Maven Fairy Godmother is a fabulous, fun read. This is the kind of incredibly imaginative fantasy that I adore. A lip-smacker of an afternoon read, sit down with a big cup of tea (or if you're like Maven, coffee) and some fabulous chocolate and enjoy. I love how, with the advent of e-books we're getting so much more variety of reads--authors are taking chances!
Maven is a Mundane with a truly middle-aged mundane life. That is until she gets thrust into the world of fairy. There, the magical problems pile up, but Maven never falters--or rather never falters for long. She reminds me of my favorite teacher in high school, smart, tough, gentle and most of all, able to pierce the masks we all wear to bring forth our truest best selves.
Even though the main character is middle-aged, I don't believe this novel is only for a certain age group. Maven's close friend, Tulip, is much younger, and her struggles to become a fairy godmother echo Maven's own. I can see a wide age range enjoying Maven Fairy Godmother, from tween to ninety.
One last favorite about this title that I adore, parts of the ending is unexpected and surprising in many ways, but completely satisfying. More satisfying than a more standard novel would be. Again, I appreciate authors who step out of the box.