Thursday, June 9

Good news Friday

Okay, so perhaps it's not Friday over in the US but it's Friday in NZ and I'm so excited that I am shamelessly going to hijack TFC to talk about my new book Fairy Bad Day.

But first I just wanted to say a big hooray to my fellow TFC buddies who have books out this week!

Not only is Alyson Noel going to finally put us out of our misery and let us know what happens with Damen and Ever in her final Immortals book, Everlasting, but the too-cool for school Jessica Brody has just released her second YA book, My Life Undecided (which has one of the best book trailers I've ever seen) so, as you can see, I'm in very good company!

To say that I've been nervous about this book would be an understatement since in a world of dark love triangles and dystopian terror, for some reason I ended up writing a book about giant killer fairies and . . . well . . . Skittles. Yes, those little candy treats that are too delicious to stop at only one. Apparently they're the next big thing in YA fiction. Okay, maybe not!

But anyway, this book is definitely on the lighter side of the paranormal spectrum. Oh and I should mention that as well as Skittles, it does have lots of sword fights and a very cute hero who spends the entire book on crutches! Anyway, here is a short blurb and some reviews so you can make your own mind up. And you can read an excerpt over at my website.

Fairy Bad Day

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?

"Teens with a taste for the paranormal school story and a tolerance for raucous humor will be involved with and amused by this romantic fantasy. The exciting plot, humor throughout—often provided by the little fairies—and relatively innocent romance between characters will grab readers and keep them involved. " Kirkus Reviews

"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." Publisher's Weekly

So now, because I live in New Zealand and can't actually go and see my book in a store I'm going to bounce around the house like a Tigger and annoy my family! But if you have any sightings of Fairy Bad Day out in the world, I'd love to hear about it and you have my total permission to pat it and sniff it as much as you want!!!!!!


Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Happy release week, Amanda! This sounds like such a fun read and I need something light in my life so I'll be on the lookout for it!

Amanda Ashby said...

Stephanie - hahaha - if you want light then I'm your girl!