According to my friend Justine, whose fabulous new book, How to Ditch Your Fairy, is in stores today, I am a cynical pessimist who really needs to lighten up and look on the bright side.
I love this commercial. I love the Discovery Channel. I love the actual channel, and I love the company itself, for its hard work in the name of science love and for its pivotal role in the revitalization of my town. If all commercials were this good, I might watch TV. But most of them are political lies these days.
Oh, crap! There goes that cynical pessimism again.
Hmmmm, now what will put me in a good mood? I know! How about a delicious new novel set in a world where everyone has their own personal fairy. How about giving away a copy of this amazing book?
I was lucky enough to be an early reader for this novel, back when it was being called “the great Australian feminist young adult Elvis mangosteen monkey knife-fighting cricket fairy novel.” No, really. When Justine sent it to me, all I knew was that she’d written a fairy book. Having just finished Holly Black’s wonderful books, I was expecting dark, brooding urban fantasy fairies.
Not so much. Justine’s fairies are one part “savvy” or “grace“, one part Pullman daemon, and one part guardian angel. And Charlie, a basketball and cricket player at New Avalon Sports High, really, really wants to get rid of hers. I was utterly charmed by this book, and instantly told everyone I could how great it was, and what would our fairies be.
Justine is on her publication tour right now, so if you’re in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Missouri, or Texas, make sure to check her out!
I’m so glad that the rest of the world finally has an opportunity to read this book! Go grab your copy today, or, leave your comment on this post to be entered into a drawing to win one of two copies of HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY.
UPDATED on 9.17: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE SEE 9.17 BLOG POST FOR WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEW GIVEAWAY!