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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Review: Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel

Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel. Book 3 of the American Fairy Trilogy.

Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9780375869402

Review: Step into the world of the fairies in Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel. It's about a girl named Callie who's the daughter of a fairy prince of the Midnight Throne. Because her dad is the only fairy in the family, she's half fairy and half human. Eventually, her mom, dad, and she are together in the bustling city of Chicago. But being the daughter of a fairy prince isn't all it seems to be when she starts a war between the Sunlit fairies (another ruling kingdom) and the Midnight Throne fairies (where her dad's from, and essentially where she's from.) It started when Callie shoots the daughter of the king of the Sunlit Kingdom, Ivy. When the king hears of the news, he decides to wage war. Callie's dad reveals that his kingdom and the other kingdom are always ready to get up and fight, but they are just waiting for the moment. Callie takes her family and her best friend Jack (who knows about her dad being a fairy) into safety. But it isn't so easy, as a group of fairies called the Halfers are interested in the problem. The Halfers are, like Callie, half human. But they are also half whatever, such as half clock, half book, etc. But they all have magic within them. Soon, despair arrives and Callie is the only one who can save her family, Jack, the Halfers , and the Midnight Throne kingdom. Unfortunately, nobody in the fairy world believes that the girl who caused the war can fix it, and her name in the fairy world becomes the Bad Luck Girl. Is Callie going to live up to her nickname, or is she going to fight for her life and many others?

I like this book because it talks about believing in yourself when times are tough and knowing that inside everybody lies the courage to do anything. -Nothing's impossible if you say it isn't- is the lesson that Callie learns, and its one that can save her life. My favorite part is when she finally musters up the courage and goes to face her fate head on. It is a fantasy book, but I think that even if some people don't like fantasy books, this book is a lot more than that. I would recommend this book for 9 year olds and beyond, and anybody else who likes fantasy and/or adventure books.

Review written by Athira (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Bad Luck Girl for this review.

Have you read Bad Luck Girl? How would you rate it?

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