Hello readers! Welcome to the blog tour post for Spell Book and Scandal, a YA Paranormal story. This post will contain all of the information about the book, where to purchase a copy and a very exciting giveaway opportunity, so let’s get onto the fun!
Spell Book & Scandal
by Jen McConnel
Publication date: October 31st 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Synopsis: Shelby King is tired of living in her sister’s shadow. Just because Christina is the most powerful caster in school doesn’t mean Shelby’s any good at magic; she’s a scribe, like her mom, and everyone expects her to write spells for her sister, the way her mom always has for her dad. But Shelby’s spells fail spectacularly, and by the time she’s a sophomore, Christina won’t touch them with a ten-foot-pole; their parents aren’t much better. Shelby is fed up, and she decides to show the world she doesn’t care if she isn’t as good as her stuck-up sister, or as talented as their powerful parents. In fact, she decides it’s time to break all the rules, magical and otherwise, and she starts sneaking out to meet Jeremiah Smallwood, the second-best caster in school at illegal pop-up spell battles around town. She may not be able to scribe for him, but she doesn’t mind letting him think that she could; Shelby’s been half in love with Miah as long as she can remember, but he’s never paid attention to her until now, and she’s not going to risk her chances worrying about a pesky thing like the truth. But when Christina rats her out to their parents, Shelby can’t control her anger, and words come pouring out of her that she can’t take back even if she wanted to, threatening Christina’s future…and Shelby’s own chances with Jeremiah. It’ll take more magic than Shelby’s ever dreamed of to set things right, but no scribe has that much magic…right?
Award-winning author Jen McConnel writes NA, YA, and nonfiction. When she isn’t writing, she can be found on her yoga mat or wandering off on another adventure. Visit http://www.JenMcConnel.com to learn more!
Review: Spells, sisterhood, a touch of romance, Spell Book and Scandal is basically Freaky Friday meets Hocus Pocus. Shelby and Christina are siblings that just can’t seem to get along, while Christina is practicing for an exam called The Threes, Shelby is trying to write her own spells but keeping her writing a secret. Because her parents are more supportive to her older sister, Shelby decides that the only way to fit in is to break all the rules. However in the process, she accidentally writes a spell causing her and Christina to switch bodies! Trying to navigate their way through school life and practising for exams, Shelby must come up with the correct spell to switch both of them back before it’s too late. The story was an easy read with a quick start, the first in a series with the next release in 2018, the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger which I was pleased about. I enjoyed reading about the illegal pop-up spell battles that took place in a zoo as well as the developing relationship between Shelby and Jeremiah. The length of the story is perfect if you are looking for a quick, fun read. I look forward to reading the next book and witness more spells being cast!
Now onto the exciting giveaway which everyone can participate in! The giveaway is to name a character that will be featured in book 2 of the series! This closes on November 23rd 2017 for entries and you can enter here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d04251232150/
That wraps up the blog tour post! A big thank you to Jen and the team at Xpresso for letting me be a part of the tour, see you all soon with some more uploads.