Author: Lady Jenniviere
Genre: Children’s Fantasy
Publication Date: December 15, 2014
Deja Vue. The feeling you are repeating a moment. We have all experienced it. A second or two that seem oddly familiar.
What would happen if your entire day was deja vue? What if you know exactly what will happen, but nobody believes you? And what if it just happens to be the worst day of your life? And what if you know tomorrow it will repeat all over again?
Well for Misty Bentley there is no what if. She did not want the last day of summer to end. She and her best friend Stanley Green were having a wonderful summer vacation when the pair stumbled across a fountain. Without a thought, Misty tossed a coin in and wished the day would never end. As fate would have it, her wish was granted.
Regrettably, the day turned out to be the worst day of her life. Humiliation piled on humiliation. Injury was added to insult.
If she has any chance of catching tomorrow, she must convince Stanley they are repeating the same day and together they have to figure a way to undo her wish.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Never Ending Bad Day is a short fantasy for children. While I enjoyed the story, then next to the last chapter, A Thousand Years, could have made up an entire book rather than one page.
Misty is the main character and she is a typical 14-year-old. I’ve always liked when an author can take a realistic character and put them in an unrealistic situation, which is what happened in this case.
Lady Jenniviere’s writing flows well and is easy to read. When I started this book, I, of course, thought of Groundhog Day but other than a day reoccurring over and over, there really aren’t any similarities.
I think young or middle grade readers will enjoy Never Ending Bad Day. I wanted it to be longer, though!
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About the Author
Lady Jenniviere was like any other girl, until one day while tending her rose garden she came upon a bird with a broken wing. Speaking quietly to reassure the frightened bird, Lady Jenniviere wrapped him in the folds of her gown and carried the little bird inside where, using tape and popsicle sticks, she was able to set the broken wing. For the next month Lady Jenniviere and the little bird spent hours together in the garden. The little bird appeared calm and content so long as Lady Jenniviere was speaking. In an effort to reassure the bird, Lady Jenniviere told him stories. Some days she would read a favorite book. Other days she repeated nursery rhymes. Finally the time came when Lady Jenniviere ran out of stories to tell. She looked at the little bird and said, “Well, I am all out of stories. I wish I knew more, but I don’t.”
To her amazement the bird said, “You have been kind to me. Mending my wing, tending to me while I healed and telling me every story you knew. I will repay all you have done. I know where there is a magic ink well. If you retrieve the ink well, you will never run out of stories again.” Once she retrieved the magic ink well, her feathered friend gave her a tail feather. He instructed Lady Jenniviere to use it as a quill. The moment she dipped the feather into the magic ink, it sprang to life. To her amazement the quill began writing its story on the blank pages lying on her antique desk. Lady Jenniviere loved the story and thanked the bird for his gift before he flew back to the forest on two healthy wings.
Soon, other birds heard of Lady Jenniviere’s magic ink and brought her their tail feathers. Every quill revealed a different story–some scary, some happy and some just plain strange. Eventually, Lady Jenniviere had enough stories to begin sharing them with her friends. Books were bound and soon people everywhere were reading the tales the birds’ feathers contained.
When Lady Jenniviere isn’t visited by feathered friends, she spends her time with her family. She’s married to her college sweetheart, Lord Mark of Tanglewood. They live in Texas and share their lives with three dogs and a talking parrot aptly named Story. In their spare time, Lord Mark and Lady Jenniviere enjoy traveling, philosophizing, remodeling their castle and meeting fans of Lady Jenniviere’s Quill. Lady Jenniviere often visits her mother, Queen Debi of Hollytree. They are the best of friends and adore their time together.