Operation Tenley: Fair City Files. Book 1
By Jennifer Gooch Hummer
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.