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Gr 4-7-As this sequel to My Very Unfairy Tale Life (Sourcebooks, 2011) opens, Jenny is in the midst of a mermaid battle, trying to convince the warring parties to compromise while dodging the putrid fish they are hurling at each other. This trope of showing mythical creatures to be less lovely and well-mannered than readers expect recurs throughout the novel as Jenny, in her official capacity as an adventurer, visits magical lands to complete assignments handed down from a mysterious committee via a friendly, junk-food-crazy gnome. Although Jenny faces many perils (a troll, a sea monster, a witch, etc.), she usually laughs them off, and readers may have trouble caring about her trials and tribulations when the stakes don't feel that high. Jenny's parents were adventurers, too, and their disappearance seven years earlier is tangled up with their daughter's current quest. This plot device should add emotional weight to the story, but due to the lack of character development, it doesn't. The protagonist is a pleasant enough narrator, but she and her friends are not fully realized enough to evoke much interest. Most readers will want to stick with standbys like Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted (HarperCollins, 1998) or Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grim (Dutton, 2010) for their dose of fractured fairy tales.-Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library, Portland, ORα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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"Staniszewski again keeps her tone light and frothy with plenty of wry humor...Flippant fantasy fun."-Kirkus

"Staniszewski again keeps her tone light and frothy with plenty of wry humor . . . Middle school friendships offer a nice theme, as does Jenny's casual acceptance of her fantasy life . . . Flippant fantasy fun. " - Kirkus

"Returning with her deliciously droll wit and a brand new mission for her now-thirteen-year-old heroine, Anna delivers another breezy magical romp . . . the joking tone and thoughtful fairy tale play make this a fresh middle-grade read.

" - Horn Book online

"Not only a fantasy, but it was also funny. You get the sense it's going to make you laugh right away. " - Literary Rambles
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Product Details

  • Series: My Very UnFairy Tale Life (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402279302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402279300
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #699,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.5 Stars

'My Epic Fairy Tale Fail' is the second book in a fun young adult series that shows us that fairy tales may be true, but they are far from perfect. Our leading lady, Jenny the Adventurer, is back this time and off to the Land of Tales - the place where all the fairy tales in the world came from. All she needs to do when she gets there is defeat an evil witch and complete three impossible and crazy tasks, without getting eaten by monsters, of course. If she's able to do all these things, Jenny might finally get some answers about what happened to her parents. She really can't afford to fail this time. Will she be able to do what needs to be done to save her parents?

This is a really light and fun second installment in a fairy tale themed young adult series. Jenny is a great lead character - she has a great attitude and personality and also doesn't give up - even though all the odds are against her. The setting of the book was really fascinating and I loved reading about the Land of Tales. It was another great setting for the adventures that Jenny goes on and I hope the next book has another great place for us to visit. The writing was well done and fast paced, so it keeps the reader engaged in the story and eagerly turning the pages to see what will happen next. This is a wonderful story and a fun and easy read - highly recommended for younger readers and YA fans who like fantasy and fairy tales.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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A fast and funny read. You'll be rooting for Jenny to defeat the witch while wishing you could tag along like Trish and Melissa. Anna Staniszewski's take on fairy tales and adventures will leave you laughing. This is an adorable novel that girls between 7 - 11 will enjoy. Now on to read the third book in the series...
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It was so fun to jump back into Jenny’s world. Anna Staniszewski has created such a unique idea and I just really enjoy this series. There is such a wonderful cast of characters, humor, and an awesome world.

I love the characters. Jenny is such a delightful main character – she is so lovely and fun. I love her attitude. It was fun to get to see more of Jenny’s 2 best friends, Melissa and Trish, in this installment in Jenny’s life.

The plot was so much fun! I enjoyed the plot of My Very Unfairy Tale Life, but I loved this one’s plot even more. It was fun and adventurous. I loved seeing pieces of the fairy tales I know at work.

Another great novel from Anna Staniszewski! I cannot wait to see where Jenny’s story takes her next, as the ending got me really excited for the next book. My Epic Fairy Tale Fail is a must read for anyone looking for a delightful tale. It’s middle grade fantasy at its finest.
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Anna truly out did herself with the sequel, My Epic Fairy Tale Fail.

Her quirky sense of humor shines through the whole story. I found myself smiling, laughing, but at the same time caring about Jenny. Especially since in this sequel, Jenny's task is to go to the land where her parents disappeared seven years ago. The stakes are high as Jenny accepts this task with the high hopes of finding clues about her parents.
Anthony, the gnome, whisks her off to Fairy Tale Land. She arrives to find the magic has disappeared and the inhabitants blame Jenny's parents.

Jenny must face three impossible tasks, set up by the evil witch (really a granny in duck sweaters). I love how Anna uses a stereotype and completely turns it around with her unique style. Of course, my favorite character is the knight. The one stuck in his armor permanently. Very funny.

But don't let the humor disguise you. Jenny struggles with disappointment after disappointment on her quest to find her parents. She also shares this adventure with her best friends, which presents its own set of issues.

I could rave on and on, but the highest compliment comes from the readers who are children. I gave the first book to my niece, when it released. This past summer I learned that she rereads the book a lot! Now that's what every author wants to hear.

Definitely buy this book for a girl in your life who wants to laugh, love and live inside the pages of a great book!

(I read a promotional arc of this book.)
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I immediately jumped into My Epic Fairy Tale Fail after I finished My Very Unfairy Tale Life. I was really excited to accompany Jenny again to one of her adventures. In this second book, Jenny was assigned to go to the Land of Tales to help stop a nasty witch from draining all the magic of the land.

Just like the first book, My Epic Fairy Tale Fail offers another humorous and refreshing story. In the Land of Tales, Jenny were introduced to a new set of characters who are already familiar to us like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, Nessie the Lochness Monster, Sleeping Beauty and the Hansel and Gretel witch. What’s good is that Anna gave a new take to these characters which brought things to a whole new level of fun. Add the fact that there’s a significant development to Jenny’s character. She became sort of mature but still retained her spunk. But what really made me happy is that her friends, Trish, Melissa and Anthony the Gnome really joined on in the fun. Thumbs up to Anna for remembering these characters in this second book. They were really left out in the first book.

I also appreciated the fact that the villain of this book is a female. And the good thing is, she’s not the stereotype old hag witch. Anna really made a lot of effort to ensure that the overall series does not join the trope of fairy tales that saturated the market today.

Aside from the characters, My Epic Fairy Tale Fail has a lot of improvement when it comes to the plot. Compared to the first book, this one has a lot of story to tell particularly that it involved Jenny discovering a secret that could be the answer to her ultimate desire and trying to outlast a wicked witch.
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