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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Nissa is following her mother's path, and wants to be the best Fairy Godmother she can be. She's not thrilled when her new project turns out to be a teenaged girl. When she meets Vicky, and her brother Levi, Nissa has no idea what an impact they will have on her life. This is the project that will forever change or seal her fate...
Paperback, 156 pages
Published April 6th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Oct 31, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I don’t even know where or how to start this review (take a deep breath!).
Nissa has everything, every single interesting element, to be a great book—but at the end of the day it just isn’t. It lacks growth, inspiration, creativity and commitment. The idea itself is quite good—I haven’t read many fairies or Godmothers stories so this could easily be a good read for me—, but somehow the author found a way to write a YA book without any kind of mature behaviour from her characters. These are
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I want to say that I had the opportunity to read Nissa early on. It took me by surprise because I had just finished Bethany's Friends series and I was blown away with that series. So when I found out Nissa was about Fairies I said wow what a change from her usual writing but I will give it a go and I am so so glad I did. Bethany has this way of writing things that will cling to your heart and stay with you long after you have read it. She has these incredible messages hidden in every story ...more
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute little fairytale like read. Kind of like some of the cute Disney channel and ABC family movies I love to watch. A fairy godmother falling in love with the older brother of her mission. :-D
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a word: charming, romantic, full of fairy lore, with some gentle messages about human nature.

A few weeks ago I attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and I just happened to run into Bethany Lopez. I introduced myself to her and told her I was going to be part of her blog tour, and purchased a copy of her book. She is such a nice person, and after speaking to her briefly and reading Nissa, I see some similarities between Bethany and her main character, Nissa the fairy. Nissa is a
I don't know about you but when I watched cartoons I didn't yearn to be the princess - I wanted to be the fairy godmother. After all, she has a magical wand that can do anything even create clothes out of thin air, what more could a girl want, right? I was always sorry there were not more fairy tales that centered around fairies, and Bethany Lopez fulfilled my wish by writing Nissa.

Nissa is a 900-year-old fairy that just finished her course for fairy godmother and is on her first assignment in
Stephanie Ward
3.5 Stars

Nissa is a fun and light-hearted young adult contemporary fantasy novel that centers on our main character - a 900 year old fairy named Nissa. She has decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and becoming a Fairy Godparent. After years of schooling and training, Nissa is finally ready to complete her first assignment - a teenage girl named Vicky who has problems with bullies at school and self esteem issues. Nissa feels sure she can handle her first project until she meets Vicky's
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nissa has always had a helpful, caring nature about her. So when it’s time for someone in her family to follow in her mother’s path and become a fairy godmother, she happily takes the job. Only to find out that her first assignment is that of a teenage girl with self-esteem issues who has been bullied since her freshman year. Not the most ideal first assignment, but Nissa is willing to take it on knowing that she has to start somewhere. What she didn’t plan on was meeting her soulmate.

I really
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nissa always knew she wanted to be a Fairy Godmother like her mother used to be. She goes through the training and is finally ready to be on her own. She is disappointing in her first assignment because she thinks it is to easy a task. She has to help Vicky a teenage girl with her self-esteem issues. Her task turns out to be harder than she thinks because she meets a human who she just knows is her mate. Humans and fairy really don't go together and it is up to the Fates to say what will happen ...more
Carrie Ardoin
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nissa is super excited to begin her first mission as a fairy godmother. She has little trouble befriending her charge, Vicky, a teenage girl in need of some extra self confidence. What Nissa didn't plan on was falling quickly in love with Vicky's older brother, Levi. Fae and human relationships are virtually doomed from the start, but that doesn't stop Nissa and Levi from becoming enamored with each other. Will he feel the same when he finds out what she really is?

I thought this was a pretty
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

I really liked this book! I thought it was a very fun read!

I really liked story... A Fairy godmother falling in love with a human while on an assignment? Can you say forbidden love? I don't think I've read something like this before, so I thought it was interesting. However, the pace of the story was too fast for my liking and there was a lot of telling instead of showing, unfortunately.

Nissa was a very likable character, though! She was very sweet but a bit naive.
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a sweet read that left me smiling.

Nissa is indeed a contemporary fairy tale. It is sweet, romantic, and has the reader hoping for a happily ever after at the end.

Nissa was a nice girl for a 900 year old fairy. She wanted to be a fairy godmother to take after her mother. She trained hard and was looking forward to her first solo assignment. As with any newbie, Nissa wanted a challenging, difficult first assignment and found herself rather
Raine Thomas
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nissa is one of the most unique paranormal romances I've read in a long time. The story opens with us learning about the title character, Nissa, a centuries-old fairy godmother. We learn that she's about to undertake her first mission as a full-fledged godmother...and that she's far from thrilled that her first assignment is a teenage girl with self-esteem issues.

What I love about this plot point is that many of us understand how serious low self-esteem can be in teenage girls. We realize that
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Nissa is given her first assignment as a fairy godmother. She has completed training and is excited to go and help humans. She has a loving and giving nature and is perfect for the job.

Her first assignment is a supposedly easy one. They like to easy the new godmothers in on the job. She is to help a high school senior with her self-esteem issues. Frankly, she isn't too excited, she wanted something a little more challenging.

There is more to her assignment than she counted on, Vicky has an older
Adriane Marshall
I am already a HUGE Bethany Lopez fan! So I was so excited to read Nissa. And let me tell you, Bethany, as always, didn’t disappoint!

Nissa is a fairy, a cross between a Fairy Godmother and a woodland sprite, she chooses to follow and become a woodland sprite. She is excited to be on her own for her first assignment. Things seem to be going tokay, and then she meets Levi, who all the signs point to being the one she is fated to be with.

Like all of Bethany’s characters, I adored Nissa, she was
Nissa was really a cute fluffy read and I adored it! The writing flowed so nicely I was finished with the story in no time it seemed but despite being fluff filled and cozy a part of the plot hits on two very serious matters especially among middle graders and teens which are low self esteem issues and bullying and Bethany handled the issues quite well. There was not alot of action or mind boggling experiences going on in Nissa but I enjoyed it for what it was, "a light read", a fairy tale and ...more
Christa Yelich-Koth
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very fun! A quick, simple story about a fairy who must choose between her work and love. Exactly what I expected from this book--fast-paced, easy read.
Jul 28, 2014 added it
This is a book I wasn't expecting Bethany to write, but she has done a very great job at it. I fell in love with Nissa and Levi.
It has become one of my favourite Bethany Lopez books to date.
Kimberly Landry
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great quick read for me.

A great quick read for me. I loved the characters and the storyline. Wish it were a series. I could really get into more of the storyline.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Better than I expected it sucked me in and I enjoyed experiencing Nissas journey with her!
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
loved this book! what happens when a Fairy Godmother meets the love of her life, a human? Can they overcome the issues and be together or will they be fated to remember those few weeks together?
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
An easy reading, sure. Maybe even cute but I think I'm way too old now for these books. Little context and no characterization of all the main characters. Two stars because I liked The idea of The "fairy godmother".
John Easom
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairy Godmother love mission.

Lovely and gentle feel-good YA read. Newly trained Fairy Godmother has her first assignment and falls in love with a human boy which is unheard of. If she is to pursue her heart then she must sacrifice so much. True love conquers all.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nissa Rocks!!

Loved this contemporary fairy tale!! Could not stop reading and routing for Nissa and a successful mission and then some!! A must read!!
Bonnie (A Backwards Story)
As a self-proclaimed fairy tale nerd, I admit that I love the offbeat tales, the ones that focus on secondary covers. Within the last few years, I've read some interesting books from the fairy godmother's POV. THE FAIRY GODMOTHER by Mercedes Lackey is my favorite example, though DON'T EXPECT MAGIC by Kathy McCullough, GODMOTHER by Carolyn Turgeon, and MY FAIRY FAIR GODMOTHER also come to mind. When I heard that NISSA revolved around a fairy godmother in training, I knew I wanted to read another ...more
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Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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Let me completely honest: I only chose this book because it had the words "a contemporary fairy tale" on the cover. The whole godmother thing didn't really sound too exciting and girls with self-esteem issues tend to be bleh. It's all about "she's so pretty, so I'll bully her" sort of thing that is so irritating. This does happen, but probably not to the extent that writers tend to exaggerate in their books. However in Nissa, the primary focus is not Vicky and
The tagline of this book is what sold me. A Contemporary Fairy Take- how awesome does that sound? Plus I love the cover. I think it is so ethereal and pretty. I ended up enjoying Nissa. I think it is a very quick read and it's heartwarmingly cute.

Nissa is a fairy godmother and it seems like that is pretty much all she wanted out of life. She is just one of those people, err...fairies that just loves helping others. She seems really sweet, but I also liked that you could see just a hint of spunk
Lelia Taylor
Everybody needs a little fluff in their lives sometimes and Nissa filled the bill for me just fine. There’s no heavy-duty story here, just a refreshing little tale of romance made more interesting (to me who doesn’t really like to read romance) with the addition of fairies. Nissa is a charmer and, if there’s anything I would have preferred in the story, it would have been a higher sense of tension. Brandon is very unlikeable but, otherwise, there really is no one to bring conflict even though ...more
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
This was a very sweet and quick read for me. Nissa is a heroine worthy of rooting for with the selfless intention of helping humans as their Fairy Godmother, following in her mother's footsteps. How cool would that be? I couldn't decide which I wanted more - to be a Fairy Godmother myself or to have help from one like Nissa. She always thinks of others before herself and with her friendly nature, she seems like she could make friends anywhere. She'd be a great fairy to have on your side!

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