- Title: Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale
- Author: Bethany Lopez
- Release date: April 23, 2013
- Age Group: Young Adult
- Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
- Rating: 4/5
At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother’s path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak.
To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she’s met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren’t meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?
The first couple of pages had me wishes I lived near my nieces so I could read this to them. Normally I think of young adult as early twenties or so but this book could be for anyone. The way Bethany Lopez writes just draws you in and soon I was feeling what the characters feel and hoping that this fairy tale has a good ending because if it didn’t I would have been left in tears!
From page one I absolutely loved Nissa. She’s literally a fairy but she is fairy like also. She flitters about and thinks differently, is so friendly and kind to those that she meets and honestly wants to help the world. And then she meets Levi. I was wondering how he was going to effect the “feel” of the book but their relationship was fabulous. A bit fast but Bethany had a reason for that.
Those that don’t enjoy love at first sight might not enjoy this story but I thought it truly felt like a fairy tale. My heart lifted while reading this and that’s what fairy tales are all about! Characters are great, plot was good, writing was exceptional! Must read for fairy tale lovers!!
About the Author:
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
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