Hello, everyone! I’m delighted to announce there’s been another fantastic review of The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt! This one’s from the book blog Whimsicallyours.com, run by Patrice Caldwell. The following is an excerpt (the complete book review can be read here):
(P.S. After the review excerpt is a giveaway, so be sure to scroll down!)
The book review
“The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt is a fantastical Middle Grade Adventure. In the book, Stanley goes on an adventure to confront Siren, the man behind the killing of his friend Will and the burning down of Meadowwood’s library.
I thought the book was very well written; from the first page Waters weaves together a beautiful world. World-building in fantasy novels, especially in books aimed at younger audiences, is often very hard to accomplish. Often times the reader is left with tons of info dumping and a world that is too complex to understand. However, the world of Hartlandia is beautifully described and Stanley’s adventures in his world reminded me of Frodo’s leave from the Shire.
In addition, I really think this book will appeal to both girls and boys with two secondary characters being Meredith, a witch, and Sophie, Stanley’s lifelong friend whose strong personality provides a great contrast to Stanley’s quieter personality. As I have said before, I value an amazing friendship over insta-love any day.
Oh and did I mention there is magic?! Tons of magic. I am going to share my copy with my younger brother and I cannot wait for the next book in the series!!!
As the book description says: If you enjoy the fantasy works of Rick Riordan, Lemony Snicket, or Philip Pullman, then explore the world of Stanley Delacourt today!”
Did you hear that, dear readers? Five owls! Woo-hoo! Or perhaps I should say “Woo-hoot?”
By entering Whimsicallyours’s book giveaway, five lucky readers will get Smashwords coupons for a FREE copy of The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt. These coupons are good for formats like mobi (used with Kindle devices), e-pub (used with Apple I-Pad , Nook, Sony Reader, and Kobo), PDF’s, and more. You don’t even need an e-reader to use the coupons. There are plenty of free e-reader apps to download, including ones that let you enjoy books right on your computer.
The giveaway ends at noon on October 31st. So head on over to Whimsicallyours.com and find out exactly how to qualify for a FREE book!
Thank you to book blogger (and writer) Patrice Caldwell for hosting, and good luck to all who enter.
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