To kick off an awesome month of May on the blog I wanted to introduce you to a new book that just came out. Jenniffer Wardell’s debut novel Fairy Godmother’s Inc. from Jolly Fish Press has finally arrived!
Release Date: April 27, 2013
Goodreads Description: In a world where fairy tale situations are as much a fact of life as death and taxes, everyone knows hiring Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is the best way to assure that your beautiful daughter or enchanted frog of a grandson will get the happily-ever-after he or she deserves. Sure, sometimes a little love potion is required to make sure those quotas stay up, but what Prince Charming doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
Kate, an experienced Fairy Godmother, who’s enough of a romantic to frustrate her rigidly rule-bound boss, has just received a specialty assignment from one of the company’s board of directors. Cinderella—Rellie for short—was placed with an appropriately wicked stepfamily years before, and now needs the dress, ball, and handsome prince to complete her happily-ever-after. The fact that Rellie isn’t sure this is her dream come true—balls are fun, but princes tend to be less interesting than fluffy bunnies—isn’t something management considers a problem.
Complicating things a bit is Jon, the youngest son of the royal family, who meets Kate, and is smitten, but isn’t quite ready yet to reveal his true identity. After all, it’s his older brother Rupert who’s supposed to marry Rellie, which means pretending to be a lowly civil servant will give him the chance to spend more time with Kate. (As long as he can get the ball arranged, and stop Rupert from getting himself into trouble over his “self-actualization” business, he should have the perfect opportunity to explain everything and get started on making a little magic with the Fairy Godmother of his dreams.)
But, of course, things never ever happen as planned.
Enjoy the book trailer for Fairy Godmother’s Inc.
My Review: I read an ARC of Fairy Godmothers, Inc., last week, given to me courtesy of Jolly Fish Press in exchange for an honest review.
What if you could have your very own Fairy Godmother, a beautiful gown, transportation, shoes and the Prince? Enter Fairy Godmother’s Inc. They have been keeping the magical realm in business since fairy dust was invented. Or something like that. Kate, a Fairy Godmother, is sent on a pressing job to get Rellie (Cinderella) married to the Prince and have her happily ever after. Only she falls in love with his brother and all sorts of mayhem ensues.
Jenniffer Wardell has brilliantly re-imagined the story of Cinderella. I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard reading a book. It was a fun, romantic comedy filled with moments to make your heart melt. Her dialoge is sharp-witted and her characters are memorable and lovable. This is a must read for the summer and any season of the year. Young adults and adults will enjoy reading this. And boys will enjoy reading this because of the humor in it.
As I was reading I could totally imagine this as a movie! Hollywood you need to pay attention! Read this book. Find a director and get started! You’ve got a winner on your hands.
4.5 stars: An excellent read that I looked forward to reading at the end of the day. I liked the characters. I liked the story. I was able to temporarily lose myself in another world. This is a book I will be recommending to all my friends.