Author: Janette Rallison
Publisher: Rally Point Press
Published: May, 2015
Paperback: 396 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Mindy
Some people bomb auditions. Sadie Ramirez throws up during her tryouts on TV show America’s Top Talent. Her performance is so bad, it earns her a fairy godmother through the Magical Alliance’s Pitiful Damsel Outreach Program. Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar: a gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel wearing fairy godmother in training. She misinterprets Sadie’s wishes and sends her back in time to be a part of The Little Mermaid story and then makes her one of the twelve dancing princesses. Wishes are permanent, and if Sadie wants to get back to her home, she’ll have to strike a magical bargain–one that involves stealing a goblet from a powerful fairy queen.
I absolutely love how clever Janette’s writing is. She is a master. Each line is expertly written, and funny. I have been a fan of this series for a long time, and I was so excited to read this book!
I loved this book, it was so fun. I absolutely love Chrissy and her attempts to help her charges with wishing for a way out of their problems. Poor Sadie. Poor, poor Sadie. This poor girl has THE worst audition ever and gets stuck in Chrissy’s version of “help”. Along the way she meets Donovan, who is trapped in the fairytale too. I enjoyed how we gradually got to know him and learn his story. (I loved him, by the way.) I liked the twist of Sadie and Donovan getting involved in stealing back a goblet from the fairy queen, and in doing so, get to know each other. I really enjoyed the scenes in the fairy queen’s kingdom. Sadie’s growth as a character was fun to watch and I loved the ending.
4 out of 5 stars. Like any book of Janette’s, there is lots of humor, fun, and romance. With how the book ends, it seems there will be another, which makes me happy!