Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

From the book jacket:
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.

A little fairy dust, a little romance, a little medieval adventure.
Rallison did a great job with this zany fairy-tale story. It was hilarious (I drove my sister crazy laughing strait through five chapters), it had a great plot that kept you guessing till the very end, and there was never a dull moment. Guess not when you're battling the local ogre, stealing enchantments from a dangerous knight, and running from a [clears throat] goat?
Twenty-first century teens get thrown into a fourteenth century village-thanks to one ditzy fairy-where the dangers and royal scandals are very real (not your average Disney setting).
As Savannah gets the full "magical" experience, she must also battle a break-up with her boyfriend and find her prince wether he's back in high school or at the medieval ball.

Overall I had a great time reading this book (I even made a record: I read 300 pages in one day!) and am very excited about reading more of Rallison's books, especially her newest novel Just One Wish.
Even if you've never really liked books with whacky settings, Chrissy and Savannah just might change your mind. Oh, and remember if you ever find a leprechaun in your house, don't even get him started on his gold.

Rating & Reviewer Enjoyment:

Pages: 311 Year Published: Jan. 2009 Fiction: Fantasy/Romance/Comedy
Level: YA (ages 13+) This Book is For: Girls
Should I Waist My Eyes on This? Yes Buy or Borrow: Both [NEW]

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

This book is on my wish list. : )

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