Wednesday, February 17, 2016

THE CHARMING LIFE OF IZZY MALONE by Jenny Lundquist / Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to today's cover reveal for YA/MG author, Jenny Lundquist's upcoming release, The Charming Life of Izzy Malone. I've been a big fan of Jenny's books, and I'm really looking forward to this upcoming MG release. I love this book's adorable cover!  


I love this cover! I admit it, I would totally pick up this book based on the cover alone. I love the glow in the dark stars in the tree house. I would totally climb up in that tree house just to see the world from Izzy's prospective. I'm looking forward to getting to know Izzy, and can't wait to read her story. 


By: Jenny Lundquist
Published by: Aladdin MIX / Simon & Schuster
To Be Released: November 2016 
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Izzy Malone isn’t your typical middle schooler. She wears camouflage combat boots; the stars are her only friends; and after a month she’s set a new record for the most trips to her principal’s office.

But Izzy’s life isn’t so charming these days. The kids at school think she’s a mouthy misfit, her musical prodigy sister gets all the attention at home, and no one takes Izzy’s determination to compete in her small town’s Great Pumpkin Race seriously. 

When Izzy’s antics land her in hot water, her parents enroll her in Mrs. Whippie’s Earn Your Charm School. At first Izzy thinks it sounds stupid—her manners are just fine, thanks—but Mrs. Whippie’s first assignment proves intriguing. Tucked inside a letter is a shiny charm bracelet and instructions telling her she will “Earn Her Charm” by performing a series of tasks. For each task Izzy completes, she’ll receive a charm to place on her bracelet. “Complete them all,” the letter says, “and you will have earned a prize unlike any other.”

Soon Izzy’s adding charms to her bracelet. But when a task goes seriously awry and threatens to derail her mother’s budding political career, Izzy has her hands full proving she’s not an emerging juvenile delinquent. Add in some middle school mean girls, a giant pumpkin that could be the answer to all her problems, and discovering she might have a crush on the boy she accidentally punched in the face, and Izzy may just Earn Her Charm. And she’s about to find out the best kind of friends are just like stars: Bright and beautiful, appearing just when you need them, to shine a little bit of light on a dark night.  


Jenny Lundquist grew up in Huntington Beach, California, wearing glasses and wishing they had magic powers. They didn't, but they did help her earn a degree in intercultural studies at Biola University. Jenny has painted an orphanage in Mexico, taught English at a university in Russia, and hopes one day to write a book at a café in Paris. Jenny and her husband live in northern California with their two sons and Rambo, the world's whiniest cat.


Thank you to Jenny, I have an arc of THE CHARMING LIFE OF IZZY MALONE to giveaway! Arcs aren't yet available, but when they are, one will be sent out to the win. This is open to residents in the US. To enter, please fill out the form below:

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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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