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Prince Jean-Michel Grenouille spent the first eight years of his life as a frog until the day a slobbery four-year-old princess came along to his pond and tried to eat him. It wasn’t exactly a kiss, but it worked to turn him back into a boy. Fast forward to a few weeks before his 30th birthday and he must marry his One or turn back into a frog. Forever. His drunken fairy godmother insists that Beauty is his One even with her sleeping problem and nasty attitude, so the wedding is planned. But when Jean-Michel goes out with his cousin RJ for his bachelor party he accidentally, while quite drunk, hires a hit man to kill Beauty. Oops. He may not want to wed the slobbery sleepy Beauty, but he doesn’t want to be a frog for the rest of his life either. Now, he must stop a hit man and resist the beautiful Lollie Bliss he meets while searching for said hit man. If Beauty is supposed to be his One then why does he feel as if Lollie is the one he should marry? Poor Jean-Michel. He’s got some serious problems including his tendency to croak at the most inopportune time and his extreme dislike of the color green. Is he doomed to a lily pad forever or will he get things sorted out? Curses are such inconvenient things.
Book 2 in the F***ed Up Fairy Tale series is definitely not for reading to the children. This fairy tale retelling is funny and entertaining, but I didn’t find it quite as good as the first one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a wild ride with laugh out loud moments and total creativeness regarding the fairy tale rewriting, but there was something missing and I tend to think it was the whole assassin thing that seemed off. It didn’t make a lot of sense, but then when do drunken actions make sense? Anyway, I did enjoy myself and look forward to Book 3, so if you want an afternoon of light-hearted entertainment then I suggest picking this one up.