Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Review: Fairy Metal Thunder

Book: Fairy Metal Thunder
Author: J.L. Bryan
Release Date: September 19, 2011
Publisher: jlbryanbooks.com
Pages: 194 (paperback)
Source: author (Thanks so much, Jeff!!)
Stars: 5/5
Jason, Erin, Mitch and Mildred (“Dred”) are the Assorted Zebras, a teenage garage band in Wisconsin with no fans and no gigs.

Then Jason sneaks into the fairy world and steals four magic-fueled musical instruments, the kind fairies use to enchant and trick humans.

The new instruments make the band a huge overnight success, on their way to rock stardom. But the band members aren’t exactly ready for fame, fortune, or the supernatural creatures sent by the fairies to track them down.

(summary taken from Goodreads

Oh, WOW! When I started reading this book, someone should have told me it was going to be this good because then I would've started it earlier. I just couldn't put it down! 

Fairy Metal Thunder revolves around your average teenage garage band who by some inadvertent fluke manage to get their hands on magical fairy instruments that draw humans like moths to a flame. But of course, the fairies (especially Queen Mab) will do anything to get them back.

Characters are always important for me in a good book, so I was thrilled when I fell in nearly love with every single one! Jason is just an all-around awesome character with heart and humor and everything you could want in a guy. His little sister is so adorable; his other band mates are hilarious; the fairies are tons of fun to read about.

Plus, there's also a sweet, sweet, realistically sweet romance between Jason and Erin, which I find is a hard thing to accomplish in urban fantasy books.

Everything about this book is so much fun to read! From J.L. Bryan's vivid yet quick writing style, to the perfectly incorporated fairy lore, to the enchanting plot, it all adds up to a book that you HAVE to read, whether you're a fan of fairies of not! :) 

BUY or BORROW?: This is definitely a buy! Plus, it's only 99 cents in e-book format right now (which I think is really under-priced for such an awesome book, but oh well)!



  1. I haven't heard of this book before, now i'm really curious. I'll have to add it to my wish list. Characters are really important to me as well.

  2. Oooh, music! One of my favorite story themes...will definitely check this out. Am especially intrigued by the "realistically sweet romance" you talk of...that really is hard to find in the paranormal/UF genres.

    Good review! Off to shop. :)

  3. Yay! This is the first review I read for FMT, and I love your enthusiasm. Heart and humor are what I love to see most in my guys, so Jason sounds like a dream come true!

  4. Haven't heard of this one before; sounds really enjoyable especially because the characters are so great! I agree that good characters are super important.

  5. urban fantasy is not my genre but i want to write this down for books i' seeking for my 2012 challenge.

  6. Ahhh! I need to read this, I adore JL's Paranormals series! This just sounds like such a fun read, and maybe one that's a little lighter than Jenny Pox which will be nice I think:) Awesome review Mimi!

  7. This sounds really cool. I haven't read many reviews on it but the ones I've seen have all been great. I also find characters to be an important part of a novel. If I can't connect with them I usually get bored quickly. I'll have to give this one a try!

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  8. I'm really excited to read this book! I've heard so many good things, I can't wait to get my hands on it! Great review Mimi! You've definitely peaked my interests :)

  9. How much do I love JL Bryan??? He is so epic! I haven't had a chance to read this one yet... But I will soon!!!

  10. I confess that when I see the cover of this book I didn't look about the synopsis. But finally it sounds nice, it's not the book I thought it was. Magical fairy instruments sounds really fun, and very original. Thanks for this awesome review !

  11. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds good and original! Thanks for review.

  12. I've not heard of this book before either, but you make it sound pretty awesome! Thanks for putting it up on my radar!

  13. great review! I love the way you put yourself out there while reviewing a book...keep it up!

  14. Sounds like a blast and at 99 cents - what a steal!


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