The Mad Wolf's Daughter

The Mad Wolf's Daughter

A New York Times Editors? Choice ?[I]t?s clear we?re in the hands of a master storyteller?.'The Mad Wolf?s Daughter? feels like an instant classic.'? ? Soman Chainani, New York Times A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home. One dark night, Drest?s sheltered life on a remote Scott A New York Times Editors? Choice ?[I]t?s clear we?re in the hands of a maste...

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Title:The Mad Wolf's Daughter
Author:Diane Magras
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Mad Wolf's Daughter Reviews

  • Laura Gardner
    Feb 11, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

  • Betsy
    Jan 13, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

  • Scrill
    Mar 15, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

  • DaNae
    Feb 10, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

    I absolutely adored this book! Drest is such a fierce heroine and I loved all the action and adventure! I'm a huge fan of medieval Scottish literature, and this book was verra pleasing!! I highly recommend! ...

    This was great, good fun. The execution may have been a bit rocky, and I'd like to have felt more attachments, within the relationships. It is unclear that there might be more. ...

  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    Oct 08, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

  • Kara
    Jan 15, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

  • Amy
    Apr 04, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

  • Susan
    Feb 13, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

  • Kim Chance
    Mar 02, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

    I absolutely adored this book! Drest is such a fierce heroine and I loved all the action and adventure! I'm a huge fan of medieval Scottish literature, and this book was verra pleasing!! I highly recommend! ...

  • Laura Mossa
    Feb 04, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

  • Billie
    Jan 11, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

  • Ben Langhinrichs
    Apr 16, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

    I absolutely adored this book! Drest is such a fierce heroine and I loved all the action and adventure! I'm a huge fan of medieval Scottish literature, and this book was verra pleasing!! I highly recommend! ...

    This was great, good fun. The execution may have been a bit rocky, and I'd like to have felt more attachments, within the relationships. It is unclear that there might be more. ...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This turned out to be quite a charming and enjoyable read. The general concept of the novel is very traditional, but it is spiced up by many unique elem...

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book, and especially about Drest, the heroine who won't give up until she saves her family, even if her family may turn out to be less than the stellar ideal she has in her head. This book transports the reader back to medieval Scotlan...

  • Heidi
    Oct 13, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

  • Juliana Brandt
    Feb 04, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

  • Ariana
    Mar 14, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

    I absolutely adored this book! Drest is such a fierce heroine and I loved all the action and adventure! I'm a huge fan of medieval Scottish literature, and this book was verra pleasing!! I highly recommend! ...

    This was great, good fun. The execution may have been a bit rocky, and I'd like to have felt more attachments, within the relationships. It is unclear that there might be more. ...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This turned out to be quite a charming and enjoyable read. The general concept of the novel is very traditional, but it is spiced up by many unique elem...

  • Sabrina Fox
    Feb 24, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

  • Christina
    Apr 11, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

  • Jen Naughton
    Jan 09, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

  • Kathie
    Mar 18, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Feb 16, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

  • Wendy MacKnight
    Apr 02, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

    I absolutely adored this book! Drest is such a fierce heroine and I loved all the action and adventure! I'm a huge fan of medieval Scottish literature, and this book was verra pleasing!! I highly recommend! ...

    This was great, good fun. The execution may have been a bit rocky, and I'd like to have felt more attachments, within the relationships. It is unclear that there might be more. ...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This turned out to be quite a charming and enjoyable read. The general concept of the novel is very traditional, but it is spiced up by many unique elem...

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book, and especially about Drest, the heroine who won't give up until she saves her family, even if her family may turn out to be less than the stellar ideal she has in her head. This book transports the reader back to medieval Scotlan...

    I already know this will be one of my favourite mg of 2018. This imaginative, well-written tale of Drest, a wee lass who must rescue her father and brothers from certain death is grand adventure with a smart, brave heroine. A must read! ...

  • Sarah Glenn Marsh
    Oct 08, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

  • Jensen
    Dec 31, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

  • K.A.
    Oct 20, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

  • Avery (Book Deviant)
    Feb 22, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

  • ❇Critterbee
    Dec 07, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

  • Diane Magras
    Sep 22, 2017

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

  • Amy Graham
    Jan 23, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

  • A.M. Morgen
    Mar 02, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

  • Vicke Denniston
    Mar 07, 2018

    Sometimes you just want to read a book that knows how to run. There are many way to define the term ?great writing? as it applies to children?s literature. Eloquent. Ennobling. Distinguished. These terms all work. Here?s another one. Booooooooring! Tell me you didn?t read ...

    After reading some "happy sigh" books lately, I'm tempted to turn this into a "happy sigh" book only blog. I mean, why waste time with ho-hum regular books when you can enter another time for a few hours and emerge with a "happy sigh"? The last fifty pages of this book were me reading ...

    I don?t find anything about this story original. It?s the sort of over-published book you find in your packed boxes two years after moving into your new home. You take it out of the box, as you finally decided to unpack some of the old stuff (yay you!), and you can?t help but ...

    If you're looking for action, adventure, and lots of heart in a story helmed by a strong young warrior, this is an absolute must-read!!! THIS is the book I longed for when I was younger, and was still longing for until an early copy landed in my hands. And it not only lived up to my...

    News So here's a bit of news: I got my first author copy!!! Here it is, in all its glory, on a saltire, no less, with a claymore letter opener (I know, I know, it's a sword from the wrong era, but it's Scottish and it's what I have on hand): And then there's also this l...

    If you're looking for a strong MG female heroine, Drest, from The Mad Wolf's Daughter, is it! I loved this fast-paced Scottish Medieval adventure of sword and legend. Can't recommend it enough!!! ...

    ?Sometimes words alone can save your life.? I received an ARC from Penguin Young Readers Group for a fair review and a blog tour. The Story What an exciting story about 12 year old Drest as she journeys to save her family after she is the sole survivor of a raid that has tak...

    This debut historical fiction middle grade novel is a fast-paced, page turning adventure! Drest's strong 'voice' was refreshing & the plot line intricially woven with lots of twists and turns! ...

    This book will suck you in. Drest is a kick butt female heroine who also wields the weapon of mercy even when it's hard. I loved it. ...

    There are so many things I loved about this medieval middle grade novel; the historical Scottish setting, the fast paced action, the strong main character, Drest. The attention to historical detail was quite fascinating to read and I learned a lot I didn't know about this particula...

    I received an ARC of this book, and was so happy because I've been looking forward to it ever since I first saw that cover. Here is my honest review: What a page turner! An epic adventure through a vivid world, I enjoyed every minute of this book. Drest is a fantastic character, str...

    5/5 for Mad Wolf's Daughter by @dianemagras; thanks to @PenguinKids for sending me this book to share with the @kidlitexchange network (#partner). All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Swipe for the back! _*_*_*_*_* Wow! I completely inhaled this historical fiction tale set in mediev...

    I cannot say enough about The Mad Wolf's Daughter. I read this in one sitting, and much later, I'm still vibrating with the excitement and perfection that is this book. I wish...ack, I wish I'd had this book as a kid! This is Alanna, but in a world and family where Alanna hadn't needed...

    See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant There is just something about middle grade novels that makes me feel so happy and safe and I just can't get enough of them.The Mad Wolf's Daughteris no exception. I read the entirety of the novel in less than a day, so engrossed...

    This is one of the rare books that lives up to the hype. It would have been a five-star book if the ending had been more of an ending and not felt like it was just a convenient stopping place. Drest, though, is an amazing character and her companions, Tig and Emerick, are worthy co-adv...

    A very special thanks to Diane Magras for providing our #bookexcursion group with an ARC of The Mad Wolf's Daughter.It publishes on March 6, 2018. All opinions are my own. Wee lass Drest and her family are attacked by knights from Faintree Castle. Drest desperately wants to join...

    A strong female protagonist in a medieval Scottish setting, what's not to love? Really can't wait to recommend this to my students. ...

    Drest is an absolutely marvelous character who will stick with readers for a long time. An adventure story with family as a central theme, this book has a classic feel. Highly recommended! ...

    Medieval historical fiction for kids is a very small genre, but is inhabited by some of the giants of kidlit like Avi and Karen Cushman. The Mad Wolf's Daughter is a worthy addition to this group, especially because of how it resists traditional gender norms while not sugarcoating the ...

    Drest is awesome - strong, smart, fierce and determined. She hops right into action and does not flinch from doing what is right even if it is terrifying and difficult. She is tough, doesn't give up, and is supported by all of her brother's voices in her head throughout her journey. Th...

    THE MAD WOLF?S DAUGHTER is a historical tale of bravery and family love, with trust issues mixed in too. Drest approaches situations in ways that feel realistic for her age, and yet she is very skilled with a sword and clever with her plans, after being raised within a war-band m...

    Wow. I don?t have the words to review this book the way it deserves to be reviewed. I can tell you it?s one of my top favorites of the year. I can tell you Drest is a character I?ve needed to know, and #MGlit has needed as well. I can tell you I?ve never enjoyed a book set in a...

    Drest has never been off of her homeland, but one night when she wakes to see that her and her family are being invaded, she has no choice but to leave in order to save her father and her brother's who've been taken back to Faintree Castle to be hanged. Accompanied by a left-behind kn...

    This was a heck of a read! As a children's librarian, I try to read as many tween novels as I can. Generally I read the first half to get a good feel for it and then go on to the next. Not with this one. Solid from beginning to end with a great tale, lots of action (boys will dig that)...

    I absolutely adored this book! Drest is such a fierce heroine and I loved all the action and adventure! I'm a huge fan of medieval Scottish literature, and this book was verra pleasing!! I highly recommend! ...

    This was great, good fun. The execution may have been a bit rocky, and I'd like to have felt more attachments, within the relationships. It is unclear that there might be more. ...

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* This turned out to be quite a charming and enjoyable read. The general concept of the novel is very traditional, but it is spiced up by many unique elem...

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book, and especially about Drest, the heroine who won't give up until she saves her family, even if her family may turn out to be less than the stellar ideal she has in her head. This book transports the reader back to medieval Scotlan...

    I already know this will be one of my favourite mg of 2018. This imaginative, well-written tale of Drest, a wee lass who must rescue her father and brothers from certain death is grand adventure with a smart, brave heroine. A must read! ...

    Wow I pre-ordered this book from the description, something I rarely do unless I know the author or it's a series. I was not disappointed in the least. I'll be even happier if I find she'll write more ...