The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Mini Review)

tea dragonsTitle: The Tea Dragon Society
Author: Katie O’Neill
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Fantasy
Publisher: Oni Press
Date published: October 18, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 72
Source: Publisher


A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

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The Wonderling by Mira Bartók (Book Feature)

26046482.jpgHello everyone! And welcome to my feature post about The Wonderling by Mira Bartók (published today!). This is a children’s/middle grade book that is “[r]eminiscent of classic literary odysseys and the best of contemporary fantasy, with a sprinkling of steampunk” (how it was pitched to me by the publisher, and I love the sound of that mixture!) I, for one, really enjoy classic novels, as well as fantasy, and steampunk, so this book sounds like it’s right up my alley. I will be reading it too, although sadly not until later this year or early in 2018 due to my crazy reading schedule. I did receive a copy before the pub date, though, and I didn’t want for any of you to miss the opportunity to either read this book, or at the very least, get it on your radar (is that the correct phrase? English sounds so foreign to me sometimes….and then I remind myself that it’s my third language. Hah.) Anyway, here is more about the book before I go and ramble some more:

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Mini Review)

izsottmTitle: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
Author: Lemony Snicket
Type: Fiction
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: September 30, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 176
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi [Sneak Peek Review]

28110143Title: Furthermore
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Date published: August 30, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

This sneak peek was kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit—and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

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