Monday, November 13, 2017

Blog Tour Review - Penelope March is Melting by Jeffrey Michael Ruby

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers 
Pub Date: November 14, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade
Source: Print ARC

"A marvelous and magical debut!" --Pseudonymous Bosch, New York Times bestselling author of the Secret Series and the Bad Books.”

An icy-cold mystery adventure to warm your heart--perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!

Something sinister has come to Glacier Cove, an icy-cold town that sits on top of an iceberg . Nothing bad ever happens here. Until now. And it's up to Penelope March to stop it.

Mmm-hmm, that Penelope--the bookworm who lives in the ramshackle house with her brother, Miles. The girl with the mom who--poof!--disappeared. The one everyone ignores . . . except strange Coral Wanamaker, a tiny thing with raven-black hair and a black coat.

When Penelope meets someone who seems to know secrets not only about Glacier Cove but about Penelope herself, she and Miles are pulled into an ancient mystery. Together, they'll face the coldest, cruelest enemy ever known. Looks like the girl who only reads about adventures is going to start living one.

Magic cookies! Volcanoes! Penguins! Sea monsters! And a girl hero with the strength and imagination to spring into action.

Penelope March is Melting is a highly creative and fun novel about a girl that lives in a city that’s made of ice. In this Ice World, called Glacier Cove, something bad is going to happen. Penelope is a born dreamer and reader; a character after my own heart. She wants to have an adventure like her beloved characters she reads about; saving the day and solving a mystery. It just so happens, her wish will come true. 

What I found so intriguing about the story was how the author made everything so interesting. I’ll say it again, this really was extremely creative and well written. It completely took me out of our world and into one that was both cold and magical. I love when books have the power to completely take me away. 

I completely and fully recommend this book to everyone! Especially those of you who are bookworms yourselves. The plot was unique, fresh, and one of a kind. Readers who enjoy books such as Lemony Snicket will definitely get a kick out of this. It has the whimsical magic that keeps you turning the pages. The kind of book that wants you to live and breathe it’s beautiful words. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the Author:
JEFFREY MICHAEL RUBY (@dropkickjeffyis the chief dining critic of Chicago magazine. He is the coauthor of Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish on America’s Favorite Food, and has also played college basketball in Ireland, assisted in an autopsy, and sumo wrestled in front of 20,000 people in New Jersey. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three children. Penelope March Is Melting is his first novel. Visit Jeffrey at and

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