Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hug a Medievalist day

Happy Hug a Medievalist Day!

In honor of this day I'm posting a book review by Janette Rallison MY UNFAIR GODMOTHER. I reread this story recently as Janette is having a book giveaway. If you want to win a free copy of this book go to Janette's blog and learn how;


Chrysanthemum Everstar "Chrissy" is trying to enter the Fairy Godmother University by helping Tansy with her dismal life. We instantly feel empathy for Tansy. Her parents’ divorce and her father moves from New York to Arizona of all places. To show her librarian father her displeasure for abandoning them, she stops reading books and doing well in English class. When Tansy is forced to move to Arizona her senior year of high school to live with her Dad's "new" family, you can only imagine the amount of rebellion Tansy felt. (I mean who wouldn't in those circumstances.) Of course she meets the bad boy of the small town who rides a motorcycle and jumps right into a relationship, much to her father’s dismay. Tansy gets in trouble with the law and thinks life couldn't get any worse, until a Leprechaun named Clover appears along with her Fairy Godmother Chrissy and she's granted three wishes. Three wishes should be a good thing, right? Nope. When the town is overrun by Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Tansy has to make things right. Just when things couldn't get any worse for Tansy's her whole family is thrown into the Middle-Ages and they enter the fable of Rumpelstiltskin. Tansy has to escape the castle to avoid marrying King John and gets help from one of the King's guards, Hudson, another victim of Chrissy and Clover's mistakes. Tansy struggles to find the moral of her story so they can all return back home before being killed. 

Happily Ever After in fairy-tales takes on a new meaning after reading "My Unfair Godmother."  The story gives us the behind-the-scenes of fairy tales. The humor through out this story makes it an enjoyable read. Janette Rallison is a very clever writer and “My Unfair Godmother” is another great tale of reality mixed with magic.

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