“ This was a fast, fun, funny read. ” – Marie C. Cordalis
Maven’s new dream job–fairy godmother–presents more problems than she expects when she learns that Faery is on the verge of collapse, and the person who is training her isn’t giving her the facts–and may be out to kill her. Will she be able to make all the fractured fairy tales fit together into a happy ending, or will she be eaten by a troll?
This reader loved it!
When I saw the title of this book, I thought this book would be about a Jewish mother type (no offense–we have them, too) who was used to interfering in other people’s lives and somehow became a fairy godmother. I didn’t expect Maven to be an out-of-work teacher living in her car who wasn’t quite sure what she was doing when she was recruited to save both Faery and Mundane. It made the book even more fun than I expected. Maven stumbles through the book never quite sure what she’s doing, but following her gut and her “Bump of Direction” with help from a hissy, disturbing familiar. Or is it help? Maybe.
In her bio at the back of the book, Ms. Babb quoted Lazarus Long, a character created by Robert A. Heinlein: “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” Here, here! While I don’t exactly see the Old Man in fae, he did admire good writing and this is good writing. So you need to read this book at least twice. She also cited Terry Pratchett as a favorite author. To that, I say–Granny Weatherwax would have a good cackle over this one. I had several, and so will you. – Rochelle Weber