Seeing STARS!


Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard doesn’t hit stores until next month, but the book has brought in some nice STARRED reviews …

PrintFrom Kirkus: “This novel should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word.”


PrintFrom School Library Journal: “So intense readers may need to take a breath as they turn the pages.”


PrintFrom Booklist: “This affecting, compelling story stands on its own, embodying and highlighting the power and impact of tales well told—and why they endure.”


PrintAnd from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books: “With Auxier’s exceptional character development, even minor characters display vulnerability, interesting quirks, and depth.”

Four starred reviews, people! Now doesn’t that make you want to run out and preorder the book?!

6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • K.A.C. says:


    It’ll be a bit before I can get a copy of my own, but I’m reading it the day it comes into the library (it hasn’t arrived yet *obviously* but the librarian already has Sophie Quire reserved for me)

    Just 20ish more days! I”m excited!!!

  • Katelyn says:

    Hi, I was wondering if I could interview you for a social studies project. We’re supposed to interview one of our idols that is within the line of work we want to get into. It would mean a lot if you could get back to me.

  • Bryan Thiessen says:

    Hi Jon! I don’t know if this counts as a starred review, but I’m enjoying Sophie Quire so much that I had to tell you directly. I bought Peter Nimble a while ago, remembering you from Trinity Western days, and my brother (who now runs the TWU bookstore) bought me Sophie Quire for my birthday–I didn’t even know it was out. I liked Peter Nimble quite a lot, but I have to say, Sophie Quire is blowing me away! My eldest son is very interested in the books but he’s in the middle of Narnia, my old Hardy Boys books, Percy Jackson, and Septimus Heap, and I’ve told him he needs to wrap up some of his series before he starts a new author. (Sorry.) After I read the first chapter, I told him that the book is, indeed, very, very good, and now he’s asking for regular updates. I might have to get him his own copy–I don’t trust my 9-year-old with my first-printing. I know you and Sophie would understand. Would love to catch up with you sometime. Best wishes!

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  • Rosie Grunt says:

    This book allowed me to go beyond my imagination in twists and turns… a wonderful book to read

  • Thanks so much, Rosie!

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