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Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel is the conclusion of the American Fairy trilogy. As I've mentioned in my review of Jim Butcher's Summer Knight, there are lots of points of similarity between the series. Now that Callie and her friends and family are in Chicago, it's impossible to not compare the two.

Callie has come in the late 1930s but the wars between the Seelies and Unseelies at a similar stalemate as in Dresden's time. She is also now made aware of other side teams, like the Halfers, who are like the halfmade creatures of forgotten and lost things in China Miéville's Un Lun Dun.

But it's Jack who grows beyond his character sheet in this book. He's always been a loyal and capable friend but in books one and two he's been more of a companion in the Doctor Who sense. Now, though, in his home city we get to see what really makes him tick.

Though the original story of the mother's kidnapping and her rescue is brought to a satisfying conclusion, there's some wiggle room left for a new book or series. I would love to revisit Callie's world and see her grow into her power and position. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 20, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375869409, Hardcover)

Fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners will love the blend of fantasy and twentieth-century history in this stylish series.

After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the war between the fairies of the Midnight Throne and the Sunlit Kingdoms. By accident, she discovers that fairies aren't the only magical creatures in the world. There's also Halfers, misfits that are half fairy and half . . . other—half paper, half steel girder, half electric spark. As the war heats up, Callie's world falls apart. And even though she's the child of prophecy, she doubts she can save the Halfers, her people, her family, and Jack, let alone herself. Bad Luck Girl, they call Callie, and she's starting to believe them.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:54 -0400)

"After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst castle, Callie is caught up in the war between the fairies of the Midnight Throne and the Sunlit Kingdoms"--

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