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!