Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Challenge: My Fair Godmother

4346365Author: Janette Rallison 
Release Date:  January 6th, 2009
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Genre(s): YA Fantasy
Pages: 311
*1st book in a series (has a companion novel)* 

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.

Sweet and fluffy fun!:)

There wasn’t much substance to this book, and the pacing was fast (like cheetah fast).  We went from one fairy-tale to another, and much of the details were sacrificed in order to get to the main plot with Tristan and the whole prince mess.  The part that did have substance was the message about inner beauty/personality over outer beauty.  That was a nice touch:) 

I totally didn’t expect that plot twist at the end.  I had thought it was Simon who was the Black Knight; I didn’t even dream that Prince Hugh would be on it.  Savannah was an okay character, not one of my favorite Janette Rallison heroines, but she’s still pretty cool.  She was a little annoying in the beginning, but she grew and changed throughout the novel, so there was pretty nice character development there. Tristan wasn’t very sah-woon worthy mainly because he was made from cardboard. (Not literally, but you know what I mean:-( ) I did enjoy Chrissy, despite her extreme snarkiness and unpunctual nature.  She was brutally honest, and I really appreciated that about her.  Chrissy (somewhat indirectly and with impatience) helped Savannah to see that what was inside mattered more than outer beauty,  and she helped bring about Savannah's character change by revealing her (Savannah's) shallowness to herself.  

I didn’t really have any major complaints about this one, except to say it wasn’t very memorable.  Just a one time read.  Great for easing book hangovers though. :)

Happy readings!
Rating: 2.5 out of 5


Em said...

I liked Just One Wish better of Janette's books, but I did enjoy this one.
From what I remember, the plot did go really fast!
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Kyendwarrior said...

Yes me too!! I really loved Just One Wish. It was unexpectedly heart breaking, but it was also very sweet:)
*squeal!* My 100th blog lovin follower!! *ginormous hug*
Thanks for stopping by/the follow!!:)

Petra said...

I don't know what I'd wish for. Happiness and a long life for me and my loved ones, my dream job, and more books. :)

Zareena said...

I'm not really sure what to wish for... one book related thing would be access to all the books I want. And "life" wishes would be happiness for me/family and then success? Not really sure about this one. Thanks for the giveaway though!

Kyendwarrior said...

Great wishes!:)

Thanks for stopping by and participating in the giveaway!:)

Kyendwarrior said...

:) Awesome wishes!
Thanks for stopping by and participating in the giveaway!:)


This looks like a really great book. I love the giveaway by the way

Wallflower said...

I'm the kind of person that either gets interested or not in a book because of the cover. And whether or not this book is something I'd like, the cover makes it look like it isn't...
Now for my wishes *drumroll*:
1. To have any superpower/ability I want whenever, how long I want to have it, and however many I want to have.
2. To always be happy.
3. To be able to go into any book or storyworld either with other people or on my own and to be able to get back into the real world.
(I have thought about this a lot)

Kyendwarrior said...

@Christine Danielle
Thank you so much for participating in the giveaway and stopping by!:)

On a random side note, I keep reading your name as Christine Daae from the Phantom of the Opera ahaha ;)

Kyendwarrior said...

I agree that the cover isn't exactly eye-catching, but it's such a fluffy book, I would def. recommend it if you ever have any book hangovers ;).

Lovely wishes! I esp. love your third one! How cool would that be?! Is there a particular book you would like to go into? For me it would probably be the Percy Jackson series ahaha. I'm obsessed over that series :)

Thanks for stopping by and participating in the giveaway! :)

Wallflower said...

Harry Potter. I mean, I was actually dissapointed when I turned eleven and didn't get a letter. So I'd get me and my best friend in that world and then use my first wish so we could use magic. And maybe I could use my first wish to make us eleven again so we could go to Hogwarts. (Again I've thought about this way too much)

Percy Jackson would be cool too! I'd love to meet Apollo ;)

And no problem :) Thank you for organizing a giveaway. Since books = happiness you're basically giving away happiness. ^_^

Kyendwarrior said...

Cool!:) I haven't read the Harry Potter series (just the first and last book and watched the movies in between xD), but all my friends who were obsessed with the books always were talking about the letter. :D

LOL. You and Thalia would be great friends ahaha. ;) I would love to meet Tyson (and Percy, of course xD). He's such a big softie!:)

Awww that's so sweet! :D

Wallflower said...

Well you should read them! Can't go around not having read the Harry Potter books now can you :P

Well he is hot... Both meanings of the word haha. Yeah me Thalia and Annabeth would get along. We'd be a kickass trio (they'd mostly be the ones being kickass though...)