Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review: Fairy Blues by J.L. Bryan

Title: Fairy Blues
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series; Songs of Magic #2
Pages: (?)
Publisher: J.L.Bryan...the man himself!
Date Published: January 20, 2012
Format: eBook
Genre: Paranormal (YA) (Faries)
Source: Provided by Author!

With their enchanted instruments charming the crowds, the Assorted Zebras attract interest from record producers, and soon they’re off to cut their first album and music video. Jason and his friends don’t know they’ve just become pawns in a sinister plot by a cabal of evil fairies... Meanwhile, Aoide and her band pursue a new strategy for regaining their stolen instruments, one that will take them into the most haunted region in Faerie

My Review:
Fairy Blues starts right where book 1 left off and the Assorted Zebras are getting more famous than ever, with the help of their enchantingly magical music. I have to tell you...Fairy Blues is a drop-kick of magical awesome to the face :) I wasn't really sure Jeff could top the freaking amazeballs that he threw at us in the end of Fairy Metal Thunder...(Hello...unicorns turning into hot pink dragons dueling with guitarists and the power of rock and roll! YEAH!!!) But that was before we got to meet Banshee-wolves, Leprechauns, and the total cuteness that is Jason's little sister. Really...You cannot get much better than that!

There is a TON of cool stuff going on with the Assorted Zebras in this book! They make a not so well informed choice in agent and record label...leading them to the inner sanctum of a centuries old leprechaun family who of course deal in two things: luck and gold...Jason, Erin and the rest of the Ass.Zebras (BAHAHAH ) would like the gold and good luck, but it seems like all they can find is the bad. They have to record stupid pointless songs that don't mean anything, and even though they are rich, they find out that being basically owned by the Leprechaun Corp. takes up any time that they'd have to spend it.

Man...All I can say is that Erin and Jason better get together soon or I'm going to somehow transform into a character and go slap Erin silly until she sees just how amazing Jason is! Come on! How can she still be with that douche Zach?? He totally has his sights on Erin's fame and money and it just sucks that she doesn't seem to see it! Seriously! DROP THAT LOSER! Go with the super cute bandmate who knows your coffee order before you do and HELLOOOOO Loves you!!! *sigh* I really have to read Fairystruck now...I don't know if I can take it not knowing if they don't get together.

It's kind of like there are multiple stories going on all at once. Aiode and her band are one plot and Jason and his band are the other. We see a lot more of Jason, but I would love to see what happens when worlds collide and the bands go head to head. Actually...I'd also like to see more of fairy land in general, because dude...fairy land is so effing cool. It is definitely reminiscent of Candyland...what with the molasses marshes, the sugarswamps and all sorts of other things. I would love to just explore and poke around with the unicorns and fly with the fairies, and be terrified in the haunted forests...Seriously...Vacation to fairyland anyone? Anyone?
I give Fairy Blues 4 Keys! Really what else is left to be said? I have such a great time when I'm wrapped up in this story. It's a breath of fresh air and a total joyride. I can't wait to start Fairystruck and I totally think this series is one of those that you would want to read when you need something bright cute and fresh. J.L.Bryan is amazing at creating fabulous characters, and even more fantastic worlds unlike anything I've seen before.


  1. Awesome review!!! I totally had dreams about talking pumpkins after reading this one. I can see your point about reminding you of canyland. It reminded me of a cross between The Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:)

  2. Great review! I'm off to go put this on my to read list!

  3. This is definitely going on my to read list now!