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Long Live The The Pumpkin Queen

By Shea Ernshaw

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Jack and Sally are “truly meant to be” … or are they? Sally Skellington is the official, newly-minted Pumpkin Queen after a whirlwind courtship with her true love, Jack, who Sally adores with every inch of her fabric seams — if only she could say the same for her new role as Queen of Halloween Town. Cast into the spotlight and tasked with all sorts of queenly duties, Sally can’t help but wonder if all she’s done is trade her captivity under Dr. FInkelstein for a different — albeit gilded — cage. But when Sally and Zero accidentally uncover a long-hidden doorway to an ancient realm called Dream Town in the forest Hinterlands, she’ll unknowingly set into motion a chain of sinister events that put her future as Pumpkin Queen, and the future of Halloween Town itself, into jeopardy. Can Sally discover what it means to be true to herself and save the town she’s learned to call home, or will her future turn into her worst… well, nightmare?

About the Author:

Shea Ernshaw is the New York Times Bestselling author of the YA books: THE WICKED DEEP, WINTERWOOD, and A WILDERNESS OF STARS. As well as her debut adult fiction novel: A HISTORY OF WILD PLACES. She is the winner of the Oregon Book Award, and her novels have been selected as Indie Next Picks.
She often writes late, late, late into the night, enjoys dark woods, scary stories and moonlight on lakes.


I was absolutely blown away by this story. It is completely relatable with feelings of inadequacy and being overwhelmed. It really felt like a continuation of the original story. I could picture the characters doing the things described along with their facial expressions. Her words played out like a movie in my head. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. I have always wondered about Sally’s origin and if the things we knew to be true were really lies. Honestly, I do not think this story could have been any more perfect. This book has also made me want to read all of Ernshaw’s books as this was my first by her. Highly highly recommend this one!


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