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Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon
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Jul 16, 11

bookshelves: fairytale-retold

I picked this up to join in the Once Upon a Time reading challenge held every spring over at Stainless Steel Droppings. I just did not like it. It was so slow, boring, and repetitive. It is a short book and I struggled every day just to get through it. The story goes back and forth in time between modern day New York and 300 years ago in some unnamed kingdom inhabited by fairies. Lil is a fairy who was been sent to live in modern day New York after she screwed up helping Cinderella meet her prince. It seems she fell in love with the prince herself and took Cinderella's place at the ball. Lil feels that she can redeem herself by uniting a modern day couple of Veronica and her boss George in New York. The parts of the book that were set in new York read better than the fairytale for me. I was only going to give this one star but the twist in the last five pages made me up it a half a star for finally showing some creativity. It seems like my dislike for this book leaves me in the minority
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