You’ll have to wait until October 1, 2019 to get your hand on this one. Go ahead and feel free to pre-order it now.
I knew I’d enjoy this book for 9-13 year old kids from this line on page 2:
Clementine Morcerous knew that if the Dark Lord Elithor had three gifts in this world, they were:
The invention and implementation of magical Dastardly Deeds.
Not Talking About Anything
I was hooked from that point on. It’s a little bit like a Neil Gaiman book mixed with well, a female dark lord written for middle grade readers and me. I loved the opposite theming where Clementine has to grapple with feeling that although she’s always told that she needs to be as evil as possible, that doesn’t seem like the right path for her.
I know lots of kids who will love Clementine! She is dark (of course, as an evil warlord) but also caring. She cares about keeping her Dad in the evil Lord business and does it her own way after learning to ask for help from her new friends.