On the Horizon – a pixie’s promise (Dianna Sanchez)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this young adult fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here are me honest musings.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the previous book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

a pixie’s promise (Dianna Sanchez)

Title: a pixie’s promise

Author: Dianna Sanchez

Publisher: Dreaming Robot Press

Publication Date: TODAY!! (e-book)


Source: NetGalley

Dreaming Robot Press holds a special place in my heart as they were the first publisher to allow me the privilege of reviewing an eArc on NetGalley.  That novel was the demon girl’s song, which I loved and reviewed here.

They also kindly gave me a copy of the first book in this series called a witch’s kitchen.  That book introduced readers to the Enchanted Forest School where Millie, a witch’s daughter, is sent when it appears she has no talent for magic.  All she was good at was baking.  Of course when she gets to school, she learns new things and makes friends and discovers her hidden depths.  I loved it.

This second book takes place during a break from school and follows a pixie named, Petunia.  I adored her (and her silly jokes) in the first book and was delighted for Petunia to take center stage.  Petunia comes from a huge family and her mom is so distracted that she can’t even seem to remember Petunia’s name!  So when Millie goes away for the school holidays, Petunia goes to stay at Millie’s house to help her out with a project (a lovely spoiler!) and to finally have some peace and quiet.  But when an epidemic breaks out, Petunia finds her break to be anything but restful and is given a chance to prove that even pixies can do serious, wonderful things.

The plot was silly and whimsical and light and fun and totally fit my mood.  I love that Millie still has a presence in the form of letters, food, and recipes!  I love that the old gang including Sagara and Max help out.  I love that the “bad” guy may have different reasons than first thought.  I love that the characters are still growing and changing and improving.  I love the messages of breaking through old prejudices and stigmas.  I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

This book is technically for middle grade but I don’t care.  I believe everyone could enjoy it.  This series deserves more love.  And so far there are two more books planned in the series.  I can’t wait!

So lastly . . .

Thank you Dreaming Robot Press!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

Petunia’s tired of being overlooked just because she’s six inches tall. But when the Enchanted Forest is threatened, can she measure up to the task?

She gets lost at home among her bazillion brothers, sisters, and cousins. Even her own parents don’t remember her name! And no one ever takes a pixie seriously.

When Petunia’s best friend, Millie, offers a vacation at her house, Petunia jumps at the chance. Cooking for Millie’s witch of a mother and babysitting a tree should be easy, right? But when an epidemic of spickle pox hits the Enchanted Forest, and Millie’s mother comes down with a mysterious illness, Petunia must pitch in to brew cures as quickly as she can, even if that means using up all her pixie dust.

And when the cure doesn’t work as well as it should, it’s up to Petunia to figure out how to change the formula to save the Enchanted Forest, while living up to all the promises she’s made.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Dianna Sanchez – Author

To buy the novel go to:

a pixie’s promise – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

Previous Log Entries for this Author

a witch’s kitchen – book 1 (On the Horizon – Young Adult Fantasy eArc)

15 thoughts on “On the Horizon – a pixie’s promise (Dianna Sanchez)

  1. Amen for everyone reading middle-grade literature!!! I’m so glad that I’m not alone in this. Well, I know Krysta and Briana from Pages Unbound agree with us. We’re in good company then. XD

    I love reading silly and lighthearted books. I recently finished the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger. It’s a steampunk MG series which is just silly and light. Why burned yourself with challenging books all the time?! XD Will you continue this series? It sounds like more are on the way…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I will certainly be finishing this series. It is so darn cute and wonderful. And I do plan on finishing the finishing school series at some point. But those are so light and fluffy that I have to be in a certain kind of mood. Basically I just love reading so very much. It makes me so happy. But I am overbooked for the entire first half of November. Then once the review books are more manageable I will be back to mood reading. Thanks for the lovely comment.
      x The Captain

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for visiting matey! I do think it is funny that most book bloggers know the exact book they first received from a publisher. I believe ye are new to me crew. Welcome aboard! I will have to check out yer site. Arrr!
      x The Captain

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.