Fairalon

Rated 5.00/5 based on 17 reviews
Fairalon explores themes of trust, friendship, self-reliance with a sprinkle of budding romance.
Three troubled preteens stumble into a magical world where they encounter fantastic creatures and face real dangers together. Fairalon takes its readers through a myriad of mysterious twists and turns where anything can happen.
Fairalon is a MG/YA fantasy novel with 30 full color illustrations. More

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About TJ Roberts

T.J. Roberts is an author and illustrator who holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He has years of experience as a child & family therapist and crisis intervention specialist. Roberts is the father of three daughters who taught him much of what he knows about girls growing up. Who knew that borrowing your sister's hairbrush was a hanging offense.

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Review by: Marie10 on June 1, 2016 :
I love fantasy and I adore fairy tales! Fairy tales are my childhood love even though now I am old enough to be considered responsible enough to take up adult fiction tales more seriously. Even then, I cannot keep myself away from the mystery and fantasy that fairy tales are made of. Thus, I was drawn to TJ Roberts’ Fairalon when it came in the market and quickly started reading it to quench my thirst for fictional magic. I was not disappointed at all by Fairalon. Rather I was impressed by the way TJ Roberts created the tale of Iris who is an ordinary girl but is possessed with an unusual power. I would call it her power as she can see what others are incapable to see. It is her power to enter into the realm of otherwise the impossible. Iris learns to trust and that is one of the elements that our youth struggles today.
I also love the phenomenon and technique used by TJ Roberts in creating the fairies on the names flowers. It is a brilliant effort that the author has made and in fact he has impressed me a lot. If there has to be a sequel to the novel, I will definitely wait for it!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: catherine coleman on May 30, 2016 :
Fairalon is a wonderful read for every age group, it is well written and accessible at all reading levels. I'm impressed with the imagination of the writer on the description of beautiful places and variety of characters in such fine and magical detail that you can’t help but fall in love with the world he has created.
It's an adorable story about honesty, trust, bravery, and acceptance. The main characters Irish shows a lot of perseverance when the going gets tough, and I think the biggest lesson young readers will take away is the importance and value of friendship. Overall it was a great read, full of action plot combined with the fantasy aspects which held my interest all the way through into the tale. I highly recommend this book!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: tarahyeager on April 3, 2016 :
I loved this book! Roberts creates a very relatable character in Iris, who feels like she is different from everyone else, and is sort of ashamed of it. She learns not to be and discovers a lot about herself. This book is full of beautiful illustrations which greatly added to it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy!!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: michel johnson on March 31, 2016 :
This story is about an eleven year old girl named Iris and how she discovers that the things that make her different from other people, are not things to be ashamed of and hidden; but rather, understood just as her Grandmother – who Iris has much in common with – did. T. J. Roberts, is exceptionally skilled at telling this magical tale of this sweet and precocious young girl who is driven to be very brave, and explore deeply who she really is when a neighborhood boy goes missing; and despite Iris witnessing what happened to him – no one believes her.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Jru2014 on March 18, 2016 : (no rating)
Fairalon exceeded my expectations! This book incorporates the fantasy world genre into young adult fiction. I think when I was Iris’s age, I would’ve loved reading it myself. I enjoyed it even as an adult. As an English teacher, I would recommend this to one of my students who favors fantasy. T.J. Roberts has a gift of creating a world a child would be able to relate to. In some parts, I was reminded of The Labyrinth (one of my childhood favorites.) I was also reminded of such classics as Harry Potter and Stardust. Roberts is really onto something with this book! All fans of YA and Fantasy should put it on their list!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: ana209 on March 11, 2016 :
I can honestly say that I enjoyed this book. The story develops around a little girl named Iris who like most tweens her age feels awkward and different form the rest of the kids her age. She soon realizes and understands why she feels different. Her journey begins when she has to look deep within to find out who she really is and what she is born to do. It is about magic and about discovering a whole new world and understanding where she fits in. The writer does an excellent job of keeping the reader engaged and reading through the story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Katharina Kurs on March 11, 2016 :
A delightful story wrapped in a fantastic bow ! A fun read filled with all the elements needed to captivate and enchant young readers. This story is about an eleven year old girl named Iris and how she discovers that the things that make her different from other people, are not things to be ashamed of and hidden; but rather, understood just as her Grandmother – who Iris has much in common with – did. T. J. Roberts, is exceptionally skilled at telling this magical tale of this sweet and precocious young girl who is driven to be very brave, and explore deeply who she really is when a neighborhood boy goes missing; and despite Iris witnessing what happened to him – no one believes her.

Download this wonderful story that has all the classic elements of an epic fantasy the keeps the reader moving forward with many mystical twists and turns. The illustrations are colorful and are well-detailed works that add nicely to the story. Any fan of fantasy should download and read.. both young and older reader alike!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Dannielle Swope on March 9, 2016 :
Iris is a smart, spunky 11 year old who has a mixture of good and bad experiences, which results in both bothersome traits and special gifts. This fantasy novel is very well written and engaging. The 3-D illustrations were a welcome surprise. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and will share it with some preteens in my family.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: TeahMist on March 8, 2016 :
Fairalon by TJ Roberts is a well written fantasy novel for young adults. It is so rare to find well written young adult books with full color illustrations. I found the full color illustrations to be beautifully done; they really helped the reader to be able to picture the book in their mind. The story itself focuses on Iris, an eleven year old girl; Iris has had a problem since her mother’s death with repeating almost everything she does, to make sure she gets it right, to make sure nothing that bad ever happens again. I really liked Iris as a character I felt like understood her frustration with no believing her and her desire to prove that she is not crazy to those she loves and cares about. While Fairalon by TJ Roberts is a young adult novel and is geared towards middle school aged children it can still be enjoyed by adults. As an adult I found the book to be both captivating and intriguing the only thing I would have preferred would have been for Iris to be older, but that is one of the reasons the book is meant more for young adults than adults. I was provided a free copy of this book for review purposes.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
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