Review: The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

The Enchanted Sonata Author: Heather Dixon WallworkPublisher: The Wallworkshop (October 23, 2018)Paperback, 365 pagesGoodreads     |     Amazon (KindleUnlimited)SummaryClara Stahlbaum has her future perfectly planned: to marry the handsome pianist, Johann Kahler (ah!) and settle down to a life full of music. But all that changes on Christmas Eve, when Clara receives a mysterious and magical nutcracker. Whisked away to his world—an enchanted empire of beautiful palaces, fickle fairies, enormous rats, and a prince—Clara must face a magician who uses music as spells…and the future she thought she wanted.The Enchanted Sonata, a retelling of The Nutcracker Ballet with a dash of … Continue reading Review: The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

Book Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Sea Witch Author: Sarah HenningPublisher: Katherine Tegen Books (July 31, 2018)Hardcover, 368 pagesGoodreads   AmazonSummaryEveryone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead. Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch. A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t … Continue reading Book Review: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Book Review: Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Author: Liesl ShurtliffPublisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 29th, 2018)Hardcover, 304 pagesGoodreads   AmazonSummaryFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White’s feud with the wicked queen. Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed “Grump”) has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind. At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the … Continue reading Book Review: Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Liesl Shurtliff

Book Review: Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge Author: Lisa JensenPublisher: Candlewick (July 10, 2018)Hardcover, 352 pagesGoodreadsSummaryThey say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier’s cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never patiently tend his roses; Jean-Loup would never attempt poetry; Jean-Loup would never express remorse for the wrong … Continue reading Book Review: Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

Blog Tour: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway)

When a man known only as Devil finds his way into her bedchamber and offers her his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees. She might be a spinster, but she’s seen love in action and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her future husband will love her beyond reason—even if it means she must make a deal with a man more dangerous than she could imagine. Bastard son of a duke, and king of London’s darkest corners, Devil has made a lifetime of wielding power and seizing opportunity, and Felicity Faircloth is everything … Continue reading Blog Tour: Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway)