Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review: Fairystruck by J.L. Bryan


Title: Fairystruck
Series: Songs of Magic #3
Author: J.L. Bryan
Paperback: 204 pages
Published: March 17, 2012
ISBN-10: 1470062763
ISBN-13: 978-1470062767
Source: Author
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While their first single shoots up the Billboard charts, the Zebras hit the road as the opening band for an epic stadium tour across America. The future looks bright for the band...if they can survive the rioting fans, Queen Mab of Faerie, the dullahan, and a few evil teddy bears.

Aoide the Lutist and Liadan the banshee wolf cross into man-world on the trail of the stolen fairy instruments. Aoide is shocked at the strangeness of life among the humans, but she also learns about a thrilling new kind of music never heard in Faerie...rock and roll.


Don’t you hate it when things are finally going your way, then all of a sudden giant evil teddy bears ruin everything? Yeah me too:)

The last two books in the Songs of Magic series, Fairy Metal Thunder and Fairy Blues, have been fun But Fairystruck was laugh out laud funny at times!

Aoide has finally gotten help to find her missing instruments. The elders have agreed to help her enter the human world, and she wont have to go alone Liadan the wolf accompanies her. The elders of the country fairies thought they had trained Aoide well in the ways of the man world before she sat out on her journey. But, their efforts were just a bit outdated…

“When greeting one another, what do humans say?” asked a matronly elder fairy with dusty reddish wings.
“If it’s morning, they say ‘good morrow,’”
Aoide recited. “Late in the day, they say ‘good eventide.’ When parting, they say ‘fare thee well.”

That would be the advice you would get from people…err fairies that haven’t been to the human world in a century or so. Lucky for Aoide she has Liadan, who can shift into other forms, to help her. Their exchanges with the humans they meet are something I read with a smile, they are so fun. Aoide’s take on driving is great too.

“See? This swings it left, this swings it right. You use the go-button and stop-button with your feet, just like the guy showed us.”
“I believe you are supposed to keep between the painted lines, as well,” Liadan said.
“Nah, I think they’re just guidelines.”

Jason and the rest of the band are now on tour. But, as they become more popular the evil fairy queen is sending more and more danger their way. The queen will do anything to get the instruments Jason stole back.

“There’s something big coming towards us,” Jason said.
“I kind of feel that way, too,” Erin whispered.
“I mean there’s a giant boulder flying at our window. Duck!”

Though the evil queen's minions are super scary it’s not the only thing the band has to worry about. The band has really been packing the stadiums with their concerts and the crowds are starting to get vicious. I have to admit before reading this I have never given much thought to how crazy fans can get.

“Code F! Crazed fans!” Yardley shouted. He pointed at the bus. “Run for your lives!”
They raced towards the bus, desperate to reach it before the rabid concert-goers did, weighed down by their gear. They were lucky Grizlemor could carry so much.
“Zebras! Zebras! Zebras!” the crowd shouted, rumbling towards them like an avalanche. They were definitely picking up speed.

So, as the third book in a series I normally ask myself, do I still like these characters enough to keep going?
Well let me break it down a bit.

I am totally in love with Jason! Yes, I know he is too young for me, um and fictional… But, he continues to think of others before himself, plus there is the fact that he is incredibly brave with all the supernatural scary things coming after them. He takes everything in stride.

I am a bit annoyed with Erin. I just can’t figure out why she is with her stupid head boyfriend when she has wonderful Jason right beside her all the time! Umm Mr. Bryan can you make something horrible happen to stupid head?!?! Please:)

I am a bit sick of Mitch. OK, to be honest I have never really liked the overachiever all that much. But now that he has become such a yes-man and speaks for the band most of the time…I am starting to kind of hate him, especially after how he reacted to Jason’s little sister being missing.

I want more of Dred! I don’t feel like I understand how she is feeling about all the crazy that is going on around her all the time…I just want to know more about her.

I have become completely enchanted with the magic of this series! I am so excited to read what happens next.

Happy reading,

Awesome! Reread worthy.

Recommended For
Anyone who loves fun, adventure, and magic.

Other Books in This Series
Fairy Metal Thunder Fairy BluesFairyland
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  1. Giant Teddy bears.

    I don't really need to read anymore. I mean, you've managed to get things to go your way and then the evil teddy bears ruin everything? I need to read that!

    (Pssst! I did read the rest of the review. It was great. But that was too funny to pass up the comment!)

  2. I didn't know about this series but it sounds hilarious. I also love the cover to this one.

  3. Seriously...the teddy bear scene had my crying tears of joy. Then my friend snuck up behind me and words simply defeated me because how do you explain a chainsaw-weilding teddy bear to someone who hasn't read it! lol

    Awesome review!


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