Today I’m excited to share with you not just one review – two! I recently had the privilege of reading Blue Spirit and Restless Spirit, books one and two of E. Chris Garrison’s A Tipsy Fairy Tale series. Here are my thoughts:
Blue Spirit was a great introduction to Skye, a girl who can see fairies – but only when she’s tipsy. We get to follow Skye as she tries to figure out what the heck is going on with a new girl, Queenie, in her live action role-playing vampire game. Skye has her heart broken, falls in love, has too much to drink, discovers more of who she is, meets some awesome characters (this one’s for you, Bask), and somehow manages to save most of her friends.
I love the idea of only being able to use a power when you’re tipsy. Not only did it provide laugh-out-loud funny scenarios, it also presented some morals dilemmas for Skye, which I was thankful that E. Chris Garrison didn’t shy away from.
Blue Spirit was well written, had amazingly endearing characters, and moved along at a great pace. Skye is a great protagonist who doesn’t have it all together – which is great because none of us do. A great first book in the series.
While book one started off the series with a bang, book two ramped it up even more. The stakes were higher, I got to see more of the characters that I loved and hated (this one’s for you, Ernie), and Skye’s character grew and developed. So good.
Restless Spirit takes place a year later, and while Skye has been through a lot (I NEED to know more about what happened in that FFF game – seriously!), she’s slowly getting her feet planted firmly under her. Until, you know, a zombie invasion…
Book two has even more humor, drama, drinks, and big decisions for Skye. Some decisions that she may regret, but she’ll have to live with all of them. We meet some new characters, learn more about Skye’s past and heritage, and see more of Indianapolis – which is exciting for me because I didn’t grow up far from there. Fun!
The Tipsy Fairy Tale series is a whole lot of fun so far, and I’m excited for me! So if you like fairy tales, if you’re looking for something unique, if you like conventions or role-playing, or if you’re just in need for a good laugh, check out the Tipsy Fairy Tale series. Maybe even with a strong drink in hand.
Want to Know More about E. Chris Garrison?
E. Chris Garrison writes fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories. She used to publish as Eric Garrison but has since upgraded.
Her latest series is Trans-Continental, a steampunk adventure with a transgender woman as its protagonist. Chris’s supernatural fantasy stories include the Road Ghosts trilogy and the Tipsy Fairy Tales published by Seventh Star Press. These novels are humorous supernatural fantasies, dealing with ghosts, demonic possession, and sinister fairy folk.
Her novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. Reality Check reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon.com during a promotion in July 2013. Chris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her wife, step-daughter and cats. She also enjoys gaming, home brewing beer, and finding innovative uses for duct tape.
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** This ebook was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.