kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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M0ar B00kz!!

The lights in our world burn brightly and burn numerous. Yesterday our friend Carolyn Turgen's new novel Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story came out and you should buy it -- if you like Magical Realism, and stories about fairies, and retellings, and -- what do they call it? Urban Fantasy?

What's Godmother about? Well, let me tell you ....

The year is nowish. Cinderella's Godmother has been banished from the fairy world because she fell in love with the prince, yes, that prince, and ruined Cinderella's life. As punishment she's been sent to live in the grey world of humans and she's just this dumpy little old woman who lives in this miserable little apartment in Manhattan and can't pay the rent and her landlord is always threatening to kick her out. Every day she binds her wings tightly beneath her clothes before she goes out. But her life is not all drear -- she works in a book store, which she loves, run by a charming man who she thinks is the bees knees and then she meets Veronica who's an amazing seamstress and the Godmother starts to wonder if this may be her opportunity for redemption -- if she can help these two people fall in love, maybe she'll be let back into the world of fairies.

It's one of trillian_stars' favorite books, so you need to own it.

Carolyn blogs as carolynturgeon -- in case you want to cyber-stalk her after reading her book. A few months back I did this awesome author photo of her, which should make you want to read her book even more.

Carolyn is also the author of Rain Village.

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