Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review: Not Your Average Fairy Tale

Author: Chantele Sedgwick
Format: eBook
Print Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Published: August 1, 2012

Armed with wings and a blue wand, being a fairy godmother should be easy ... unless your name is Ash, and you're a dude.

Ash Summerland has it all–good looks, popularity, and the best grades at The Academy of Magical Beings. Ready to complete his last assignment in order to graduate, Ash is confident he will get the apprenticeship he wants. When he opens the letter from the Council, he is shocked to discover he has been assigned to apprentice Lady Shenelle, Keeper of Happy Endings. A.K.A. the head fairy godmother. Ash is forced to grant three wishes to a troubled human girl named Kendall, and ultimately give her a "happy ever after". But Kendall turns out to be more than he bargained for. Still grieving over her father's death, Kendall doesn't want anything to do with him. And worst of all, she doesn't believe in happy endings.

My Thoughts

Kendall is in need of a fairy god mother. Her daddy died in a horrible car accident while she was driving the car. The accident left her scarred both on the inside and outside. She kinda withdrawals from all of her friends, sitting on the outskirts now.

Ash grew up at the Magical Being Academy. At the head of his class he assumed/hoped that his last semester would be an internship with his mentor Logan aka Mr. Sandman. Instead he’s stuck with Shenelle, the pink flying fairy godmother. That’s right the head fairy god mother. But he could do this. All he has to do is a few reports and of course give Kendall her happy every after with 3 wishes.

I absolutely enjoyed this book. Ash was a fabulously manly fairy godmother. Kendall, your heart will break for her after all she’s been through. She really does deserve a happily ever after. I really did not like Cameron- I thought he was a jerk. Had no clue what Kendall saw in him. I enjoyed Ash’s and Kendall’s easy banter and the growth of their friendship. The baddie Dax is pure evil. Holy cowzers the stuff he does. I never want to be on his badside. Not sure if I could handle it. The ending does lend itself to a sequel if that is what the book world wants. I for one would love to read a follow-up book.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Other Characters

Dax- boy at Ash’s school, hates him
Sam- Ash’s roomie and bestie
Tessa- Kendall’s bestie
Logan- Mr. Sandman, Ash’s mentor
Cameron- Kendall’s love interest, kinda a jerk
Shenelle- Head Fairy Godmother

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so good! :) Great review!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland