So happy to see the fantastic book blog, Novel Novice post a wonderful review of The Hero’s Guide To Saving Your Kingdom: “Though written for middle grade readers, this book’s content is so hilarious, so universal, and so appealing that it transcends any age group… The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom will forever change the way you look at fairy tales, but only in the best of ways. It’s a new classic written for today’s readers.” An interview with me will be posted on Novel Novice in just a couple of weeks.
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom has received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, who says, “Healy’s fast-paced debut is overflowing with suspense, humor, and carefully developed characters. Healy injects age-old characters and fairy tale tropes with a fresh, contemporary sensibility, resulting in a crowd-pleaser with laugh-out-loud lines on nearly every page.” Full text of the Publisher’s Weekly review is posted on the Reviews page of this site.
Head over to You Know, For Kids to read the wonderful recommendations, reviews, and commentary from dad-blogger extraordinaire, Myles McDonnell. Whether you’re looking for books, TV, music, or movies, you’ll find fantastic suggestions, laid out for you with spark and panache. Oh, and there’s a very nice review of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom there as well.
I am proud and privileged to announce that The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom has received a top rating of 5 Cheeseburgers from the fabulous new kid-run reviews blog, The Maniac Society of Young Book Reviewers. Eleven-year-old Benny says Hero’s Guide is “a great book,” and that “it has a sense of things pre-teens would like.” Thanks, Benny!
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom got a starred review from Kirkus, which says that the book’s “fairy-tale world is tongue-in-cheek but fleshed out, creating its own humor rather than relying on pop-culture references.” They go on to add that, “in this debut, Healy juggles with pitch-perfect accuracy, rendering the princes as goobers with good hearts and individual strengths, keeping them distinct and believable.” According to Kirkus, Hero’s Guide is, “inventive and hilarious, with laugh-out-loud moments on every page.”
For the full text of the review, see the Reviews page here on my site.
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom got some first-line love today from Publisher’s Weekly. Elizabeth Bluemle selected the opening two sentences of Hero’s Guide as one of this year’s “Great Beginnings” in her latest post on the Shelf Talker blog. Now I just have to hope she enjoyed things from the third sentence on. (*fingers crossed*)