Title: Bad Luck Girl
Author: Sarah Zettel
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Series: The American Fairy, book three
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: The third and final book in this phenomenal fantasy series, Bad Luck Girl doesn't disappoint in the slightest--I really, really enjoyed it. This whole series is highly recommended for both fantasy and historical fiction fans.
This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Callie Leroux has been through enough as it is. Forced to flee to Chicago with Jack and her family, she realizes that while she may have started the coming war, now, she must finish it. The fate of the entire world will be at stake if she does not find a way to stand in between the fairy courts. Forced yet again to take up the mantle of her Unseelie heritage, Callie digs deeper than she could've ever imagined, and turns to avenues unexplored, to save herself, her family, the world.. And in so doing, finds even she may not be able to resist the temptation of the fairies..
What I enjoyed:
-The rich, vibrant, yet gritty atmosphere of Chicago, a world of hard living hiding the glittering fairies
-The pacing of this novel, like the others, was absolutely breakneck--I couldn't put it down, even when I tried to--the twists and turns had me frantically, frenetically turning pages
-Callie, the young woman with one foot in both worlds--on one hand, trying to manage her fairy heritage, and the other, just a normal human girl trying to help her loved ones--I really didn't think Zettel could do it, but she surprised me--Callie was just amazing, and I loved her character development
-Jack, the young man who has to finally face his past and his possible feelings for Callie--I really enjoyed him, as well, and the troubles that he and Callie went through were really realistic
-I loved the way Halfers were introduced in this novel--it really made it authentic for fans of both genres, as well as the Halfers themselves
-I also really enjoyed the way the reader got more information--it was really satisfying as the last book
-My favorite part of this novel was the ending--it did justice to all involved and it really, really satisfied me! Absolutely wonderful!
What could've been better:
-I would've liked to know more about how the Halfers' magic worked
I loved Bad Luck Girl and the entire series as a whole! Next on deck: The Revealed by Jessica Hickam!