{Book Review} Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick

October 16, 2012 Reviews 6

Welcome to my stop on the Not Your Average Fairy Tale blog tour! I loved this book and I hope you do too! Check out my review below

Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick

Paperback224 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Crescent Moon Press
Age Group: YA
Source: ebook from author
Series: #1
Buy this Book: Amazon


Ash Summerland has it all–good looks, popularity, and the best grades at The Academy of Magical Beings. Ready to complete his last assignment in order to graduate, Ash is confident he will get the apprenticeship he wants. When he opens the letter from the Council, he is shocked to discover he has been assigned to apprentice Lady Shenelle, Keeper of Happy Endings. A.K.A. the head fairy godmother. Ash is forced to grant three wishes to a troubled human girl named Kendall, and ultimately give her a “happy ever after”. But Kendall turns out to be more than he bargained for. Still grieving over her father’s death, Kendall doesn’t want anything to do with him. And worst of all, she doesn’t believe in happy endings.

This book is so flippin’ cute! I mean, just look at the cover! It’s a guy fairy godmother. With wings. How can you not love that? Don’t ask me, because I have no idea. Plus both of the main characters are sarcastic. I love me some sarcasm.

Ash is top of his class and he wants to be a sandman when he grows up. So he expects it to be a shoe in for him. Imagine his surprise and anger when he didn’t get assigned to the sandman for his apprenticeship, but rather he was put on fairy godmother duty. It totally cracked me up. He even got wings. Just about the worst thing to happen to a 17 year old guy. He gets assigned to Kendall, a girl almost as sarcastic and stubborn as him. Kendall was in a car accident a couple months ago and she lost her father. A lot of this book was watching her struggle with her pain. I thought her progression was very real and natural. And Ash was just so awesome through it all. You could really tell how Kendall kind of snuck up on him and before he knew it, he liked her. I thought it was beyond adorable.

There are still a lot of questions I have for the second book. I did not see the “villain” coming at all. It totally shocked me, but now that the cat is out of the bag- I need to know what is going to happen next. Book 2 is going to be so good! My only complaint about Not Your Average Fairy Tale is that it seemed too short. I flew through it in one sitting. I wanted more, more, more! But that is just my greed. The writing and the pacing are great, and the characters were sarcastic masterpieces. Not Your Average Fairy Tale took me by surprise and I can’t stop smiling just thinking about it.

5/5 gavels

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6 Responses to “{Book Review} Not Your Average Fairy Tale by Chantele Sedgwick”

  1. haley hagen

    Yay so glad to hear you liked this one!!! Will deff have to pick it up soon! 😀 I agree too…who could not love this cover?! 😀

    Haley @ YA-Aholic

  2. Christy Maurer

    I adore the idea of this book! It sounds so cute and I totally need it! I think it’s hilarious that he wanted to be the sandman. I love your review!

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