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Happy Book Birthday to Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard!

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We’re celebrating over here at Pub Crawl. It’s not every day one of our members completes a trilogy, and today, Susan Dennard’s Strange and Ever After, the final installment in the Something Strange and Deadly series, hits shelves!

I (Erin) have loved this series since I got my hands on book one ages ago, but I have to admit: Strange and Ever After tops them all. Susan brings Egypt to life with ease (how is she so skilled at setting?!), but the journey Eleanor and Co. have to make is not easy at all. Packed with action and surprises, SaEA had me frantically turning the pages until the very end. And speaking of endings… this is one of the most pitch-perfect trilogy conclusions I’ve read. Bittersweet and moving. The last few lines (heck, most of the last chapter) was downright magical.

Oh, and if you’re an existing fan of the series, don’t miss the Something Strange and Deadly series recap Epic Reads has on their blog, complete with top 5 moments from each book. You should also sign up for Susan’s newsletter. Like, right now. Not only is it inspiring and packed with helpful writing information, but it sometimes includes bonus scenes from her novels!

Anywhoo, if all my gushing hasn’t sold you yet, here’s the official synopsis for Strange and Ever After:

In the conclusion to the trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a roaring—and addictive—gothic world,” Eleanor Fitt must control her growing power, face her feelings for Daniel, and confront the evil necromancer Marcus…all before it’s too late.

He took her brother, he took her mother, and now, Marcus has taken her good friend Jie. With more determination than ever to bring this sinister man to justice, Eleanor heads to the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt in hopes of ending this nightmare. But in addition to her increasingly tense relationships with Daniel, Joseph, and her demon, Oliver, Eleanor must also deal with her former friend, Allison, who has curiously entangled herself in Eleanor’s mission.

With the rising dead chomping at her every move and Jie’s life hanging in the balance, Eleanor is convinced that her black magic will see her through to the bitter end. But there will be a price. Though she and the Spirit Hunters have weathered every battle thus far, there will be consequences to suffer this time—the effects of which will be irreversible. And when it’s over, only some will be able to live a strange and ever after.

Susan Dennard will leave readers breathless and forever changed in the concluding pages of this riveting ride.

Goosebumps, right?

In honor of Susan’s release day, I’m giving away one copy of Strange and Ever After (hardcover if the winner lives in the US; e-book if the winner lives internationally)! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and be sure to wish Susan a happy release day!

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Congrats again, Sooz! I’m so darn happy for you and proud of you and thrilled to see your series conclude with such an explosive bang. You’ve created a world readers are going to want to revisit many times over! <3

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42 Comments

  1. Posted July 22, 2014 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to check out the series.

  2. Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Congrats! I love the series so much I want to hug it all the time. lol

  3. Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Congrats Susan!! It feels like yesterday when the first book came out, and it must feel great having finished the trilogy. Yay!!

  4. Rebecca
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! I love this series and can’t wait to read the final book!

  5. Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    LOVED all of them!

    The characterization was wonderful :)

    Thank you and congrats!!

  6. Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Happy Release Day! *Throws sparkly confetti* Can’t wait to see the series through to the end!!

  7. Kenia
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! This is so exciting I can’t wait to read the final book.

  8. Posted July 22, 2014 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Congratulations!
    I’ve read the first part (loved it) and I can’t wait to read the other two!

  9. Rosie Pova
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Congrats! I’d love to read it.

  10. Posted July 22, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Exciting for you…and me! I have this trilogy at the top of my reading list. The synopsis for Strange and Ever After was brilliant and mesmerizing. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.
    Cheers-
    Darlene

  11. Erin
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    HAPPY RELEASE DAY, SOOZ!! You are one of my favorite authors and SSAD is one of my favorite series!!! Can’t believe it’s over!!! Can’t wait for Truthwitch!!!

  12. Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!!! So exciting!

  13. Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Happy Release Day!!! So happy for you!!!

  14. Carl
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Congrats to all of us! On release day we all win. Thanks.

  15. Posted July 22, 2014 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Huge congrats, Sooz!!!! So exciting!!

  16. Posted July 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I thought this day would never come!!! omg HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY, SOOZ. (But really just happy day to ME ’cause now I get to read this awesome ;))

  17. Posted July 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Susan!! Can’t wait to check this one out! So far my favorite is Something Strange and Deadly – the Philly setting was really unique. But Egypt is going to be AWESOME!

  18. maat
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the release! I don’t know if I can pick a favorite. D:

  19. Posted July 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Sooz!!

  20. stephanie garber
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Happy release day!! I can’t wait to read it!

  21. Posted July 22, 2014 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on completing your trilogy, Susan! I enjoyed Book 1. Can’t wait to read Book 2 and 3 all in one go. :)

  22. Bridget
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Congrats!!!! I think that my favorite of the three books is the first one. I loved all of them but the first one stuck with me the most out of the three!!!!

  23. Posted July 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Happy Book Birthday Susan! I have not gotten the chance to read this series yet but I am starting it tonight. I’m so excited! Congratulations on completing this series, I know its going to be wonderful. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  24. Erica
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Happy Book Birthday! I can’t wait to get my hands on this!

  25. Alexa
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Congradulations on the release of the final book of the something strange and deadly series! My personal favorite is something strange and lovely but I have not read the final book yet!

  26. Posted July 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    HOORAY FOR SUSAN! Lots of love for you and your amazing trilogy on the release day of STRANGE & EVER AFTER <3

  27. Laura Wardle
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on finishing your incredible trilogy, Sooz! I’m absolutely gutted that STRANGE AND EVER AFTER isn’t available in the UK. Hopefully I’ll find a way to get my hands on a copy.

  28. Posted July 23, 2014 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Yaaaaaaaay!!!

    I know I’m late to the party on Pub Crawl, but I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again: I am so proud to have worked with you on these epic books! Spirit-Hunters for life!

  29. Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Happy belated Release Day! I’ve seen the series Alexa and Rachel have been doing in honor of the series. I’m in the midst of reading the 2nd book, but Something Strange and Deadly is absolutely fantastic! I love how unique your idea is and how it came to life, and congratulations on completing the trilogy!

  30. Vanessa Valiente
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Congrats, Susan!! That’s a major accomplishment. I can’t wait to read it :)

  31. Posted July 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Happy book birthday!

    The first is my favorite, as it’s the only one I’ve read SO FAR. However, I hope to change that. :)

  32. Posted July 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Happy Book Birthday and Hooray for publishing an entire series!!! I preordered the book at my favorite bookstore and went to pick it up on Tuesday and it’s gorgeous! Can’t wait to read it on my plane ride Saturday!!

  33. alicia marie
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Congrats and Happy Book Birthday! Can’t wait to see how it all ends : )

  34. Cee
    Posted July 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Happy book birthday! I’m sooo happy for Susan! I have to say I have a strong affection for the first book. :D

  35. Posted July 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Grats! :D
    And hmm…I’ll have to say that the first book was my favorite. It was the book that started it all after all. ;D

  36. Samantha Wallace
    Posted July 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Happy book birthday and the book looks amazing and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  37. Jordan
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Happy Book Birthday!!! Can’t wait to read S&EA!!

  38. Sarah
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, Susan! I absolutely adore this book series. Well it’s hard to choose a favorite when I haven’t read S&EA yet, but the second book definitely had a killer ending (pun intended). So let’s go with A Darkness S&L for now. ;) Happy book birthday! Can’t wait to read this one!

  39. Milena
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Susan! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book1

  40. Sandy
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    I love this series. Sad that it’s coming to an end :(

  41. Sarah K
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Happy Book Birthday!!!!!

  42. Maggie Dominiak
    Posted July 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I would love to read this series, even if it means starting by getting the third book:)

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