Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fairy Godmothers, Inc.

17407183From Goodreads:    In a world where fairy tale situations are as much a fact of life as death and taxes, everyone knows hiring Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is the best way to assure that your beautiful daughter or enchanted frog of a grandson will get the happily-ever-after he or she deserves. Sure, sometimes a little love potion is required to make sure those quotas stay up, but what Prince Charming doesn’t know won’t hurt him. 

Kate, an experienced Fairy Godmother, who’s enough of a romantic to frustrate her rigidly rule-bound boss, has just received a specialty assignment from one of the company’s board of directors. Cinderella—Rellie for short—was placed with an appropriately wicked stepfamily years before, and now needs the dress, ball, and handsome prince to complete her happily-ever-after. The fact that Rellie isn’t sure this is her dream come true—balls are fun, but princes tend to be less interesting than fluffy bunnies—isn’t something management considers a problem.

Complicating things a bit is Jon, the youngest son of the royal family, who meets Kate, and is smitten, but isn’t quite ready yet to reveal his true identity. After all, it’s his older brother Rupert who’s supposed to marry Rellie, which means pretending to be a lowly civil servant will give him the chance to spend more time with Kate. (As long as he can get the ball arranged, and stop Rupert from getting himself into trouble over his “self-actualization” business, he should have the perfect opportunity to explain everything and get started on making a little magic with the Fairy Godmother of his dreams.) 

But, of course, things never ever happen as planned.

My Thoughts:

-    The writing style killed this book for me. My mind kept wandering, and I had a hard time focusing on the story. There was A LOT of telling not showing. 

-    I really struggled to get through this. I wasn't connecting with the story or the characters. The book is shorter, so I finished, but I wanted to quit several times.

-    There were a few things about the story that didn't make sense to me, like I don't understand why Rellie and Jon know what happened to them. Why would you make a love potion that people could fight against? 

-    I wouldn't recommend picking this up.


  1. That's too bad it wasn't great. I enjoy a good fairy tale retelling.

  2. Yeah. I've read books like this. Where my mind wanders and I just can't get invested. Sorry.