Review: Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper

wtWishful Thinking

Author: Helen Harper
Series: How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (Or Die Trying), book 1
Publisher: Independent (August 26, 2019)
Kindle edition, 302
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Saffron Sawyer has ambition by the bucketload and magic at her fingertips. When she lands a position at the esteemed Office of Faery Godmothers, she thinks all her dreams have come true.

But it’s not all glitter and glass slippers, especially with emerald eyed Jasper, the Devil’s Advocate, who is looming over everything. And when Saffron learns that other faery godmothers have been going missing, she realises that she might just be in over her head.

Wishful Thinking is the first book in the refreshingly original How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World (or Die Trying) urban fantasy series. If you love determined heroines, enchanting spins on old tales, and clever twists and turns, then you’ll love Helen Harper’s captivating story.

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Rating: 4 stars

This book is so funny and irreverent, I adore it. Helen Harper’s world of faeries is so awesome, and it’s so cool how there are all these different sorts of faeries. It reminded me a little bit of the set up for Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies books, how there are tinker fairies and light fairies and water fairies… They’re all fairies but have different jobs they do, just like in this series by Helen Harper. Though I don’t think Disney has Dope Fairies… 🙂

Saffron is spunky and sassy and hard working AF, and I want to be her best friend. There are several side characters in this book that I also really enjoyed – some of them are TRULY hilarious. I love that there’s a little romantic friction between Saffron and the Devil’s Advocate, Jasper. As someone who is primarily a romance reader, I am totally down for some well-done romantic subplot! I love that this urban fantasy has a little romance, a little mystery, and a LOT of faery fun.

This is the first book in the very long winded series How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World Or Die Trying, and it can be read as a stand alone since the main plot is “solved” within this first book. It also opens up a larger story arc that I assume will continue throughout the series, and I can’t wait to read the next book, Wish List.

An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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