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Tossed into a world of magic she'd only ever read about in books, Valerie Williams goes from teenage drama queen to tooth faerie almost overnight. Struggling to maintain her social status in a high school where designer clothes and having the right boyfriend makes the person, she finds that what's on the outside doesn't always determine what's on the inside.Having a hard tTossed into a world of magic she'd only ever read about in books, Valerie Williams goes from teenage drama queen to tooth faerie almost overnight. Struggling to maintain her social status in a high school where designer clothes and having the right boyfriend makes the person, she finds that what's on the outside doesn't always determine what's on the inside.Having a hard time adjusting to the maturity she's been forced into, Valerie finds love and makes mistakes that could cost her everything. To make matters worse, she discovers that her employer, Enamel Wear, Inc., is hiding a secret that may just leave her future hanging in the balance....

Title : faerie tales the misfortune of a teenage socialite
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ISBN : 11199716
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Number of Pages : 297 Pages
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  • Nicole
    2019-05-11 10:19

    This was a fun read. Really caught me off guard. Very original and fun with a deeper message. Valerie Williams is a teenage socialite who seems to have it all. Designer clothes, a cute jock boyfriend, popularity and all the perks that come with it. She receives an allowance and is never short on funds to get the most expensive and current fashion forward clothes. While planning to buy her prom dress her mother drops a bomb on her life... no more allowance... she has to get a job. So she does what every teenager would do in her position... has a complete hissy fit! Does not help her though, the next day she is forced to go to work with her mom. She has no idea her mom is a tooth fairy and she is going to love her job. We follow Valerie on her journey through her new job and while she discovers just how shallow she has been. While I was frustrated with her mistakes I cheered her on to make better decisions and deal with her problems. Recommended for older teens and adults, this would be a great book to read with the teen in your life and give you opportunities to talk about the issues Valerie goes through and how she handles them.Rating - 4 Stars

  • Jonel Boyko
    2019-05-12 05:32

    Awesomeness!!! This story took off running down a path that I’d never expected. Salazar has an interesting way with words. It makes you feel like you’re back in high school. There’s an easy flow to the novel while reading it. This novel definitely makes you giggle. It also makes you think about how you view life, about how you treat yourself, and about how you treat others. This is a book about personal growth and families. It’s about the things that teens go through while coming into their own, but at the same time, is remarkably light-hearted. It was a brilliantly fun read. The characters in this story are loveable. They’re so real. You have to love each and every one of them. They have real issues that are dealt with in a funny, supernatural way. At the same time, they are so human that you can’t help but feel for them. Who didn’t deal with relationship confusion at that age? And who isn’t trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up? Salazar highlights these issues and shows individuals dealing with them in amazing ways, with extra complications.As a whole this was a brilliantly light-hearted tale that you can’t help but get lost in. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.Please note that I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Holly Hood
    2019-05-18 06:15

    I loved this book!This book was an enchanting read, it leads you along as Valerie is discovering herself. Taking you from the everyday world, into a magical one. At first i didn't care for Valerie's snobby ways, but as the story goes along, you learned to see her as more then just shallow. She really comes into herself, replacing her old comfortable life, with one of the unfamilar. She goes through a metamorphisis learning comfortable isn't the only way to live.She also finds herself falling out of puppy love with her highschool boyfriend, for a guy with more substance. I rooted her on, and I laughed a ton as I read this book. Brandi has a unique way to take a story and make it highly addicting and suitable for all ages. With her clever wording and beautiful detail, I was pulled into the world of faeries.My only problem, is wanting her to get on the ball and write another one. I want to see what adventures Valerie goes on next!

  • Leanne
    2019-05-14 07:35

    *Received e-book through the Authors Requesting Reviews (ARR) program on Goodreads for an honest review**also posted on Amazon.com under Leanne GoonFaerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite is told by the point-of-view of Valerie Williams, the most popular girl in Humansville High, who takes a job at her mother’s company, Enamel Wear, Inc., after her parents decide she needs to understand the value of a dollar. There, she discovers she is actually a tooth fairy and must learn the tools of the trade from none other than Goderick “Rick” Mandrake, the weird Goth guy at school who engages in staring contests with her in class. As she takes on new responsibilities, she begins to examine her character and her new feelings for Rick and another fairy, Vincent Collins, which conflict with her having a human boyfriend, Calvin. I thought Salazar did a respectable job in making Valerie’s character likeable, despite her materialistic outlook and her self-absorbed attitude in the beginning of the story. I enjoyed her growth into a more mature and caring person – to both her family and her friends. In addition, I liked how her romance with Rick developed and how she subsequently had to be honest to herself about her relationship with Calvin. Moreover, Salazar did an admirable job with the witty dialogue, although there were grammatical errors and mistaken brand names (e.g Louis Vinton instead of Louis Vuitton). On the other hand, I did have a few issues with the story. I thought the love triangle with Rick and Vincent was a little unbelievable – it was hard to reconcile that she had feelings so quickly for Vincent after knowing him for such a short time. Likewise, I thought it also unrealistic that the mystery of the tampered teeth was repeatedly ignored by Valerie. It seemed to be glazed over and left up in the air (probably to form the basis for a sequel). Lastly, I felt the end was abruptly wrapped up, such that I was questioning how and why Valerie came to her decisions about her love life and her tooth fairy future.Overall, this book was an average read – I thought it had a rather unique concept, but the story and characters didn’t captivate me. I don’t believe I am the demographic of the intended reader, so I would recommend this only to young readers, who want a quick, fast paranormal read.

  • Mandy
    2019-05-10 07:30

    Review-I have the pleasure of receiving a copy from an honest review. The story introduces us to Valerie Williams, a junior in high school, a cheerleader, and who happens to be dating the best looking guy in school the quarterback for the football team. She's like your typical stereotype popular girl who only cares about looking perfect, dating the perfect guy, having the perfect friends, and having the newest clothes. She plans to marry her high school boyfriend, and spend the rest of her life not working and shopping. She's so into herself she doesn't really pay attention to everyone else but expects them to pay attention to her.Everything changes when her parents make her get a job working at her mom's work. Since Valerie has spent so much time on herself she has no idea what her mother does for a job. She drives with her mom that night, arriving at a old run down building, upon entering the elevator her mother takes her into a world she thought was only fantasy. She learns that she's a faerie with one day wings, and her new job is a tooth faerie. She's partnered up with Rick Mandrake the second hottest guy in school if he wasn't into goth. After a few mishaps her first night Valerie knows her life will never be the same.Through out the story we watch Valerie go from the selfish once popular girl to the unpopular girl you can't help falling in love with. She looses her boyfriend when he learns that she's a faerie it's just to much for him to deal with but thankfully Rick is there to pick up the pieces. Throughout the story I watch as Valerie grow as a character I rooted for even felt sad for her when it didn't always go the way I wanted it too. I couldn't put it down, it sucked me in right away. I love the character development they are so well written you feel like you know them. I had so many emotions when I read the book, I had moments where I laughed, cheered, was even sad, and I had some angry moments where I wanted to scream at Valerie but in the end I love it. It was a beautifully written story I would recommend to anyone who loves paranormal books.

  • Elsa Carrion
    2019-05-23 07:38

    At first I thought the story was going go something like.... Ah poor little rich girl her parents are not giving her any more money for shopping and expecting her to get a job. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to finish it. However it changes from poor little girl to in your face this is your life and you have to learn the value of a dollar, grow up and stop being a little you know what. She no longer the popular female in her school, she no longer has time for shopping, she barely has time to sleep and try to stay awake during her classes. Her boyfriend has dumped her and her friends have replaced her, she is feeling the effects of being an outcast. No longer with the trendiest Prada, Gucci or up to date fashion she is out of the in-group and in with the norms.Her mother finds her a job at her job Enamel Wear Inc but refuses to tell her what the job entails until they get there. The surprise she gets is a whopper. Although she feels that they are pulling her leg she decide to go along with it. She can not believe who they partnered her with… non other than her arch nemesis since they were in the sixth grade next door Goth neighbor Rick who by the way is a hoooottie! There is also another hottie that works at Enamel that she also gets to be partnered with when her and Rick stay out to late one evening and that is Vince a sort of bad boy that gets her in serious problems with Rick.This story had me laughing and yelling at Val throughout the book. Sometimes she just acted like a tramp. She wanted to have her cake and eat it too and what’s wrong with that more power to her right…males do that sort of thing all the time it’s about time females stepped into those shoes as well. I would have loved to have those two to myself as well.http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/faeri...http://www.amazon.com/Faerie-Tales-Mi...

  • Charli ღ Denae
    2019-04-30 08:20

    I really enjoyed this book. The tooth fairy theme was refreshing and original. I liked how the heroine, Valerie, transitioned from spoiled, self-centered teen queen to caring, considerate woman, for the most part. Her self-discovering journey was a little rushed in some places and there was a couple times when I was confused about what was going on but, I liked how the author kept the reader guessing. There was some frustration, like how she bounced back and forth a few times but Val is still young and her actions are actually typical for a girl her age. I do have to say that the ending was extremely satisfying. I won't give away any info but she ended up where she should've, in my opinion. I do wish two things; one, that it was a longer story with more detail into the mystery surrounding the company, and two, that the background information about her mom and Frank had been played out a little more, otherwise, I found this to be a terrific read appropriate for any age.

  • Shy The WidowMaker
    2019-05-02 05:24

    This book was a cute take on an age old tale. Valerie goes from being a normal self-absorbed teen to discovering she is a tooth faerie. Valerie seems to have it all she has the jock boyfriend, is popularm and has all the latest fashions. She soon learns she isn't as happy as she thought she was. Valerie's mom tells her she needs to get a job and breaks it to her she will be working with her. She soon learns that job is as a tooth faerie. She is paired with Rick and soon starts to discover herself. She realizes a lot of what she thought was important isn't. I loved that this book was the type of story that would appeal to the average teenager. It is truly a coming of age story. I love that the author really captured the essence of teenage life and what they deal with. She made me feel like I was reliving those years. Overall a great read and I highly recommend it.

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-08 05:42

    I really wanted to strangle Valerie in the beginning of this book. But thankfully she grew more mature with her trials and tribulations. Even though this is a Fae book Val's problems were realistic. All in all a fun read.

  • Alyssia
    2019-05-02 10:40

    I didn't really enjoy the style of storytelling employed in this novel. Nevertheless, I think there were some really interesting conceptual things going on; I just didn't connect on an emotional level with any of the characters or find myself drawn into the plot. Still, the author's rhetorical strategy was clearly apparent in the development of the main protagonist, Val.Short review:Pros: Narrative voice! Wonderful job with this; Interesting Concept and a new take on tooth faeries (I think, not an expert); I thought the cover was gorgeous! And I was interested from very early on about the black wings vs. the white.Cons: Grammar, Usage and Mechanics (although it did seem to improve the further in the reader went - they were annoying, but they didn't inhibit the understanding of the sentences); Told, not Shown; a few threads that weren't fully developed (one might call them loose).Longer review:The author did a great job with narrative voice! When I started reading I got an immediate sense of who "Val" was - the style of language as she explained her world and life was perfect; I could hear her smacking her gum as she begrudgingly gave me the explanation I wasn't worthy of. Val is that prissy, preppy, beautiful high school girl that doesn't care about anyone but herself. And then her life gets complicated in a new way (cause you know, being a socialite is *hard* work.Her parents force her to get a job which wrecks her whole life! No really! Those selfish jerks! Sorry. See what I meant about narrative voice? Of course, these parents don't seem to care that her life is turning upside down - that she is getting less than four hours of sleep before school, that her grades are dropping, or that she is undergoing several personal crises. Wait though! They aren't completely neglectful - they will ground her several times for staying out with her various men.And yes, they are multitude. And she pingpongs among them all the while questioning why she doesn't have more of a backbone. And providing phrases assuring readers that male __ is actually really great, stunningly empathetic, super hot and supportive and totally perfect. What is frustrating is that there is little development of any of these characters. Readers receive physical attributes and are "told" about these other perks. They rarely come out in the story events. Add this to the time jumps, where three months disappears with nothing more exciting to report than 'things getting strained' between girl and boyfriend __, and the story feels a little incomplete. There is a lot of tell, but not a lot of show. And plot points that enter into the story through highly coincidental and contrived events slip out of focus only to be neatly "wrapped up" but not quite at the end. The pacing was a concern, as was the tendency to gloss over huge details - 3 months here, 2 there, etc. The full explanation of the tooth fairy business. The reason her parents were grossly incompetent in every department EXCEPT (and maybe also, given the latter plot) boys. Just ... missing pieces. The framework is good, and the characterization of Val totally believable - but since she isn't particularly likable for most (maybe all) of the book, it is hard for that characterization to carry the whole plot.And then there were some technical writing issues. If the word had a homonym, chances were it was used in the place of the correct spelling. My personal favorite was "foe-leather". I loved the idea that Val was trying to convince the reader of her conscientious PETA (she says Peta) awareness when she didn't know how to spell 'faux' so I kept in mind that the spelling might be part of the character - but the issue wasn't isolated to Val's narration. In the same section, Val discusses "patent" leather as though it is animal friendly ... weird.All in all, it really wasn't my type of read, but I can see that many people have enjoyed it. Fans of the love equals triangle (or square, etc) turned into aww love! plots would probably find this quite enjoyable. Especially because every many that Val manages to attract is totally beautiful and loyal with only slight imperfections that they are willing to spend oodles of time trying to fix. The book is a quick read and Val does evolve throughout the book, although I am not sure precisely the message that this transformation is intended to send. There are several possibilities, and since I wasn't really connecting with the book, I don't feel like I am one to guess at it.

  • Lyra Zapanta
    2019-05-16 10:21

    Faerietales: The Misfortune of a Teenage SocialiteIn this epic book, we follow the story of Val, the Queen Bee, you might say, the most adored and hated at the same time girl at school. We go through her transformation through this book, and how she finds true love. So, at first, she’s the most famous girl and had the perfect life: wealthy parents, the most attractive boy as her boyfriend, a group of followers always at her heels wherever she goes, a collection of signature dresses and accessories. What else can a girl ask for? Then fate rears its ugly head as she is asked to work…with no other than the dark and mysterious Goderick Mandrake, her creepy neighbor and classmate.There, she learns what she truly is, and what she and Rick share in common…as both tooth faeries. Val is too overwhelmed at first but gets the hang of it later. She and Rick develop some kind of a friendship that slowly turns into something more romantic…which is totally a “this-is-not-happening-to-me” moment. Things between her and Calvin get ugly, which only means that her reputation is at stake, too.Then, after what has happened after prom, and a series of heartbreaks between her and Rick, her rep totally goes downhill, thanks to her job and the break-up. The price is worth is, however: Rick. They start a relationship that goes messy when her parents start to think…that she’s gone off-track with Rick. Another chain of events happen, and now our heroine is assigned with Vincent Connor, who, as she describes him, is a “statuesque of a god”. With Vince, she develops strong feelings…that are pure desire, which leads to her yet another misadventure in love. She cheats on Rick while he is sick, and, even though he knows about this, Rick does not say anything at all and goes on loving her.Yet, when Rick decides to leave…another mindblowing set of events happen that force her to choose between Rick and Vince…which then leads us to the ending.I won’t be giving out much but I would like to mention how all the characters differ from each other. Val is the sort of girl you’d hate from the start. I mean, yeah, she’s Queen Bee, and such and you might call her bitchy. But in this book, we’ll see her transition during her teenage years and we’ll learn from her mistakes, too. She may lack something in discipline…especially after what she did with Vince…but she can also be sweet and lovable. She’s stubborn and strong and doesn’t give up that easily, which is the best thing about her standing in the high school crowd.Next comes Rick. Rick’s the kind of stalker guy that you would hate following you around, especially, if you’re the most adored girl in school and he could ruin your status. He may seem cocky and mysterious at first, but deep inside, he’s actually a gentleman with gentle ways. He’s a very lovable character, and he’s my fave one because I liked how he stood up for Val through it all, even though Val has made lots of mistakes. He’s also very, very loving and understanding.Calvin. He’s a jock, which can be expected from him, being the boyfriend of Val, best cheerleader, and all. But, unlike most jocks we hear of, Calvin is actually very supportive of Val. He’s an “airhead” in fashion, as Val says, but is smart in some ways, too. Calvin is very sweet and gentle, which is a total twist to his jock figure. Even after the break-up, and lots of happenings, he still chose to stand by Val’s side, even as a friend.Vince. Vince is, uh, cocky at first. He’s actually way cockier than Rick. He was always rough with Val at first, but the harsh treatment subsided after some time, too. He’s, ah, the picture of desire and all wrongs. Which, by the way, Val entered, leading to a lot of problems, especially between her and Rick. In the end, however, well, let’s just say that we should not be taken by our wants or lusts in life.This book gives us a lot of lectures about life. One of them is about taking care of the trust given to you. It’s important that you value it before…everything goes wrong. It’s a great read and you’d realize a lot of things in the end…so, happy reading!Thanks to the author for giving me a chance to review this, by the way. 

  • Katie Hughart
    2019-05-25 07:26

    This book was addicting! When I began to read it, it felt completely normal, like any other YA teen book. High School, spoiled girl, blah blah blah...but after a few chapters I was pleasantly surprised by the way the author constructed the love triangle, I mean GASP! Tall, muscular jock vs. sleek, dark and sexy neighbor...and then poor Valerie's life began to fall apart at the seams and she didn't understand why. Her parents stop coddling her, her friends bail, and she's made to get a job! It's then that things get really interesting. Valerie meets yet another buff and sexy stud that is a little older and hard to love at times, but gives the other two a run for their money, and by the end of the story I really feel for him. After lots of mystery and beautiful imagery provided to us by Mrs. Salazar, Valerie finds her big girl feet and her true love. This book keeps you guessing and is a great read.I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it in just a few days! Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite was mature and youthful with the tortured romance that I love to read about. You better believe that if there is a book two I'll be buying it!

  • Bonnijean Marley
    2019-05-05 05:39

    This book wants to be too many things. It wants to be a mystery, romance, coming of age, and adventure book, but only does the coming of age and romance parts ok. It fails at the rest.Faerie Tales would have benefited from having a proofreader and an editor. A proofreader would have caught the obvious autocorrected words that are actually not what they should have been. For example, console is spelled council every time it is used. And a proofreader would also have caught the persistant mistakes in pronoun case. An editor would have fine tuned the story. There are a couple of scenes where the main characters witness a secretive transaction, but the story doesn't develop the mystery. Then at the end of the book, the characters discuss solving the mystery, but there is no resolution. Perhaps it is supposed to be a setup for a sequel, but the mystery element seems superfluous. Valerie does grow as a character during the novel and several scenes are very well written, but the book reads like a first draft.

  • Shanna
    2019-05-20 10:27

    All teenagers think they have problems in their lives, Val just never imagined the form her problems would take. The characters and situations were so realistic and easily imagined but with the right amount of fantasy to fuel your imagination. This book makes you wonder if it couldn't be telling the truth about the fairies and we just don't know it. I loved it!! I hope to read more of Brandi's work very soon :)

  • Brandi Salazar
    2019-04-26 05:25

  • Brandi Salazar
    2019-05-24 10:40