Friday, July 10, 2009

Fortune's Folly

Title: Fortune’s Folly Author: Deva Fagan Publisher: Henry Holt Number Of Pages:257 Publication Date: April 14th, 2009

Synopsis from back of book: Fortunata can tell a fake prophecy – but can she make one come true?

Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. Her sharp eye and inventive mind can create the most wonderful future for even the humblest farmer. But when she’s tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy—or her father will be put to death.

Not Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who fits it. If only she hadn’t fallen in love with the prince herself…

Review: Fortune’s Folly was SOOO cute! If I had to describe it in one word I would say ADORABLE! I wasn’t sure what I would think of it, but I ended up loving it. Fortunata, Prince Leonato, and the rest of the characters were charming and a lot of fun to read about. I wouldn’t recommend this to older teens, but it might appeal to younger teens or middle grade audiences. I didn’t really have any problems with this book, which is good! Overall, this was a darling, quick read!

I recommend this book if you like fairy tales, middle grade books, and a touch of romance.


  1. I've looked at this like a million times and haven't bought it yet, but I think you just pushed it over into the must have category.

    Great review!!

  2. I bought this for my favorite 11 year old and I am going to read her copy when I visit her this august.

  3. This does look very cute. I think some of my students would love it.