Not your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedwick
Rating : 4 of 5 stats
Source: Electronic review copy
Genre: YA Fairy Tale ~ romance
Book description: 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.
Colleen's Thoughts: Ash is nearing the completion of his schooling in magic. The last assignment before he graduates and begins his life's work is an apprenticeship. He knows exactly the field he wants to pursue. He is at the top of his class and believes that he will be assigned the apprenticeship he desires in order to put him on the road to his career. However, when he receives his assignment, he is surprised that it is not at all what he'd hoped for, and is in fact, embarrassed to let anyone else know his placement.
Ash is assigned to become a Fairy God Mother - the first male to ever receive that apprenticeship. He is bewildered and dismayed. Although he begins his apprenticeship disgruntled, the girl, Kendall, to whom he is Fairy God Mother begins to soften him toward his job. She has a number of different difficult issues that need to be addressed and sorted out in order for Ash to grant her the required three wishes and fulfill his apprenticeship. They face many dangers and deceitful plots from both the magical and human worlds. Through their struggles, they become fast friends, and eventually fall in love.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a quick, light, and very entertaining read. I loved the fresh and unique perspective of the magical world, especially that Ash (a very strong, handsome, and admired teenage boy) was given the assignment of Fairy God Mother. Loved it! There was nothing in the book that would keep me from recommending it to anyone. It is very clean. Delightful!
About Chantele: 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 her at: twitter / blog / Goodreads
Where can you purchase a copy?
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