Author: Janette Rallison
Summary: 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 student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (2.5 of 5)
My Review: Well, I honestly expected to enjoy this book a lot more than I did, but, I don’t know, it just sort of… fell flat. The plot was interesting enough, I guess. The buildup was very well done, but the middle of the book was just, honestly? Boring. There were more than a few times when I just wasn’t sure WHY I was wasting my time reading this book. The characters weren’t all that great, either, at least not in the middle of the book.
However, that all changed in the last… 70? 90? pages or so. All the boring middle plot started coming together, to make an exciting and fantastic climax/ending. The characters actually had some real development in the last little bit there, and the plot really got fun and exciting and intense.
Content Advisory: Umm… Nothing? A few kissing scenes, but nothing to big.
To Sum it Up: Overall, my lasting impression of this book was very good. The morals it taught, though perhaps a bit cheesy, were very well executed. The character development (at the end) was amazing, and overall, this was a fun, exciting, entertaining (if not more than a bit time wasting in the middle), good book, that I recommend for ages 8+.
Have you heard of this book before? Have you read it? Did you like it?