This week for Monday Memories I’m talking about Dearest by Alethea Kontis.
I’m a big fan of Alethea’s Woodcutter Sisters series and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the publishing stars align to get all seven books published. Enchanted and Hero are both delightfully madcap fairy tale remixes and this one is no different.
When Nicole and I headed to BEA back in May, I had a couple of must-meet authors at different signings. I also had two books that I knew would be at BEA as ARCs which I warned Nicole I had to find. In fact, I warned her I might cry and be otherwise inconsolable if I didn’t get them. Those books were Mortal Heart and Dearest.
I even (insanely) suggested we head to a book signing after a FULL DAY at BEA so that I could get this among other book signed. As you can see above Alethea has basically the best signature in the entire world.
I’m waiting to review this one closer to the release date (which is why it took me so many months to read it to begin with!) but Dearest was very enjoyable. Friday is a very different kind of heroine from her two younger sisters. She is also a bit different in the world of YA lit because she is largely content. A lot happens and changes for her in the book but before that Friday’s life is full and she is happy. Even after the book her life is full and she is happy. And that’s a beautiful thing to see.
So I hope you all consider picking up this series, and this volume in particular, some time soon.
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