Title: Street Fair
Author: Jeffrey Cook
Blurb: School is out for the summer, which will give Megan O’Reilly’s friends time to see that she really starts learning something useful. When music is magic and magic is sometimes medicine, it’s easy for a menehune BFF, a satyr rock star, and a disabled pixie with a service crow to give a girl information overload.
The weekend of the Fremont Solstice Fair is also the weekend of the Goblin Market. Megan’s adjusted enough to this Unseelie Princess thing to see some use in all this colorful shopping potential, both real-world and magical, even if she can get ahead of herself sometimes.
But someone wants to use the Market for his own destructive purposes. And he knows a guy who’s great at ruining other people’s Midsummer nights.
Jeffrey Cook has done it again in this sequel to his story ‘Foul is Fair’.
Fast action, amazing characters, and a wonderful world are only the beginning. Megan is working with Ashling on her music, and Lani finally has a car, so the trio of teens can hang out farther than the part. And what’s coming up? A fair, with concerts both in Seattle, and Faerie. Not to mention: the Goblin Market. Where everything is always for sale. For a price.
Things get heated pretty quick when Ashling sees the man who stole her wings, Megan sells her F# (F sharp) for a good cause, and Robin Goodfellow causes a lot of trouble.
Once again, I connected with Megan. I know I said this in the review for the first book, but seeing ADHD in a book, and portrayed so faithfully, is amazing. Innocuous moments other people read over, I see with a light and a certain sense of appreciation.
Coming off the high from Foul is Fair, I didn’t quite expect the ADHD to play as much a part. But Jeffrey and Katherine stayed true to keeping it as a part of her character. Not at the forefront, necessarily, but essential.
I think my favorite part of this book was definitely the end battle. I won’t spoil here in the review itself, but the action kept my on the edge of my seat the whole time. At one point I actually yelled ‘yes!’ in victory.
The writing kept me hanging on, the characters kept me engaged, and the plot kept me turning page after page.
Stay tuned for March 5th, 2017 when I livetweet the book A Fair Fight (Fair Folk Chronicles Book 3) by Jeffrey Cook