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Operation Tenley

(The Fair City Files #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Month9Books
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Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won a free copy of this book from LibraryThing Early Reviewers in exchange for an honest review.

In the world of Operation Tenley, we have a group of beings called Fair Ones who monitors and looks after humans who are born with special powers to manipulate the Elements. Their main duty is to protect these humans from being discovered by Mother Nature, who is intent of destroying the human race. The story revolves mainly around the eponymous Tenley Tylwyth, an over-the-top obnoxious 13 year old
Kathy Osborn
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Operation Tenley is a cross between fantasies meeting technology in this delightful story of fairies.

The fairies no longer have wings, but now have propellers and are called the Fair Ones. They watch over humans who have special powers that control the Elements as Mother Nature wants those powers since the humans are destroying Earth.

Tenley is a human with the element power of wind and discovered how to use this power during her childhood. Pennie is the Fair One who is protecting her, but didn
Madison Chaw
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just got to read the galley of this book... wow!! Can't wait for the Fair City Files #2. This was my favorite read of the summer. Not to be missed, full of wit and charm and imagination. Operation Tenley is unlike anything I've ever read--a refreshing fantasy series in a world gone "Twilight". ;) Hummer is the J.K. Rowling of fairies!!! ...more
Suze Lavender
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pennie is a Fair One with a difficult job, she needs to keep an eye on Tenley, a girl on Earth with elemental powers. Tenley can control weather. Pennie is a rookie, she hasn't got much experience with watching Elemental Teens yet and she makes the mistake to let Tenley use her powers too much without reporting this. Mother Nature is against elementals and the Fair Ones have come up with a destiny for them that will keep them out of her claws, it's more humane, but still terrible. This is what t ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. It's the story of some kids who have weather powers, Mother Nature who wants to kill them, and the fairies (called Fair Ones) who have to protect them. It's funny too. Tenley Tylwyth and Gavron are my favorite characters. I hope there is a book 2 soon! :) ...more
Jennifer Y.
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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 us
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tenley is an elemental teen. Her power is wind and the use of her power puts her at risk with Mother Nature. There’s a battle going on between the elementals and Mother Nature. She wants their powers and the Fair Ones, descendants of fairies, have been assigned clients aka the elementals to protect. Pennie is Tenley’s Fair One. She is caring and sweet and overlooked the use of Tenley’s power putting her in harms way. Because of this Pennie is sent to Earth and given 48 hours to convince Tenley t ...more
Kinda cute story but with a few storytelling bumps that middle-graders with most likely speed through.
Note: My actual rating is 3.5 stars, but I always round up on sites that do not allow half-stars.

I was intrigued by the premise of this book from the moment I heard about it. The idea of there being a parallel world of fairies that protects rare Elemental humans from nasty old Mother Nature is just cool! Right? There are so many things about this book that are clever and adorable. I will say that, for me, it read a bit younger than I had expected - I’d call it “upper MG / lower YA,” if there is
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Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Evan (age 14) for Reader Views (11/2016)

“Operation Tenley” by Jennifer Gooch Hummer is about Pennie and her human charge, Tenley Tylwyth. Tenley Tylwyth was born an elemental with the extraordinary ability to control the weather. Unfortunately, people who manipulate the weather are not particularly popular with the very real, very scary, Mother Nature. Pennie is a Fair One, a descendant of fairies who rely on technology instead of wings, and it is her job to protect Tenley against th
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pennie One is not exactly a faaiy godmother, in fact she is technically not even a fairy. She is a Fair One, a descendant of the fairies of yesteryear. Her job is to keep an eye on a human child born with elemental powers up until her 18th birthday. More specifically, her job is to watch and see that this child does not discover her not-so-human powers before her 18th birthday. And Pennie One has not done her job to the best of her ability. That means there will be consequences.

Tenley Tylwyth wa
Holly's Little Book Reviews
This was a fun, quirky, quick read perfect for middle grade readers who enjoy a story a bit different from the norm. Honestly, I've never read anything quite like Operation Tenley which was refreshing. It was a great mixture of a "fairy" story, a bit of fun technology, and, of course, a most influential teen competition!
There were parts of this book that had me laughing out loud, especially some of the earlier scenes with poor Pennie, the fairy trying to fix everything. But aside from all of the
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a very interesting and quirky book. The story was unique and cute. The writing was okay. I finished it quickly. I might read the others in the series. It was clean and I could let my girls both read it, which is refreshing these days. I thought the author could have expanded more in some details. Sometimes I thought the story was rushed. The characters were fun but more development could have happened. All in all, it was a good book and I liked it.
Tatum H.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. give it a read xx
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Jennifer Gooch Hummer is the award-winning author and screenwriter for her debut novel, Girl Unmoored, which has been optioned for film. Her middle grade fantasy series, Operation Tenley; Book 1 of The Fair City Files, is a Kirkus Best Books of 2017. Jennifer has worked as a script analyst for various talent agencies and major film studios. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their ...more

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