On Par with a Fairy by Lyla Bardan

FAIRY
On Par with a Fairy by Lyla Bardan
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, YA
Length: Short Story (47 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Snapdragon

When sixteen-year-old Travis meets enchanting fairy Lark, legend speaks of a fated union, but his parents disagree. Can fairy legend prove stronger than parents, prejudice and the inevitable parting that must come with summer’s end?

Travis Cho, visiting Door Peninsula, spots a fairy. A fairy? this is a new realm to him, in an otherwise really familiar summer vacation. Or, maybe golfing in the hot sun has left him delusional? But no; the fairy returns and conversation sweeps Travis, and we readers away. It’s fun to discovered the viewpoints of a fairy. Travis is intrigued. I was intrigued.

He knows about not-quite fitting in, but this is an unimagined chance at a summer romance…that the reader hopes will be so much more! We start to hope that some sort of magic will intercede. We aren’t to be disappointed in the magic, but the story rambles along; Occasionally with just more detail than we need which drags the pace down, and the challenge to their romance seems to drag on a bit, as well.  Conversations are uniformly super, however, and will keep you reading.

The true highlight of this work is the subtle humor infuses that specific lines, revealing Bardan’s light and clever style…
On Par with a Fairy is a charming and original light fantasy.

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