Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for NEVER AFTER: THE THIRTEENTH FAIRY by Melissa de la Cruz! (and for those of you counting, yes, this is my third tour for a Melissa de la Cruz book this year!) Today I am very excited to show you my aesthetic board for the book, plus my top three things I love about The Thirteenth Fairy, plus a pretty bookstagram picture! AND after all that, you can enter to win a print copy of the book for yourself! Don’t forget to follow along with the rest of the tour and learn more about Melissa too!Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Never After #1
Published on December 1, 2020 by Roaring Brook Press
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Retellings
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Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens.
Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent—he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once!
Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.
Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy!
- I LOVE fairy tales! And when they collide with “real life”? PERFECTION!
- Can you imagine if the characters from your favorite book just… showed up?!? Because this book does that and just… WOW!
- You know when books just… feel right? Never After does that and I LOVE it!
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.
Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.
What’s your favorite twisted/fractured fairy tale book? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!