My Very UnFairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski
Published: November 1st 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Format : Ebook
Source : For review from Netgalley
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You know all those stories that claim fairies cry sparkle tears and elves travel by rainbow? They're lies. All lies.
Twelve-year-old Jenny has spent the last two years as an adventurer helping magical kingdoms around the universe.
But it's a thankless job, leaving her no time for school or friends. She'd almost rather take a math test than rescue yet another magical creature!
When Jenny is sent on yet another mission, she has a tough choice to make: quit and have her normal life back, or fulfill her promise and go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Jenny is a twelve year old girl. And what makes her special? She's an adventurer! She runs around helping magical creatures so everyone would just get along. She's been on the business for few years, originally taking the job because it sounded like fun.
But like many times, having fun may turn to something not-so-fun at some point.
This is a quick and fun read, but probably targeted for younger audience. This book is full of adventures and action, but that's pretty much it. I'm not saying this is a bad book, it's just for younger people.
Since she's only 12, there isn't much of a romance. Though there's a little hint, but since the other person would be a.. lamb, you can't really go there, right?
This book also has the most disturbing villain ever! The creepiest clown of all times. Isn't that just awful?
I actually thought about quitting this book at that point. Everyone who's seen Stephen King's It get's me. Too traumatizing to even think about.
I would love to know if there's second book coming out some point? Oh, stupid me, maybe I visit author's homepage and check it out there, d'oh! So yeah, in spring 2013 we'll get to read the second book!
I actually can't wait for that, since there is so many things left open in the end (including the romance with a lamb)! What about her parents? Her career? Her lamb?? These are the answers I left craving for!
My thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky! :)
Anna lives near Boston, Mass. with her husband and their adorably insane black Lab.
She's represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
Her debut novel, MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE, was published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in November 2011.
You can visit her at www.annastan.com or follower her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/annastanisz.
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