Anna Staniszewski truly out did herself with the sequel, My Epic Fairy Tale Fail.
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Anna’s quirky sense of humor shines through the whole story. I found myself smiling, laughing, but at the same time caring about Jenny. Especially since in this sequel, Jenny’s task is to go to the land where her parents disappeared seven years ago. The stakes are high as Jenny accepts this task with the high hopes of finding clues about her parents.
Anthony, the gnome, whisks her off to Fairy Tale Land. She arrives to find the magic has disappeared and the inhabitants blame Jenny’s parents.She must face three impossible tasks, set up by the evil witch (really a granny in duck sweaters). I love how Anna uses a stereotype and completely turns it around with her unique style.
Of course, my favorite character is the knight. The one stuck in his armor permanently. Very funny.
But don’t let the humor disguise you. Jenny struggles with disappointment after disappointment on her quest to find her parents. She also shares this adventure with her best friends, which presents its own set of issues.
I could rave on and on, but the highest compliment comes from the readers who are children. I gave the first book to my niece, when it released. This past summer I learned that she rereads the book a lot! Now that’s what every author wants to hear.
Definitely buy this book for a girl in your life who wants to laugh, love and live inside the pages of a great book!
Awesome review, Laura. I’m so excited for this. I admire how Anna combines the humor with her fantasy story. I so can’t write humor. Thanks for sharing about her new book.
Great review Laura–I also enjoyed the mixture of wacky humor and depth-of-real-feelings in Anna’s book.
On a completely different subject, I enjoyed the juxtaposition of your book cover next to Anna’s. I wonder if you guys would collaborate on a spy-in-fairy-tale-land novel sometime. Because I am sure someone needs to find out what Hansel and Gretel’s witch is doing behind the closed doors of her candy hut!
We love Annastan at my house!
I keep getting great book ideas from you for books I want to read with my girls!