Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (promo with giveaway)


Today I’m excited to share a bit about Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.  Wunderkind PR was kind enough to offer a giveaway for one reader, too. 🙂



Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

In this prequel to Ella Enchanted, which can stand on its own, young healer Evie is transformed into an ogre by the meddling fairy Lucinda. She’ll turn back only if someone proposes and she accepts!

Returning to the land and many of the characters from her beloved Newbery Honor–winning Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine has written a delightful tale about a clever and endearing heroine who is determined to defy expectations.

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms, and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend (and test subject) Wormy. So when Wormy unexpectedly proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. And besides, she simply isn’t in love with him.

But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre. Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal—or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

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Review of Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd (finished HC)


This is a sequel, so there will be spoilers for Grim Lovelies below.




Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd

The witches, beasties, goblins, and Royals return in this spellbinding conclusion to New York Times best-selling author Megan Shepherd’s Grim Lovelies duology. 

Ever since she discovered her affinity for magic, seventeen-year-old Anouk has been desperate to become a witch. It’s the only way to save her friends who, like Anouk, are beasties: animals enchanted into humans. But unlike Anouk, the other beasties didn’t make it out of the battle at Montélimar in one piece.

With her friends now trapped in their animal forms, Anouk is forced into a sinister deal involving a political marriage with her sworn enemy, a wicked plot to overthrow London’s fiercest coven of witches, and a deadly trial of fire to become a witch. The price for power has always been steep in the world of the Haute. Now, it will cost Anouk everything.

Wicked and delightful, this spellbinding sequel and conclusion to Grim Lovelies is perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and The Hazelwood Wood.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 11/13/19




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

I apologize if there are any repeats.

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Review of Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao (physical arc)




Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao


From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood.

Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician’s apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman’s daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds Bao’s prized flute floating in his boat near her house, she takes it into her care, not knowing that his soul has been trapped inside it by an evil witch, who cursed Bao, telling him that only love will set him free. Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell.

Together, the two travel across the continent, finding themselves in the presence of greatness in the forms of the Great Forest’s Empress Jade and Commander Wei. They journey with Wei, getting tangled in the webs of war, blood magic, and romance along the way. Will Lan and Bao begin to break the spell that’s been placed upon them? Or will they be doomed to live out their lives with black magic running through their veins?

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Blog Tour for Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao (Q&A)


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I am so thrilled to be part of the Penguin blog tour for Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao.  Thank you to Penguin Teen for sending my a physical arc of the book (come back tomorrow for my review).  Today I will be sharing my Q&A with author Julie C. Dao.

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Top Five Tuesday 11/12/19


Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.


This week’s topic is:  authors I need to read.


There are actually a lot of authors that I haven’t read yet.  Or at least I don’t think I’ve read anything by them.  I decided to go with authors that have quite a few books out vs picking someone with one or two books.

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Cover Reveal for Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky


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I loved Dive Smack, so I was thrilled to be asked to participate for the cover reveal for Demetra’s upcoming book, Last Girls.   I am really excited to read it next year when it’s released.  I already have it pre-ordered.




No one knows how the world will end.


On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own. 


Train for every situation.


But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain: 


Nowhere is safe.

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