Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Giveaway for my *only* ARC of THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN!

That's right, my beautiful darlings, I've got ONE advanced copy of The Last Faerie Queen, and I want to give it to you!  For those of you unfamiliar with the story, The Last Faerie Queen is the second and FINAL book in The Last Changeling duology. That means everything Elora and Taylor started in Book 1 is being put into action in Book 2.

An alliance with a rival court!

A forbidden relationship!

A faerie revolution!

But will the Bright and Dark Courts fall? And if they do, what is the cost? Find out in The Last Faerie Queen, and don't worry. If you haven't read Book 1, the opening of Book 2 will catch you up! Give it a try if you like faerie rebellions, diverse fantasy worlds, fierce girls and sweet boys.

Here's the official description:


After risking her life in the mortal world, the faerie princess Elora returns home to incite a revolution. Allied with the Bright Queen, Elora rallies her people for a battle against her mother, the corrupt Dark Queen. While some question their ability to win, Elora senses victory, knowing she has a secret weapon: Taylor, the human boy she loves, along with a motley crew of his school friends, each armed with a skill that can turn the tide of the coming battle.  


But Elora’s supporters in the Dark Court turn on her, believing she has forsaken them in favor of humans. And when the Dark Queen kidnaps two of her human allies, Elora resolves to mount a daring rescue mission—before her mother can offer up her friends as a sacrifice.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kirkus reviews THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN!!!

As you may recall, Kirkus had some lovely things to say about The Last Changeling. Now, they've returned to review The Last Faerie Queen (the second and final book in the YA duology) and I'm thrilled to share their thoughts! The middle of the review got a little spoilery, so I've separated it into the descriptive passage and several of my favorite quotes. 


Author: Chelsea Pitcher
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: November 8, 2015

“In this sequel to The Last Changeling (2014), set entirely in Faerie, faerie princess and revolutionary Elora, supported by Taylor and a handful of other human stalwarts, continues her mission to free the faerie underclass as conflict between Bright and Dark intensifies. Relying on the Seelie Court to help free her people from her mother's brutal regime, Elora lays her plans. Shorn of her wings, she finds comfort and healing in Taylor's arms as they prepare for the struggles ahead; making and learning to use new weapons keep the humans occupied. As the plot shifts from Seelie to Unseelie realms, the plot grows increasingly violent—humans are tortured...limbs are hacked off."

“Taylor's distinctive voice and smart, self-deprecating humor remain narrative strengths.” 

“An enjoyable read for high-fantasy fans”

Woot! Check out my *one and only ARC* giveaway here. And pre-order the book here: <3

Friday, November 14, 2014


Hey everybody! I have a fabulous review to share with you today. This one comes from VOYA, and I'm not even going to pull specific quotes, because I love the whole thing!

When Taylor meets the beautiful and mysterious Lora, he has no idea who she really is—princess of the Unseelie Court who has fled her tyrannical, dark-faerie mother on a quest to align herself with the Bright Queen and begin a rebellion to change the course of faerie history forever.  Lora holds many secrets, but all Taylor knows is that he is falling in love with her and beginning to see past the darkness of loss and shame of feeling blame for the tragedy that has befallen his little brother. Yet, as Lora encourages Taylor to befriend the outcast students of Unity High and lead them to reevaluate what it means to claim one’s identity, she also has a plan for her own future… a plan that could be lost if she too falls in love.

Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of Taylor and Lora (known as Elora in her faerie realm), The Last Changeling weaves mystery, romance, and high school drama to speak to a variety of issues, including sexuality, social hierarchies, and parental failings. The central characters and their burgeoning romance melds with the fantastical elements in intriguing ways, but the cast of secondary teen characters are especially interesting, allowing for a story that will not only keep readers on the edge of their seats, but challenge them to think about identity in new ways.—Meghann Meeusen.

Thanks for reading!


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Friday, October 31, 2014


In honor of THE LAST CHANGELING's approaching launch (November 8th!!!!), and the wonderful Halloween season, I'm hosting a giveaway, complete with a signed copy of THE LAST CHANGELING, Dark Faerie and Bright Faerie masks, buttons, bookmarks, and stickers!!! 

The Grand Prize Winner will take home their choice of the Dark Faerie Prize pack, complete with Dark Faerie mask, Dark Faerie button, LAST CHANGELING button, stickers, bookmarks and a signed copy of THE LAST CHANGELING: 

Or the Bright Faerie Prize pack, complete with Bright Faerie mask, Bright Faerie button, 
THE LAST CHANGELING button, stickers, bookmarks and a signed copy of 

Three Runners-Up will win buttons, stickers and bookmarks!!

Here are the masks closer up!

Dark Faerie Mask:

Bright Faerie Mask:


A Kingdom at War . . .

Elora, the young princess of the dark faeries, plans to overthrow her 
tyrannical mother, the Dark Queen, and bring equality to faeriekind. All she has to do 
is convince her mother’s loathed enemy, the Bright Queen, to join her cause. But the 
Bright Queen demands an offering first: a human boy who is a “young leader of men.”

A Dark Princess In Disguise . . .

To steal a mortal, Elora must become a mortal—at least, by all appearances. 
And infiltrating a high school is surprisingly easy. When Elora meets Taylor, the 
seventeen-year-old who's plotting to overthrow a ruthless bully, she thinks she's found 
her offering . . . until she starts to fall in love.

This contest is U.S. only, but watch my Twitter feed for international swag giveaways! 

And, of course, you can pre-order the book here:      

Powell's          Amazon          Barnes & Noble      IndieBound


Monday, September 29, 2014

Publishers Weekly review of THE LAST CHANGELING

You guys!! Publishers Weekly reviewed THE LAST CHANGELING!!!

Here's what they had to say:

"Elora and Taylor take turns narrating their backstories and illuminating their growing attraction amid more typical teenage problems like preparing for prom and not quite fitting in. Pitcher (The S Word) includes some topical material, including discrimination against gay students and a lecherous coach who ogles the cheerleaders, but spends far more time on the blossoming (and taboo) sexual tension between Elora and Taylor." 

And the kicker: they called it an 

"enjoyable, erotically tinged romp"

a phrase so scintillating, it kinda makes me want to do this:

(Hopefully, if I start dancing, you'll dance with me)

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kirkus Review of THE LAST CHANGELING!!!

Awesome news! Kirkus reviewed THE LAST CHANGELING (yes, THE Kirkus!!) 

Check it out:

by Chelsea Pitcher

A faerie princess on a quest falls for an appealing teen who's grieving a recent loss. The Bright Queen's riddle sends her after a "leader of men" into the human world, where, to evade enemies from the Dark Court, she changes places with a dead girl. A changeling, she encounters Taylor, 17, and accepts his offer of refuge. Estranged from his parents following his brother's death, he now lives above the family's garage. He's equally alienated at school despite his good looks and soccer prowess, but Elora's arrival changes everything. In alternating narration, they chronicle their deepening mutual attraction. At night, she recounts her story, disguised as a fairy tale, but keeps her quest a secret. By day, they attend his high school, where Elora enrolls as a transfer student and continues her search, since Taylor doesn't fit her specifications. (The homophobic jerk on his soccer team's another story.) They find kindred spirits among the gay-straight alliance's smart, appealing social outcasts. It's a combustible combination—in a good way. If the plotting's occasionally far-fetched and Elora's story and character a tad derivative, Taylor compensates. Not your standard-issue, paranormal-romance hero, he's a believable teen with a sense of humor who doesn't notice his room's messy until a girl sees it. A series opener with appeal for fantasy fans, especially those at home with faerie conventions (think Seelie and Unseelie courts). (Fantasy. 13-18)

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I'm so excited they liked it, especially Taylor! You can also check out the review on their official page here. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hello darlings!!! In a little over two months, my new YA urban fantasy releases into the world!!!! THE LAST CHANGELING is all about forbidden love, faerie revolutions, and taking a stand against injustice, whether it's in another realm, or closer to home. In celebration of the book's upcoming release, I want to give you presents! Specifically, a shiny new ARC of THE LAST CHANGELING and a bunch of beautiful swag! 

Here's some info about the book:

A Kingdom at War . . .

Elora, the young princess of the Dark Faeries, plans to overthrow her tyrannical mother, the Dark Queen, and bring equality to faeriekind. All she has to do is convince her mother’s loathed enemy, the Bright Queen, to join her cause. But the Bright Queen demands an offering first: a human boy who is a “young leader of men.” 

A Dark Princess In Disguise . . .

To steal a mortal, Elora must become a mortal—at least, by all appearances. And infiltrating a high school is surprisingly easy. When Elora meets Taylor, the seventeen-year-old who’s plotting to overthrow a ruthless bully, she thinks she’s found her offering . . . until she starts to fall in love. 

And now . . . 


1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a signed ARC, bookmarks, and three different buttons!

3 Runners Up will receive a LAST CHANGELING button pack, including the Bright Faerie/Dark Faerie buttons, and the official THE LAST CHANGELING button!

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Pre-Order:   Powell's    Amazon     B&N

U.S. contest.
Hair flowers not included.