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.
Savannah is granted a fairy godmother when her boyfriend dumps her for her sister Jane. Although when her godmother Chrissy shows up she is less fairy and more fair, Chrissy explains she is only fair because her grades in fairy school are not that great. All Savannah wants is a date to the prom so she doesn’t have to stay at home while her sister goes with her Ex. Well Chrissy doesn’t really fully listen to Savannah’s wish and she ends up in the Middle Ages as Cinderella! When Chrissy finally shows up again she messes up Savannah’s wish yet again when she turns her into Snow White. The final mess up is when Chrissy sends Savannah’s track teammate Tristan to the Middle Ages to become a prince. Savannah has to go back to the Middle Ages to save Tristan before it is too late.
The story starts with the reader thinking the main character is going to be Jane. I felt a connection with Jane because she is a smart student who doesn’t think she can get the hot guy in school named Hunter. Hunter just happens to be Savannah’s boyfriend though which makes for a funny and sad start. I was a little disappointed when I learned the main character was actually Savannah because I felt close to Jane, I got over that quickly and started to like Savannah and her crazy wishes.
This story had me laughing the whole way through. It was a cute retake on the fairy tales that we have all known since childhood. Watching Savannah and Tristan slowly fall for each other was great and I loved the mix between the modern world and the Middle Ages. The magic was added at every turn with spells, enchantments and potions. With the combination of fairy tales, the modern world, and the Middle Ages this story is a winner through and through.
Overall I give this story 4.5 stars because it really did grab my attention right from the start and keep my attention the whole way through.