Friday, January 09, 2009

CONTEST: Win a copy of My Fair Godmother!

Janette Rallison’s newest book, My Fair Godmother, releases this week. I had the pleasure of reading an Advanced Reader Copy over the holidays, and can tell you that its tag line, “Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!” does more than describes the fairy tale aspect of the book, it sets the right tone: clever.

Here’s the blurb:

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.



I have to start by saying that I am a Janette Rallison fan. I love her fresh and funny views of life. And while I enjoyed those same elements in this book, the addition of the fairy tale element allowed her to take her talent to new heights.

Some of my favorite scenes include Savannah's attempts to learn the names of the Seven Dwarfs (which had me laughing out loud) and her funny interactions with Chrissy, a decidedly only "fair" godmother.
My teenaged daughter, who couldn't put the book down, told me she was particularly impressed with the hero, who she felt was good-looking, strong-willed, and "mature."

So in my opinion, My Fair Godmother has it all: love, laughter, adventure, friendship, ogres, fairies, leprechauns, dragons--and a plot that surprises and keeps the pages turning.

And now it's your turn: leave a comment about My Fair Godmother or any of Janette's books and be entered to win a signed copy! The contest starts NOW and concludes on Sunday, January 11th at 6:00 pm PST. GOOD LUCK!

59 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

It sounds awesome!! Good luck, Everyone!!

Babycat said...

I have to admit, I haven't read any of her books.

But, I just order a copy of M.F.G. off of amazon.com. and can't wait to get my hands on a copy. It sounds like a very interesting and delightful book.

Thanks...
Have a great Weekend
Cat

Laura said...

This looks completely adorable. What a good cover!

carmen alexis said...

I love the cover! And the storyline sounds intriguing. I've always liked fairytales with a new twist to it. Please count me in! =)

Bunny B said...

I've never read any of Janette's books, but this sounds like a great book to start with! I wanna win this please!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Sarahbear9789 said...

This book sounds amazing.

sweetmelissa818 said...

Sounds great! There's very little better in life than a witty, smart book!

Anonymous said...

I'm a very big fan of Janette's books but sadly I haven't gotten to read any of her latest ones. :( But I think that might have to change with MFG. I love the cover, it just seems so magical. And I'm glad that Savannah's name isn't some sort of variation of cinderella or snow white. :) Sometimes that gets old.

Rachel R.
mybkclub.com
mybkclub@aol.com

p.s. Tina, I would love the chance review ABC's like I got the chance to review your other two books. I love your writing!

Meredith said...

I love Janette's books! This one looks just as good as the rest that I have read. I believe that I have also read her books that she has written under an alias and loved those as well.

I cannot wait to read this and her future books!

~Meredith

Liviania said...

Learning the seven dwarfs' names is hard.

Aimee said...

The book sounds awesome! Thanks for the contest!

Holly said...

I heard about this book about a month ago! It's a must get, in my book. She's a great writer!

The Outsider said...

the synopsis alone was entertaining so the book must be great fun! i'd love to read it!

amy

Megan said...

Ah, this book sounds SO CUTE. I love fairy tales. I was taking online quizzes the other day, and they kept telling me I wanted to be a princess...ha ha. If I did win, this would be the first book of hers I've read.

sharonanne said...

Zomg!This looks so cute. Love the cover and the story sounds like a lot of fun. ::crosses fingers::

Khy said...

I've been wanting to read this one. It sounds awesome.

Beth said...

That sounds like an amazing book! I can't wait to read it. I've got to get me a copy.

Miss Annemarie said...

That sounds like a great book! I'll look for it on the shelves of B&N.

Ana said...

This looks really good. I read her how to take the ex out of ex-boyfriend and enjoyed it.

lindsay_ana@yahoo.com

purdypirate said...

Oooo, Sounds perfect!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I really want to read this!

Please enter me:)

~BookBegger
lyzziebit(at)yahoo(dot)com

Liz said...

This looks delightful. Thanks for the review.

Thao said...

This book sounds so good. I saw a upcoming book of Janette called Just One Wish and it seemed just awesome. I hope I'll be able to read them soon. Thanks for the contest : D

Stephanie said...

ohhh
this book sounds amazing! i can't wait to read it

thanks for the contest,
stephanie

The Golfing Librarian said...

Throw my name in the hat too! I love Janette! (and her books!)
;-)

Letter Garden said...

fairy student? sounds like a lot of fun.

i'm in for the contest! thanks! :3

Gabbi said...

Enter me, please?

allfivestars (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

Simply_Megan said...

Please enter me!

Lauren said...

Please enter, me. :) This book sounds awesome!

stargirlreads said...

sounds super fun

Hillary said...

Enter me please. I've been wanting to read this book for awhile.

Liv (Alivia) said...

This book looks amazingg. :)

Please enter me!

livey12@excite.com


-Alivia

What a Girl Reads said...

Sounds like a funny and great book! Would love to read it :)

Sara

Paradox said...

I've wanted to read this one for a long time, ever since I first heard of it! The cover looks awesome and the story sounds really fun! So I want to win it!!!

Jenn R said...

This sounds just like the kind of book I would love. I hope I win!

donnas said...

I havent read any of her books but this one sounds like a great one to start with.

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, your replies are fabulous! Keep 'em coming!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love fairy tales and this one sounds so fun. Plus, the girl on the cover has pink hair which rocks!:)
-Sarah

Book Spot said...

I haven't read any of her books but after hearing such great things about My Fair Godmother & Just One Wish, too I think I'll have to remedy that :)

Diana Dang said...

I haven't read any of her books but I would love to win this one!

Bookworm said...

D-Y-I-N-G to read! Plus the cover is just too much fun!

GirlforChrist said...

Now, I haven't read this book, ( I admit) but there's always a start, and it sounds REALLY good! And the front cover is pretty funny! : )

Brooke Reviews said...

I really like that cover. I wish I could dye my hair cotton candy pink. :)

Alyssa said...

I've been waiting for this one for awhile. I love books that make fairy tales new!

Darling Diva said...

The blurb alone was entertaining so the book has to be great fun! i'd love to read it!

I also LOVE the cover. Pink hair ROCKS!!

RONALD. said...

This looks great.

I love the cover.

I haven't read any of her work, but I'm looking forward to it. ;D

bamabelle said...

I so want to read this one! I adore stories with a fairy tale element, and Savannah sounds like such a fun character! Please count me in. Thank you!

zarache AT aol DOT com

danie88 said...

I haven't read any of her books, but this one is on my wishlist! :)


datwater88 @ hotmail.com

Ivy said...

I've been "patiently" waiting for this book since I've heard about it. It sounds really interesting.

lil-aqua-angel said...

Please enter me. The cover looks interesting. Never read her books so like to read this one.

Violet said...

Oh please please please entre me. I have wanted to read this book since I saw the cover for the first time.

TheBookworm said...

Okay, I wasn't sure about this book before, but now I am dying to read it. It sounds hilarious! :D

Erica said...

Sounds like this would be such a fun read! It would be a first for me by this author, I definitely want to get my hands on a copy!

Mo said...

My Fair Godmother sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

tetewa said...

This would be a new author for me, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Lindsay said...

This sounds like such a good book & I love the cover--very original!

Katie said...

I haven't read any of her other books. It sounds really interesting, though, and the cover is adorable.
bball11kt(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Meg said...

Haha, this sounds great. Would love to win it!

kim said...

This book sounds so cute and the cover is what drew me in. Enter me please! Thank you so much!