Friday, August 14, 2009

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

Genre: YA Fiction

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First Line: “Thank you for allowing me to raise my semester grade through this extra-credit project.”

One Word Review: Fantastic!

Book Synopsis: “Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience! 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.” -GoodReads

My Review: This is one of those books where I was actually sad it ended. I thoroughly enjoyed My Fair Godmother. Rallison created a wonderful plot, witty and believable dialogue, endearing characters and a wonderfully quirky fairy. Going into this I thought the story would be about Chrissy (the fair godmother), she is on the cover, the book starts with her “report” and so I was pleasantly surprised that it’s really the story of Savannah. I really enjoyed going on this journey with Savannah, I liked her from the beginning and she continued to grow on me throughout her adventures. Tristan was also a fun character; I also liked him from the beginning. And of course Chrissy, she may be a bit flighty but she actually made some good points along the way, and also provided a few laughs. This is definitely a romantic comedy; I loved the mix of favorite fairy tales with a modern twist. I thought Rallison did a fantastic job with this book, especially the dialogue. The interactions with Tristan and Savannah were realistic and fun. I hope there will be a sequel, if not a series. I would love to be reunited with Chrissy as she continues to become a true “fairy godmother”.

This book proves that you can write a great teen romance without drinking, drugs, sex or foul language. This was a fun, clean read that taught some valuable lessons and I would feel comfortable recommending it to anyone.

Other Reviews:
Always Something to Read
Charlotte’s Library
Em’s Bookshelf
Presenting Lenore


  1. I loved this book - I'm with you, I was sad that it ended. Janette Rallison is becoming one of my favorite YA authors. All of the books that I've read of hers are funny, romantic and clean.
    My Fair Godmother is one of her best.

  2. Mary- This was the first Rallison book I've read, and I was impressed. I actually went on to my library site when I finished and ordered a bunch of her other books. I think she'll easily beomce a favorite of mine as well.


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