Friday, May 17, 2013

Review: Fairy Godmothers, Inc

Title - Fairy Godmothers, Inc. 
Author - Jenniffer Wardell
Genre - YA Fairy Tales
Publication - April 27th 2013
Format - Paperback Arc


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.


I received Fairy Godmothers, Inc. in return for an honest review from the publisher Jolly Fish Press. Kate lives in a fairy tale world working as a fairy godmother bring happy ever after’s to her clients. Kate receives a special request for her to complete a Cinderella package from one of the board of directors as fast as possible. While on her way to meet her newest client she happens across a handsome guy who helps her find her clients house. However he doesn't just leave once he delivers her instead he sneaks into the house to spend more time with Kate. Her client is Rellie who’s been living with her wicked stepmother and sisters since she became an orphan.

What seems like an easy Cinderella story will push her to the limit as she learns that Rellie doesn't desire to marry the prince but is more interested in sparkly dresses and bunnies. With Kate’s new assistant as she’s calling him to keep him from getting in trouble the pair will teach Rellie to dance, and create a ball perfect for her to meet her prince and fall in love. However love is never that simple and Jon isn't just a businessman he’s the prince’s younger brother. As if Kate doesn't have enough to do with Rellie she’s falling for Jon, avoiding her angry boss until the prince goes missing. Suddenly everything has changed secrets come out and they have to risk it all. 

A unique fairy tale that captures the imagination and keeps the reader entertained till the very end. I found Fairy Godmothers, Inc. to be brilliantly written, a complex romance filled with magic, humor and fairy tales bits. I think the concept is awesome, I love the idea of buying a contract to give someone a happy ever after, plus there are so many other little fairy tale bits woven throughout the story. The characters are easy to connect with you can’t help falling in love with both Kate and Rellie they both stole my heart. I couldn't put the book down I gobbled it up in just a few short hours staying up late to finish I wanted to know how the story would end. I hope to see more books set in this incredible world. 

 5 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds like a fun read. I like that there isn't just one fairy tale woven into the story. Great review.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous