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Two more teen books!

January 30, 2012 - Amy Phelps
Take a walk on the funnier side of the paranormal in these two teen books!

Modern fairy tales don't always get it right as is proven in Adam Selzer's "Extraordinary."

Jennifer was the subject of a teen romance "happily ever after" story about a fairy godmother, becoming a fairy princess (literally) and a true love kiss. But Jennifer's here to tell you that what was written about her isn't true at all and she's ready to tell her side of the story.

Jennifer is an oridnary girl whose encounter with Gregory Grue, a man who claims to be her fairy godfather, changes her life, but not necessarily for the better. For starters, Grue is a greasy drunk, who is making her kiss a hot guy on homecoming - or her will kill her! The guy in question is not her crush who has just shown back up in town, but a vampire that Jennifer has no interest in. Can Jennifer get around Grue's spell? Can she get a kiss with the real boy of her dreams? And what does Grue really want?

This is a funny story of con men, magic and a twist on the happily ever after teen story. Selzer's dialogue is witty and tongue-in-cheek and will appeal.

"Extraordinary" is published by Delacorte Press. It is $15.99.


A girl finds out her birthright is of the fairy godmother persuasion in "Don't Expect Magic" by Kathy McCullough.

Delaney isn't exactly the frills and pink type. Sent to live with her estranged father after her mother's death, her black clothes and boots stand out in sunny Califorina with her self-help dad. Dr. Hank. But that's not all Hank is - he also happens to be a fairy godfather - and Delaney has inherited the family business!

Delaney thinks she is the last person likely to be a fairy godmother, but decides to set up love between geeky Flynn and the beautiful Cadie. But as she spends more time with Flynn, she begins to think that she might be the perfect one for him. Can a fairy godmother find love with her client? Or is Flynn meant for Cadie?

This is a humorous take on the fairy godmother theme, filled with twists and misunderstandings on the way to love.

"Don't Expect Magic" is published by Delacorte Press. It is $17.99.


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