Book Review: The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker by E.D. Baker

The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker is another fractured fairy tale win by E.D. Baker. Cory is a young tooth fairy in training who wants to be anything but. However her mother has been pushing her onto this path forever, and  there is no way the Tooth Fairy Guild or her mother will let that happen. When Cory quits after a horrible night on the job to find ways to help others, like babysitting Humpty Dumpty, helping Suzy organize seashells by the seashore, and trying to rid Marjorie Muffet’s house of spiders. It isn't until Marjorie asks Cory to play matchmaker that Cory taps into a power she never knew she had. As she tries to understand her new-found romantic visions, will Cory finally discover her own true path?

The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker is a fun and heart warming story about Cory facing off against other people’s expectations for her with her own happiness. She wants to do anything to help other people, rather than the task of collecting teeth. Her mother and the majority of the fairy land’s population thinks she is silly for wanting to leave a powerful guild- but she knows that she will not be happy dealing with teeth. I loved that her intelligence and creative solutions where what got her out of the majority of tough spots. It is her kindness and unknown power that get her out of the rest. Some great friends, determination, wit, and a bit of good fortune will see Cory to her happy ending. 

The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker  was a great read. While it is written for children, I think the coming of age and fractured fairy tail aspects will make this story resinate with older children, teens, and adults as well.

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