Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper – A Book Review

Posted September 12, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 2 Comments

Wishful Thinking (How to be the Best Damn Faery Godmother In the World... Or Die Trying - Book 1) - By Helen Harper - A Book Review #UF #KU

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Wishful Thinking

(How to Be the Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World… Or Die Trying – Book 1)

by Helen Harper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Another winner for Helen Harper. Fast paced and intriguing, this is a great start to a new Urban Fantasy series. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Muddled magic. Missing faeries. She’s having one spell of a day at work…

Saffron Sawyer aspires to rise from the magical world’s bottom rung. But when her wish to join the renowned Office of Faery Godmothers is granted, bullies make her first day on the job unbearable. And to add to her misery, she discovers that someone is abducting her coworkers one-by-one.

Desperate to prevent another kidnapping, she scrambles to piece together the clues. After teaming up with the handsome and powerful Devil’s Advocate, she uncovers a strange connection between the disappearances and her lowly former gig. But when Saffron learns her promotion was only a ploy, she vows to ruin the devious plan.

Can Saffron muster enough magic to trap the villain before she’s sacked or stolen?

Wishful Thinking is the first book in the refreshingly original How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World (or Die Trying) urban fantasy series. If you like determined heroines, enchanting spins on old tales, and clever twists and turns, then you’ll love Helen Harper’s captivating story. 

Thoughts on Wishful Thinking

Helen Harper has a way of making characters relatable, even though they deal with the most unbelievable circumstances. The paranormal feels mundane in these worlds, and peeking through the veil here to the realm – and employment – of fairies, is no different. It’s unique, intriguing and fun.


  • Best world building.
  • You love the FMC.
  • Frizzy hair, don’t care.


  • It really can be confusing at times.
  • There is a hint of romance in the air with the Devil’s Advocate… I really hope that if this pans out, Harper doesn’t do her usual ‘fade to gray’ trick.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic

M/F (maybe?)

Character Age Range

Not sure, but adult.


4 out of 5 Stars

Published August 26th, 2019

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