Book Review

Book Review: “Ogre Enchanted”

Ogre Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine

Source: Received in exchange for honest review from Wunderkind PR

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy


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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Unboxing: Magical Neep Tea Shoppe ‘Chapter Two: Mandrake Mint’

This was sent to me as part of my rep term. Use ALISON10 to order the Autumn in Wizard Alley box or any of the teas in shoppe.

Magical Neep Tea Shoppe
Price: $29.99 + S&H

This subscription box is a bit different. Each box contains a chapter of an original story, Tales of Tea and Terganon, as well as magical teas and trinkets. If you are a fan of a certain wizarding world, you’re sure to enjoy Magial Neep’s teas.

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Backlist Review, Book Review

Backlist Review: “I Hunt Killers; Game; Blood of My Blood”

This isn’t my first attempt at book blogging. I ran The Cheap Reader for a number of years before burning out. I’m dusting off some of my reviews and giving them new life over here.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have MIssed, Bookish

Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (September 28 – October 5)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

Do you use Pinterest? I’ve also got a collaborative Pinterest board sharing great blog posts by book bloggers here if you’d like to join. You’re welcome to pin your posts to the board. Please feel free to pin other book bloggers’ posts as well.

Don’t forget to enter my ‘Thanks for Sticking Around’ giveaway. I’m giving away your choice of book ($15 or below on Amazon). US only; 18 + older only.

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy!

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