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Monday, August 12, 2019

Wishful Thinking (Faery Godmother #1) by Helen Harper




Wishful Thinking

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: August 26th 2019




Goodreads synopsis:
Muddled magic. Missing faeries. She’s having one spell of a day at work… 

Saffron Sawyer aspires to rise from the magical world’s bottom rung. But when her wish to join the renowned Office of Faery Godmothers is granted, bullies make her first day on the job unbearable. And to add to her misery, she discovers that someone is abducting her coworkers one-by-one. 

Desperate to prevent another kidnapping, she scrambles to piece together the clues. After teaming up with the handsome and powerful Devil’s Advocate, she uncovers a strange connection between the disappearances and her lowly former gig. But when Saffron learns her promotion was only a ploy, she vows to ruin the devious plan. 

Can Saffron muster enough magic to trap the villain before she’s sacked or stolen?


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4.5 Stars

This is the first book in a new series called How to Be the Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (or Die Trying).

Basic premise: Saffron is a dope faery. She tries to assist those with drug and alcohol problems by giving them guidance. They won’t remember she was there but just know that they have hit a turning point in their life and it leads them to recovery. Her dream job is being a Faery Godmother. When she is called up to this job one day, the office didn’t have the spirit of what one would imagine a whole department of faery godmother’s would emit. Everyone seems stressed and overworked. Come to find out, a number of faery godmother’s have gone missing. Now Saffron is there. Not to learn the ins and outs of being a number one faery godmother, but to become bait for a kidnapper or maybe a killer.

This was a cute book. It is not my usual genre but I truly enjoyed it, especially the parts with the Devil’s Advocate and Saffron. I am glad this is going to be a series so I can see how this whole relationship will develop between them because… you know there is going to be one in the future. I mean, that kiss alone could conjure up the theory.

This faery godmother clan didn’t seem to have the vibe of what I imagine a happy go lucky FG would have. They seemed downright mean and catty. That made me root for Saffron.  Not sure why the fairies were put into classes of who is better than whom. If you ask me, Saffron may have had what they deemed a lowly position but she was doing important work in the world.

I look forward to seeing how this whole world plays out after the aftermath of what transpired at the end of the book. It will prove to be interesting.

Read this even if it isn’t your normal genre. You will not be disappointed. It is a fun ride.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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