"Kristin Montgomery is more than a little shocked when her aunts inform her they're fairy godmothers. Worse, after dropping that bombshell, they hand her a wand and head off on a world cruise. Now Kirstin's uncomplicated life as a CPA in San Diego has disappeared like magic, and she not only has to deal with he burgeoning magical powers but also a reluctant - ans distractingly sexy - magical arbiter.
Tennyson Ritter is a historian. A scholar by choice, he is yanked from his studies to act as arbiter for the newly chosen fairy godmother. He doesn't want to waste his time with a woman who doesn't know anything about magic or the magical world, but soon the beguiling Kristin draws him away from his books and into her life.
But before Kristin can hone her skills and pass the tests necessary to fully claim her powers, she and Tennyson must work together to defend the world - both magical and human - against those who would claim her powers for their own."
Book Blurb. (More info HERE)
Publisher: Tor Books
Original Release Date: May 1st, 2010
My Copy: ARC
I have to say that The Wish List was a very pleasant surprise to me. I read the whole book in just a few hours because I could not put it down for a second and I even missed a class because I lost track of time.
Kristin's world turns upside down when her three "aunts" tell her that magic is real and not only that, she is meant to be one of the the next generation of fairy godmothers that are rising to substitute them. Our heroine needs to come to terms with the fact that only the world the Brothers Grimm portraited is real, she is a part of it.
The "aunts" leave her to her own devices, since they are not supposed to train her at all and she meets Tannyson Ritter, the man who is supposed to evaluate her and determine if she is suitable to be a fairy godmother.
I loved the premise to this new series, I found it so refreshing. I mean, as an avid reader of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, one gets her fair share of witches, weres, vamps and so on... This was a first, a heroine that is a fairy godmother. I have to say that Gabi Stevens not only delivered but thrived in delivering a fresh new take in the Paranormal Romance realm.
I mean, let's be honest amongst a world with so many UF and PNR worlds, no one is inventing the wheel anymore and it is always cool to find a new series that has a fresh take or a new point of view in a genre that already has so many.
Kristin is a very likable character and our reluctant heroine. I loved watching her evolve in this book from someone that didn't believe in magic to someone that was not afraid to put herself on the line for the people she cares about. She is not a tough-as-nails, kick-ass-heroin but she is very intelligent, quick, has magic and awesome powers on her side.
Tennyson is a great leading man. So infuriating and rude at first, he also evolves through the novel and becomes very swoon worthy. Granted that since the beginning he has a sex appeal that you cannot deny, besides being sweet, but Kristin takes longer than us readers to figure that out hehe =)
I have to say I did guess who the villain was before the characters did, but it did not take away any of the fun in this book. The villain is creepy and when his mask finally falls off, you just wish Kristin would throw a "troll" at him (villain will remain unnamed to avoid spoilers).
The Wish List is a great start to a very promising series. A fast paced, fun and light novel that I recommend to any PNR fan out there. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!
Smut Level: 3.5/5 =)
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