School Library Journal Loves HERO

It’s odd for a major review like this to appear so long after the book’s release…but better late than never! Also, I wholeheartedly support comparisons to the TV show Once Upon a Time. Some of us little people should benefit from The Giant Hammer of Disney, right? ************************* KONTIS, Alethea. Hero. Bk. 2. 304p. (Woodcutter Sisters Series). Houghton Harcourt….

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Today’s Blog Offerings

HERO landed in bookstores today, and exploded all over the intarwebs in a big way! *** At the Waterworld Mermaids, I blog about my spectacular, almost supernatural ability to pull off things at the Last Minute. Includes a few stats on Beloved, the first draft of which I finished last night around 11pm. (Click here to read and enter…

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Jenna Does HERO (with giveaway!)

Jenna over at Jenna Does Books has posted a really great review of HERO: JENNA’S REVIEW My favorite fairy tale writer, Alethea Kontis, pulls off another slam dunk with HERO, the second of her stories about the Woodcutter sisters. HERO is a gender-bending, swash-buckling tale about Saturday, the second youngest sister to Sunday, whom we previously met in Enchanted….

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KIRKUS Loves Hero!

HERO Author: Alethea Kontis Review Issue Date: September 1, 2013 Online Publish Date: August 14, 2013 Publisher:Harcourt Pages: 304 Price ( Hardcover ): $17.99 Publication Date: October 1, 2013 ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0-544-05677-0 Category: Fiction The cover is terribly wrong—again—but Kontis’ return to the Woodcutter family is still mightily entertaining. This story focuses on Saturday Woodcutter, whose sister…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

My new (and final) review column is up at IGMS. It’s been a wonderful four years of reviewing — thank you all so much for reading! Title: Darkbeast Author: Morgan Keyes EAN: 9781442442054 I had the pleasure of interviewing Morgan Keyes in July during my yearly Month of Author & Artists. In doing the requisite digging for her bio,…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New book reviews are up at IGMS! Title: Home from the Sea Author: Mercedes Lackey EAN: 9780756407278 I adore Mercedes Lackey – By the Sword is one of my all-time favorites, as is her beautiful collaboration with Andre Norton: The Ship Who Searched. I keep the Bardic Voices books on hand at all times for my re-reading enjoyment. They…

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On Reviews

Recently on Twitter (I seem to be on Twitter a lot while I’m writing fiction–it’s quick and easy) a bunch of us were discussing reviewers who blatantly ask for free books, and the value of such reviews. Since then, I’ve been mulling over how to respond to these folks. Because according to some of my considerably more published friends,…

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