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Wishful Thinking (How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World

(How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (Or Die Trying) #1)

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Muddled magic. Missing faeries. She’s having one spell of a day at work…

Saffron Sawyer aspires to rise from the magical world’s bottom rung. But when her wish to join the renowned Office of Faery Godmothers is granted, bullies make her first day on the job unbearable. And to add to her misery, she discovers that someone is abducting her coworkers one-by-one.

Desperate t
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Expected publication: August 26th 2019
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Marta Cox
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I guess when we think about Faery Godmothers we imagine genial , white haired, mature ladies who wear spectacles above their rosy cheeks. Well Saffron is young, has brown uncontrollably curly hair and tons of attitude. Oh and did I mention she's the newest recruit to the Faery Godmothers ? It's just too bad that she has been set up to be bait as they struggle to find out just why so many have been abducted !
Saffron is yet another character that this author easily brings to life. She's capable,
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Janet Newport
Thank you NetGalley and Harperfire for this arc.

This was a fun read for me. Imagine a gang of cranky fairies in a mash-up of The Office and Mean Girls!

Saffron (a fairy) thought all her dreams had come true when she was recruited for employment by the Office/Guild of Fairy Godmothers.... Let the good times roll! The pacing of the story was nicely balanced between hectic action and Saffron taking time-out to think/plan ahead for what ever came next. Unfortunately for Saffron, most of her actions w
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Helen Wawrejko
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice mystery with missing faerie godmothers, a hot Devils Advocate, and funky "godmothers" to rainbows and druggies. The first several chapters nearly lost me to a DNF, but trudging on it came together for a good read. There were a lot of grammatical errors that hopefully will be addressed before publication. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC from Netgalley.
Rebecca Goss
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this mystery involving fairy godmothers. And the Devil’s Advocate was intriguing and attractive. The characters were funny and creative. We’ve all worked with people like those in the office, whether or not they are fairies. Saffron is so full of adventure and sass that I wish I were more like her.
Valerie
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It is funny, has some mystery and romance to it as well as supernatural. The characters are enjoyable. I can't wait for the next book. #WishfulThinking #NetGalley
Beth
I received this ARC copy of Wishful Thinking from Harperfire. This is my honest and voluntary review. Wishful Thinking is set for publication Aug. 26, 2019.
Nicki K.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Helen Harper is the queen of paranormal and urban fantasy. I've read (and loved) the vast majority of her books, and yet I'm somehow always surprised at just how good all of her new releases are. Harper has, yet again, created an incredibly likeable protagonist, as well as an innovative magic system. Saffron was an absolute delight, and I loved reading about her journey to fairy godmotherhood. The side char
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Charmaine Ohl
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A unique story based in the Faery world, which just happens to be part of our own world. Saffrons misadventures were a delight to read and I honestly can not wait to see what mess she gets into next on her way to be the best damn faery Godmother tthe world has ever seen. I really wanted to read this any chance I got, and hated having to stop reading. Enough comic relief not to get boring, a touch of romance to keep things interesting, (ex) dope faeries for some fun on your trip with a devil's ad ...more
Lauren Easey
I've read quite a few of Helen Harper's books so I knew the sort of vibe I'd be getting, magic within a real world setting with a slightly spunky female protagonist. Always my cup of tea. What I did not expect was the interesting take on the idea of fairies. Taking something we already have ideas about 'tooth fairies' and 'fairy godmothers' and creating a whole world of other types of fairies was a great idea. It took a few pages for me to understand what a dope fairy actually was but once I did ...more
Susan Cordeiro
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not usually I reader of fantasy, however, the plot of this book sounded like a fun read to me. It was! Saffron Sawyer is a fairy, a drug fairy who wants to become a fairy godmother, the epitome of fae. She is suddenly needed in the fairy godmother department.... she soon finds out why and a race to save the fae begins.
The story line moves along quickly, you never feel that the story drags.
I really like Saffron, and felt badly when she is snubbed by the other godmothers.. but she has an ama
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Sara Oxton
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper a five-star read that you could wish on as it will come true. This is the first in a new series and I am sure the rest will be amazing also, as this author always writes amazing faeries, I don’t know but I am afraid to admit Saffron may just be the new fave. From Dope Faery to Faery Godmother, no one else could do better. I loved how there was this whole world of different types of faeries, running around doing their jobs like everyone else, making us see boogeym ...more
Konny
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wishful Thinking , How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (Or Die Trying) book one by Helen Harper tells Saffron Sawyers story.
Saffron is a faery , has trainees, is feisty and has spunk. When she gets the opportunity to change to her dream departement she's all in. What she doesn't know is that her dream job isn't dreamy at all and she's in for the adventure of her life.
Wishful Thinking is a fast paced pnr read. A well written story that had me captivated from chapter one til the e
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Sandra Berryman
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Obviously the first in a series, this book started off slow but eventually picked up steam. A combination of mystery, paranormal and romance, I enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and will probably get the next book in this series. I received an e-book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.
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Heather Bennett
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wishful Thinking is a entertaining mystery. The characters are interesting and the plot is good. The book is well written
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