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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Amelia Fang Series Blog Tour (review)



Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball 
(Amelia Fang #1) 
By Laura Ellen Anderson 
July 30, 2019 
Random House Children’s Books 

A hilarious illustrated middle grade POB series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! 

Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual Barbaric Ball. 

Then the King's spoiled son Tangine captures Squashy, Amelia and her friends must escape the party to plan a daring rescue! 

In their race against time, they begin to realize things in Nocturnia may not be quite what they seem... 

Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis 
(Amelia Fang #2) 
By Laura Ellen Anderson 
July 30, 2019 
Random House Children’s Books 

The second book in a hilarious illustrated middle-grade POB series for reluctant readers starring a vampire girl, Amelia Fang. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! 

Amelia Fang and her friends love their dark and gloomy world of Nocturnia. But when Tangine's mom, Queen Fairyweather, goes missing, they must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light. 

With fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark mortal enemies? 

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The Amelia Fang series is a laugh-out-loud, fun new middle-grade series about a young vampire named Amelia. Amelia lives in Nocturnia, home of creatures of the dark. She loves hanging with her best friends, Florence (a special breed of yeti) and Grimaldi (a grim reaper in trainer), and adores her pet pumpkin Squashy. In book one, Amelia Fang and The Barbaric Ball, Amelia is not excited about attending the traditional Barbaric Ball, but, when she learns young Prince Tangine will also be going, she’s hoping to make a new friend...but Prince Tangine turns out to be a mean spoiled sprout! Will learning a secret about the Prince change Amelia’s mind about him? And in book two, Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis, Amelia and her friends head to the Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine’s mom and maybe solve a glittery mystery. 

This whimsically macabre series is a spooktacular delight! Full of fun frights, lovable characters, cool settings, fizzy imagination, and engaging illustrations, both books will captivate and amuse young readers.  

Readers will get to explore both Nocturnia and The Kingdom of Light in books one and two, and these vastly different realms are both such fun, well-crafted settings. Nocturnia, with its deliciously and adorably dark atmosphere, surprising monster-ish inhabitants, and ravishingly revolting menu, will creep out readers in the best, most fun way. And The Kingdom of Light, with its outrageously over-the-top frou-frou-ness, cute inhabitants, and super sweet treats will leave readers in giggles. 

Amelia and her gang of old and new friends make for an eclectic and endearing gaggle of fun characters. Readers will have a blast joining them on their wacky, thrills and chills filled adventures. 

This cleverly written series, with its exciting stories; enthralling settings; and unforgettable characters will bewitch readers, especially reluctant readers. 

MY RATING 
4/5 Cupcakes


Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of several books for children, as well as the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Evil Emperor Penguin. Laura Ellen Anderson lives in London. 



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