Fairy, Texas by Margo Bond Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal YA
Book Description: Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other.
Laney Harris didn't want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that "boring" would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.
She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.
My thoughts: It is hard to categorize this book. It was left unclear about the nature of the paranormal creatures in this story. The People do not even know what their nature is.
Laney has moved to a small town in Texas named Fairy. Her mother has recently married and they moved to her step-father's ranch. Laney is miserable. It is hard to be a new girl, it's harder when you are in a small town and your new step-sister despises you.
Life takes on a weird element when she becomes the target of two boys. They both give her the look of interest, but there is something not quite right with either of them. They are both good looking and have a competitive nature about each other. There is more to their story than she wants to know. But, unfortunately, she is a huge part of their story.
I enjoyed the stpru. It has some very dark elements and a sense of mystery throughout the book. I did like Laney, she is a strong girl who has a good sense of self. She holds her head high in difficult circumstances. Because of the nature of the book I would suggest that readers be at least 16. It doesn't have situations that would be inappropriate, but the subject matter needs a mature reader.
The book took some interesting twist and turns. Laney didn't know who she could trust. I'm not sure that dilemma was resolved with the end of the book. There will be more books and I am hoping for more clarity where Laney and her mom's history are concerned. We don't know anything about her father, but I hope that we will in time.
The romantic triangle is complicated. I had a definite favorite. It has a comedic element that made it fun to read about.
About the Author (From Goodreads): Margo Bond Collins is the author of Legally Undead, first in an urban fantasy series coming in 2014 from World Weaver Press (http://worldweaverpress.com/), Waking Up Dead, first in a paranormal mystery series from Solstice Publishing (http://www.solsticepublishing.com/), and Fairy, Texas, a YA paranormal romance series (also from Solstice). She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college English online. She loves paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. See her website at www.MargoBondCollins.com, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargoBondCol... or follow her on Twitter: @MargoBondCollin and @vampirarchy