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The Fairy Godmother - Community Reviews back

by Mercedes Lackey
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mollysmommyreads
mollysmommyreads rated it 3 years ago
I could not read this book fast enough. I *needed* to know what happened next. I had never read anything by Lackey before but after seeing her on a panel at Dragon*Con I definitely wanted to read this series. Unfortunately the second book didn't do as much for me as this one did and I haven't read a...
suzemo
suzemo rated it 4 years ago
I am an utter sucker for re-telling of fairy-tales, or using established fairy-tales in new and interesting ways. This book is the first of the 500 Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey and I've heard mixed reviews on them, but I always like to start with the foundation book. This particular book ...
Lyndi
Lyndi rated it 4 years ago
This was a slow journey and I found myself almost giving up a few times. I'm glad I pushed through because this was a good one. The mythology was the best part. The Tradition and Questers and Ladderlock paths were so awesome - I've never read anything even remotely like it. It took a lot of explaini...
notyourmonkey
notyourmonkey rated it 4 years ago
If TV Tropes and the [Color] Fairy books had a romance novel for a baby and dressed it in nothing but Lisa Frank-designed onesies, it would be this book. It is not entirely un-Xanth-like, albeit thankfully free of Xanth's whiff of pedophilia.The driving force behind this universe is the idea that th...
Book Minx
Book Minx rated it 5 years ago
The Fairy Godmother is set in a place where a powerful magical force called “The Tradition” forces people to live out fairy-tales. What this means is that anyone whose circumstances resemble that of an already existing fairytale, "The Tradition" intervenes and makes it so that their lives turn out l...
Anya's Books
Anya's Books rated it 5 years ago
Actual Rating 3.5I enjoyed this read. The world was well developed and fun to explore. There were some weaknesses though. First, the author was working in the world of fairy tales which she was grounding in a type of reality but it was inconsistently done. Secondly, characters would appear stay a wh...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
This just never hooked me. I'm something of a fan of Mercedes Lackey's books: I've read a majority of them, and she's a prolific author--certainly one of those, that when this first appeared, I reflexively went to give it a read. I particularly love her Valdemar books, which she's arguably best know...
Book Drunk Sloth
Book Drunk Sloth rated it 5 years ago
I love it when fairytales are retold... or at least are involved. This book was funny and romantic and so different from the fairytale norm. I think this one said, "What happens to Cinderella if her prince is much to young?". This twist was wonderful. Loved it!!
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
Really enjoyable. Modern retelling of Fairy Stories, in a world where tradition has magical force.
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 5 years ago
The first of a fun re-imaging of fairy tale worlds.
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