Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review: My Fair Godmother

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
Published by Walker Publishing company
Genre: YA
$8.99 (US paperback)
311 pages

What it's about:
After Savannah's picture-perfect boyfriend, Hunter, dumps her to go out with her older sister, Jane, she idly wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Instead, she gets Chrissy. Only a "fair" godmother (because she's not a very good fairy student), Chrissy attempts to grant Savannah three wishes, which get her sent back to the Middle Ages: once as Cinderella, once as Snow White, and once to save Tristan, the surprisingly cute boy from her school who's also found himself a victim of Chrissy's mistaken wish-granting. From trolls to dragons to the mysterious Black Knight, Savannah and Tristan must beat the odds to make it back to modern times together.
Part lighthearted fantasy and part romantic comedy, My Fair Godmother proves that finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

My Thoughts:
This was such a cute little book! I think Janette Rallison will be added to my "favorite authors list." The voice and tone of this book was so much fun and was exactly what I needed to read.

The book starts out with Chrissy explaining how Hunter ends up breaking up with Savannah cause he falls for Jane. All of this focuses on Jane, so I thought it was odd that the book was about Savannah cause I liked Jane better. As the story went on and Savannah becomes an actual person instead of a self centered blob, the story became even better. I could connect more with Savannah that way and was rooting for her.

I loved Rallison's views on both Cinderella and Snow White. How Ella's prince was horrible and snobbish and how Snow White was a little slow. I especially liked Snow White's story because it really was a lot different than the normal Disney version. The whole mid evil world was great. I love how Rallison focused on how bad everyone smelled, because that is something that people tend to avoid but I can only imagined played a big part in that kind of life.

The romance between Savannah and Tristan was adorable. He is just trying to help and yet he doesn't seem to realize that he keeps embarrassing Savannah. Or how she is always trying to help Tristan but seems to make his life a little harder all the while. It's so sweet and first love-ish :)

Overall, I'm excited for the next book in this series. How can Chrissy mess up anymore? I can't wait to see how Rallison changes up a couple new Grimm's tales.

My rating: 9.5/10

Favorite Quotes:
"...elves who write the memoirs of teenage girls have the unfortunate habit of returning to the magical realm with atrocious grammar. They can't seem to shake the phrases 'whatever" and "no way," and they insert the word "like" into so many sentences that other elves start slapping them. They also pick up the bad habit of writing things in text message form (e.g., R U going 2 the mall?) and for no apparent reason occasionally call out the name Edward Cullen." --Pg. 20

"I screamed. The guys in the dressing room screamed. Although their screaming was more of an angry 'Hey, you shouldn't be in here!' scream, whereas mine was a high-pitched, 'There's a bunch of naked guys everywhere!' scream." --pg.38

"Also, side effects may include dizziness, nausea, lethargy, and an intense desire to eat woodland creatures if, during your magical journey, you happen to be turned into a bear." --pg. 45 


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed the book! I really loved this book and am eagerly awaiting its sequel!

  2. This sounds really cute. I will put it on my TBR pile on Goodreads.


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