Muddled magic. Missing faeries. She’s having one spell of a day at work…
Saffron Sawyer aspires to rise from the magical world’s bottom rung. But when her wish to join the renowned Office of Faery Godmothers is granted, bullies make her first day on the job unbearable. And to add to her misery, she discovers that someone is abducting her coworkers one-by-one. Desperate to prevent another kidnapping, she scrambles to piece together the clues. After teaming up with the handsome and powerful Devil’s Advocate, she uncovers a strange connection between the disappearances and her lowly former gig. But when Saffron learns her promotion was only a ploy, she vows to ruin the devious plan. Can Saffron muster enough magic to trap the villain before she’s sacked or stolen?
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 like determined heroines, enchanting spins on old tales, and clever twists and turns, then you’ll love Helen Harper’s captivating story.
The subtitle of this book caught my eye on Netgalley and therefore I requested the arc. And although the story is very funny indeed, it takes some time to get into the story. In Wishful Thinking there appear to be all kinds of faeries. So, if you are born into the dope faeries (yeah, they do exist…), you seldom get to be a faery godmother. But Saffron has made it! She is invited to become a Faery Godmother and she has to report to the Godmother offices to start her new job. But very soon she realizes that maybe being a Faery Godmother isn’t so great after all. Especially when you have all kinds of colleagues who definitely don’t think you belong in this office and make sure you fail all day long.
Saffron, however, is determined to be the best Faery Godmother in the world. Even if she has to wear that awful pink cape whilst working. And without ogling the Devil’s Advocate, who is showing up at the office unexpectedly, because he is investigating the disappearance of other Faery Godmothers. When Saffron and the Devil’s Advocate get stuck in an elevator together, Saffron realizes there is more to the abductions than she realized. Maybe they can team up and find the culprit.
After a slow start (because Helen really has to explain all the types of faeries and stuff…) the story picks up pace and then it is a really funny story. So find out for yourself whether Saffron becomes the best Godmother Faery or if she dies trying… Four out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Published: August 2019
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥