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"...characters that make you want to hug them and cheer for them in a magical world you want to explore even after this story has ended." - Suzanne Ferrell, Bestselling Author, review on Romance Bandits
"Such a good book! ... The characters were excellent and the story flowed wonderfully." - Brandi's Reviews, review on Goodreads
"(characters) have realistic problems that readers can connect to! Great read." - Tien, reviewer, BooksWithTien.blogspot.com
About the Author
Kathleen Baldwin is an award winning author and illustrator. Her Regency romantic comedies have garnered critical praise and multiple awards. Andrea Sisco is cozy mystery author, actress, and all around fun person. Andrea acted out this story and Kathleen wrote it down.
I have a thing for fairy tales. Always did. So, when I saw the Diary of a Teenage Fairy Godmother, I had to read it. How could I not?
And I was not disappointed. The book is a magical tale of a young fairy godmother on her first assignment to help a hurt, angry young woman named Jess. She soon discovers that there's more to the story - HER own story. And Jess (and her friends) end up helping HER as she delves into secrets of the past - and faces a powerful enemy she never knew she had.
It's a story of love, friendship, forgiveness, and freedom with well-developed characters and a fast-moving plot. (I read it in just two days - and I'm a busy person!) I really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to reading the next book!
So in truth I started reading this book because I was on nights and I couldn’t sleep after shift. I was hoping this walking cliché would lull me to sleep, but instead I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. In saying that, I didn’t get much sleep before my next shift.
I was impressed with the way this story turned out. Lilliana was something, she was strong, dedicated but annoying. Jess wasn’t too much better. I liked her hard hitting attitude at first but it got old fast. Sure I understood where she was coming from, but it was a bit too much and a little unreal. I did love her growing affection for Mark, they were sweet and it felt natural for them. Lilliana and Jake, that was a mad case of insta-love, she didn’t even know his name before she wanted to jump him. If felt forced, because you didn’t get to know Jake at all. He was just tossed in for the whole sake of Lilliana, just someone for her to swoon over. H3ll you could take him out and story wouldn't have change. The outcome would've still be the same. In saying that, if you’re going to add a important love interest you got to at least give him substance. I've had dolls with more personality.
The plot itself was original, though a little choppy in spots, I felt the story was pretty solid. This isn’t a standalone so I know not all the answer are going to be coughed up in the first book, but a little more clarity would have been nice. Like who killed her father, because I got a pretty good guess. It wasn’t hard after those fire snakes showed up.
In all, I did very much enjoy this book. As I said I couldn’t stop, even to sleep. My favourite character was Mark. I don’t know, he didn’t have much screen time, but he had more oomph then Jake. He made a solid impression right out of the gate. It was like, I can see mark in my head, and Jake is a fuzzy mess. In saying that, I was highly disappointed when there wasn’t an epic Kiss from him.
In all I highly recommend this book, it's a fun fast past read that will have you hook from start to finish. Sure it has some structural problems, but they don’t take away from the overall story or plot. Even the insta-love. That’s way I’m not that hung up over it. Give this book a change, you’ll get swept away in it’s magic.
Ms. Baldwin and Ms. Sisco have taken the beloved Cinderella tale and not only given it a unique twist, but great attitude. What starts out as a simple mission for this Fairy Godmother, (freshly graduated from her training), to "watch over" her charge, (a Cinderella descendant with anger issues), turns into a discovery of truths for both the Fairy Godmother, Lilliana, her charge Jess, and all the friends that make up their team. Baldwin & Sisco take us from the everyday world of high school into the fantastical world of the Fairies. Things, people and Fairies aren't always what they seem, and ulterior motives force all the members of the teen team to find their strengths to fight an evil meant to destroy them all.
This was no simple, wave-your-wand-and-make-the-girl-glamorous-to-solve-her-problems story, but a dig deep inside and bring out the best in yourself kind of story that girls and women of all ages can love. Baldwin and Sisco have woven a story full of characters that make you want to hug them and cheer for them in a magical world you want to explore even after this story has ended.
Loved! I love a good fairy tale, and this is a good fairy tale. The story follows a group of friends, Jess-the descendant of Cinderella, Jake- Jess's brother, Cai and Maggie- Jess's friends, Mark- friend of Jake and Lilliana-Jess's fairy godmother. The tale is wonderful as it delves into how we deal with tragedy, friendship and challenges that can either make us stronger or turn into deep anger. I am excited that there will be another book because I would love to continue reading about these characters and their new adventures.
This is a great book for the YA audience. This has a very interesting twist on the Cinderella Fairytale including a very evil....oops, can't tell you but it's not the evil step-mother (don't want to give you any spoilers). When teenage Fairy Godmother Lilliana sets out to help Jess, one of Cinderella's descendents she didn't have a plan, but it would not have mattered if she did because anything the could go wrong did go wrong. Of course, there is a love story about forbidden love...and there is enough conflict,hostility and plot twists to hold your interest. The characters are engaging and I enjoyed watching each of them evolve. I would highly recommend this book for any teenager (also to adults who like a good fairytale).
It has been 3 lives of teenagers/young adults since I qualified for that category ... nevertheless, I thought I would give it a look. I was fully prepared to move it to my KindleOnPC "Stupid Books" collection before I started, but I gave it a few chapters, and damned if I didn't get hooked!