Happy Sunday and welcome to my stop on the tour for The Dark Lord Clementine! This is such a WONDERFUL book, and I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour (again)! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!
The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz
Published on October 1, 2019 by Algonquin Young Readers
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
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The new face of big evil is a little . . . small. Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day the Dark Lord Elithor is cursed by a mysterious rival.
Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. As Clementine forms her first friendships, discovers more about her own magic than she ever dared to explore, and is called upon to break her father’s code of good and evil, she starts to question the very life she’s been fighting for. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn’t want to be dark after all?
I really enjoyed this one! If you’re looking for a good middle grade fantasy, or just something to make you smile, I think you’ll enjoy THE DARK LORD CLEMENTINE!
I think this cover does a great job showing readers who this book is for. The style is very clearly both middle grade and fantasy. I also like the colors! It’s not something I would pick up on a whim at a bookstore now, but it definitely would have caught my attention when I was younger!
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Sarah Jean Horwitz was raised in suburban New Jersey, where she lived next door to a cemetery and down the street from an abandoned fairy tale theme park. Her love of storytelling grew from listening to her mother’s original “fractured” fairy tales, a childhood spent in community theater, and far too many rereads of Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables.
Sarah was a film production student at Emerson College when she took her first screenwriting class and realized that making up a movie’s story was a lot more fun than actually making it happen, and also that cameras are really heavy. She graduated with a B.A. in Visual & Media Arts and a concentration in writing for film and television in 2012.
Sarah’s other passions include feminism, circus arts, extensive thematic playlists, improvisational movement, tattoos, curly hair care, and making people eat their vegetables. She currently works as an executive assistant and lives with her partner near Cambridge, MA.
What do you think about The Dark Lord Clementine? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!