Book Review: The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle

The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle is a short but interesting story. The village of Styesville has a dragon problem, and is in sore need of a knight in shining armor to solve it for them. Instead, they get a strange traveler in a ragged cloak they barely even notice at first. Worse still, it soon becomes clear the problem setting fire to their village isn't as simple as a dragon.

The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green is a new take on the idea of fearie godmothers and wishes coming true. I liked the twists, and the cloaked figure that leads the show. I did not like that readers do not get to see much, if any character development or growth. We are told how things happen, and some of why, but there is little emotional attachment or pressure felt as the story unfolds. I did like that sexuality was mentioned, but in a way that made it clear that in their world love is not held to gender stereotypes. I also like that the pressures of parents for their children is covered, but again since readers do not get into the hearts and minds of the characters much all of it seemed a little flat. I enjoyed the concept, and the plot, but sadly was not as invested in the fate of the characters as I might have been otherwise.


The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green is a story that offers a nice twist, but does not do a whole lot of character development. The plot was good, but I felt like it could have been so much more. 
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