Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blog Tour Favorite Quotes and Giveaway: Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

Welcome to the Strange and Ever After blog tour! I'm excited to share my favorite quotes from this book with you. Not familiar with this series? Check out my 4-star review of book one, Something Strange and Deadly!

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
Book Three of the Something Strange and Deadly series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 22, 2014

Official Summary:

In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus...all before it’s too late.

He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.

Check out the first two books in the series!


(Click on the images to visit each book's Goodreads page.)

About the Author:

I am a writer, reader, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. I used to be a marine biologist, but now I write novels. And not novels about fish either, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues (I reallylike swoon-worthy rogues).

I live in the Midwest with my husband and two dogs (Asimov and Princess Leia), and you can learn more about my crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on my blog or twitter.

My debut, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY is now available from HarperTeen along with the prequel, A DAWN MOST WICKED, and the sequel A DARKNESS STRANGE & LOVELY.

Look for STRANGE & EVER AFTER in summer 2014 and TRUTHWITCH in fall 2015!

Note: I am on Goodreads to READ. So, if you want to discuss books and the joys of literature, add me as a friend!

My Favorite Quotes:

"Brilliant," I whispered, flashing Jie a bright grin. Then I snatched Allison's arm. Go tell them you're Deborah Mock. At her oblivious stare, I pointed at the dressmakers. "Tell them you're Debbie and those gowns are yours."

Understanding brightened her eyes, and without wasting a heartbeat, she puffed out her chest and swept toward the men.

"Hullo," she sang, "I am Deborah Mock, and if I am not mistaken, these gowns belong to me. Thank you so very much for delivering them."


"Because I am in love with you." The words blasted out, and I cringed. Then, to make it all the more mortifying, I stupidly added, "Too."

"You're in love with me," he repeated. "Too."



His lips curved into a half smile. "I believe you once called me a scalawag."

"Then I suppose it's good I like scalawags." I rose onto my toes and brought my lips almost to his.

He knew it. I knew it. Magical moments like this did not happen every day. They meant something. They changed something, and once we crossed that line, there would be no going back.


"What happened to unflinching and unafraid?"

He drew back slightly and peered into my face. "I ain't flinching, Empress. And I ain't afraid. Not while this" - he took my hand and curled my fingers inward - "can make a fist. And not while breath still burns here." He laid his other hand over my chest. "I will fight until the end, no matter where it takes us. But sometimes a man needs a few good dreams to warm his wicked nights."


(All quotes taken from the eARC, and are not final.)

The Giveaway:


  1. Those are pretty amazing quotes, I loved those too!! Great choices, Alyssa!

  2. Zombies scare me. I hide my eyes, I am a tit. I guess I would turn and run!!

  3. Run and hide with one of my friends who I know is ready for Zombie Apocalypse and kick some zombie booty.Sorry I wouldn't last long in a Zombie Apocalypse.

  4. Omg i will run much and eat pizza


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