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Friday, July 25, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Fairy Luck (Songs of Magic #6) by J.L. Bryan

Check out my reviews of book one, two, three, four, and five in this series and enter below to win books 1 through 4...

Fairy Luck
(Songs of Magic #6)
by J.L. Bryan
July 25, 2014

While the Zebras reel from the loss of Erin, Erin herself makes some troubling discovering while connecting with her ancestors.

In Faerie, Aoide and her troupe seem to finally be enjoying their big break...but danger is on the way, and nothing is ever what it seems when you're dealing with leprechauns and the treacherous Queen Mab.


I’ve said it before in earlier reviews of books in this series, but I’m gonna say it again: whenever I open a new Songs of Magic book it’s like reuniting with a group of my besties for a new wild adventure! J.L. Bryan NEVER disappoints me, he always delivers the awesome, and Fairy Luck, book six in this series, is no exception!

In Fairy Luck, we visit both man-world and Faerie as the remaining members of the Zebras try to deal with the loss of Erin, while Erin adapts to her new home in Faerie. We also get to follow Aoide and her group of musicians as they go on their own Faerie-wide tour...but evil Queen Mab is buzzing around making more trouble for all our favorite characters.

If I had to describe the Songs of Magic series simply, I’d say it is PURE FUN! Everything about these books is just so entertaining, captivating, and fun fun fun. Even after six books, the dazzling magic of this series hasn't dimmed a bit!

I’ve come to expect several things from J.L. Bryan and this series-- superb world-building, humor filled storytelling, amusing plots, and engaging characters-- and Fairy Luck is filled to the brim with all of these things. Both the fantastical world of Faerie and Bryan’s snarktastic take on fame, pop culture, and show biz continue to be laid out and explored awesomely in Fairy Luck. From horrible big budget blockbusters to “experimental” music, greedy entertainment empires, obsessed fans, and eccentric aging rockstars, the three remaining Zebras find themselves in some crazy places post-Zebra fame. And from balloon farms to giant house-cats, even giant-er puppies, man-eating plants, and all things whimsical, the world of Faerie just keeps getting cooler and cooler. Faerie is such an enthralling mix of fantasy, myth, and sparkling imagination. Both of these vastly different worlds are just so cleverly created.

All our favorite characters are back and we meet some new ones as well. The teenage Zebras and their various friends, family, work associates, etc, continue to make for an eclectic cast of fun characters. I really loved getting to know Aoide and the other faerie folk better in Fairy Luck.

Fairy Luck takes us to some wild places and, while answering many questions surrounding the magic of Faerie, it also leaves readers and its characters with plenty to look forward to in the seventh and final book.

My Final Thoughts: Like books one through five in the Songs of Magic Series, Fairy Luck is a spectacular fun and fantasy filled story that will easily delight and amuse young and old readers alike (these books are totally appropriate for middle-grade readers). I’m super excited to read the final book, but will be so sad to see the series end!


J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories.
He is the author of The Paranormals series of horror novels (Jenny PoxTommy Nightmare, and Alexander Death) the Songs of Magic series for younger readers (Fairy Metal ThunderFairy Blues, and far) and other books. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Christina, their son, and some dogs and cats.

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Jillyn said...

I'd want something pretty like Autumn Frost.

Anubha said...

Forever Smiley :)