This was an extremely enjoyable read, and one of the better-executed fairy tale spinoffs that I've seen.
Ivy is an amazing character, I love how she's smart and capable, yet she also still retains a sweet core - anyone who works with the police and still love fairy tales is just right up my alley. I also loved how that personality meshed and sometimes clashed with the lovely Prince - it makes for a fast-paced book that kept me on the edge of my seat. I did feel that the mystery was fairly obvious, and that made me slightly irritable rather than mystified and the resolution was also slightly too pat for my taste, I did want them to work harder for happily ever after, I suppose.
However, this is a wonderful read to curl up with if the world is being dreary and you're wondering if there's still magic left in the world - it's sure to bring some fairy dust your way.
When a magical evening lifts the veil between the mortal world and the fairy tale kingdom, Ivy Daniels enjoys a closer look at the characters of her childhood. But they are also looking at her. To save their world. Prince Duncan enlists the fascinating and infuriating Ivy to help him save the kingdom and his ailing father. Although reluctant at first, Ivy comes to realize that unless she helps, the precious world of her youth will disappear. Not to mention that her house has a revolving door for all magical creatures wishing to plead their case. Which is becoming really, really old. Armed with an attitude, a hypochrondiac sister, and a fairy tale bear, Ivy has her work cut out for her. Ivy Daniels used to believe in Fairy Tales. Now they believe in her.