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About the Book:
Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz.
Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens.
Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent—he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once!
Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.
About the Author:
MELISSA DE LA CRUZ is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher’s Weekly and #1 Indie Bound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, and edited the inspiring anthology of true stories, Because I Was a Girl. She grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University, she majored in art history and English. Melissa de la Cruz lives in West Hollywood with her husband and daughter.
I really enjoyed this book and it was a great read. I love that our versions of the fairy tales are the twisted versions and what is shown in Never After are the real versions. This story is that it was a true middle grade story with our main character was in middle school, dealing with relatable conflicts that many middle schoolers deal with. I also feel that Filomena is a relatable character, even if at times the way she spoke came off a little too forced. Meaning trying to sound around that age. Filomena is fearless in embracing this opportunity to jump into the world of her favorite books, and I totally admire her for it. I loved that even though the Never After story was a Tolkien-y, Celtic-ish tale, Filomena and the cast were more diverse, and I found the whole adoption addition really interesting. Overall, this book had me hooked from the start and I really could not put it down until I was finished, now I am eagerly awaiting the next book.
- Enter to win one (1) finished copy of Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz!
- Open USA only.
- There will be 1 winner.
- Giveaway starts: Monday, November 30, 2020
- Giveaway ends: Monday,December 8, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. CST
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