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Monday, April 30, 2012

Review-teaser: The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Amazon | Goodreads
Retelling: The Ugly Duckling, 416 pages
Expected publication: August 21st 2012 by Walker & Company
Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter—and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?

I won't be reviewing this one in full until much closer to its August release date, but I just had to tell you a little something about the book now.  So here, briefly, are a couple quick thoughts/teasers from my late-summer review:

* The Ugly Duckling, AAAHHHHHH!!!!

* Hmm, I like this Emmeline lady.  She's plucky.  And magic.  And she likes cows. I like cows.

* Enemy territory!

* Owen Oak, eh? And you have a thing for all the dairy maids, yes? I've got my eye on you, buddy...

* VILLAIN! Kick him! Oh, wait...

* Wanted posters, escaped slaves, leprosy, oh my!

* I don't think I like this kingdom very much. TAKE 'EM DOWN, Emmeline.

* Chocolate! Glorious chocolate!!

* Don't you try to win me over, villains. I WON'T HAVE IT.  Maybe.

* Yeah, I do like this Emmeline person. And her Mr Oak's not too bad, either...

Make sure to stop back near the August release for my full, less nonsensical review (but not wholly sensical, either)!  And don't forget to check out my interview with Suzaane and enter the giveaway for a signed copy of The Sweetest Spell!

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