November 15, 2018

A Dreadful Fairy Book Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

A Dreadful Fairy Book
Author: Jon Etter 

Release Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Ages 9-12

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?

A Dreadful Fairy Book is a quirky children's chapter book filled with magic, fantasy, and fun. It follows the adventures of a fairy named Shade as she goes on a quest to find a place where she finally feels like she fits in. She meets an assortment of characters along the way and learns valuable lessons from some of them. It's a fun book because the narrator speaks to the reader directly at some parts of the story, telling them how this is a dreadful fairy story and not one that he wants to tell because fairies are not supposed to be dreadful and mean spirited. I liked following along on Shade's adventures and seeing what predicaments she got herself in (and out) of during her quest. I loved how the story sticks with the fairy tale overtone and ends with a valuable life lesson to take away from it. In this case, it's to figure out who you truly are and to love yourself even if it's not all good things you find out. Shade can be pretty grumpy and rude, but that's part of her personality and who she is, so she learns to embrace it. It's sort of a weird way to relay a universal truth, but it fits in really well with the rest of the story, which is definitely quirky and full of all the ups and downs we all face during our lives. Definitely recommended for middle grade readers, fantasy and fairy tale lovers, and kids practicing their reading skills. 
Ten (10) winners receive:
A bound galley copy of A Dreadful Fairy Book

Giveaway begins November 13, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December , 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Giveaway open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.

Amberjack Publishing is responsible for prize fulfillment.

I partnered with The Children’s Book Review and Amberjack Publishing to bring you this blog post.



  1. A Dreadful Fairy book sounds unique and delightful. Perfect for my granddaughters and grandsons to enjoy.

  2. Sounds like an awesome read for my grandsons. Thanks for the opportunity.
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