Review & Giveaway! Of Stardust by February Grace

Of Stardust

Of Stardust
by February Grace
Publication date: October 28th 2013
Category: Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Romance
Source: Ebook received from author
in exchange for an honest review

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“Dreams are sacred…”

At the age of twenty-six single, geeky bookseller Till Nesbitt inherits the shock of a lifetime: a huge Victorian farmhouse filled with unique tenants, and the knowledge that there is a reason she’s always been different. She’s destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills are written into her DNA.

Till embarks on her fairy education at Dreams Come True University with much trepidation, guided on her journey by a unique mentor: a Celtic hybrid with a secret by the name of Gus.

When Till falls head over heels for Gus, will she break the most serious law in the Fairy Code, or will the truth of what really happened to Gus’s parents keep them from repeating history?

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~My Thoughts~

As you may know, I rarely read the synopsis of a book before reading it. It’s usually the cover of a book or referral from another reader, if not by an author that I’m already obsessed with, that gets me to add books to my overwhelming TBR pile. Occasionally I’ll read the first line or two, but that’s usually the extent of it. I don’t want my reading experience ruined by learning too much from the blurb. As soon as I saw the cover for Of Stardust I added it to my “to read” list on Goodreads. There’s something about that shade of blue that gets me every time. When the email came around for the blog tour I felt an overwhelming urge to sign up. So here I am!

Now is probably the time I should openly admit that I’ve never been the biggest fan of traditional fairy tales. It’s probably not normal, but that’s who I am. I do love fantasy and all things magical, and I enjoy watching certain movies with my daughters, but I’ve never really gotten into reading fairy tale type stories in my bookish adventures. When it came up in my queue as the next book in line for review, I decided to skim the synopsis a bit before cracking it open. When the words Fairy Godmother jumped off the page at me, I felt a rush of disappointment wash over me. Really? Fairy Godmothers? That’s just not my thing. No, I don’t like Cinderella — call me crazy if you must. My view on the subject changed very quickly after starting the book, though. I was only about four pages in when Till’s story grabbed hold of me and the next thing I knew I was done reading the book… and I WAS PLEASED!

Of Stardust is a tale filled with engaging characters and magical moments that made me forget I was reading a book. The main character, Till, is concerned about where her life is going. She’s twenty-six years old, working at her parents bookstore and still living in their house. She feels like her life is passing her by… until her Great Aunt Tilda summons her to help sort out some things at her home. Till is a bit reluctant since she’s only met her aunt once in her life, but what else does she have to do over her Christmas holiday? When Till arrives at the home of her Great Aunt Tilda, she has no idea her life is about to change forever. Her life hasn’t passed her by at all. In fact it’s just about to get started…

I recommend Of Stardust to fans of all things magical and romantic. This story will sweep you off your feet when you least expect it!

~About the Author~

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February Grace is a writer, artist and poet who lives somewhere that is much colder than she would like most of the time.

She sings on key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with music, clocks, colors, and meteor showers.

Her poetry, prose, and/or flash fiction have appeared in The Rusty Nail Literary Magazine, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Rose and Thorn Journal. Her work can also be found in the following anthologies: Poetry Pact Volume One, Anything Prose…And Poetry, Too! and Orange Karen, Tribute To A Warrior.

GODSPEED, her debut novel, is a labor of love she refers to as “Literary romance with steampunk embellishments.”

Her second novel, OF STARDUST, is a modern, romantic fantasy tale.

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~Giveaway~

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Wife, mother, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • AlyannaFontalva

    Saw your review about this on Goodreads first and I got an email, and I found out you’re generous to give away some ebook copies of this book, I’d love to win. Thanks Toni!

  • Melissa Cushing

    I love your post above and really would love to read this book aftre reading your review. Sounds like an awesome book1 Thanks so much!

  • Courtney Whisenant

    I agree about reading the synopsis! I am guilty of judging books by their covers and this one is amazing! Can’t wait to read 🙂

  • Kimberly

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks very interesting and has been on my TBR list 🙂

  • I don’t know if I could resist not reading the blurb before I dive into a book. I love the cover, too. So mysterious and pretty! I really wanted to be a part of this blog tour but just wasn’t able to squeeze it in, but I’m definitely reading it as soon as I get a chance. Terrific review, Toni! 🙂

  • Carol Savoy-Fox

    LOL! Another good read to add to my TBR list 🙂 I think my daughter would enjoy this one too!

    • Absolutely! Make sure you check out my review coming up this weekend, too. Another excellent read for your daughter (and you)!

  • Michelle

    I’m glad you ended up enjoying this one! I don’t really read blurbs either unless I’m reading a blog post. It’s definitely dangerous business going by the cover and recommendations alone but it’s a ton of fun to jump into a book with not much to go on.

    • It is fun! And I hate when some blurbs reveal more than I want them to before I read the book. I always read the blurbs after I finish the book and then say, “Uh, huh.. glad I didn’t read that beforehand.” LOL

  • It’s funny because I rarely read blurbs, but I do read backs of books. Does that make sense? Of course if it’s a favorite author I just grab it and it doesn’t matter what it’s about cause I’m gonna love it! (Amy Bartol, Dannika Dark, Jeannine Frost!)

  • Becky Stephens

    I love the concept! I’m a fan of pretty much anything magical. Plus, the cover is so pretty. I can feel the magic in the cover.

  • Laura R.

    I absolutely love the cover. Can’t wait to read this book, the synopsis already has me hooked 🙂

  • Joseph A Hawkshaw

    Book looks like a very good read would love to read this.