A Dreadful Fairy Book

A Dreadful Fairy Book

Readers, beware: what you hold in your hands is a dreadful fairy book. I wish I were narrating almost any other fairy story, but alas, this is my lot. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Some who are supposed to be nasty are disappointingly nice, while Readers, beware: what you hold in your hands is a dreadful fairy book. I wish I were narrating almost any other fa...

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Title:A Dreadful Fairy Book
Author:Jon Etter
Rating:
Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1948705141
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:300 pages pages

A Dreadful Fairy Book Reviews

  • Dave
    Feb 28, 2019

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

    I am trying to imagine what a 10-year old me would have thought of this book, because this rather older version enjoyed it. The pace was great and it always felt like something was happening or about to happen. I was invested and amused by the main characters. I enjoyed the book-relate...

  • Amanda
    Nov 16, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

  • anthony e.
    Jan 01, 2019

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

    I am trying to imagine what a 10-year old me would have thought of this book, because this rather older version enjoyed it. The pace was great and it always felt like something was happening or about to happen. I was invested and amused by the main characters. I enjoyed the book-relate...

    Jon Etter MA?98 Author From the author: READERS, BEWARE: WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS IS A DREADFUL FAIRY BOOK. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Our heroi...

    An excellent reading experience. While I had read a preview copy of this book digitally, I was thrilled to read it again in it proper print form. Doing so really changes the game. I've been having a hard time physically reading, using audiobooks in place of actual texts to get my li...

  • Dayna
    Nov 16, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

  • Chris
    Oct 12, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

  • Marcie
    Dec 12, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

  • Billie
    Oct 24, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

  • Rebecca Veight
    Nov 13, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

  • Sheri
    Feb 03, 2019

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

    I am trying to imagine what a 10-year old me would have thought of this book, because this rather older version enjoyed it. The pace was great and it always felt like something was happening or about to happen. I was invested and amused by the main characters. I enjoyed the book-relate...

    Jon Etter MA?98 Author From the author: READERS, BEWARE: WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS IS A DREADFUL FAIRY BOOK. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Our heroi...

    An excellent reading experience. While I had read a preview copy of this book digitally, I was thrilled to read it again in it proper print form. Doing so really changes the game. I've been having a hard time physically reading, using audiobooks in place of actual texts to get my li...

    A delightful read! They are not kidding when they say this is a fairy tale for readers of all ages. I laughed out loud many many times - which is rare for a college student to do with most readings! This is going to be a cherished addition to my library from now on. I recommend this bo...

    I won a copy of this book for my granddaughter and am I ever happy. Of course I read it first. It made me laugh, but had some really deep themes as well: try to think the best of everyone, be a good friend and love, love books. This book appeals to children as a read aloud, emerging re...

    I read this book with my six year old son and we absolutely loved it! He has a wealth of new, silly words that he?s added to his vocabulary. I loved that the heroine, Shade, was not your typical, girly fairy. She?s determined, strong, and appealing to both girls and boys. Plus, the...

  • Darcysmom
    Nov 09, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Mar 15, 2019

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

  • Sherri Lewis
    Oct 25, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

  • Delilah Night
    Sep 09, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

  • Stacey Amezquita
    Feb 14, 2019

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

    I am trying to imagine what a 10-year old me would have thought of this book, because this rather older version enjoyed it. The pace was great and it always felt like something was happening or about to happen. I was invested and amused by the main characters. I enjoyed the book-relate...

    Jon Etter MA?98 Author From the author: READERS, BEWARE: WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS IS A DREADFUL FAIRY BOOK. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Our heroi...

    An excellent reading experience. While I had read a preview copy of this book digitally, I was thrilled to read it again in it proper print form. Doing so really changes the game. I've been having a hard time physically reading, using audiobooks in place of actual texts to get my li...

    A delightful read! They are not kidding when they say this is a fairy tale for readers of all ages. I laughed out loud many many times - which is rare for a college student to do with most readings! This is going to be a cherished addition to my library from now on. I recommend this bo...

  • Christina
    Nov 05, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

  • Jody Jessup-anger
    Nov 13, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

  • Andrew Bequette
    Nov 03, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

  • Joshua (ithildins)
    Nov 02, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

  • Wisconsin Alumni
    Oct 23, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

    I am trying to imagine what a 10-year old me would have thought of this book, because this rather older version enjoyed it. The pace was great and it always felt like something was happening or about to happen. I was invested and amused by the main characters. I enjoyed the book-relate...

    Jon Etter MA?98 Author From the author: READERS, BEWARE: WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS IS A DREADFUL FAIRY BOOK. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Our heroi...

  • Kari Marie
    Oct 29, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

  • Marilyn Katz
    Jan 25, 2019

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My oldest daughter, Elanor, is in fifth grade and loves fantasy, so I read A Dreadful Fairy Book with her in mind. Is this something she would like? Is this something I would like her to read/would like to read alo...

    After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade the sprite goes off to search for a replacement of her most treasured item: a book that her parents used to read to her. Not to mention she's donezo with the rest of the sprites, mostly because they were responsible for the destruction of ...

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Dreadful Fairy Book is far from dreadful! It is an adventure, a quest, a story filled with whimsy and the occasionally surely tempered fairy creature. Shade, the heroine if the story, is on a...

    I am trying to imagine what a 10-year old me would have thought of this book, because this rather older version enjoyed it. The pace was great and it always felt like something was happening or about to happen. I was invested and amused by the main characters. I enjoyed the book-relate...

    Jon Etter MA?98 Author From the author: READERS, BEWARE: WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HANDS IS A DREADFUL FAIRY BOOK. Whatever expectations you have of delightful and whimsical fairies are sure to be disappointed. There are certainly fairies, but most are not proper fairies. Our heroi...

    An excellent reading experience. While I had read a preview copy of this book digitally, I was thrilled to read it again in it proper print form. Doing so really changes the game. I've been having a hard time physically reading, using audiobooks in place of actual texts to get my li...

    A delightful read! They are not kidding when they say this is a fairy tale for readers of all ages. I laughed out loud many many times - which is rare for a college student to do with most readings! This is going to be a cherished addition to my library from now on. I recommend this bo...

    I won a copy of this book for my granddaughter and am I ever happy. Of course I read it first. It made me laugh, but had some really deep themes as well: try to think the best of everyone, be a good friend and love, love books. This book appeals to children as a read aloud, emerging re...

  • Schizanthus
    Nov 10, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

  • Cat
    Oct 16, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

  • Patrica Liebe
    Nov 05, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

  • Charlotte Lisbon
    Dec 02, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

  • Lara Lillibridge
    Oct 08, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

  • J.D. DeHart
    Oct 22, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

  • CloudOfThoughts_Books Keirstin
    Sep 09, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

  • Sally Maxwell
    Oct 04, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

  • Kim Thompson
    Nov 09, 2018

    A place with books and people who read them - that?s where I need to be. Shade is a sprite who doesn?t fit in. Her home in Pleasant Hollow is a constant reminder of the bullying she endured when she was younger for being different and all that she has lost: her mother who went ...

    Disclaimer: Digital ARC via Netgalley. It did not have many of the illustrations, but if the frontispiece is anything to go by, the illustrations should be good. Me, handing in the review to the Review God: Here you go. Review God: Wait, wait. You can?t give it five stars and t...

    This is narrated, similarly to A Series of Unfortunate Events. Narrator is used to interject humor and/or to explain the various creatures through delightful rambles. For example: ?In the unlikely event that you?ve ever seen a fly cry, you?ll know that when they do all the littl...

    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review I laughed all the way through this book. Even though it is technically a children's book I loved it. It was fun trying to catch what well-known fairytale they were doing a parody of, or what book titl...

    What a charming, unexpected book! Who wouldn't love a grumpy, foul mouthed book loving sprite? Shade, as she demands to be called, lost her home and her books to an ill advised fireworks incident. Although this is certainly a tragedy (those books!), the loss spurs Shade to leave her co...

    A Dreadful Fairy Book is entertaining and creative. This is kind of book I would have loved as a young reader...and one I still enjoyed as an adult. Nicely done fiction that captures the imagination. ...

    Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the Arc of this book. I really enjoyed this book, made me laugh and it was a nice pleasant read, very whimsical, and I loved that it was narrated, gave it some extra whimsy. ...

    I enjoyed this book! Fun and silly story that I think fans of Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy! Shade loved to read, unlike her neighbors who pretty much drive her away after setting her house on fire with fireworks...! Readers will love this story. So will fairy fans young and ...

    A dreadful fairy ?? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all fairies are nice and sweet. This book proves that! Loved it, so much!! So much fun! A dreadful fairy ???? book by author Jon Etter is a lovely dreadful dark fairy tale! Not all f...

    The Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter, I found to be a highly enjoyable read. In the vein of Lemony Snicket and the like, the author does tend to make asides to the reader throughout the novel, mostly in an effort to advise the reader to set the book aside and pick up a more pleasant, n...

    Free digital ARC via netgalley, which does not influence my review. 4.5 stars. This book was fantastic, it was hilarious, beautiful and smart. The characters were endearing and I loved everyone I got to meet. Shade is AMAZING and I am just very happy I got a chance to read this boo...

    Finally a fairy book I can get behind. I remember lamenting with classmates in graduate school about the dreadfulness of many fairy tales - too many distressed damsels and daring dudes. Armed with that knowledge, I often cringed my way through overly syrupy and stereotypical fairy book...

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Amberjack Publishing. I am a big fan of the Lemony Snicker books and I love to listen to them. That said this book would be great to listen to with a great narrator. Although this story is quite amusing and well thought out. I feel that...

    A children?s story that is somehow equal parts Lemony Snicket, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, the Hobbit, and imaginative whimsy and insanity that could only have been concocted in this author?s brain. A Dreadful Fairy Book is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to readers o...

    Fun read. I would definitely read to future children. Something a little different it felt like a mix of old fairy tales feeling with new. The fairies in this book represent the gray area and I enjoyed it. ...

    This book is dear to my heart. I was that lonely kid who sought refuge in books, and Shade is just the voice to rally readers to follow their hearts and seek their own narrative. She's dreadful at being what she's supposed to be, and perfect at being just her own, exact self. ...

    Around 3.5 stars. I?m rounding up as I believe the children this is written for will love it. Essentially this is Lemony Snickett with fairies and a large desire to find books. RTC. ...

    The author obviously took inspiration from A Series of Unfortunate Events when choosing his narrative style. Unfortunately, he's not as skilled or polished as Snicket/Handler, so the narration is inconsistent and often falls flat. There are also a number of culturally-insensitive accen...

    This is a book about fairies who are dreadful at being fairies as our narrator informs us. I adore the idea of an unwilling narrator who keeps telling us to put the book down. Such an original way for the author to present this story. Our protagonist Shade is a book loving, but not ...

    My 8-year-old son and I loved loved loved this book! We are typically not terribly impressed with modern children's books because they're so dumbed down and twaddly. This book is a gem. It kept both of our attention, had us rolling in laughter and lost in wonder. I highly suggest this ...

    In the details of the book I could picture everything come alive like I was adventuring along with the heroine Shade. No one is who you would expect them to be, and that was a fun thing to see play out in the story. I loved the humor, the narrator, and the book titles that seemed to re...