Today I’m excited to announce a new book on the reading scene: (trumpet fanfare, please)
FAIRY GODMOTHERS, INC., by Jenniffer Wardell.
Jenniffer and I met at my book launch for Big in Japan, and I only got to talk to her for a second because of swirling chaos, but now that I’ve read her amazing book, I am seriously KICKING myself, because I really wish she could move in next door and be my friend and entertain me with her hilarious brain.
This is the story of a, sort of, modern day, bureaucracy-laced, dysfunctional institution called Fairy Godmothers, Inc., and one of its moderately talented employees, Kate, and her mission to marry the moderately pretty Rellie to the marginally charming Rupert, using fairy magic, of course.
This is a world where, yes, there are the expected wings and dresses and spells and magic wands; however, there’s also a healthy dose of Jasper Ffordeian (or is it Ffordian?) brokenness of the fairy tale world. There are regulation books and paperwork; the sheer breadth of the ball gowns’ skirts can be hazardous; spells accidentally light things on fire. Everything is deliciously self-aware. It’s almost like theater of the absurd at points, and it’s a sheer joy to read, especially as the real love stories and the nefarious plotlines unfold. I rooted for the heroine and wanted to boo and hiss like at a melodrama at the villainess.
This was one of the most creative books I’ve read in ages, and the language was a delight. I really look forward to Jenniffer’s future novels, Beast Charming, and whatever she titles the one planned for next year. And let’s cross our fingers that the creative juices keep a-flowing and she sends us book after book for years to come.
So…now you want your own copy, fer sher! There’s a Rafflecopter Giveaway for this book!
Or if you just want to go ahead and BUY it, which you should, seriously, here are some links. Plus the link on Goodreads to read the fun reviews – and there are lots.