BLOG TOUR | Otherworldly by F.T. Lukens

Title: Otherworldly
Author: F.T. Lukens
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: April 2, 2024
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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New York Times bestselling author of Spell Bound and So This Is Ever After.

Seventeen-year-old Ellery is a non-believer in a region where people swear the supernatural is real. Sure, they’ve been stuck in a five-year winter, but there’s got to be a scientific explanation. If goddesses were real, they wouldn’t abandon their charges like this, leaving farmers like Ellery’s family to scrape by.

Knox is a familiar from the Other World, a magical assistant sent to help humans who have made crossroads bargains. But it’s been years since he heard from his queen, and Knox is getting nervous about what he might find once he returns home. When the crossroads demons come to collect Knox, he panics and runs. A chance encounter down an alley finds Ellery coming to Knox’s rescue, successfully fending off his would-be abductors.

Ellery can’t quite believe what they’ve seen. And they definitely don’t believe the nonsense this unnervingly attractive guy spews about his paranormal origins. But Knox needs to make a deal with a human who can tether him to this realm, and Ellery needs to figure out how to stop this winter to help their family. Once their bargain is struck, there’s no backing out, and the growing connection between the two might just change everything.


Thank you to Colored Pages Book Tours for letting me be a part of this tour!

This is my second F.T. Lukens book, and it's safe to say I will read everything she publishes. I know of two other novels and the goal is to read them both this year. I had a feeling they will be a new favourite author when I got the chance to read Spellbound for a blog tour, and I was right.

I had a great time reading about Ellery's beliefs; about Knox and the nature of his existence. Another thing I enjoyed reading was Charley and her determination to make sure Ellery knows that they are loved and important.

These two characters, Ellery and Knox, are easy to love regardless of their flaws, which makes their growing connection (including Knox's with Ellery's cousin) so wonderful to witness. I swear YA romances, when done properly, hits different.

Give this book a go if you're in the mood for some grumpy / sunshine, found family, and queer representation.

Would I recommend this book? Absolutely, yes.

Author Bio

F.T. Lukens is a New York Times bestselling author of YA speculative fiction including the novels Spell Bound, So This Is Ever After (2023 ALA Rainbow Booklist; 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards nominee), In Deeper Waters (2022 ALA Rainbow Booklist; Junior Library Guild Selection), and the forthcoming Otherworldly as well as other science-fiction and fantasy works. F.T. resides in North Carolina with their spouse, three kids, three dogs, and three cats.

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