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
Book source: Author
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!
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.
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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