Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Orphan and the Thief by M.L. Legette

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The Orphan and the Thief by M.L. Legetter

An adventure that will keep you and your kids spellbound.

Toad thought it’d be easy to steal from Mr. Edward P. Owl. Unfortunately for Toad, he isn’t the best of thieves. Caught in the act, he’s in more trouble than ever before. Now to save his hide, Toad must track down five rare potion ingredients for Mr. Owl. Or else.All Melena Snead wants is her family back, but after the Miggens Street Fire, that isn’t very likely. Orphaned and miserable, forced to work in an apothecary, she’s determined to find Milo, her missing brother. No matter what.

When Melena finds Toad ransacking her apothecary, Toad gets a nasty shock: apothecaries don’t carry Mr. Owl’s ingredients. Luckily, Melena’s willing to help, for a price.

With Melena’s pet Spit-Fire dragon and Toad’s enchanted talking beer mug, they embark on a fantastical journey, traveling the country in search of the potion ingredients. But can they gather all of them in time, what with monsters, pirates, and axe-wielding thieves? And if they do, is there an even greater danger waiting for them at the end?

My Thoughts: Oh my goodness! I loved this book! I know that it's mostly geared towards middle-grade children but even adults would enjoy this story. I was completely entertained and captivated by this book.

The story itself was quite fun. Here we had two kids, Malena and Toad. Malena was an orphan who was looking for her brother and Toad was a thief who was terrible at his job. These two encountered each other and joined together to seek mythical items for a potion. Along the way, Malena and Toad came across different obstacles. These obstacles as well as the journey, were described in a light and humorous way. As I read Malena and Toad's story on how they gathered up the ingredients, I found myself grinning from ear to ear. This book made me quite happy after a long day of work.

Next, the characters were lovable! I was not able to pick a favorite since I simply enjoyed reading them all. Malena was the sweet and innocent girl who learned how to be more confident and become more adventurous. Toad was the clumsy boy who wanted to prove himself in being the best thief but ended up growing in a much different way. Then there were Hazel, Joe, and Agatha. Hazel was Malena's pet dragon, Joe was an enchanted beer mug (yup), and Agatha was a time-warping spider. These side characters really helped out Malena and Toad in their quest and reading how they did so was incredibly amusing.

As a whole, this was such a great book! I was not expecting it to love it so much. I don't think I have smiled so much when reading a book in a long time. I loved the story and I loved the characters. I highly recommend this book not only to kids but also to adults. I rate it:

  [LeGette is] able to twist her unique fairy-tales to fit the imagination of children and the attention of adults. Five stars ... The Orphan and the Thief is definitely worth reading! -- Abigail / Goodreads Review M.L. 

Legette conjures up a captivating magical tale in The Orphan and the Thief. I loved this story and I could not put my Kindle down until I finished the last page. This charming story is so good that it may very well become a classic. -- Karen Dowdall, Author of Delphi Altair: Strange Beginnings  

M.L LeGette: Melissa Lee LeGette has been writing seriously since she was a teen. She loves an old world vibe with a magical twist, and she puts her full focus on creating believable characters--even if they happen to be a talking beer mug. Her books are targeted for children and teens, but have been enjoyed by adults of all ages. She lives in Georgia where she helps run a family farm, so her nails are a fright.

  Blog Tour Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 3/27/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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