Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Fairy Blues (Songs of Magic #2) by J.L. Bryan

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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 Thoughts: I really enjoyed book 1 of this series (although there were moments where I wanted to shake some sense into those poor kids... that's the mom in me, I think), so when I started book 2 I was pretty darn excited to see where J.L. Bryan was going to take us. I'm so happy to be able to say that he didn't disappoint.  The world of Faerie is just as twisty and odd as I was hoping it would be, Jason and his cohorts are just digging themselves in deeper and deeper with those magical instruments, and the bad guys are pretty darn gross.

The person I feel most deeply for right now is Aoide. She's a victim in all of this and somehow things just keep getting worse for the poor girl. And then there's Jason. Although he initially did a very bad thing in stealing the instruments, he's at a point where he doesn't know how to get himself out of the mess without pissing off everyone. Have I mentioned the sweet, unrequited love yet? Oh, yeah. He and Erin are so cute together (and doesn't she seem to have some secrets hidden away that not even she's aware of?) and yet circumstances are keeping them apart. Right now, I can't see how things are going to turn out well for everyone involved (Fairies, mortals, or anyone else) and I'm worried for all of them.

Fast-paced, ridiculously fun, and highly imaginative, I'm really enjoying traipsing through the pitfalls of Faerie and following The Assorted Zebras in the human world as they attempt to make it big.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Fairy Metal Thunder

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Fairy Blues was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  2. ^Appreciate giveaway! Helps those like me on fixed income/SSI {perm/multi disabled: wheelchair/home-bound} who need & enjoy to read, attain books can't normally afford <3
    ^Previews for 1st: 'Fairy Metal Thunder' whet my appetite so much, have entered every giveaway could find! As stated 'New take on oft told Faerie Tales'!
    ^Kewl-Now New & 2nd:'Fairy Blues' in series! Hope to win!
    ^So can read both, hope still win {either by past or if still possible, future entry} to also attain 1st:'Fairy Metal Thunder' in Giveaway!
    )0( Warmest Blessings )0(

    *Paranormal Books are Magickal*
    *Music is the Soundtrack of my Life*