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Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story I finished this book last night and I am still stymied on how to review it The author retells classic fairy tales with back stories with twists that include great character development I have enjoyed her work and expected this story to follow that path The fairy realm and it s dealing with humans is the centerpiece here Cinderella s fairy godmother,instead of being the matchmaker, attempted to take the prince for herself Her effort earned her banishment to the human world that she so envied I finished this book last night and I am still stymied on how to review it The author retells classic fairy tales with back stories with twists that include great character development I have enjoyed her work and expected this story to follow that path The fairy realm and it s dealing with humans is the centerpiece here Cinderella s fairy godmother,instead of being the matchmaker, attempted to take the prince for herself Her effort earned her banishment to the human world that she so envied forever What follows is her struggle to earn back her place in the fairy world Or is it Is she really what the story implies The story is dark and incredibly sad And as it ends this reader was left withquestions than answers I believe the author did this deliberately, wanting the reader to draw their own conclusion I didn t like the conclusion I came to I ll admit, I was turned off when I first saw the cover It was just so tacky The words were even in glitter and there was this fairy dancing in the corner But then I opened the book and I read the words I honestly don t know how many times I have cried for this book, but every time I think about the beginning, the ending, all the stuff that happened in between, the waterworks just come and come and comeThis is truly a beautiful book with an amazing story The protagonist happens to be a b I ll admit, I was turned off when I first saw the cover It was just so tacky The words were even in glitter and there was this fairy dancing in the corner But then I opened the book and I read the words I honestly don t know how many times I have cried for this book, but every time I think about the beginning, the ending, all the stuff that happened in between, the waterworks just come and come and comeThis is truly a beautiful book with an amazing story The protagonist happens to be a banished fairy god mother, but don t let that stop you from reading it If anything, this story is haunting, and it will haunt me for the rest of my life There s just so much this novel teaches you about humanity, even if the persona isn t even human The human character is flawed But at the same time, it is such a beautiful, beautiful thing.It was one of the most depressing books I have ever read, but amazingly, its underlying message is of the blessing of life To see life as such a beautiful thing And nomatter what, even if everyone you love has left you and forgotten you, even when you are so old your hair is completely white, your face is full of wrinkles and no one ever truly sees you, even if there is nothing for you, don t give up.My favourite quote of the book When I was young, centuries ago, I envied humans for that For being able to feel that For being capable of such love and such grief There is something wonderful in all of it Do you know that What you have The world you have There s so much love behind everything, so much beauty You cannot give up on itThis is what the world is, exactly this This is what it means to be human What What was that I can t believe I finished this book I should have abandoned it when it just didn t make sense to me It kinda got interesting in the middle but then petered out again I found it overly descriptive, repetitive and confusing I had previously read Mermaid which was a lovely and farconcise book and that was why I tried this one For me, Godmother, is less fairytale retelling,crazy lady needs a therapist Not good What What was that I can t believe I finished this book I should have abandoned it when it just didn t make sense to me It kinda got interesting in the middle but then petered out again I found it overly descriptive, repetitive and confusing I had previously read Mermaid which was a lovely and farconcise book and that was why I tried this one For me, Godmother, is less fairytale retelling,crazy lady needs a therapist Not good This book was absolutely beautifully writtenuntil maybe the last 10 pages Despite its cheerful and happy looking cover, the story is dark and somewhat tragic Lil is an old woman living in New York Cityand she has been living in New York City for a few hundred years Because of her failure to help Cinderella to go to the ball and as punishment for falling in love with the prince herself, she has been banished from her world of fairies and now has to live her life as a mortal with wings t This book was absolutely beautifully writtenuntil maybe the last 10 pages Despite its cheerful and happy looking cover, the story is dark and somewhat tragic Lil is an old woman living in New York Cityand she has been living in New York City for a few hundred years Because of her failure to help Cinderella to go to the ball and as punishment for falling in love with the prince herself, she has been banished from her world of fairies and now has to live her life as a mortal with wings that she cannot use and must constantly hide She hates her mortal life and longs to return to her family in the alternate fairy world, and when an opportunity arises for her to redeem herself by helping a girl go to a ball and find her true love, she does everything she can to make sure that everything is perfect.Then it gets weird It seems like after Lil goes through all this trouble that there would be some sort of epic ending, whether it be positive or negative HoweverI m not really sure WHAT happened, exactly Seriously I have no idea what to think The ending was so ambiguous and vague it actually irritated me I wanted to completely re write the ending, and go back and read it again I still gave it three stars because for 95 percent of the book, I loved it But really Its almost like a completely different person wrote the last 10 pages Beautifully written retelling of Cinderella which includes the fairy godmother s life in modern New York City The author writes in a way that makes it very easy to feel and see and understand the characters and situations The ending is a bit weird and confusing, as it calls into question the reliability of the narrator which isn t to say that I didn t like the ending, as I thought it was quite brilliant. What a great little fairy tale adaptation At first I wasn t so sure I would enjoy this novel but it got better and better the further I read The author does a fine job of capturing human emotions in her characters I felt the same way about her novel Rain Village although sometimes she becomes a tad bit repetitive such as, okaywe understandthe main character is sad all the time This novel was well worth the effort and the ending was superb I wasn t expecting the twisty twist an What a great little fairy tale adaptation At first I wasn t so sure I would enjoy this novel but it got better and better the further I read The author does a fine job of capturing human emotions in her characters I felt the same way about her novel Rain Village although sometimes she becomes a tad bit repetitive such as, okaywe understandthe main character is sad all the time This novel was well worth the effort and the ending was superb I wasn t expecting the twisty twist and that is rare for me Back to my shelves this one goes, perhaps for a re read in the future Full review here Full review here Lil is an old woman who spends her days shelving rare books in a tiny Manhattan bookstore and lonely nights at home in her apartment But Lil has an intriguing secret Tucked and bound behind her back are white feathery wings the only key to who she once was the fairy godmother responsible for getting Cinderella to the ball to unite with her Prince CharmingBut on that fateful night, something went terribly and beautifully wrong Lil allowed herself the unthinkable to feel the emotions of human beings and fall in love with the prince herself, going to the ball in place of Cinderella in her exquisitely gorgeous human guise For her unforgivable mistake, she was banished to live among humans, far from her fairy sisters and their magical underwater world But then one day she meets Veronica a young, fair skinned, flame haired East Village beauty with a love of all things vintage and a penchant for falling in love with the wrong men and suddenly it becomes clear to Lil that she s been given a chance at redemption If she can find a soul mate for Veronica, she may right her wrong and return to the fairy world she so deeply longs for What an intriguing summary, no Godmother of Cinderella who s been banished from the fairy world because she fell in love with the prince instead How awesome You know how I love these retellings.Carolyn Turgeon has beautiful writing There were some passages where I had to pause for a bit to let her words sink in because they were just that gorgeous But then other times it felt as if the words were coming out forced, like she was trying too hard to make everything sound ethereal and surreal What an intriguing summary, no Godmother of Cinderella who s been banished from the fairy world because she fell in love with the prince instead How awesome You know how I love these retellings.Carolyn Turgeon has beautiful writing There were some passages where I had to pause for a bit to let her words sink in because they were just that gorgeous But then other times it felt as if the words were coming out forced, like she was trying too hard to make everything sound ethereal and surreal Don t get me wrong, her writing isthan sufficient for the task it s up to.The book is slow and I enjoyed watching parts of the plot unravel slowly, especially since our main character is an 80 year old woman Not a frequently used trope It was refreshing when she always finds herself recollecting her past and her magical side that leaves her empty, yearning, and full of guilt It was really interesting to see the dynamic between Lil and Cinderella How instead of the usual vibrant heroine from the fairy tale, she s transformed into someone who s insecure, depressed, and lacks vitality Quite a change.And then when we transition to the present, I loved how the somber mood was balanced with the lighter relationship and subplot with Veronica It s much needed and you can t help but root just a little for Veronica as Lil tries to matchmake her up with the man of her dreams.Yet, when the story took a darker turn I was unhappy with the way things were switch up in the narrative The ending left me hollow and unsatisfied to a major degree, wiping out the good feelings I had about the book before Compacted with the realization of our unreliable narrator and the open ended resolution that can be interpreted in many ways I was not a happy camper It sort of ruined the good mood and premise of the first parts of the book.Some concepts and plot points of the story were great though A cautionary read This is not an easy book to read This is not simple and straightforward I m not even sure in what literary category to place this book Is it a fantasy book Or is it a story about someone who s having a psychotic breakdown I don t know I adored the writing, and the characters ButThe ending sigh it was dark, and sad, and if you re strong or optimist enough to believe..that you re reading a fantasy work, then the ending was perfect for the main character.The thing is I m not that opti This is not an easy book to read This is not simple and straightforward I m not even sure in what literary category to place this book Is it a fantasy book Or is it a story about someone who s having a psychotic breakdown I don t know I adored the writing, and the characters ButThe ending sigh it was dark, and sad, and if you re strong or optimist enough to believe..that you re reading a fantasy work, then the ending was perfect for the main character.The thing is I m not that optimist When I reached the last page,the first thing I thought, was OK, here is a tale that I would really like to discuss with a psychologist.Original, that s for sure And a story that I probably will never forget


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