I don't know who wrote the description for the back of this book, but I don't think they actually read the story.
I did read it, and I thought it was a very clever premise and a delight for those of us who love fairy tales. Two notes of caution: you will get more enjoyment out of this book if are you already familiar with all of the standard fairy tales, and some of the non-standard ones. They are referenced frequently. For instance, one of the characters is trying to become a Ladderlocks. This means her life is being shaped into that of Rapunzel, which the book doesn't come right out and say. The other note of caution concerns a bit of descriptive sex. Children love to read fairy tales, but this one is best left for the grown-ups.
A really good read - thankfully a lot less, erm, flowery than Lackey's other offerings, "The Fairy Godmother" is a fantastic take on the Cinderella tale, with a plot good enough to steal that'll keep you stuck to the page for hours on end. I love the universe and would love to read more if she continues to write more sequels. As for bad points, there are some jarring little observations the characters make about themselves, and the plot, though interesting to follow, is fairly predictable. Apart from that, this book gave me several hours of enjoyment, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Freaking hilarious and quite lovely actually. For anyone who hates the way the traditional "Cinderella" is portrayed you must read this one! Loved it! I especially love the way she turns the table on the loverboy spoiled gent she comes into contact with...hahahah just read it you'll thank me later.
I absoutely looooved this book! My first from Mercedes Lackey that I actually finished reading, and now I will definately read more of her!!