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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.
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.
Fairy Godmothers help the offspring of Cinderella and now it's Lilliana Skye's turn. Her particular Cinderella, Jessica Harrison, hasn't come to terms with her brother's death in a car wreck and is taking her anger and frustration out on everyone around her. One thing Lilliana knows... she doesn't dare let herself fall for a human--that was the mistake her mother made, a mistake that cost her mother's life. With the help of her guardian and the special textbook on being a good fairy godmother, Lilliana feels confident she can do the job, saving Jessica and maybe the whole world.
Jessica lost one brother and she's promised herself she won't lose another. And Lilliana looks exactly like the kind of girl her brother fell for... the girl who pushed him too far, who led him to his deadly wreck. When she sees her surviving brother, Jake, falling for the pretty fairy... who seems almost a clone of her late brother's girlfriend, Jessica vows she'll do whatever it takes to keep Jake and Lilliana apart, even if it means adopting underhanded methods.
It seemed so easy in the textbook, but Lilliana runs into constant roadblocks as she tries to adjust to human life. In Biology, they're supposed to dissect bullfrogs, some of whom may have been Lilliana's friends. Lilliana's attempts to wear "ordinary" clothes to let her fit in fail--and she earns the envy of most of the other girls in the school. Then there's her guardian's advice, which seems almost designed to ruin her plans rather than help her. Fairy godmothers are supposed to help their Cinderella's Offspring, not the other way around, but only by working together can they confront the real threats they face.
Authors Kathleen Baldwin and Andrea Sisco deliver a charming story. Lilliana, a fairy trying to survive in a Texas High School, is simultaneously quirky and innocent, unable to understand why others react so strongly to her choices. Jessica believes her life has been ruined and is willing to fight anyone to save what's left of it... no matter what the costs. The interplay between these characters drives the story forward as they gradually come to understand one another and learn that they have a chance to accomplish a lot if only they can work together. The magical showdown, complete with fairy monsters, dragons, and Jessica's top-secret sonic cannon, is a lot of fun. The romances (between Lilliana and Jake and between Jessica and Mark) add to the girls' character development but don't overtake the story.
Diary of a Teenage Fairy Godmother is a lot of fun. I'm happy to recommend it.
What a fun book. Lilliana Skye, the teenage fairy godmother, is as real as a fairy can be. She's conflicted and innocent and wise, plus -- she has fairy dust! A sprinkle of this glittery stuff makes people who get too close to her secret forget what they've seen -- unless they have some special powers of their own. Everyone does not get her own fairy godmother, alas. Lilliana is sent to help Jess, a direct descendant of Cinderella, who else? Of course, Jess doesn't make it easy for Lilliana. Jess is a wounded soul, bitter and prickly and impossible. Her brother, however, is warm and kind and all the things any girl would sigh over. Lilliana is certainly not supposed to fall in love with any human boys -- that could be fatal. But he's dreamy and he's in love with her, too. I won't go on about the plot, just tell you this is a great book with lots of peeks into the world of "real" fairies.