Abney Kelly & The Yuletide Shenanigans
by SamiJo McQuiston
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 9th 2020
Abney Kelly seems like your typical thirteen-year-old trying to find her place in the world. She’s shy, awkward, has no friends, and is bullied constantly. However things are not always as they appear, after being pushed into a clover patch, a creature who says he’s her assigned guardian whisks her off to a school in Tìr na nÓg, called Yule.
Turns out she’s a Changeling, and it’s time she learns what that means. Between making new friends, discovering that all the monsters in her nightmares are real, and starting at a new school, Abney didn’t think life could get any harder as she splits her time between the human and Fae realms.
That is until her house matron warns them about Nicholas Kringle. He is stalking his prey throughout realms and collecting the hearts of those on his so-called nice list. At a New Year’s Eve party, Abney and her new gang use an Ouija board and discover that one of their friends is on Kringle’s list.
Determined to stop their friend’s death, Abney and company set off on a chilly adventure, to try to change fate, but only one thing is for certain… This year they’ll end up on the naughty list or die trying.
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Abney Kelly and the Yuletide Shenanigans by SamiJo McQuiston was such a fun read. This is a mixture of quote a few myths and cultures, creating such a unique world. I really enjoy unique takes on magical schools, and this was really well written.
Abney is a wonderful main character. Young, but smart, and I enjoyed watching her journey. I think anyone of any age could relate to her in different ways, which is always nice.
This is a great read, full of adventure and mythology. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend giving it a read!
*I received a free copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
SamiJo is a first-class shenanigator, decorated coddiwompler, narrator, and author of, The Abney Kelly series. She lives in Wyoming with her dog, two cats, and four chickens. She participates in tomfoolery frequently and plans to get into waggishness in the future. Vive La Pete!
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