Fairy, Texas

Fairy, Texas

by Margo Bond Collins

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Fairy, Texas by Margo Bond Collins

Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other. Laney Harris didn't want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that "boring" would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class. She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.

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ISBN-13: 9781495419805
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Fairy, Texas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
wheeldav More than 1 year ago
Loved many parts of this book. The reveals midway through had me wanting to not put it down. The first part has good, kinda dragging, and great parts in it. After the midpoint, all great parts. Okay, a couple of things about the end are sad, but still thumbs-up. I liked both Josh and Mason, but was thrilled with who 'wins' even with the cost involved. Trying to review this an not reveal things is quite difficult, but this book is definitely worth the read. Different than any of the other paranormal romances, so very refreshing. Fairy, Texas is a place I don't want to live, but would visit again if this story continues. ARC provided in exchange for honest review
rainsir6 More than 1 year ago
  I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.   Overall I liked this book quite a bit.   The story line was unique and entertaining. You can tell that right away once you see that Fairy, TX is hiding fairies. The characters were personable and felt like real teens dealing with crazy things beyond their control. It was a quick, fun read but I honestly found it lacking in depth.  I really like a book where you feel like you understand what makes a character tick and I did not find that in this book. I never really understood what any of the characters were thinking and why they did half the things they did. This book has the seemingly required love triangle but the relationships between the three of them only ever seem superficial and the suddenly, at the end of the book, one boy wins out and they are so in love. It would have been so nice to truly see the relationship grow and turn in to something real. Overall this book really is good just don't read it expecting a book you can sink your teeth in to.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
***Received from Fabulosity Reads for an honest review*** I wasn’t expecting this. A story about a small town, sure. A story about a young girl’s new life there, absolutely. But fairies that seemed more like demons and an evilness that seemed to have a life of its own? Um, not really. Though told in first person, Laney’s POV is remarkably refreshing. Sarcastic and witty without going overboard. Smart and insightful without being obnoxious. She’s more observant than I think her peers think she is, at first, and she’s quick to realize there’s more to Fairy, Texas, than she ever could have imagined. The cast of characters was incredible. Each brought a little something different to the table–personality, POV, insight, dialogue–that helped move the story along and keep it interesting. I have to say my favorite was Bartlef. If ever I’ve read a story where the author managed to put a face to darkness and evil, he was it. Laney caught that early on, saw more than the weirdness others saw, and that really helped my interest in him grow. Ms. Collins has penned a wonderful paranormal YA that starts out normal enough but ends up taking the reader on one hell of a fantastic ride. I wasn’t big on reading YA before this but you can bet I’ll be reading more of Ms. Collins’ YA novels in the future.
cjlps231 More than 1 year ago
Moving to a town named Fairy, in Texas should have given the game way to Laney, the new girl in town, with everything that was happening to her I think I would have just moved back to Atlanta, of course Laney wanted to, but what are you meant to do when your mother has remarried, your stepsister hates you, your stepfather has grounded you, there are two hot guys after you ( one of them being your stepsisters ex), the school counsellor  has wings and very bad breathe and you fall across a dead body in gym class.  Well after that summary you can realise why you have to like and admire Laney, I would have had a melt down but not Laney "I tried to sound angry and defiant, but I’m afraid it came out as more of a terrified squeak." Well maybe a bit bit then so would you have. Then there's Josh, "Josh had a slow smile—it wasn’t blinding, but it still managed to eclipse everything else  around it. And his eyes were a strange, indefinable color, almost silver, but maybe blue or green." And of course Mason "I could see why Ally thought he was cute. He had dark blond hair, blue eyes, and a blinding smile."  Kayla the stepsister "Three days I’d been in Fairy, and already I had an enemy. And I lived in her house. My life kept getting better and better."  And a host of other fascinating characters, it's a bit if a slow start but then it takes off and you are in for a ride and hanging on as you follow the adventure, I hope that this isn't the last we see of Fairy as there seems to be many stories yet to be told.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com, at my request. Laney's mom has moved her from her home in Atlanta to a ranch in Fairy, Texas. Laney tries to get through the first day at a new school, but things go wrong when she trips over a dead body. And life gets more complicated from there as two handsome boys try to date her. She learns they are after more than she's willing to give as the town has a darker presence than she ever could have expected. Melissa displays all emotions with enough emphasis that we feel them in the voice of Laney and others. Laney's sarcasm feels so genuine as if slips off the tongue of the narrator. Melissa has to have a strong southern accent to fit a book placed in Texas. She does. Not all characters have the accent and those that do, she shows the influence of the southern swing of their voice. There are breaks in the chapters and Melissa gives a breath of a pause long enough to know that the story is changing in the chapter. When the narrator does small things that relate to the characters or what they are doing, it helps make the story become catching, Melissa does these small things. When the characters have an obstacle in their way of speaking, Melissa makes the character sound as if it's obscured slightly. Wow. That first sentence is one to draw you in! I had to keep going with that lead in. We get to meet all the characters and see Fairy, Texas with Laney as she experiences it all for the first time. Boy, do Laney's thoughts come through in the narrator's voice! The town seems strange at first sight. The dreamy eyes she gets from several boys, the strange guidance counselor that has rancid breath, and Oma Raina with the same breath. Just to find the two handsome boys that want to date Laney, the guidance counselor, and another woman talking about her in an abandoned house. Things seem stranger and stranger at first, drawing me in to know what is really going on here in Fairy. Laney is the dreaded new girl at Fairy High School. She has a new step-sister that doesn't want her around, a new friend that seems to have a crush on her (that she doesn't need being day one of school), and trips over a dead body as she's trying to impress the track coach in gym class. This all starts how Laney's reputation starts to tarnish in school, and just the icing of the cake for what she'll have to endure. Through it all, Laney seems like my kind of girl. I could be friends with her. She keeps up with the quick quips that others throw at her, always having one to say back to them. Smart girl. I really enjoy Margo's writing style with the narrators she picks. The book feels as Laney is talking to me as we live through her days. As if she's my friend telling me all she knows. It feels like she pulls me into the story with the characters and I'm their sounding board. I would suggest this story to older teens as there is the underlining attempt of sex to the story line. Yet there is teen drama, mixed with fairy/demon meddling and ploys. There are a few different twists to the story that I enjoyed, events and fairy/demon creation. I was kept guessing as to what would happen with these characters. I'm TOTALLY wanting more with Laney and Josh and all the characters. Especially with what we learn of the 'fairy' world, Laney, and more!
Fayth97 More than 1 year ago
This is a really GREAT read!!! You should definitely check it out. It's full of action, & fantasy. I stated that there was some sexual content, but it is more on the line of what almost happened. It is enough that it takes it out of the 17 & younger age group, but 18 & up would enjoy it. It really is worth the time to read. Myself I am super excited that this is a part of a series, &I can’t wait for the next book!!
Shelby_Mead More than 1 year ago
** I received a free eCopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review ** 5 stars! I loved it! This book literally had me hooked from the very first page. I sat down with it in the morning and started reading and didn't get up again until I was done and it was an utterly awesome experience. The characters were fantastic. I loved Josh and Mason and especially Laney. Her snark and humor made her easy to connect and relate to and were a great bonus to an already great story. This book is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end. And you'll also find a great mix of light and dark, good and evil, and a healthy dose of teenage angst and drama. Fairy, Texas was a fantastic read that I will definitely be recommending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairy, Texas is a fun read and impossible to put down once I started it. Ms. Bond-Collins has a gift for swift pacing. Also good if you like flawed but spunky female leads. My favorite part: the particular method (and way she describes) putting the fairies out of commission. It's a nice deviation from the standard stake-in-the-heart routine.