Book Tour: Alliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Alliana, Girl of Dragons by Julie Abe. I absolutely loved the Eva Evergreen book (still need to read the second), and had to check out Abe’s new book inside that same world! Then found out it was also inspired by the Japanese version of Cinderalla, which just further sold it to me. For reviews and other thoughts, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Meet Author

Julie Abe is the author of the EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH middle grade fantasy series; the middle grade fantasy ALLIANA, GIRL OF DRAGONS; and the young adult novel THE CHARMED LIST. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea. Keep up with Julie’s latest books and adventures at or sign up for her newsletter at

About The Book

Title: Alliana, Girl of Dragons
Series: Eva Evergreen Universe Standalone
Author: Julie Abe
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: August 2nd, 2022
Page Length: 336
Genre: Fantasy | Retelling
Age Range: Middle Grade
Rep: Japanese
Synopsis: Once upon a time, Alliana believed in dreams and fairy tales as sweet as spun-sugar clouds. Alliana wished on shooting stars, sure that someday she and her grandmother would be able to travel to the capital city to see the queen. Then her grandmother passed away—and those dreams disappeared in a disenchanted puff.

Now Alliana’s forced to attend to the whims of her wicked stepmother—with long days of cleaning her stepfamily’s inn as her skin burns raw or staying up until the crack of dawn to embroider her stepsister’s ball gowns. Until she meets two beings who change her life forever—the first is a young nightdragon who Alliana discovers she can magically talk to. And the second is Nela, a young witch.

Nela needs Alliana’s help navigating the mysterious abyss, filled with dangerous beasts, a place Alliana knows by heart. Alliana sees Nela’s request as a chance to break free of her stepmother’s shadow and to seize a chance at a life she’s barely dared to hope for—but there’s a risk. If caught, Alliana will be stuck working for her stepmother for the rest of her life. Can Alliana truly make wisps of dreams into her own, better-than-a-fairy-tale happily ever after?

Inspired by the Japanese Cinderella story and set in the same world as the Eva Evergreen series, this story can be read as a standalone.

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Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

August 1st
The Caffeinated Rareder – Review
Kait Plus Books – Promotional Post
A Cat, A Book, And A Cup Of Tea – Review
Book Notes by Athina – Promotional Post
laura’s bookish corner – Review

August 2nd
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
A Wanderer In Books – Review
Pluvioreads – Review & Mini books
The Erudite Labyrinth – 15 Reactions While Reading Alliana, Girl of Dragons
Inkhaven – Top 5 Reasons to Read Alliana, Girl of Dragons

August 3rd
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Pages and Procrastination – 15 Reactions While Reading Alliana, Girl of Dragons
B for Bookslut – Review
Books and Babble – Review
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

August 4th
Melancholic Blithe – Promotional Post
Forever In A Story – Review & Playlist
Tirilu – Journal Spread & Review
Pei Reads – Promotional Post

August 5th
Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog – Promotional Post
The World of Celia McMahon – Review
Balancing Books And Beauties – Promotional Post
Phannie the ginger bookworm – Review & Playlist
Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

August 6th
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
The Momma Spot – Review
Justice For Readers – Promotional Post
Quill Tree Fox – Top 5 Reasons to Read Alliana, Girl of Dragons
Little Corner Reads – Review

August 7th
Dear Rivarie – Review & Mood Board
The Nutty Bookworm Reads Alot – Review
Sheaf and Ink – Promotional Post
Anjali Writes And Reads – Review
Metaphors and Miscellanea – Review

Instagram Schedule

August 1st
morningstarlitpages – Review & Favorite Quotes
following.fantasies – Journal Spread & Top 5 Reasons to Read Alliana, Girl of Dragons
read.cells – Top 5 Reasons to Read Alliana, Girl of Dragons & Mood Board
thereadersgamebrooke – Review & Playlist
thecaffinatedrareder – Blogger’s Choice
booknotes_athina – Blogger’s Choice
booksandpops4000 – Blogger’s Choice

August 2nd
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
tinybooknest – Favorite Quotes & Mood Board
whisperingprose – Review
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice
zanjabeel_z – Blogger’s Choice
pluvioreads – Blogger’s Choice

August 3rd
jacleomik33 – Review
mellasmusings – Review & Favorite Quotes
quirkylitlover – Review & Favorite Quotes
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
pages_and_procrastination – Blogger’s Choice
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

August 4th
luna_reads_ – Journal Spread
pcreads – Review & Favorite Quotes
better_than_therapy_books – Review
foreverinastory – Blogger’s Choice
peireads – Blogger’s Choice

August 5th
dhirviepages – Review, Favorite Quotes & Mood Board – Top 5 Reasons to Read Alliana, Girl of Dragons
kathreadsya – Review
eyerollingdemigod – Blogger’s Choice
balancing_books_and_beauties – Blogger’s Choice
rajivsreviews – Blogger’s Choice

August 6th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
atrailofpages – Review
wild.legends – Review & Playlist
bookdragonstbr – Blogger’s Choice
quilltreefox – Blogger’s Choice
littlecornerreads – Blogger’s Choice

August 7th
mulberryreads – Review
theenchantedshelf – Review
brittmariereadshere – Review
anovelkingdom – Promotional Post
sheafandink – Blogger’s Choice
studioad_anjali – Blogger’s Choice
metaphorsandmisc – Blogger’s Choice

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