When I heard that Janette Rallison wrote a sequel to My Fair Godmother I started squealing. (I even did a happy dance or three.) Then I started to worry – could a sequel possibly exceed the high expectations set by My Fair Godmother? But I shouldn’t have worried. My Unfair Godmother was just as amazing, if not even more amazing, than the first book.
Tansy Miller has always felt that her divorced father has never had enough time for her. But mistakenly getting caught on the wrong side of the law wasn’t exactly how she wanted to get his attention. Enter Chrysanthemum “Chrissy” Everstar, Tansy’s fairy in shining, er, high heels. Chrissy is only a fair godmother, of course, so Tansy’s three wishes don’t exactly go according to plan. And if bringing Robin Hood to the twenty-first century isn’t bad enough for Tansy, being transported back to the Middle Ages to deal with Rumpelstiltskin certainly is. She’ll need the help of her blended family, her wits, and especially the cute police chief ‘s son to stop the gold-spinning story from spinning wildly out of control.
Tansy Miller only gets her fair godmother because Chrissy needed the extra credit assignment and her life rated 78% pathetic, but I didn’t find Tansy pathetic, merely stubborn and head strong. She purposely failed her English class just to get back at her dad. Despite her obstinate ways, Tansy does deeply care about her family.
The plot never dragged, continually pushing Tansy from one bad escapade to another. It certainly kept Tansy on her toes, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats, wondering how Tansy could possibly get out of the latest disaster. In fact, there seemed to be more action, adventure and humor in My Unfair Godmother than in Chrissy’s previous assignment.
The absolute best part of My Unfair Godmother was the fact that Chrissy got another assignment. Which means there is going to be a third book!
I would recommend both My Fair Godmother and My Unfair Godmother to any girl (or grown woman) who has ever thought that life would be a lot better with a fairy godmother there to help. Chrissy proves that not all godmothers are capable of helping out and Tansy proves yet again that if you use your brain (and help from your family) then you can do anything.
My Fair Godmother
My Unfair Godmother