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My Unfair Godmother

(My Fair Godmother #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7,151 ratings  ·  759 reviews
Tansy Miller has always felt that her divorced father has never had enough time for her. But mistakenly getting caught on the wrong side of the law wasn't exactly how she wanted to get his attention. Enter Chrysanthemum "Chrissy" Everstar, Tansy's fairy in shining, er, high heels. Chrissy is only a fair godmother, of course, so Tansy's three wishes don't exactly go accordi
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Walker Books for Young Readers
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Cloie Rainilla No, you'll be fine. It doesn't matter what order you read them in, but it's a bit more funny if you read it in order because they drop little referenc…moreNo, you'll be fine. It doesn't matter what order you read them in, but it's a bit more funny if you read it in order because they drop little references in the next books from the previous stories, but nothing big or important is referenced. Hope I wasn't too late and that I actually helped you.(less)

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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
99c Kindle special today. This is a funny, light YA fantasy with a little romance.

This YA novel is one of those rare sequels that I liked better than the first book in the series, My Fair Godmother, mostly because I liked the main character better in this book. As a childhood nerd and compulsively good student, I had a hard time sympathizing with the gorgeous, popular high school student in the first book, who never used her brains until forced to do so. #sorrynotsorry

Anyway. The Valley Girl-ish
Aug 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm just happy this book is done!

Viva la fairy godmother!
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Valerie by: Ash
Shelves: fantasy, retellings
I am so grateful to this book. It was so fun and just what I was looking for. Rallison doesn't disappoint with this one if you've read My Fair Godmother. It's just as funny, if not more, but with a different girl, different problems and different wishes. Companion novels are always exciting to read but this isn’t exactly a companion since it is still following Chrissy the godmother. Chrissy is getting worse I think than she was before but that may be subjective. Things get truly bad for Tansy. ...more
Dana Cruz
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: janette-rallison
I like the first book better than this. My Fair Godmother is full of laugh out loud moments. This one has those too but not as many. But I have this goofy grin while reading this:

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Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Now this is what I call entertainment! Go ahead and roll your eyes, but I’ll still be smiling. Hilarious, as usual, with a mix of fairy tale this was just what I needed.

Quick Overview:
(I should stop saying that. These overviews ceased being “quick” long ago)
Well the less than stellar godmother Chrysanthemum (aka Chrissy) Everstar is at it again. This time she’s trying to get into Godmother University and her next victim charge is Tansy. Since her parents’ divorce Tansy has felt abandoned b
Much love, for this book. A fun fantasy romance book that'll really swoop you in. Fairies, leprechaun, castles, hays, torches, all that sort meets 20th century tech and possibly a person too? Or a group of people? Not to mention funny banters among characters. That'll leave you blush laughing.

If you're looking for something fun; go.. go.. go get this book. And it don't matter which because you can read whichever from the series.

So, if you'll excuse me.. I'll linger more on that suprise


May 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
The world's worst fairy godmother is back, and this one is even better than the first! Chrysanthemum Everstar just wants to get into Godmother University but she doesn't really want to put much effort into it. So she does extra credit by granting three wishes to Tansy Miller Harris, whose parents' divorce, switching schools, and bad taste in boys have given her a fairly high rating on the Pathetic-o-meter. But Tansy's wishes backfire on her, and Chrissy is not that interested in sticking around ...more
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, fantasy, fairy-tales
The first thing I want to point out is that yes I know people will look at this and think, another fluffy book. I cannot rightly argue with that assessment, but what is wrong with that? I actually kind of hate that term, it makes it seem it's a book not to put any worth in it. I'd say that isn't true. There is something uplifting about reading something that isn't so bleak and depressingly too gritty. Don't get me wrong, I like (if that is even the right word choice) reading these types of books ...more
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 .

This was adorable on every single level. Character wise, this is a clear winner. And let's face it, we all make stupid wishes. And though in the beginning, I was inclined to like the first book more (because I always liked Cinderella
Princess Bookie
Jul 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: I read My Fair Godmother a few months back so when I had the chance to read My Unfair Godmother I jumped at the chance! I enjoyed My Fair Godmother but I really loved My Unfair Godmother even more! We once again get to spend time with Chrissy and her latest task Tansey. Tansey just moved in with her father and they don't really see eye to eye on things. She also can't keep herself out of trouble. She starts dating Bo and seems to find herself in trouble. She gets caught spray painti ...more
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Love Janette's writing. She is funny, clever, witty, smart and a fantastic writer. I know her books will have be a clean read and have a moral. I can recommend her books to anyone from ages 11 to 101.

This time only two stories/fairy tales come to life: Robin Hood and Rumpelstiltskin. And another unsuspecting, cute, teen boy is taken along for a ride into another dimension from whence he can only leave if the teen girl can figure out how to leave.

The only problem with this book? Waiting for the
Veronica Morfi
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
True to the previous book in the series, this was just as entertaining. Another try by Chrissy to graduate the fairy godmother school and another poor girl getting mixed up with her magic. Can't wait to read the final one and see if Chrissy will ever become a proper fairy godmother. ...more
This book opens up with Tansy Miller, who is a product of divorce and basically is unable to get over this fact. When her mother and younger sister go on tour with the play that her sister is a part of, she is left with her father, stepmother, and stepbrother. She takes rebelling to a whole different and kind of ridiculous level. Both her father and stepmother are librarians and so she stops reading books just to irk her father. She also rebels in the form of dating this rebellious biker dude. I ...more
Sierra Abrams
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When Tansy's father divorces her mother and moves away, Tansy does everything she can to anger her father. She answers his questions during their phone calls with monosyllables and stops reading novels, because that had been their "thing". When she has to move to Arizona to live with her father, she does the most rebellious thing yet - she starts dating high school's bad boy, Bo. Bo seems like a great catch, and Tansy believes he's just mis
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Chrysanthemum Everstar is once again in need of an extra credit project to raise her grade so she can get into Fairy Godmother University. With the assistance of Clover T. Bloomsbottle, the exact leprechaun that she never wanted to work with, she sets off to grant Tansy Miller 3 wishes.
At the age of 17, Tansy is at 78% on the pathetic-o-meter. Everything she does now, she blames on her past. Up until the age of 12 she was "daddy's little girl". And then her parents divorced and Tansy's dad moved
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this installment of fair(y) godmother Chrissy Everstar's exploits and mistakes that turn out all right in the end. It's even better than the first one, and the good thing is that you don't have to read them in order. They are about two totally different people. The one tie that binds the books together is Chrissy. Although the title may be about this overconfident, average, fair godmother, the book centers around a mere human who is down on their luck. Tansy is one such girl. Her ...more
November 2011: I enjoyed this just as much the second time around. I really like Hudson and Tansy!! Hope there is another book in the series!!!

April 2011: I really loved this book! It reminded me why Rallison is one of my favorite authors. I was sad when it ended, although it did end with a hint that there might be another book in the series (I sure hope so!). This story follows Tansy and Hudson as they try and figure out how to make the best of Tansy’s three wishes. Tansy was of course a likabl
joy *the clean-reader extraordinaire*
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pg
hilarious! rallison is a masterful raconteur, and the humor she imparts to her stories is just so much fun.

the book is light and fluffy, but not stupid. it's very appropriate for teens searching for a more light-hearted read.
strong, healthy, realistic blended-family relationships.
very unique twists and turns, my favorite of which cannot be included here because it's a major (and awesome) spoiler

heavy PG
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this was great! as funny and amazing as the first one, or even better! totally loved it <3
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book starts in a solidly interesting place. I liked the main character. I like the laid out conflicts. They seemed engaging and had a nice elements of realism. They promised to delve into complexities of the topics at hand and bring meaty innerpersonal drama. And from what I got from the frankly bizarre first chapter (that should have been a clear warning) and the back blurb, there would some nice fantasy elements as well. Not that it was prefect, but largely I was really excited about wher ...more
Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Unfair Godmother tells an especially sweet story. With retellings of Robin Hood and Rumpelstiltskin, this story is rich with make believe and it teaches some important lessons.

I met Chrissy in My Fair Godmother. She didn’t graduate from Fairy Godmother school, and let’s just say that her wish-granting skills are not the best. It seems that every wish she grants turns into a mishap with hilarious results. Chrissy is a lovable character that is flighty and sarcastic. She means well and all her
When her parents divorced, Tansy Miller’s close relationship with her father seemed to evaporate. Living with her mother and her little sister in New York, while her father moved to Arizona made their relationship impossible. Then he got remarried and seemed to have replaced her with a new stepson, Nick. When her sister is offered a part in a Broadway play that will require her sister and mother to travel, Tansy is sent to live with her distant father. Determined to rebel against him, she starts
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
full review to come but its cute and fun. Definately recommend to my friends

Tansy Miller has always felt that her divorced father has never had enough time for her. But mistakenly getting caught on the wrong side of the law wasn' exactly how she wanted to get his attention. Enter Chrysanthemum "Chrissy" Everstar, Tansy's fairy in shining, er, high heels. Chrissy is only a fair godmother, of course, so Tansy's three wishes don't exactly go according to plan. And if bringing Robin Hood to the twen
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison is a companion book to My Fair Godmother. The story features the same fair godmother Chrissy that as in the companion book who gets her charges into terrible fairytale situations. The books can be read in any order. This book stars Tansy who has felt torn apart and neglected over her parents divorce. When Tansy's little sister gets a job singing in a touring musical Tansy has to go and live with the father whom she has felt abandoned her. Tansy's rebelliou ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Marta Morrison for

When I was little, I used to watch The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. It had a segment called Fractured Fairy Tales, which was what I waited to see. They would take a fairy tale and change it. It was very funny, and was a little like this book.

Tansy is very unhappy. She is very mad at her father because he left her family. He has remarried and is living in Arizona with his step-son and wife. When her dad left, Tansy gave up reading. It was a way to puni
Aug 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Tansy's parents got divorced when she was about ten. She was always Daddy's girl, and felt like he never looked back. A few years later he got remarried and got a new son. Now she felt deserted and replaced. When her younger sister lands a roll on broadway, Tansy is shipped off to Arizona to live with her dad and his new family.

With her new beginning Tansy starts dating the "bad boy" at school. She's attracted to his image and his anger, and worrying her dad is an extra bonus. Then Bo takes her
Katie W
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Chrysanthemum Everstar is a "fair" godmother who is given another chance to prove herself in this story. Tansy is a teen who feels betrayed by her father. When her younger sister gets a traveling acting job, her mom ships her off to her dad's house, across the country, to live out her senior year. She immediately gets involved with bad boy Bo and things go downhill when she ends up in trouble with the law. Enter Chrysathumum. Tansy gets three wishes and history may be changed....

I really liked t
Candi Criddle
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, ya-supernatural
I thought this was every bit as good as the first book in the series My Fair Godmother. I guess I don't mind moralizing as much as some...
I loved three things about this book:
1. The hero, he was swoony and tragic, but not too brooding.
2. Chrysanthemum showing up only to put Tansy into evening gowns and lipstick.
3. Robin Hood!!! (once again adding to the awesome quotient of a book)
These book are so fun to read. I liked the first better but this one had some great parts and a little more serious element. I read these outloud to my 16 and twin 14 year olds and they loved it. These books are funny and great read aloud books.The characters are typical teens who get themselves in some crazy situations. It teaches a great lesson that you are trying to figure out with the characters. We just bought the third book to finish up the series. These are fun for 12 and up, but even as ...more
Aug 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2010
LOVED this sequel.
Well done Janette! My Unfair Godmother is a hilarious twisted tale that combined elements from Robin Hood and Rumplestiltskin into one fabulous adventure. If you enjoyed My Fair Godmother I'm sure you'll love this one. It can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading My Fair Godmother first.
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