Friday, September 16, 2016

Blog Tour: Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer...Review and Giveaway!

Today I'm a stop on the Operation Tenley Blog Tour!
Keep reading for my review and your chance to enter the giveaway! 

About the Book

Operation Tenley (The Fair City Files #1)
by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

Meet Tenley Tylwyth, an Elemental Teen born with the power to produce weather. Cool? Not really. Elementals who can create weather make Mother Nature angry. It’s time she got rid of them. Only one thing is standing in her way—Fair Ones. These ancestors of fairies keep kids like Tenley safe, but when rookie Fair One, Pennie, fails to do so, she’s forced to travel to Earth—a place where no Fair One wants to go. Now, Pennie has forty-eight hours to convince Tenley to give up her power. It won’t be so easy. Tenley’s got a way with wind. And after falling deep into Mother Nature’s gardens, where trees grow upside down and insects attack on command, a little wind might be just what Tenley needs to survive. Even if it kills her.

About the Author

Jennifer Gooch Hummer is the award-winning author and screenwriter of her debut novel, Girl Unmoored (SparkPress). Girl Unmoored has also been published in German (Carlsen).  Jennifer has worked as a script analyst for various talent agencies and film studios. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.

My Review

Title: Operation Tenley
Author: Jennifer Gooch Hummer
Source:  Publisher
Format: Digital ARC

In Operation Tenley, we meet Pennie, a descendant of Fairies…also known as a Fair One. As a Fair One it is her duty to look out for Tenley, a human with the ability to control the wind...she's sort of like a guardian angel, but she's kind of been slacking at her duties and failing to report her charge's use of her Elemental Power. The problem is that Tenley isn’t supposed to be using her Elemental Power and every time she uses it, she risks making Mother Nature very, very angry…we’re talking earthquake and tornado-level angry.  When Pennie’s bosses get wind (no pun intended) of Tenley’s inappropriate use of her powers, they send Pennie to Earth to convince Tenley to sign an agreement not to use her power or else she would be “erased” and Pennie banished from her home.  But things don’t quite go as planned leading to some very crazy situations and lessons in trust and friendship for both Pennie and Tenley.

I seriously do not know how Pennie did it.  She must have really loved Tenley because I would have given up long before the deadline was up.  Truthfully, Tenley was very hard to like.  She was determined to win a contest called “America’s Next Most Inspirational Teen” through her nail art and online videos. But she was a self-absorbed, walking disaster.  But I guess Pennie truly did love her since she was willing to go to Earth to save her and had been monitoring her since she was born. Perhaps in those 13 years Pennie saw something I didn’t and hopefully Tenley finally saw the light and changed her ways after everything was said and done (don’t want to spoil anything so I am not going to mention what happened, but it was major).

I did love Pennie though.  She was a sweetheart with the patience of a saint and I would have loved to have known more about her background and family.  She had a good heart and I loved her interactions with all of the other characters.  She was really a cheerleader for everyone and helped boost the confidence of whoever she was speaking to, which was nice. Even her fellow Fair One, Laraby and his human charge, Holden, aren’t immune to her kindness by the end of the story.  It was interesting how she and Tenley were almost complete opposites and how they interacted with each other and other people.  It was a little weird how Tenley and her mom just welcomed Pennie into their home though, no questions asked, I do have to say that.

The whole story and concept was really interesting and not something I had read before.  I really liked the idea of a guardian-Fair One looking over you and the whole world that the author built for the Fair Ones fascinated me what with robes, tool belts with magic tools, propellers instead of wings, holograms, magic, and more.  It was an interesting mix of technology and fantasy.

Operation Tenley was an interesting story with memorable characters and a fascinating plot that I enjoyed reading.

My Rating: 4 Stars

*I received a digital arc of this book in exchange for an honest review* 


Now for the giveaway...
· One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Operations Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer (INT)

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