Title: Temp: An Accidental Fairly Tale.
Author: A E Mayer
Review: At first this book confused me a bit(as may this review confuse you), I wasn’t sure what was going on with the Door situation and the Collision...strange creatures...magic eyes...unicorns...? As I kept reading, it became clearer, but still a little confusing. Reading on I found more strange things going on and more things that were new and unfamiliar to me. But, as I kept reading, the story took shape and I started to get what was going on and was finally interested enough to keep reading until I finished. I have to say that if the beginning of the book had been as captivating as the end I would have finished it much faster than I did.
So much is going on in this book and you meet many, many different and unique characters that will be good to re-visit if there is a sequel. A bit more information in the beginning to set the stage may have helped me understand the rest of the story better. Doors, payper use, paper doors, one-way doors and return doors.... monsters, vampires with rules, animals that talk...all of that...well....I didn't get until the end(most of it anyway). Great characters, once you realized what was going on and the story flowed better the closer to the end it got. The Door talk at the beginning was just strange and I didn’t really get what was happening, but looking back from the end I understand it better and wish it had been clearer at the first so I could have enjoyed the book more.
This is a good story as it builds and I’m not sure how to improve the beginning, but I look forward to seeing if the author writes another. 3 for the beginning and a 4 for the end so 3 1/2 stars.
Publisher: Published June 6th 2011 by Cricket Ink
Quick Review: 3 1/2 Stars out of 5.
Where Did I Read the Book: Sent by the author for review.
Synopsis: You might imagine the Collision that catapulted magical creatures to Earth would make every moment miraculous. But jobs were just as dull, and life could be just as boring. Traffic still stunk, only now with dragon Flyways above highways, the stink was worse than ever.
Jackson Bee Belle Elders (Bee for short) is a promising Magical Sciences major who ends up smack in the middle of the Southern home town she tried to escape. Her lofty dreams of adventure only land her under fluorescent lights as she turfs creatures to temp jobs for Beveled Star Magical Staffing (B.S. for short).
But everything changes when the cautious temp meets a friend who will dramatically alter her holiday weekend and her life. Nevermind that the friend is a wolf working for a despicable djinn who might use him to destroy the planet and everyone in it. Nevermind that the wolf can talk, but no human except Bee can hear him. Bee has a lot of secrets—some she knows about, and some she doesn’t.
Fizzing with wit and adventure, Temp is a tale for anyone who has ever fantasized about a more magical life.
Author Biography: A.E. Mayer was born in Atlanta, Ga. She lived in Florida, Virginia, Boston and Alabama before deciding to settle in north Georgia with her husband and itty bitty dog. Mayer graduated from Washington and Lee University where she majored in print journalism with a side of literature and studio art and a minor in long walks and napping. Before writing books, she worked as a movie store clerk, trade show booth slinger, receptionist, executive assistant, travel magazine journalist, public relations writer and marketing consultant. She currently writes fiction, urban fantasy, and kiddie lit from her headquarters in north Georgia, and she loves every minute of it. For more information on Mayer and her books, please visit www.aemayer.com.