Operation Tenley: a Review

Operation Tenley: Fair City Files. Book 1

By Jennifer Gooch Hummer

200 pages

Month Nine Books. September, 2016

Young Adult. Fantasy
“Meet Tenley Tylwyth, an Elemental Teen born with the power to produce weather. Cool? Not really. Elementals who can create weather make Mother Nature angry. It’s time she got rid of them. Only one thing is standing in her way—Fair Ones. These ancestors of fairies keep kids like Tenley safe, but when rookie Fair One, Pennie, fails to do so, she’s forced to travel to Earth—a place where no Fair One wants to go. Now, Pennie has forty-eight hours to convince Tenley to give up her power. It won’t be so easy. Tenley’s got a way with wind. And after falling deep into Mother Nature’s gardens, where trees grow upside down and insects attack on command, a little wind might be just what Tenley needs to survive. Even if it kills her.” Synopsis from Goodreads.com

This book was said to be a modern technology filled fairy story for young adults.  Yes, it was very much all of that, but so much more!  I think this would be a fabulous read for middle schoolers struggling to find a book to relate to in the in between stage of life.  The book would be more grown up to them, but all the subject matter and language appropriate. 

Even though it is written for a younger reader, I still very much enjoyed it.  I wasn’t able to relate to the characters with such an age gap, but I didn’t go into the book expecting to!  

The creativity in the story is what made it.  The fair city world of fair ones was more earth like than expected,  it with very innovative features. There was enough action to keep the reader engaged, and to keep the book going.  It was the perfect break after reading some intense books.

I want to thank the author and book sparks for sending me a copy to review as part of their funky fall blog tour.



The Regulars: a review 

The Regulars by Georgia Clark

200 pages

Atria Books.  August, 2016

Adult Fiction.  Contemporary. 

“A fierce and feisty debut with a magical twist about three ordinary, regular girls who suddenly have their fantasies come true… or do they?

Best friends Evie, Krista, and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They’re regular girls, with average looks and typical quarter-life crises: making it up the corporate ladder, making sense of online dating, and making rent.

Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well… gorgeous. Like, supermodel gorgeous. And it’s certainly not their fault if the sudden gift of beauty causes unexpected doors to open for them.

But there’s a dark side to Pretty, too, and as the gloss fades for these modern-day Cinderellas, there’s just one question left: What would you sacrifice to be Pretty?  Synopsis from Goodreads

Over the summer I had the honor to read The Regulars by Georgia Clark.  This was such a fabulously fun girly read.  

The girls are all totally relatable to a lot of women for one reason or another.  I would challenge you to find a characteristic that you couldn’t realate to!  

We have all felt very “regular” at sometime and wish that you were someone else, or looked prettier or had a better job. 

The friends in this book had the opportunity to take a magic elixir and become pretty and who they really want to be.  But is the grass always greener on the other side???

Would you drink the elixir and easily change who you are?!?