Dearest by Alethea Kontis
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Genres~ Fantasy, retellings, fairy tales
Pages: 320 pages
An interesting amalgamation of the classics of the classic fairytales, Alethea Kontis’s Dearest offers up as much dark fun as the previous installations. It’s the story of a sweet soul fatefully finding the accursed and, together, standing in the face of a mighty malevolence that has damaged the past and threatens the future. An enchanting delight of a story, this is true fantasy fun. Kontis, I believe, may be wielding magic of her own.
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About this author
New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a fairy godmother, and a geek. She’s known for screwing up the alphabet, scolding vampire hunters, and ranting about fairy tales on YouTube.
Her published works include: The Wonderland Alphabet (with Janet K. Lee), Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome (with Janet K. Lee), the AlphaOops series (with Bob Kolar), the Woodcutter Sisters fairy tale series, and The Dark-Hunter Companion (with Sherrilyn Kenyon). Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in a myriad of anthologies and magazines.
Her YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in 2012 and the Garden State Teen Book Award i 2015. Enchanted was nominated for the Audie Award in 2013, and was selected for World Book Night in 2014. Both Enchanted and its sequel, Hero, were nominated for the Andre Norton Award.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, Alethea currently lives and writes in Florida, on the Space Coast. She makes the best baklava you’ve ever tasted and sleeps with a teddy bear named Charlie.