Not Your Average Fairytale by Chantele Sedgwick
Publication: July 2012
Length: estimated 187 pages
Description: 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.
My Review: This book was a surprise! I never would have thought to have a male fairy godmother, and I'm sure Ash thought the same thing. Ha!! I thought this was a very original take on a fantasy/fairy tale type story.
Ash seemed to be the type of person who really has everything fall right into his lap. He works hard and therefore, gets what he wants out of life. I really connected with him and liked his character. When he gets this surprise assignment, he tries really hard to make the best of it, even though it's obvious he wants to be anywhere but where he is. His eyes--that's what really got me. :) Silvery blue...
Kendall is a fun character, but I felt so sorry for her. I can't imagine the guilt and pressures she was feeling in life and being a teen makes it all that much harder to deal with. I could easily relate with her skepticism towards Ash. Really?? A fairy godmother?? And a male one at that? Yeah, right.
I loved the build up of their relationship. It was very natural and believable.
Content: nothing that stood out to me. Clean!