April 30, 2013

ARC Tour ~ Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale by Bethany Lopez Review & Tour-Wide Giveaway

Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Nissa tour. I have a review for you as well as links to follow the rest of the tour and to enter the tour wide giveaway. Isn't the cover gorgeous?? It drew me in right away! :D
Title: Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale
Author: Bethany Lopez
Release date: April 23, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Blog Tour Organized By: AToMR Tours 
~ Book Description ~
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?

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 ~ My Thoughts ~
This was a very sweet and quick read for me. Nissa is a heroine worthy of rooting for with the selfless intention of helping humans as their Fairy Godmother, following in her mother's footsteps. How cool would that be? I couldn't decide which I wanted more - to be a Fairy Godmother myself or to have help from one like Nissa. She always thinks of others before herself and with her friendly nature, she seems like she could make friends anywhere. She'd be a great fairy to have on your side!
Though Nissa isn't excited with her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother, I was happy she was assigned to a girl who was being bullied and has no self-esteem. Nissa had hoped for something more challenging, but she soon realizes how hurtful it is to be bullied as well as how extremely difficult it is to stop it once it's started. She struggles to understand why it even began in the first place, and I understood her frustration. I felt there really is no answer to that question both in the story and in real life. It sometimes just seems to come out of nowhere as it did for Nissa's assignment. I cheered Nissa on in completing this mission - I really wanted to see her assignment happy and confident.     
My only issue with the story is that I wanted to be shown what was going on rather than being told. Other than that, I really enjoyed it. I liked the friendship that developed between Nissa and her assignment, the romance she found when she least expected it, the strong familial ties she had to her parents and siblings, and the way she made choices bravely and thoughtfully. The conflict Nissa has between what she wants and what she thinks she should do had me engrossed to the end in finding out how it was going to be resolved. I couldn't put the book down until I found out. Nissa was completely endearing from page one, and after reading this book, I decided I really want to read more books with fairies. I think I've been missing out. :) 

~ About the Author ~
Bethany LopezBethany 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, 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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  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

    1. Thank you for allowing me to read and review your book! I enjoyed it! :D


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