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!