Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fairy in Waiting by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Fairy in Waiting (Fairy Mom and Me #2)
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Pub. Date: January 29, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 160
Fans of Sophie Kinsella's sparkling humor and the first book in the illustrated duology will love these next adventures featuring their favorite mother-daughter fairy team.

Ella Brook is used to being a fairy in waiting. It means that one day she will become a fairy with her own sparkly wings and Computawand, just like her mom.

But sometimes Ella doesn't want to have to wait any longer. After all, she helps her mom remember magic codes all the time! If only there were a spell for growing up faster.

Will Ella prove that she's ready to become a fairy? Or will she learn that she doesn't need real magic to save the day?


When my mom turns into a fairy, she still looks like herself but even more beautiful. The sunlight was gleaming on her wings, and her dress was all sparkly and her silver crown shimmered.
I was delighted to see that Sophie Kinsella had created a series for children. She's known for her  Shopaholic series for adults, although I've only read her book I've Got Your Number which I deeply enjoyed. I am very happy I was selected to be part of her Fairy in Waiting in tour as I loved the concept behind the series. I can easily imagine some girls who would love to read a book about magic and fairies. Here are a few things I enjoyed about this mother daughter story:
  1. I loved the concept of a family of fairies (Ella's mom, aunt, and grandmother are all fairies) since I enjoy any magical element in the books I read.
  2. Even if this isn't a writing aspect, the illustrations Marti Kiss contributed to the story were whimsical and wonderful to look at. That cover especially easily drew me into wanting to read this story.
  3. I don't get to read that many stories with a positive mother-daughter storyline so I appreciated the closeness between Ella and her mom.
  4. Ella's mom isn't very good with magic. She has to practice using her spells throughout the story and often makes mistakes. It's not only a funny aspect for children to enjoy but it is also a great way to show that everyone has flaws, even our parents
  5. Ella's mom used a fairy tutor on FairyTube which I particularly enjoyed because not only kids, but I could relate with learning something on the internet.
  6. I thought it was a great idea to add in an antagonist to the story as it made me want to continue reading onto the next story.
  7. Lastly, there is a recipe at the end for ice cream with different flavors. It's a simple recipe that any mother-daughter duo can create after reading this story together.

Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.

Sophie’s latest novel, Surprise Me, presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.

Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money – captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Becky has since featured in seven further bestselling books, Shopaholic Abroad (also published as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan), Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars and Shopaholic to the Rescue. Becky Bloomwood came to the big screen in 2009 with the hit Disney movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy.

Sophie has also written seven standalone novels which have all been bestsellers in the UK, USA and other countries around the world: Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, Wedding Night, and My Not So Perfect Life, which was a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for Best Fiction in 2017.

In 2014 she published a Young Adult novel Finding Audrey about a teenage girl with social anxiety and her madcap family, and in January 2018, Sophie published her first illustrated book for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo, Mummy Fairy and Me (also published as Fairy Mom and Me).

Sophie wrote her first novel under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, at the tender age of 24, whilst she was working as a financial journalist. The Tennis Party was immediately hailed as a success by critics and the public alike and became a top ten bestseller. She went on to publish six more novels as Madeleine Wickham: A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping Arrangements.

Sophie was born in London. She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She now lives in London, UK, with her husband and family. 




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Comments

  1. "When my mom turns into a fairy, she still looks like herself but even more beautiful. The sunlight was gleaming on her wings, and her dress was all sparkly and her silver crown shimmered."

    Awww I totally love that!

    I know Shopaholic has many fans so happy to see the author is writing more! I know my daughter
    would love to read a book about magic and fairies!

    I love to read about magic and fairies! That's the best kinda stories! :)

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    1. I think the new Tinkerbell Disney stories and movies have made me really like these dainty fairies. I also like the vicious ones too but it's not something I liked as a kid. I wish I read fairy and magic books as a kid. I haven't read Kinsella's Shopoholic series yet but I'm curious about it now especially since I enjoyed her other adult book - I've Got Your Number.

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  2. This looks whimsical and fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. This looks so cute! I'll have to check out the first one.

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  4. I didn't know Sophie Kinsella was writing a children's series. Demonstrating that adults aren't perfect, but that's not the end of the world is a good thing. Sounds like a lot of fun with a positive message. Wonderful review, Adriana! :)

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    1. Thank you, Rachel (: - The message surrounding the adults is something I appreciate more as I get older and realize no one has it together lol.

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  5. This sounds like a fun book. I have always wanted to be a fairy or mermaid. :) I have read other books by this author- and they have all been entertaining. I would recommend the audio books of the Shopaholic series- they are awesome. Thanks for the chance to win this book. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Awesome, thanks for the tip! I've been trying to listen to more audiobooks lately.

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  6. Sounds like a cute set of stories. I may have to look into this for my daughter and I!

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    1. Awesome! It's one story but you are right it's like a set of stories because it jumps around a bunch.

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  7. Sounds like a great series start. Wish I had a youngster to give these too.

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    1. It's the second book but it was a good start for me going into the series. (:

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  8. Sophie Kinsella always has the most heart-warming stories - I'm glad this one was no exception! And it's certainly lovely to see a proper mother/daughter dynamic for a change :) Great post!

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    1. Yeah, right? Usually mother and daughter are fighting with each other in books... and real life but still! lol.

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  9. I had no idea she;d written books for a younger audience! Fun! I don't know if this is one I would personally enjoy, but I love books that show a positive mother and daughter relationship. Oftentimes they're YA books, so the two are at odds (or the mother is dead). It's a nice change!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I was just thinking that. In YA mothers and daughters are always fighting. Usually there is a good father daughter relationship in there though. It's kind of true to life honestly. Teen girls and moms don't generally get along.

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  10. This sounds like such a cute read. I think my oldest niece would really love it. And how fun it has an ice cream recipe at the end! :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Awesome! Yeah, it's a pretty simple recipe but such a great addition to the story.

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  11. It is nice to see a good parent/child relationship. So many books I read rely on a terrible relationship and that always makes me sad since I have an amazing mama (and grandmom, too)

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    1. I agree, I think because this is a children's book it is more likely to have a good parent relationship shown.

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