Book Review: Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra

Rating: StarStar

Genre: Filipino Fiction > Contemporary

Of all the twenty-something women who are hopeless romantics, Ellie Manuel is more “hopeless” than “romantic.”

Even after her Prince Charming broke up with her, she just won’t give up … because fairy tale heroines don’t live “happily ever after” right away, silly, they’re tested first!

Determined to pass the test, she spends the next year restoring herself to the girl Prince Charming had fallen in love with in the first place.

Until she discovers that life without him might not be so bad after all: her career is taking off, her confidence is back, and the cute guy at work is no longer a stranger.

So when is it okay to quit on a fairy tale?


It didn’t work for me. Too short to mean anything. Too shallow for my taste. Fairy Tale Fail is not my kind of story.

I didn’t like Ellie. Maybe i just dislike girls in general who are stupid enough pining after an insufferable ex. As for Lucas, nothing special about him, either. Got no swoon from that one.

After reading Interim Goddess of Love, this second Esguerra read is an epic fail.

Don’t start with Fairy Tale Fail if you haven’t read Mina V. Esguerra. It was too simple to be considered a gem.


3 thoughts on “Book Review: Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra

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