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Friday, March 28, 2014

Wickedly Good Read! My Review of Miss Mabel's School For Girls

Miss Mabel's School for Girls

By Katie Cross


Hopefully by now, you've heard about this magical novel.  If not, where have you been?  There was a huge launch party on Facebook, Pinterest, and the Miss Mabel website!  And the prizes--- *swooooon*... you did get in on the prizes didn't you? If not, it's not too late!  The party is ongoing until March 30th!  Go HERE:   

Did you miss the post yesterday?  The virtual tour?  No worries, Click Here:

Now, that you are up to speed... let me just say:  





Katie Cross has delivered quite an enchanting read, and the best part?  This is only book one in the Network Series... so there's much more of this tale to come!  

Here's my official book review:

A magical little novel, "Miss Mabel's School For Girls" by the wickedly talented Katie Cross, is anything but your average young adult fantasy. In fact, I suspect I've been bewitched. I was so mesmerized that I read it in one sitting. It's safe to say that Katie Cross knows how to cast a spell!

On top of a truly well-rounded story, with some pretty clever characters, her research was so extensive that the story reads as more realistic than fantasy. I have to wonder if she wrote this thing with a magical quill! Katie Cross has written a truly spellbinding story that is sure to captivate anyone who fancies a romp in the supernatural realms.

Young Bianca has no choice but to travel deep into Letum Woods where she will study magic at Miss Mabel's School For Girls... but you do, and I highly recommend the journey.

You are in for a treat!  It's a delightfully well written mystical journey through a dangerously magical world! You're going to meet an amazing young lady and a superbly wicked witch. Do you dare venture into the deep woods and the darkened halls of Miss Mabel's School? If so, put on your cloak, head on over to Amazon to get yours now!  And whatever you do...

Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.

You can get your very own copy here:   


Don't just take my word for it!
Click on the links below to see what others are saying:


Wednesday, March 19th
Eden Blackwell from BlogTalkRadio’s A Kind Voice on Books interviews Katie Cross about Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

Sunday, March 23rd
LaDonna Cole, author of The Torn, reviews MMSFG and interviews Katie Cross in Interview with a Witchmaker.

Monday, March 24th
Head over to Obey the Muse for a closer look at the nuts and bolts behind publishing Miss Mabel’s School for Girls

Author of the beloved Princess Madeline series, Kirstin Pulioff is featuring a cover reveal at

Published poet and blogger Miranda Innaimo put together a VLOG (video blog) interview with author Katie Cross. (Don’t miss the ending. It’s classic)

Tuesday, March 25th
Katie Cross posts an in-depth look behind the making of the cover for MMSFG at her website KCrossWriting.

Author of best-selling teen novel Invisible, Cecily Anne Patterson reviews MMSFG on her blog. 

Wednesday, March 26th
Visit Kirstin Pulioff again for a book review on Miss Mabel’s School for Girls!

See Miss Mabels with the author of Mason of Hearts, Devin Berglund.

Join the last day of the countdown with Kelsey Keating, author of Monstrosity, at Obey the Muse!

Thursday, March 27th- Launch Day!
Read from the talented Bailey Karfelt on her impressions of MMSFG.

Visit the Quill Pen Editorial website to read an interview with author Katie Cross and Catherine Jones Payne, one of the line editors for MMSFG.

Author of thriller 3024 AD, DS Richard, hosts Miss Mabel's at his website, 3024 AD

Sharon at Sharon’s Book Nook is doing a cover reveal.

Maria at Books j’adore reviews Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

See MMSFG at the Reader and the Chef! (Food AND books? Amazing!)

See what a couple of Kiwi’s think of MMSFG at Sarah’s blog here.

Tara Siddoway is announcing MMSFG at her blog here.

Author D.M. Kilgore offers a teaser post on MMSFG in the Realms.

Hop over to see the other Musers party on launch day with  Obey the Muse.

Join author Katie Cross at her writing website announcing the release.

Book blogger and Reviewer Lizzy Baldwin reviews MMSFG at her adorable blog Mylittlebookblog. 

Check out author Deborah Osborne’s cover reveal at The Wicked Queens Mirror.

Give Kimberly at Turning the Pages book blog some love for participating in MMSFG’s release!

See Brooke over at her book blog for hosting the book release day party!

Stop by Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner to see her book blog when it sponsors MMSFG!

Reading the Alphabet is hosting MMSFG at her website! Go give her some letter-love.

Books are everyone’s guilty obsession, right? This girl’s as well. Check out MMSFG at My Guilty Obsession.

Harry Potter’s biggest fan Amanda Celeste reviews MMSFG at her book blog I Solemly Swear Reviews.

Friday, March 28th
Author of the exciting new novel Jaded, by Kristy F. Gillespie, hosts MMSFG at her author’s website.

See a book critique and review over at Sam and Ashley.

Tanya Miranda, author of A Selfish Moment, hosts Miss Mabels here.

Author D.M. Kilgore takes us to the Realm with a book review on MMSFG.

Best-selling of Women Behaving Badly, Alana Munro, hosts MMSFG at her website.

Saturday, March 29th
See Miss Mabel’s at the Glitter Globe with author Stephanie Karfelt

Author Kella Campbell reviews MMSFG at her website here.

Historical romance author Olivia Stocum hosts Miss Mabel’s at her website, The Claymore and Surcoat

Book blogger and reviewer Allie reviews MMSFG at her adorable website here.

Sunday, March 30th
Christine at Must Write Again is hosting a cover reveal for Miss Mabel’s.

Author of The Purple Morrow hosts Katie Cross with a guest post about MMSFG on her website.

Visit comedian and author Beth Teliho for a guaranteed-to-be-hilarious author interview with Katie Cross.


Don't forget to visit the author of
Miss Mabel's School For Girls
while you're here!

Katie Cross:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Something Wicked This Way Comes... Wicked Brilliant!

I recently had the privilege of sticking my nose in a magical little novel titled, "Miss Mabel's School For Girls" by the wickedly talented Katie Cross.  I was so mesmerized that I read it in one sitting. It's safe to say that Katie Cross knows how to cast a spell!
As a little girl my favorite show was "Bewitched", and one of my favorite books was "The Worst Witch" by Jill Murphy.  As an adult, I fell in love with the Harry Potter Series, and one of my favorite movies is "Practical Magic".  While I might not be out in my yard dancing around a cauldron, I do know a little something about witches.  So does Katie Cross.  She has written a truly spellbinding story that is sure to captivate anyone who fancies a romp in the supernatural realms.

You are in for a treat, because I'm going save my actual book review for tomorrow. Today, I'm going to take you on a mystical journey through the magical world of Miss Mabel's!  So, put on your cloak, stay close, and whatever you do...

 Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.

Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.

Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.

Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?

 Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.

Step this way for a chance to win some great prizes as I take you on a visual tour of what you can expect to find in this exciting new young adult fantasy novel...

If you dare.


Miss Mabel's School is located in Letum Wood, a lush, expansive forest that hides many secrets. Some of these secrets catch up with Bianca Monroe, our sixteen-year-old heroine, in the dark of the night.

 There's a wrought iron fence around the outside of the ancient manor that is Miss Mabel's School for Girls much like this one. It's known for creaking in the wind.

Potion bottles hold oh-so-many possibilities. Witches love potions, and the witches in Miss Mabel's School for Girls are no exception. These particular bottles contain a variety of spices and herbs, all of which you can win during the launch giveaway March 27th-30th!


Miss Mabel loves peacock feathers. 

They represent beauty and vanity: her two favorite virtues.



A grimoire is a book filled with magical spells, a kind of magical diary passed through generations. 


This grimoire is available to win during the launch day giveaway! Head over to to find out how you can participate.


Hopefully these photos gave you an idea of the exciting adventure you'll find in Miss Mabel's School for Girls! 

Now, get your Pinterest on and start spreading the word!

Visit to find out how to enter the giveaway and win lots of free stuff!


Official Website:

Pinterest :


And don't forget to come back tomorrow to read my official review about the book!