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My Fair Godmother

(My Fair Godmother #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  12,114 ratings  ·  1,459 reviews
Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Walker Childrens
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 stars. This was a cute, light read, a teenage love story in a fairy tale/time travel setting. The beginning of My Fair Godmother is SO CHARMING - I've re-read it probably a dozen times just for the sheer pleasure of it. The story of how Savannah's boyfriend was stolen by her older, smarter and (view spoiler) frumpy sister is clever, funny and surprisingly insightful. I especially loved the description of certain teenage jocks as "sharks".
Guys can smell desperation.
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fairy tale lovers
Recommended to Cara by: Ash
Shelves: fantasy, fairy-tales
All little girls (ok so maybe not all, I shouldn't be making glittering generalites). Let me rephrase, most little girls dream about becoming the princess in all those wonderful fairy tales. What would happen if you had the chance to obtain that childhood wish? Our protagonist Savannah gets to find out.

Poor Savannah is having a rough time right now. Her boyfriend Hunter has just dumped her for her older sister Jane. Things aren't looking to good either to find a replacement for prom. Here enters
Jan 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
My Fair Godmother is the most delightful fairytale of the current century. This book first caught my interest just because of the cover art and yes I know you should never judge a book by it's cover. Well I will be happy to say that the story within is even better than I could have possibly expected and where were books like this when I was a teen.

Savannah Delano is sweet sixteen, extremely pretty and watched by all the hot jocks. Unfortunately she is so wrapped up in herself that she doesn't re
Jan 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: youngadult
Savannah is having a bad month. First her sister steals her boyfriend, now her fairy godmother is too busy to let her finish a sentence. She only hears the part of Savannah's wish where she says she wants her life to be like a fairy tale. . . . and voila! Savannah is back in the middle ages, scrubbing floors and milking cows as Cinderella. Further attempts to sort out her wishes only result in more mayhem, as Chrissie the godmother can barely be bothered to stop shopping or partying long enough ...more
Lessons to be learnt?

1.) Be super, duper careful what you wish for and HOW you word your wish!
2.) Don't make superficial wishes...they backfire
3.) If you call your FAIR godmother's name and she doesn't answer, odds are she's on a eight-month long shopping spree
4.) Computer gremlins? They're real.
5.) Shampoos kills ogres
6.) Snow White is not too bright
7.) The dwarves are probably names after Snow White's traits...not theirs!
8.) Wizards are weird
9.) Goats are evil
10.) Godmothers wear sunnies and g
Veronica Morfi
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Highly entertaining. This is a fresh twist on fairy godmothers. It has pretty much every thing I needed to get back on reading. It was very fun, had princess, magic, dragons and one very mischievous fairy godmother.

Full review to come... (I pinky promise!)
Attack Salmon
May 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Janette Rallison is my automatic go to author for something funny. Her humour is always on point and I don't think I have read any comedy books that top hers. Sadly My Fair Godmother is a dissapointment.

What started out as a decent high school romance turn into a wild goose chase through the medieval ages. Its sooo boring. Savannah jumping from one place to another. Savannah and Tristan fighting monsters stupidly. Its too juvinile for me and not to mention I didn't even laugh once while reading
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great blend of fairytale, YA romance, and silly humor!

The story starts with two sisters. Jane, the older sister who is studious and smart. Savannah, the younger sister who is beautiful and...not so studious.
Along comes Hunter, who is both handsome and smart. He also happens to be Jane's longtime secret crush. Unfortunately, he doesn't even know she exists. But he has noticed the beautiful Savannah, and much to Jane's disappointment they begin dating.

Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar (Chris
Sasha (seetheworldwithbooks)
4.15 Stars!

There was a time when i was a total idiot. It was when i didn't have any interest to pick any of Janette Rallison's books.

What a fool.

(it was me regretting why i neglected all of Janette's books before)


If i had known her books were all this amazing, i would have read it waaayyyyy sooner. Seriously guys, i never laughed so hard in my life reading any of YA books. I swear. This book not only made my day, but also made me happy and made me remember why i loved reading books in the first
Jan 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
I've known Janette Rallison for several years and have been delighted with her sense of humor and her charm. Despite knowing her, I have to admit, I didn't read one of her young adult books until this last summer, and let me say, I've been regretting that procrastination. All this time I could have been a huge fan, and now I feel like I have to go back and retroactively enjoy all her books. I'm serious - I just came home from the library with four of her titles. I've got to make up for all I've ...more
I don't generally have a high opinion of YA lit, so it took me a little longer to begin this book. Actually, to be honest, I was intrigued by the whole incompetent fairy godmother concept and the cover art. The better than average reviews helped, sort of, but my thoughts usually don't match most of the YA reviews I've read, so I wasn't really going to start trusting them now. Considering it all, this book was surprisingly good.

The story begins as a report by the novice godmother to her professo
Apr 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is just totally hilarious and I laughed out loud too many times to even count! If you're ever in the mood for a good laugh, read a book by Janette Rallison.

Overview: Savannah has just been dumped by her boyfriend, Hunter, for her perfect older sister Jane. Now she's stuck without a date to prom after she's just finished using up her last penny on her dream dress, and has very recently embarrassed herself in front of most of the school. Now how will she ever get a worthy date to prom
2.5 Stars
This book was..okay I guess?
But I'm glad about one thing and that is- I'm glad that it's over .

I mean honestly, it was slow, not very interestingly written and can I just say I Did NOT like Tristan, like I'm so in love with the name Tristan for a male lead, (might be why I judged him extra hard) but no, this guy wasn't as bad as our male lead (I forgot the name of that dumb fucking idiot douche spoiled brat) from reckless magic thus why I didn't shelf him as a douche, he was just-um
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
Edit 5/11/14- After much consideration, I have decided to add another star to both the books in this series. Why? IM NOT ABLE TO GET THE TWO BLOODY BOOKS OUT OF MY HEAD! (In the best way possible) So I think any book that has that effect on me deserves a full 5 .

Yesterday, I had one of my many weird, spontaneous craving, and this time, it was for a quick, light contemporary. And I'm glad I chose this one.

This is everything it promised it would be: cute, light and fluffy. I've been reading too m
Nov 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
I liked this fairy tale-ish book. I read it out loud to my 8 year old, and there were parts at he beginning when I wondered if it was appropriate for her, but once it got into fairy tale mode, it was just up her alley. Funny, sweet, perhaps a bit heavy-handed on the "hot guy" thing, but in the end thoroughly enjoyable.
Oct 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013-2014-read
Had potential, definitely didn't live up to it.

I was really looking forward to a ditzy pretty girl protagonist blowing ditzy pretty girl stereotypes out of the water by having street smarts in place of her lack of book smarts. And I really thought this book would have that, when it started out contrasting Savannah and her super smart, bookish sister.

But it quickly fell apart when everyone, from her sister to the ex-boyfriend to the love interest to the entire Middle Ages treated her as an idiot
I stumbled across this author when reading reviews on another author and even though I can never find that review again, I am eternally grateful. So, note to self: author-name-dropping in random reviews of similar categories are stupendously helpful.

This book is a mesh of so many different genres. The first part of the book is a limited third person POV of Savannah's older sister, Jane, aka The Smart One. (The only question in the sentence is why a mother would name her daughters Jane and Savann
Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
2.5 Stars

Savannah gets a Godmother and three wishes, so you would think her life just got a whole life better right? Well not exactly. Her boyfriend has just dumped her to date her smarter older sister Jane, and then this high-heeled party-girl fairy shows up with wishes... but Chrissy isn't a Fairy Godmother, she's only fair. She hasn't gotten the best grades in Godmother school and Savannah is supposed to be her extra credit.

When Savannah wishes for a fairy tale-like life, she's sent back to
Diane ~Firefly~
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Dec 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Once again I'm torn between a 3 and a 4 star rating. I was leaning towards a 3 because I really liked the book, but it was a bit predictable. Then I remembered this part... actually, wait. Let me set it up for you just a bit.
This book is about Savannah - a girl whose boyfriend was stolen by her older sister. Enter the "fair" godmother - Chrissy. Chrissy hasn't done so well in school which is why she is only a fair godmother. But her professor has given her an extra credit project - to grant Sav
Small Review
I wasn't expecting much with this book, but boy was I surprised! I was laughing out loud throughout the whole book. The scenes with Snow White and the goat scene at the ball were gasping-for-breath hilarious. The author's idea was well-realized and seamlessly combined time travel, fractured fairy tales, romance, and characters who were easy to relate to and sympathize with. Savannah grows throughout the book as she realizes how she was silly and gains confidence in her abilities. There is a seco ...more
Jun 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
For some reason all girls want to be in a fairy tale and find the prince after a great struggle. Well, after reading this I don't think I want that anymore. What happens if your fairy godmother is just a "fair" godmother and she messes everything up? This was a fun book and a new twist on the classic fairy tales. I liked that she stuck to the original tales and not the disney ones. Funny.
Oct 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
so, I read this book yesterday, and absolutely loved it! it was really hilarious a lot of the time, and overall was a great read! the the ending and the characters were awesome too!
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Super funny and really great to read! :D
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-in-2011, ya
3.5/5 stars

This book is just so cute. It reminds me of my purple sparkly Christmas tree (in a good way - I love my Christmas tree). It's TRYING to be lighthearted, silly and doesn't want you to take it seriously. If you're looking for something deep and brilliant maybe you didn't notice the pink haired fairy on the cover?

Lately I'm into fairytales. My current obsession with Once Upon A Time is probably the reason. But not all fairytales are made equally. Some have more serious undertones (Once U
3.5 stars for this book. And only because it was hilarious at the beginning. I laughed out loud.

The story is about Jane and Savannah, who're sisters and look very much alike. They spend time like sisters do until Jane steals Savannah's boyfriend Hunter. On top of that, they try to set her up with Tristan, a hot guy but not popular and of curse Savannah doesn't want to hear it. In comes Chrissy. She is Savannah's fair godmother - literally. She's only just fair. Savannah doesn't even know what to
Michelle Rebar
Sep 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Savannah is a pretty and popular high school sophomore who is having the worst week ever. Her boyfriend just dumped her for her formerly geeky older sister after she gets a make-over. What's a girl to do when she loses her prom date after she already has the perfect dress? Well, the last thing on Savannah's list was to get help from a wish-granting "Fair" Godmother named Chrissy. Yeah, that's right. Fair, as in, not very good.

When faced with the tragic turn her love life has taken, Savannah ac
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
November 2011: Just as enjoyable the second time around.

August 2009: This is one of those books where I was actually sad it ended. I thoroughly enjoyed My Fair Godmother. Rallison created a wonderful plot, witty and believable dialogue, endearing characters and a wonderfully quirky fairy. Going into this I thought the story would be about Chrissy (the fair godmother), she is on the cover, the book starts with her “report” and so I was pleasantly surprised that it’s really the story of Savannah.
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