Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

My Fair Godmother (My Fair Godmother, #1)
Title: My Fair Godmother

Series: My Fair Godmother #1

Author: Janette Rallison

Publication date: Jan. 2009

Published by: Walker Childrens

Source: Own Paperback

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Synopsis:

Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.

My rating: ★★★★★

I grew up watching Cinderella, Snow white, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and the rest of the princesses. So when I ran into this book it reminded me of my childhood. I remember those days *has flashback*

First of all, I want to say that I would NOT like to have Chrissy as my fairy godmother, lol. Why? Well because when she granted the wishes she messed them ALL up!

But before I get into that let me do a little intro. Savannah has just been dumped by her boyfriend, Hunter. Sucks, right? But that’s not the worst part. Hunter left Savannah for Savannah’s older sister, Jane.

*Gasp*

I know right!

And this is where Chrissy comes in. Chrissy is a fairy godmother in training and was sent out to be Savannah’s fairy godmother as an extra credit project. The reason why she needed an extra credit project is because her grades in school were only fair, not excellent (hence Fair Godmother instead of Fairy). Did I mention Chrissy is a teenager and spends most of the book shopping? Yeah, well that’s probably why Savannah could never get her attention, lol

The first wish Chrissy messes up ends up sending Savannah back to the middle ages as Cinderella. I have one word for you: cruelty! I don’t know how Cinderella survived, but Savannah sure didn’t let them get away with doing whatever they felt like to her (especially the evil stepmother).

The second wish sent Savanna back to the middle ages again. Only this time as Snow White. This was one of my favorite parts. Who knew Snow white was as dumb as a post?! LOL

The last wish, Savannah tried to get it right. So she explained it Chrissy with as much detail as possible. Savannah wanted a prince-like prom date. But Chrissy only heard the ‘prince’ part and sent a guy Savannah barely knew (Tristan) back to the middle ages (again, I know! lol) to become a prince. And the worst part, he cant come back home until he becomes a prince.

Savannah then goes to the middle ages (again, only this time willingly) to help Tristan come back. Savannah didn’t know she would have to face a dragon, ogre, and a mysterious black knight in order to do that.

I loved, loved, LOVED this book! It was quite funny and entertaining and it put a modern twist to my favorite childhood fairy tales. There was a few things I learned from this book:

1. Be careful what you wish for (literally)
2. Fairy Godmother or not, a teenager is still a teenager, lol
3. Don’t take things for granted (like indoor plumping and electricity. I am sure thankful for that!! lol)


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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