A review by lizgriffinwords
Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw

adventurous hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Whimsical. Resonating. Empowering. I’ve adored Shea’s previous books and this one is no exception. Picking up with Sally & Jack’s wedding right at the end of The Nightmare Before Christmas, LLtPQ explores the anxiety of stepping into new expectations, discovering your place in the world, and drawing on the power of dreams. LLtPQ is diverse and comforting, and is completely appropriate for younger YA readers, even upper MG, while still being enjoyable for adults.

Expand filter menu Content Warnings