Not Your Average Fairy Tale Blog Tour, Review and Kindle Giveaway

02 Oct, 2012 by in YA fiction 34 comments

Fire and Ice is today’s stop on the Blog Tour for Not Your Average Fairytale by Chantele Sedgwick. Here’s what we thought about this fun book…
Not Your Average Fairy Tale
by Chantele Sedgwick
Paperback, 224 pages
Published: August 1, 2012
by Crescent Moon Press
ISBN: 1937254658
Book source: Author
4 Stars
Book Summary from Goodreads: Armed with wings and a blue wand, being a fairy godmother should be easy … unless your name is Ash, and you’re a dude.

Ash Summerland has it all–good looks, popularity, and the best grades at The Academy of Magical Beings. Ready to complete his last assignment in order to graduate, Ash is confident he will get the apprenticeship he wants. When he opens the letter from the Council, he is shocked to discover he has been assigned to apprentice Lady Shenelle, Keeper of Happy Endings. A.K.A. the head fairy godmother. Ash is forced to grant three wishes to a troubled human girl named Kendall, and ultimately give her a “happy ever after”. But Kendall turns out to be more than he bargained for. Still grieving over her father’s death, Kendall doesn’t want anything to do with him. And worst of all, she doesn’t believe in happy endings.

Cathy’s Review: Ash Summerland knows that he’s got it made! He’s a handsome guy going to school at The Academy of Magical Beings, and did I mention that he’s also at the top of his class. He just knows that  he will get to Apprentice Master Night and be a Sandman, just like he’s always wanted. But things go horribly wrong when he opens the envelope containing his letter from the Council about his apprenticeship.  Instead of being able to be an apprentice for the Sandman, he’s going to be an apprentice for Lady Shenelle, the Fairy Godmother. How can this happen, Ash is a guy, not a girl. He goes straight to Lady Shenelle to see if she can fix this dreadful mistake, but is told that the Council feels that he needs to spend some time working for her. He must complete this apprenticeship to graduate and he must get his assignment to make three wishes that Ash will then grant and do a good job doing it, or all of his hard work will go out the window! Things get even worse when Ash meets his assignment, Kendall, she’s a young lady that has been severely hurt, both in an accident and after by everyone around her. She has no desire to believe that Ash is her “Fairy Godmother” and she can trust him and ask him for the wishes of her heart. She’s seen enough to know that “Happily Ever After” isn’t just around the corner. Can Ash convince her that there can be happy endings? 

This was a cute take on a Fairy Tale. I loved Ash, he was so funny trying to do what a fairy godmother would do, but really having no idea because he is a guy not a girl. Kendall was a sweet girl, I loved how vulnerable she was about life after her accident, you kind of get glimpses of her life before the accident through what her friends or her sister say about her, but you don’t really witness that first hand.  This book had action, a touch of romance, bad guys and good guys who try to teach the bad guys a lesson. I’ve always been a big  believer in happily ever after, so I enjoy when that happens in books. I also really like that this one left itself wide open for a sequel, I love to read books that have sequels!

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About the author: Chantele Sedgwick grew up playing the harp and singing. Little did anyone know, she always had stories floating around in her head. After she had her second baby, she finally realized she should probably write them down. Pursuing publication was something she only dreamed about, but now her dream is coming true. The discovery of a first love, first kisses, and the many emotions teens go through, pushed Chantele to find her niche in writing teen fiction. Some of her stories share a few of her own experiences, but most of them are just fantasies she wished happened to her as a teen. She’s a sucker for a great love story and always enjoys a happy ending. She tends to have a thing for the “bad boys” in books, unless they’re total jerks. Then she’ll root for the good guy.When she’s not writing, Chantele can be found spending time with her husband and three beautiful kids, or driving her sisters crazy with random story ideas. NOT YOUR AVERAGE FAIRY TALE is her first book.
Find out more about Chantele Sedgwick: Goodreads/ Website/ Blog
The Giveaway: Chantele has donated a KINDLE + 2 e-copies of her book for the blog tour giveaway. Fill out the form below to enter. Good Luck!

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34 Responses to “Not Your Average Fairy Tale Blog Tour, Review and Kindle Giveaway”

  1. Andria Rivera

    Hrrrmmmm, an awesome babysitter who loved my kids and took good care of them and worked for free (that should be grandma but unfortunatly she has her own young kids lol) payed off house, and good health for my fam

  2. Taffy

    Hubby would never get a head cold again.
    All my children would be happy
    Eat sweets and not gain any weight!

  3. Kelly

    First wish- That my daughter would find a prince charming after her abusive husband she needs someone special
    Second wish- That my husband’s brain injury would repair itself, so he could remember things and have no more 24/7 headache
    Third wish- That my oldest son could somehow win some money so he could go back to school and he or his wife would have to work so he could finish school.
    Sorry not so funny remarks today, Just this came to mind when you asked.

  4. Melinda

    To never have to do dishes or laundry again, a lifetime supply of chocolate, and about three more hours in the day!

  5. Bigmak207

    I would wish for all of my family to be healthy, money and for my grandmother to see her hometown in England again.

  6. Tressa

    That is a hard one. Maybe:
    1. All our debt paid off and enough extra cash to purchase a nice home in the location we would like (we’ve got 20 years of mortgage-size law school loans payments, so this would be awesome).
    2. All my kids healthy, happy, and making the right choices.
    3. The world to be a better place with peace and love.

  7. Cathy

    Three wishes….thinking….Perfect eyesight, gourmet kitchen, library/music room built right into our house!

  8. Krista@Cubicleblindness

    My three (boring) wishes would be money (all three) cause money really can buy everything.
    But my imaginary wishes, hmm well I’d still like money because I would love to buy a huge house that has a 3 story library room in it.
    To have a never ending supply of coffee and bagles.
    And lastly free healthcare

  9. Shadowrose96

    1 – To know how to drive and to never be afraid of it again…
    2 – The money to pay off my student loans and the car (I can’t drive, lol)
    3 – A house to call my own

  10. emfawcett

    1. Acceptance into BYU
    2. Plenty of scholarships
    3. I like what someone else said about money – it would good to just have enough to meet my needs, plus a little extra for books or clothes, or something just as good!

  11. Suzi

    1- The chance to talk with my husband’s (long ago passed) mom.
    2- A long and happy life where I get to meet my grandchildren.
    3- Have my books published

  12. Holly

    1. Health 2. My stories to be published 3. Paid off house.

    The story sounds really funny! Can’t wait to read it!

  13. Evie Seo

    3 wishes? For my family to be closer to me (they live way too far away now, all the way across the ocean!), for all of us to be healthy and happy, and for a magical library with aaaaaaaall the books in the world 😀 LOL
    Great post! Thanks for sharing this!


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