Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Seventh Blessing by Melissa Buell

Fairy gifts have always been a problem.  They are in this story, too.

Ms. Buell sent me a copy of her book for review (thank you).  I'm really glad she did.  This one is going in my personal library and I'll be watching for the others in the series.

This is the first book in the Tales of Gymandrol and I really liked it.

Samantha gets blessed by fairies since she's a princess, but not exactly like it was supposed to go.  Two male fairies are talking about the skills a boy would need to ascend to the throne, and the magic book wrote them down for Sam.  Her fairy godmother added one final one to try to offset the others, then hides the book.  New fairy wishes are written down and Samantha does her best to live up to them.  But she's very much a tomboy and enjoys it.  She doesn't want to simper and giggle around men...

With fairies, knights, and a romance in her life, Sam's sure someone is going to find out her secret.

The story moves along fluidly, the characters are well developed and there's more to the plot than you would expect.  The story line sounds a bit familiar, but the fresh new voice of this author is well worth reading.

I will watch for the next book in this series.  It's a fun read for young adults or adults.  Get yourself a copy in paperback or ebook editions on Amazon.

Happy reading!


Anonymous said...

I have read so many books in this genre that when I began to read "The Seventh Blessing", I was not expecting any surprises. But, lo and behold, I was grabbed from around the 2nd chapter and am now absolutely looking forward to reading the sequel! Great job, Melissa!

Victoria Anderson said...

I'm so proud of my cousin Melissa, I hope she keeps you all her hard work and keeps loving what she does.