Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Personally I Blame My Fairy Godmother" by Claudia Carroll

As a young girl, Jessie Woods fell in love with the story of Cinderella and dreamed that her life would turn out the same way. So when she was 18, she left her stepmother and stepsisters behind for a dream life as a television host, complete with a million dollar mansion and the dream boyfriend.


But then Jessie makes a split-second mistake on-air and her life falls to pieces. With no job, boyfriend or money, Jessie is forced to move back home with her stepmum and evil stepsisters. Will Jessie be forced into a new life in which she works around the home to earn her keep, or will she get a second chance at the Cinderella life?


Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother by Claudia Carroll is a fun update on a well-known story. When I first picked up the book I didn't realize that there would be the many Cinderella references, and when I read about them I thought this was going to be a cookie cutter modern update on the story. But Carroll's great twist on the story made this book a fun, quick read that I didn't want to put down.


There is humour and warmth in this story. The book has all the typical elements of a chick lit novel but definitely stands out in the pack.

6 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds like good fun. I love me some chick-lit!

    Cxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. okay, this has made my book list.

    ReplyDelete
  3. hey! i'm a new GFC follower, love the blog and background! hope you have an awesome weekend,

    and i hope you will follow me back!! choose which book cover you like better on my hop stop today! =]

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/follow-friday-and-crazy-for-books-hop.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just finished reading this book. I quite enjoyed it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi

    I found your blog while searching for info on this author and I'm pleased I did nice blog but the author not so much...

    I brought a Carroll book because it was on offer and I enjoyed it at first but after a couple of chapters I just started counting the jokes, characters and lines lifted straight from Sex and the City, Friends and Bridget Jones. Seriously I don't know how she gets away with this blatant plagiarism. I won't buy her books again and I think people should know.

    Sorry for such a negative comment I do like the blog though xxx

    ReplyDelete