Rats! Juliet Dove’s worst nightmare is about to come true: People are going to start noticing her.
For anyone else, that’d be no big deal, but Juliet Dove isn’t like anyone else. Whenever she’s teased, shy Juliet defends herself… by saying the sorts of mean things that should never be said.
It is Juliet’s vicious mouth that sends her fleeing to Mr. Elives’ magic shop, but it is her tender heart that causes her to leave with a beautiful amulet. The ancient bauble casts a powerful spell on every boy she meets: each falls hopelessly in love with her. Worse still, Juliet can’t take the amulet off… and its power seems to be increasing.
A sidesplittingly funny, heartbreaking whirlwind of a novel about the high cost of loving—and the courage it takes to speak from the heart.
“Although humorous, the story has surprising depth, with musings on honor, power, strength, courage, and, above all, love. Juliet’s journey through the tale in which she finds herself helps her to achieve a greater appreciation for herself, her family, and friends. “Every love story needs an ending” and this tale has an optimistic and open one, with possible future adventures indicated. Coville capably interweaves mythological characters with realistic modern ones, keeping readers truly absorbed.” — School Library Journal
“Coville’s easy style works well in a tale that has it’s share of both humor and heartache. Fans of the Magic Shop series will enjoy this latest installment. ” — Booklist