Author: E.V. Farrell

Pub. Date: October 9 2018

Publisher: Hookline Books

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 334

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Willow Bloom’s biggest challenge is to organise her thirteenth birthday party. However, a walk in the woods near her home provides some big surprises – a mystical guardian from another world, a magical forest, and the discovery that her parents are part of a secret order that protects dreams. With the discovery comes a calling. A prophecy tells of a young one who can push back the dark forces that threaten to corrupt our hopes and dreams. Is Willow that young one? Can she take on the forces of evil, the Underlord Maliceius, and win?

Jan’s Review

Loved it! Perfect for young readers wanting a relevant, uplifting book that dances between modern day and fantasy. Willow is a relatable, lifelike character grappling with backing herself confidently and believing in the world beyond the norms of a young girl’s life. I highly recommend this book and have bought it for a few of my young reading friends. Keeping the magic alive and helping to believe. Perfect combo!


About E.V.:

Elizabeth Farrell was born and raised in rural Victoria, Australia. She worked for the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne before moving to London to work for the Mail on Sunday newspaper there. After spending all of the 90’s living and working in the UK, she returned home. Elizabeth currently resides in rural Gippsland, Victoria where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Fields of interest: Philosophy, Spirituality, Archaeology, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Nutrition, Yoga, Swimming, Cooking.

The inspiration behind the book: I wanted to write a book that inspired and empowered our next generation of people. With so many dystopian views and stories out there, I felt it was important to portray a more hopeful future.

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3 winners will receive eBook copies of WILLOW BLOOM AND THE DREAM KEEPERS, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/10/2018- Mythical Books– Excerpt

12/10/2018- Book-o-Craze– Spotlight


12/11/2018- Loie Dunn– Review

12/11/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview


12/12/2018- Lifestyle Of Me– Review

12/12/2018- Oh Hey! Books.– Interview


12/13/2018- Jrsbookreviews– Review

12/13/2018- Good Choice Reading– Excerpt


12/14/2018- The Suburban Lifestyle– Review

12/14/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt


Week Two:

12/17/2018- Zach’s YA Reviews– Review

12/17/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt


12/18/2018- mall3tg1rl– Review


12/19/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt


12/20/2018- Christine’s Book Corner– Review


12/21/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Review


THE CIRCUS THIEF by Alane Adams Official Blog Tour

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The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing Roxie, a trained horse who can do all sorts of tricks. When Georgie is invited to ride on her back, he discovers it’s her last show―Roxie is going to be sent to the work farm! When Roxie bolts with Georgie on her back, Papa must come to his rescue.

The Circus Thief is a heartwarming tale of boyhood set in 1920s Pennsylvania for children ages 4–8.



“The circus is bursting with amazing sights and sounds, from clowns and elephants to a lady with a beard, in The Circus Thief, a delightfully nostalgic tale of compassion, kindness, and generosity.” ―Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Bright, brave characters star in this exhilarating tale of magic and mystical creatures.” ―Kirkus Reviews

Jan’s Review

This was a cute story about a boy’s first visit to the circus. After learning about the fate of a soon-to-be retired circus horse, he convinces his dad to help save the horse. The illustrations are done very well. They are so life-like and colorful. The story is a quick read, but children will enjoy it.




Alane Adams


Alane Adams is a children’s author, professor, and literacy advocate. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens; she also writes Early American picture books for young children. Adams lives in Southern California.


WEBSITE: https://alaneadams.com/

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Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows #1) by Evelyn Skye


Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied behind his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas—marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.

As their graduation approaches, Sora and Daemon look forward to proving themselves worthy of belonging to the elite group—but in a kingdom free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion many years ago, it’s been difficult to make their mark. So when Sora and Daemon encounter a strange camp of mysterious soldiers while on a standard scouting mission, they decide the only thing to do to help their kingdom is to infiltrate the group.Taking this risk will change Sora’s life forever—and lead her on a mission of deception that may fool everyone she’s ever loved.

Jan’s Review

I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of this story as a fantasy it really stands out among the ones i read.  Heading into to 2019 it nice to see a fresher take on the fantasy genre.  We have Taiga warriors who can weave magic and are superior warriors but they can not do both,  that is significant cause the evil Ryu do not have that same hang up they can use magic in a vastly superior way. 

This story is perfect in that it was epic, deadly and it will make readers feel nervous, scared and terrified of the outcome. I love books that can draw me in and have me sitting on the edge of my seat not wanting to put the book down.   I love that their were some really nice twists and turns that were hinting at in the beginning but by the time they showed up i had forgotten the hints.  I like being surprised and that i may know how the ending gonna play out but the author gives it a nice twist so it not quite as predictable.

They could of been some more description on the magic system at the beginning like how gemini bonds are formed and why these new ryu have this magic how no one could not know about it before.  I am hoping for some more background in maybe a novella or in the book. 


Blog Tour Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles #2) by Hannah West



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Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles #2)

by Hannah West

Release Date: December 4th 2018

Publisher: Holiday House

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


Valory’s power is different . . . it’s dangerous, unruly, and destructive. But can she channel it to crush a cunning enemy and save the realm from chaos? 

Welcome to Nissera, land of three kingdoms and home to spectacular magic.

A century after her legendary ancestors overcame a bloodthirsty tyrant, seventeen-year-old Valory Braiosa attends a training academy for elicromancers, immortal beings with magical gifts. Yet Valory’s immense power seems impossible to tame, and she faces imprisonment by the Nisseran authorities. Then a forbidden resurrection spell awakens a long-dormant evil, and Valory may be the only one who can vanquish this terrifying villain. Together with a band of allies—including an old friend; a haughty princess; and a mysterious, handsome stranger—Valory must learn to harness her power and fight back.

Weaving together her imaginative world of gritty fairytale magic with snippets from Beauty and the Beast and other classic stories, Hannah West’s dark and dangerous adventure is a gripping, immersive companion to her acclaimed debut, Kingdom of Ash and Briars. This richly packaged edition includes an illustrated family tree, detailed map, and embossed jacket with shimmering metallic effects.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36974805-realm-of-ruins

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/realm-of-ruins

Jan’s Review

This is a companion novel to Kingdom of Ash and Briars, but you definitely don’t need to read that first. There are some references to events in the distant past that might spoil parts of the first book, but otherwise you could totally follow this story on its own since it reads like a standalone.

This book centers around Valroy who in act of desperation try to save her friend which goes against everything she been taught.  Now she full of this power she knows nothing about, and their an evil entity as a result of her power.  She maybe the only one who can save this world if she can only truly understand what happened when she vanquished the waters.  This story takes some elements from a few of your favorite fairy tales and offers a nice twist to each one.   I thoroughly enjoyed this one.



Hannah West is the author of Kingdom of Ash and Briars and its companion, Realm of Ruins. She’s always loved writing about magic and fairytales, but her time studying abroad in Orléans, France inspired her to finally write and publish a fantasy novel. She’s a freelance writer and vegetarian living in Texas with her husband and their rambunctious blue heeler.


Website: https://www.hannahwestauthor.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14881425.Hannah_West

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hannahwestya?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahwestya/



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Giveaway starts: 4th December 2018

Giveaway finishes: 17th December 2018

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Golden Crown (Fantasy and Fairytales #3) by M. Lynn



No longer only a warrior. Not just a queen.

Persinette Basile has a new purpose. The chains she’s carried since the curse began are gone, replaced by a crown. But freedom can’t exist while enemies surround Bela on all sides.

La Dame lurks on the border in Dracon, waiting for her revenge.

In Gaule, magic folk are hunted and punished for their Belaen heritage.

A journey into Gaule brings her face to face with the one person who can destroy her with one simple act: dying.

No longer tied to Alex by magic, his death should mean nothing to her.

As she learns more about who she truly is and the legacy of her family, she’s forced to answer three questions.

Can she save the king of Gaule?

Can he be trusted if she does?

And what will it mean for her people if she finds herself unable to let go of him again?

A rebellion. A dying king. And a magical war that could end everything.

Jan’s Review

This is the final book in a three part series about Rapunzel.   We all know the story of girl trapped in the tower with really really long hair.   This one takes the concept from tangled the movie at least i think that were it comes from, with the glowing magic hair and builds are story with a twisted curse.  Our two main characters have been bound for so long together by this curse and now they are separated by their two kingdoms one with magic and one with not and a third one that holds our main evil character.  Their a lot of twists and turns in this story and your never quite sure how it all gonna play out in the end.  I thoroughly loved this series and look forward to reading more from this author.


THE ROYAL ORDER OF FIGHTING DRAGONS by Dan Elish Blog Tour {November 26th – December 9th}

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The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons


Born to… Fight?

Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won’t let him forget that his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he’s attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust is only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad’s death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose…



“…a fast-paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor.” ―Publishers Weekly

Jan’s Review

The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons is a middle-grade fantasy, full of humorous characters that readers are sure to love. It includes epic battles with kids from all over the world, who unite together to fight off locusts! There are a few fun twists, intrigue, tradition, and overall genuine fun in this story. Ike is much more mature than his 11 year old self and takes the leader role naturally. The group learns to work as a team to accomplish their goals. I enjoyed reading it.  A great middle grade story that is sure to intrigue it intended audience.  The cover is quite amazing as well.

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Dan Elish is the author of nine novels, including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library “Book for the Teenage” and a “Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association.”

Dan co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical 13with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, which premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is slated to be a movie by CBS Films. Dan is also a TV writer who has worked on shows such as Cyberchase (PBS) and Jo-Jo’s Circus (Disney). Dan has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and is represented by Matt Bialer at Greenburger Associates. He lives in New York with his wife and children.


WEBSITE: http://www.danelish.com/
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/102471.Dan_Elish
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/dan.elish
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/danelish22/

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A Dreadful Fairy Book tour


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A Dreadful Fairy Book
Written by Jon Etter
Publisher’s Synopsis: Shade the sprite is dreadful at being the perfect fairy. After her treehouse burns to the ground, Shade embarks on a quest, albeit with rather questionable companions, to find a place her outré self can finally fit in—a place of companionship and comfort and, most importantly, positively filled with books. When fantastic ruffians, swindlers, and a pack of ruthless Unseelie hunters threaten to halt her at every turn, can Shade survive the dreadful journey and find a destination she can truly call home?
Ages 9-12 | Publisher: Amberjack Publishing | November 20, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1948705141
The Children’s Book Review
Tour Kick-Off & Review
November 13
Word Spelunking
Book Review
November 14
A Dream Within A Dream
Book Review
November 15
LitPick Student Book Reviews
November 16
Mommy Ramblings
Book Review
November 26
The Fairview Review
Book Review
November 27
To Read, or Not To Read
Book Review
November 28
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
Book Review
November 29
Book Review
November 30
The Lovely Books
Guest Post
December 3
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
Book Review
December 4
Confessions of a Book Addict
December 6
The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Book Review
December 7
The Children’s Book Review
Book Review
December 8

Jan’s Review

In A Very Dreadful Fairy Book we meet Shade who is a huge reader and pretty much the only one who enjoys it in the small village she lives in.  Well when some wayward fireworks destroy her home, she sets off to find what she truly most desires: books and a lot of them.

I thoroughly enjoyed journeying with Shade as she discovers what lays beyond her village and as this her first time out about in the world.  She tends to rely on what she read as being fact …  well sometimes those facts don’t always line up with reality.  I found that this story was very creative and different from the normal, which as a bookworm I much appreciated the uniqueness of.


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