READ Foul Is Fair

CHARACTERS Û Foul Is Fair Ö Lots of girls play Fairy Princess when they're little Megan O'Reilly had no idea the real thing was like playing chess guitar and hockey all at once Megan had known for a long time that she wasn't an entirely typical girl But living with ADHD—and her mother's obsessions—was a very different thing from finding out she wasn'tUences for humanity and if Megan's getting the terminology straight it sounds like her family aren't even supposed to be the good guys As she's further and further swept up in trying to save her father Megan may be getting too good at not being hum. Outstanding YA urban fantasy‘Foul is Fair’ is a story that transports the reader from suburban normality deep into the land of the Fae drawing them into a uest full of challenge trials and very old magic That these two worlds coexist and interact is a given and any imbalance between them could be disastrous Well paced and full of action and adventure this story is very engaging The plot is original and unpredictable delivering twists and challenges that build tension and drama but also call upon the protagonists to demonstrate both loyalty and ingenuity and the ability to work together to achieve particular outcomes The characters are interesting and varied each one having specific ualities that help their allies and hinder their opponents so that every battle or challenge could in fact go either way The two lead characters are not only engaging individuals they also provide good role models for young readers each exhibiting positive attitudes such as acceptance inclusion helpfulness endurance and resilience Suitable for young adult and older readers this is a ripping read that is really hard to put down


Er mother's obsessions was a very different thing from finding out she wasn't entirely human Somewhere out there in a completely different world her father needs help There's a conflict revolving around Faerie seasonal rituals that could have conse. Spectacular in multiple respects I love fantasy because of the whimsy the heart and the wisdom that goes into and comes out of it They say a reader will get out of a book what the writer puts into it and this one is no exception I found careful consideration fascinating and detailed research and an attention to storytelling that turns what appears to be a simple lighthearted adventure into a fight for survival and a race against time and an important lesson in recognizing the value and worth in everybody I loved learning about the mythos behind Seelie and Unseelie creatures and I am definitely Team Megan Can't wait too see what else Cook and Perkins come up with as the series continues

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Foul Is FairLots of girls play Fairy Princess when they're little Megan O'Reilly had no idea the real thing was like playing chess guitar and hockey all at once Megan had known for a long time that she wasn't an entirely typical girl But living with ADHD and h. Foul is Fair starts with a dedication to Terry Pratchett Then it ends with the acknowledgements Sandwiched in between is a tale which I read in a single sitting unintended much to the chagrin of my bladder which is still convinced a restroom stop could have been planned in The basis of the story earthling girl discovers she is a faery princess would usually serve to send me running five hundred miles screaming hysterically about well trodden paths before sitting down to write a few books of my own based on that very same concept I did please try them Fortunately Megan is a girl less ordinary who is a captive in a mundane world where she can only blend in by a wide selection of colourful medication approved by four out of four doctors who all know what is good for her In this she has my instant sympathy Once that has been established the reading experience is as if Screaming Lord Sutch marched into my head dancing the Monster Raving Loony Party conga conga And hey we’ve reached the acknowledgements again I am very much minded of Tom Robbins’s seriocomedies and suspect that Cook and Perkins don’t exist at all Instead Robbins got together with Neil Gaiman to devise a plot for which Brian and Wendy Froud collaborated with Arthur Rackham in Goblin Market modus to provide imagery whilst William Kotzwinkle provided a range of perspectives after which the whole was dictated to Lewis Carroll off his head on a cocktail of steroids and magic mushrooms Stephen King wrote Sometimes stories cry out to be told in such loud voices that you write them just to shut them up Fair is Foul certainly feels as if Cook Perkins were bitten by that bug as we helter skelter through a magical surreal yet familiar landscape in which we very much understand Megan who “wanted to memorize each sight to draw later but always found her eyes wandering on to the next oddity” As a reader I sometimes wanted to linger to savour the sights smells and sounds presented to me but the narrative pace was unforgiving and relentless in its tenacity to helter skelter into the next scene It left me pleasurably dizzy at times but Megan fortunately is made of sterner stuff I was much reminded of Malcolm Reynolds strolling into absolute chaos which would send regular punters onto the streets with ‘the end is nigh’ signs only to make a general understatement or two which is both comic and efficiently practical I am glad Firefly was mentioned in the book I actually cheered when I came across it Out loud To consternation etcetera Back to Faery it’s or less all explained by Megan’s “Right nothing is what it seems” Its diverse It’s surreal It’s familiar It’s weird It’s unpredictable and sometimes has vorpal teeth tens of thousands of them or a single one it doesn’t matter what matters is that it can be dangerous prickly and vindictive This is fairyland as it ought to be with the logical substance of Alice’s Wonderland providing a dreamtime whirlpool of uicksand as support Meaning there is none just let yourself go with the flowI loved the magic The magic is musical It’s musical magic The magic of music and the music of magic this bit will only make sense to you when you’ve read it I loved Megan’s friend Lani and her family and I am going to stalk the authors and be a nuisance until they give me Cassia’s phone number so I can meet up with her and get disembowelled by her kittens I am also going to have to get that bust of Pallas to see if I can entice Count to come in so that Ashling who is good at explaining stuff can describe to me the precise makeup of the rollercoaster ride I’ve been taken on Basically there’s nothing I don’t love about this book My recommendation Feed your head Read this book Then read it again and again and wait impatiently for the second part