Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's Young Adult- General

Fairy Bad Day

by

Fairy Bad Day Cover

ISBN13: 9780142412596
ISBN10: 0142412597
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $3.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil

The Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her.  Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .

Review:

"Sophomore Emma Jones has been training at Burtonwood Academy for years, expecting to follow in her late mother's footsteps and become a dragon slayer. Being made a fairy slayer is not in her plans — fairies are harmless and lame ('...the worst she'd ever seen them do was change the food labels at the supermarket'), nearly impossible to kill, and they love taunting her. Worse, she's forced to train with Curtis, the cute guy who took her dragon job. As Emma tries to change the principal's mind about her specialty, an extremely dangerous seven-foot-tall fairy that only she can see shows up. Now Emma needs to figure out where the creature came from, what it wants, how she's going to kill it, and most of all, how it knew her mother. In a fun mashup of the modern and the magical, Ashby (Zombie Queen of Newbury High) creates nicely developed characters and supports them with strong plotting and zippy writing. Laced with humor, danger, and romance, this book will have readers smiling all the way to the last page. Ages 12 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

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 fairyÑand 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?

About the Author

Amanda Ashby lives in New Zealand.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Lonerose, July 20, 2012 (view all comments by Lonerose)
Fairy Bad Day features “sighted” teenagers who attend Burtonwood Academy to learn all about “elementals” (such as dragons, demons, ogres, and fairies) that only they can see and how to slay them. Fifteen-year-old Emma is the daughter of one of the greatest dragon-slayers ever and is all set to be inducted as the next one in the family, only to learn she has been assigned to be a fairy-slayer! To add insult to injury, her coveted spot has been given to Curtis Green, a scholarship student who was a late addition to the academy. Since fairies are actually considered to be more of a nuisance than a threat, Emma doesn’t really have an instruction manual to fall back on and has to find out the best ways to slay them by herself. Nail files, hairspray and Skittles become her tools of choice, but it turns out the little 10-inch fashionistas are a lot tougher to slay than expected! When Emma and Curtis are teamed up for a class assignment, they stumble upon a giant killer fairy with an evil plot to overturn the mortal realm. As they work together to discover the fairy’s plan, they get to know each other better and Emma is reluctantly drawn to Curtis. But Curtis has a secret of his own that could end his slaying career forever.

This book will leave a smile on your face... i found myself laughing aloud at some of the parts, who knew fairys were so funny :) if Amanda ashby puts out a squeal i will defiantly pick it up for a quick read :)
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142412596
Author:
Ashby, Amanda
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Paranormal Fiction
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Horror
Young Adult » Fiction » Paranormal
Young Adult » General

Fairy Bad Day Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.95 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Speak - English 9780142412596 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sophomore Emma Jones has been training at Burtonwood Academy for years, expecting to follow in her late mother's footsteps and become a dragon slayer. Being made a fairy slayer is not in her plans — fairies are harmless and lame ('...the worst she'd ever seen them do was change the food labels at the supermarket'), nearly impossible to kill, and they love taunting her. Worse, she's forced to train with Curtis, the cute guy who took her dragon job. As Emma tries to change the principal's mind about her specialty, an extremely dangerous seven-foot-tall fairy that only she can see shows up. Now Emma needs to figure out where the creature came from, what it wants, how she's going to kill it, and most of all, how it knew her mother. In a fun mashup of the modern and the magical, Ashby (Zombie Queen of Newbury High) creates nicely developed characters and supports them with strong plotting and zippy writing. Laced with humor, danger, and romance, this book will have readers smiling all the way to the last page. Ages 12 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 fairyÑand 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?

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.