‘Nissa’ by Bethany Lopez – Review + Giveaway [Book Tour]

NissaTourBannerWelcome to my tour stop! You can find the schedule for Nissa HERE 🙂 Hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Nissa by Bethany Lopez 
Publication: April 23rd 2013 
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy

Book Links:

Goodreads / Amazon / B&N / Smashwords

Book Description:

NissaAt 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother’s path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her  assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her  future is bleak.

To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she’s met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren’t meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?

My Review:

3 out of 5 Goodreads Stars

Can I just start off by saying that the cover is stunning? It’s what made me sign up for this tour, that and the awesome synopsis obviously!

I know that a lot of bloggers say this, but I really feel like I have to say it for Nissa. There was more telling than showing and sometimes it came across very vague. And sometimes the speech sounded forced and unreal.

I did enjoy the sweet romance! Although it was instant, I think we can drop it because Nissa is a fairy and that’s just what happens when fairies find their mate! If she was a human I wouldn’t be so forgiving!

Levi seems like a nice kind of guy, he really did love Nissa. **sigh**

And Vicky, although lacking in self esteem was really sweet and loving. At times she did annoy me when she didn’t stand up for herself, but I guess that’s just me.

The aging system puzzled me. Nissa is 900 years old. That is roughly 18 years in human life. So Nissa goes to godmother training for 3 years, wouldn’t that be like three months in human years?

Nissa had a bit of a drama queen moment.

I thought that the concept of this story was very well put together but left a little to be desired on the writing front.

Overall, Nissa is a really sweet and short read full of love and fairies and hot guys with tattoos. What more could you want?


One signed copy of Nissa + Swag (open internationally)

a Rafflecoptor Giveaway

About Author:

Bethany Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.


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