Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2013-04-06
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother’s path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak.To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she’s met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren’t meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?
The tagline of this book is what sold me. A Contemporary Fairy Take- how awesome does that sound? Plus I love the cover. I think it is so ethereal and pretty. I ended up enjoying Nissa. I think it is a very quick read and it’s heartwarmingly cute.
Nissa is a fairy godmother and it seems like that is pretty much all she wanted out of life. She is just one of those people, err…fairies that just loves helping others. She seems really sweet, but I also liked that you could see just a hint of spunk in her. It only peeked out once or twice, like when she was dealing with Brandon in defense of her friend but those moments were my favorite. I loved seeing Nissa stand up for someone and honestly, I had hoped to see more spunkiness from her. (even if she might have gotten in to trouble for it.) But it is easy to see that Nissa is just a lovely girl down to her core. She meets and falls in love with her romantic interest pretty early on. It didn’t seem like insta-love (it is, but it isn’t) to me because Bethany Lopez did a good job of laying out what the signs and symptoms were for a fairy mating. They hit you all at once and its not really something you can control. So while things were happening pretty fast, I understood that was why it was happening at that pace. It’s the way of the fairies in love.
I know I just said that I didn’t feel like the romance was rushed, and now I am going to say that I would have liked some more development in the story. But before you say those two things contradict, hear me out! I understand why the initial attraction and romance all happened so fast (see above), but overall I thought the book was a very quick read. One that I really liked, so I would have loved to see it stretch out a bit. I love the small details in books and the slow progress of character growth and development so Nissa had a tendency to feel a little rushed at parts. I would have liked to learn a little more about the fairy worlds or about Nissa’s fairy godmother assignment.
Other than the slight issue I had with pacing and details, I thought Nissa was a really fun read. I think it would be a perfect supernatural beach read. It is light and fast and you can probably read the book in one shot. I found it easy to just fall into the story and float along with Nissa on her journey until you look up and you are done with the book. I really liked the book. The story ended at a great place and the ending seemed very satisfying for me. If you are looking for a cute contemporary romance and a quick light hearted read, Nissa is the book for you! Plus, how can you say no to that cover?
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
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