When Emma is partnered with him she learns that he is so much more than what she thought. I like that Emma looked past the facade that he put up. Emma sort of pushed him out of his shell and became of the the greatest dragon slayer the school has ever seen.The connections that connect Emma and the fairies goes way back. I like that the connections go not only to her but to others around her. Other characters that played minor roles had bigger parts. Really surprising and super fun to read.Fairy Bad Day is an great fantasy of magic and power. The portrait painted fills the reader with a epic fantasy of a amazing reading adventure. Slaying fairies never look so good! Fairy Bad Day is great!
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emma Jones has grown up cure she'll be chosen to slay dragons just like her mom, but when the principal of the Burtonwood Academy (for supernaturally gifted teens) tells her that she's been assigned to fairies, she's both furious and ashamed. Can she get over losing the dragon assignment to the cutest boy in school? And will she be able to saved the world from a super-sized evil fairy while she's at it?This is a light, somewhat fluffy version of Harry Potter meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A bit unsatisfying (it hit a lot of urban fantasy tropes with practically zero depth), but would be fun for younger teens new to the genre.
sablelexi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The cover of this book drew me in, because I found it kind of amusing. I actually ate the book up, I found it a fun, easy read. Emma was upset that she was given the task of trying to slay fairies instead of dragons, and was doing everything in her power to get her desired task back, even after she started seeing an evil fairy no one else could see. For a somewhat lighthearted story, it had a good, strong plot, and a nice conclusion. Though I didn't completely like Emma's choice in the end. If you are looking for a fun story about fairies, I would highly recommend this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No, seriously, it's not nerdy, and I highly recommend this book for fans of Eragon, Ella Enchanted, and Fablehaven. Boys, dragons, lots of fairies, and saving the world, nothing like it!
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Emma attends Burtonwood where ¿sight-gifted¿ student learn to battle the elementals. She can¿t wait for Induction day when she¿ll learn if she follows her mother footstep & is the lone dragon slayer for that year. Unfortunately, Curtis Green gets the assignment 7 she gets¿Fairy slayer! She¿s mad & lets EVERYONE know it. Her new found bad behavior has her on the deans list so when she notices an ¿invisible dragon¿ he doesn¿t believe her. Things get worse when she¿s paired with Curtis¿ and he seems to be hiding something from her. Defiantly a good read. Wish there was a follow-up book ¿cause I¿ll miss the characters but either way, it had a good ending I¿m happy with.
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