GRANTED by John David Anderson plus GIVEAWAY!

I love every single one John David Anderson's books. (Find my interview of him here).  GRANTED was yet another compelling, humorous and heartwarming story.  

This whimsical book kept me turning the page long after my bedtime. Ophelia is a compelling main character with quirks and weaknesses and strengths that make her likable and relatable. I love the idea of a fairy that is a wish granter. I love the idea of wishes actually being granted by actual fairies. Ophelia's relationship with Sam, the dog, made me laugh. Sam the dog is hilarious and lovable. I especially loved his response to Ophelia's question: "Why are you following me?" 

Sam: "Because you are broken and lost and I licked you, so now we are friends."

Full of plot twists, hope and magic, this story revolves around the themes of friendship and loyalty and breaking the rules for all the right reasons. 


Granted by John David Anderson 
(Published February 13, 2018) 
ISBN: 006264386X  and ISBN13: 9780062643865

Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for.  But even so, rest assured: There is someone out there who hears it.

Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is no ordinary fairy – she is a Granter: one of the select few whose job it is to venture beyond the boundaries of the Haven and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day.  It’s the work of the Granters that generate the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do and to keep the Haven hidden and safe.  But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds.  On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes get granted.  And even granting those promised few means navigating a human world fraught with danger.

Today, however, is anything but typical.  Because today, Ophelia is going out on her first assignment.  And she’s about to discover that getting what you truly want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.



John David Anderson is the author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Posted, Sidekicked, Minion, and The Dungeoneers. A dedicated root beer connoisseur and chocolate fiend, he lives with his wife, two kids, and perpetually whiny cat in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can visit him online at www.johndavidanderson.org.

For the chance to win your very own copy of GRANTED, comment on this blog.  If you share on social media tell me in your comment, you will have another entry for winning GRANTED.  Giveaway closes on March 20th.  

10 comments:

  1. Oh, I think I will love reading this book! It sounds so magical and exciting! Great character intros, Kirsti! Congratulations, John!

    I tweeted this post as well. :)

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  2. I love the cover... And the story sounds beyond wonderful.

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  3. Oh this book looks so great! It's going on my own wish list right now! ;) I just shared on Twitter too!

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  4. GRANTED sounds so magical and just the kind of book my daughter will love reading! Thanks, Kirsti, for the great review and for putting this book on my radar. Now I'm putting it on my TBR list. Sharing on Twitter!

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  5. I am looking forward to reading this book with its magical story. We need more fairies in the world!

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  6. This book sounds wonderful! You had me at this line:
    Sam: "Because you are broken and lost and I licked you, so now we are friends."
    John David Anderson clearly knows dogs!

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  7. This looks like a great read! Definitely going on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  8. I know a kid who will love this book. I'll tell her mom about it. And I just shared on Twitter.

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  9. Looks great! I'm sure my kiddos would love this book!

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