The world of young adult fiction is filled with darkness these days. One look at the book shelves shows row upon row of black covers, enticing kids in with the paranormal. Now don’t get me wrong, I love vampires and werewolves. And if I were a teen again I’m sure I’d be reading those books too.
But in order for anything resembling a fairy godmother to survive, she’s going to have to update herself to fit the times. Gone are the days of glass slippers and pumpkins. And good luck to Prince Charming, he’s going to need it if he wants to find a distressed damsel in a world where the Princesses have become their own champions.
The Rabbit and the Blog
Amanda has obviously considered all of this. She’s a fairy godmother. In fact, she comes from a very long line of fairy godmothers. She knows the only way to reach these kids is to use what they know and what better way to reach them than with their own technology? And the “fairy godmother” thing? So passé. Fairy Life Coaches are all the rage now.
Amanda’s latest assignment is Gail. Gail is a nineteen-year-old girl, living in her boring apartment, working at her boring job and enjoying her overall boring life. Little did she realize she was actually cursed with being boring.
Gail first meets Amanda when the Fairy Life-Coach appears as a rabbit. Amanda tells her young charge she’s cursed and it’s high time that curse was lifted. But it’s going to take some work.
Amanda sets Gail up with her own blog and catapults her on the way to internet stardom, which turns out to be both a blessing and a curse, as the saying goes. Amanda definitely has her work cut out for her and Gail had better buckle that seat belt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
A Shining Moment for Alex Fayle
In a niche that’s so full of darkness, young minds could definitely use something bright and whimsical. Alex has given them exactly that. An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life is a lighter than fairy dust tale with just enough glitter to make it shine. It’s fun, entertaining and perfect for teens.
If you’d like to get a copy of Alex’s book for the young adult in your life, here’s where you can find it:
Amazon: An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life
About the Author
Alex F. Fayle grew up fascinated by fairy tales and even convinced himself for a while as a teenager that he might be a changeling. He’s almost certain that he sees the “wee folk” everywhere about him, but he knows better than to mess with them unless he has to. Instead he writes about them, which he hopes they see as a form of compliment and not an invitation to meddle. He can be found online at AlexWorld.