My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the author to review
Genre: YA Fairy Tale
Book Description: Some people bomb auditions. Sadie Ramirez throws up during her tryouts on TV show America's Top Talent. Her performance is so bad, it earns her a fairy godmother through the Magical Alliance's Pitiful Damsel Outreach Program. Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar: a gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel wearing fairy godmother in training. She misinterprets Sadie's wishes and sends her back in time to be a part of The Little Mermaid story and then makes her one of the twelve dancing princesses. Wishes are permanent, and if Sadie wants to get back to her home, she'll have to strike a magical bargain--one that involves stealing a goblet from a powerful fairy queen.
My thoughts: This is the first book that I have read in this series. (I own the first two....just haven't read them yet.)
This book was very cute. I enjoyed the characters. Sadie can't seem to catch a break. She struggles through life with normal teenage afflictions. Unfortunately, her struggles are exaggerated mostly due to jealous bullies.
Her misfortune leads her to be noticed by a near fairy godmother. Crissy has not been to fairy godmother school and does not qualify as a full fairy godmother. Crissy's arrogance lead to some very humorous situations for Sadie. They wouldn't be funny to anyone living them, but humorous to the reader.
In this story we get to visit the Little Mermaid and the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Sadie finds herself in the middle of fairy tales not having her wishes fulfilled as she would like them to be. The moral would be to never make a wish with a fairy, they are good at twisting things to their desires.
Fortunately, the wishes turn out far better for her in the end, and sometimes it takes a little detour to find what is important. The main line that sticks with me from this book is that "love is a choice".
The book has a great message and it is a fun journey with Sadie to figure out what is important to her. Now, I just need to read the first two books. My daughter tells me that they are really good.
Purchase a copy!