Thursday, June 13, 2013
Fairytale (Fairies of Rush #1)
by Maggie Shayne
I was going to call it a modern day fairytale, but really it's not, it's a modern day story about fairies. More specifically, fairy twins who were taken from their magical homeland for their safety. They became separated when one of them was adopted from an orphanage and the other was not. They each had a hand made fairy book which told their story. As they grew up one girl held onto it as the truth, while the other eventually began to believe it was a story the nun at the orphanage told to help her cope.
Fast forward to the current time. The sister who knows she is a Fairy (Princess, no less!) decides it's time to find her sister and reclaim their kingdom in their magic homeland. Of course there are evil fairies involved and danger to be faced.
Not to mention the "I-didn't-know-I-really-am-a-fairy" sister may not be 100% convinced it's a good idea.
No spoilers from me. The rest of the story is the why you want to read the book, right?
This was a light and airy read with a steamy chic lit romance involved. I did feel there was far more time than necessary spent on gazing into one another's eyes and recounting the lies and secrets that cannot yet be revealed. Too much of that stuff at the expense of a more intricate story.
All in all I gave it 3 of 5 shots.