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Aug 28, Sarah rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Flame in the Dark. I loved the first half of the book but when Alexander came in I lost interest. Except the author goes on to tell, oh, maybe 5 more drawn-out examples. She helps Alexander rescue the kingdom, both proud of him for his reversion to Champion and worried that he will die. I liked Julian, even though we don’t see much of him, and Elena at firstoh and Bella no NOT the same Bella from Beauty and the Werewolf, thank God as well as the funny side-characters.

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Other smaller themes include treating people humanely, wanting to do good rather than evil, and of course the ever popular belief that love conquers all. The combination of fractured fairy tales, magical apprenticeship, and uncommonly interesting magical force is what keeps me coming back year after year after year.

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Just as there are sleeping Princesses, various young men on quests, and young girls with long,long hair imprisoned in towers etc. Her body is dumped in a river, and a musician makes an instrument from her bones or her hair.

I especially appreciated how female-centric the piece was, mainly showing the world through Elena’s eyes. It must get lonely to be a Godmother and other than a house of fairies have no other human companions. Jun 08, Lilyan rated it it was ok Shelves: This could have been 10 stars but bumping it down to 8 because the end didn’t deliver. The Complete Arrows Trilogy.

Lackey might have been better off writing an encyclopedia of the tradition and the kingdoms to explain her other books rather than writing this junk as the intro. She offers to take Elena on as an apprentice, and teach her how to be a fairy godmother in her own right.

Why should you read this book? So why would you end this book with a traditional ending? After the meredes of her mother, her father married a devious social climber with two daughters of her own. The Fairy Godmother – July 1 21 Jul 01, Ain’t backstory a witch?

Jun 11, Mandi Ellsworth added it. A year old woman with no education, no money, and no hope of ever marrying a highborn man, Elena has only one option: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. You’ve successfully reported this review.


And the book was way too long, there were lots of parts that could have been edited out. At first it seems like you are reading a re-telling of Cinderella. Although yes it was humbling to see Alexander’s transformation, I actually was a little put off that there had to be lqckey Prince in her story.


See 1 question about The Fairy Godmother…. Elena, however, is not living the life of a typical Otrarian. However, whatever the council decides, Elena is confident that she and Alexander will remain together.

Her Prince was As she learns, Elena has a number of little adventures, keeping the pace from lagging too badly. Then I got to the sex scenes. Although the book up until this point has been a fairly straightforward coming-of-age story or, rather, a coming-into-power storythe novel is only half over.

Reserved For The Cat. So Elena goes to the hiring fair to try and find work as a servant, but no one will take her, for fear of the wrath of her step-mother.