Make a wish on a mustard seed for a Fairy Godmother for the entire city of Seattle, and what do you get? Felicity Fortune is not what Rose was expecting, that’s for sure. For a Fairy Godmother, she uses very little magic. Instead utilizing what she calls ‘connections’, and networking to get her charges the help they need.
With appearances from Snow White, Hansel and Gretal, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and other familiar characters, I expected something more. But the reality is this is not a light read, not a fairy story, and certainly not for children or younger teens. Each person you meet in the book has problems, yes they tend to parallel the stories they’re from, but they’re also darker. Hansel and Gretal for instance. Their mother leaves them in a shopping mall, twice! The first time a kindly police officer manages to reunite them with their mother. The second time? A pedophile takes them home with him.
I usually love this author, and honestly the book is well-written. It just isn’t something I will be re-reading, and most likely would not have purchased had I realized what I was getting into.