Book Review

Honey Moon Shiver – Joyce Magnin [#MMGM]

honey moon shiver
Honey Moon Shiver
by Joyce Magnin
Publisher: Rabbit Publishers
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade | Action Adventure
Pages: 200
Source: NetGalley
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Reviewed by Megan
Linked For: Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday

Honey Moon is in a terrible place. She borrowed her mother’s precious silver locket without permission and now the family heirloom has gone missing. Honey suspects it was taken by one of her best friends. She sets out to find the necklace before her mother notices it’s gone. Along the way, Honey meets Shiver, who turns out to be much more than the owner of the newest popsicle shop in Sleepy Hollow. With Shiver’s guidance and a bit of magic, Honey is able to track down the locket and learn the importance of telling the truth and the power of forgiveness. 


I really enjoyed this book. Being middle grade, it was a nice, light read for me, a pleasant change from some of the heavier books I’ve read recently.

20180508_205128.pngJust because this is a middle grade book doesn’t mean there isn’t any substance to it. The majority of this book deals with Honey Moon and her mother’s lost locket. She took the locket without asking, showed it off to her friends, and then it goes missing! Of course, Honey suspects her friends right away, ignoring the fact that the necklace wouldn’t be missing if she hadn’t taken it first. Then it’s a race against the clock to find the necklace before her mother discovers it’s missing.

Honey Moon – she’s the main character. Seems like a decent girl, though she won’t admit there would be no problem if she had just left the necklace alone. Of course, none of it can be her fault.

Shiver – I liked her character the best, really. To be honest, she reminds me of the Snow Queen on Once Upon a Time . . . well, if she hadn’t been evil.

IMG-0067Normally, I don’t notice much about the setting when I read. Not saying that they aren’t intriguing or well-built . . . I just get invested in the characters. But how can you not comment on a town that’s stuck in Halloween. Sleepy Hollow’s mayor is an evil annoying little twit who has trapped the entire town (magically, of course!) in a never-ending Halloween! How cool is that?

Bottom line? I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more about Honey and her brother, Harry the magician. I have Wand-Paper-Scissors sitting on my bookshelf right now and managed to snag a copy of the newest Harry Moon book (that releases in August) on NetGalley 🙂

I received a complementary copy of Honey Moon Shiver via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. the gifting of this eARC in no way influenced my review and all opinions expressed within are entirely my own.

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Have you read any of Honey or Harry Moon’s books yet? This is my first dip into the magically Halloween pool that is Sleepy Hollow but I can’t wait to get back. So, for today’s Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday, let us know what your favorite middle grade book is! Let’s chat in the comments below and, as always, thanks for reading!



24 thoughts on “Honey Moon Shiver – Joyce Magnin [#MMGM]”

    1. But at the same time, it wasn’t boring like a book that is obviously trying to teach something. Most of the book centered around how Honey was feeling about her friends and then you get the little pranks that her brother pulls and she and her friends do back to him. And seriously, the ice cream lady, Shiver, really reminded me of the Snow Queen from Once Upon a Time so that was a super plus!

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    1. Thank you, Greg! I have seen kidlit linkups and romance linkups and all sorts of different ones but this was the first middle grade one I’ve seen. I absolutely love reading middle grade so I will likely be back next week 🙂


    1. LOL thanks 🙂 It was nice to read something a little bit lighter. I think that’s why I enjoy middle grade so much. My adult fiction is many times so intense and heart-wrenching that I just need a break to reset a bit 🙂


  1. Cute!! I love the idea of the Sleepy Hollow always stick in Halloween. Reminds me of Halloweentown from Disney, which I loved. Great reviews, I’ll be looking into these for my nieces thank you!!


  2. Great review, this is the first time I heard about this book and it looks and sounds really fun and cute book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.


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