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Who Needs Magic?

Who Needs Magic? is a YA contemporary fantasy novel, and the sequel to Don’t Expect Magic, by Kathy McCullough.

I really, really enjoyed Don’t Expect Magic – a new twist on fairy godmothers – so, if you haven’t read it, I suggest you read my review here.

And maybe avoid this review of the sequel…

Delaney Collins knows she is a fairy godmother (f.g.) – in fact, she’s sort of embraced it.

After all, it brought her together with her boyfriend and kinda/sorta helped to repair her relationship with her dad.

So, she’s ready for her next client. Ready to make some magic.

But months have gone by with… nothing.

While working at Treasures, the second hand shop that allows her to do her retooling of vintage boots, Delaney meets Ariella – apparently another f.g.

She’s everything you’d expect for an f.g. Perky, pink, and powerful.

Once Delaney runs across Jeni and finally feels that f.g. pull to make some magic, she finds that having another f.g around might not be helpful.

At all.

Like I said earlier, I loved Don’t Expect Magic. It managed to take fairy godmothers and put a modern twist on it – incorporating Delaney’s grief over the loss of her mother and the strained relationship with her dad.

Who Needs Magic? continues that excellence.

Fully invested in the plot, I felt as *ugh* about Ariella as Delaney – not liking her energetic annoyingness.

The author makes it very easy to get behind Delaney as a sarcastic but caring heroine. It’s another fun, buoyant read – if occasionally frustrating as we see some believable mistakes get made.

Who Needs Magic? is funny, smart, and REALLY entertaining!

Not to mention touching.

Yet again, I loved it.

I would like more books.

Please, Ms. McCullough?!?!?

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