Fantasies are one of my absolute favorite genres. The worlds are only as different as each author can imagine, so when I crack a book, I never know where I will end up. In F.A.I.R.I.E.S.: Baptism by Fire Mrs. Pearson created a world where her characters are charming, witty, fantastical, sweet, magical and sometimes even a bit in the mood to bicker. This young adult fantasy is such a fun and engrossing read. I had started to read it on my Nook, but because of all the illustrations, I borrowed a Netbook and read from there. The illustrations are such a lovely addition to the story. Mrs. Pearson personally illustrated her book and she was very liberal at the amount of hand-drawn illustrations! I enjoyed them on the screen, but I think this would be even lovelier in print! This story should appeal to all ages, but I think it will particularly appeal to the female tween audience. The main character, Mellie Goodwin, is a girl that most will be able to identify with and has a great lesson to give to the reader.
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