March 26, 2021 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review

Once there was a girl with a heart as black as night…

Or so legend goes. But I know better. Grown in the Night Witch’s garden and tasked with softening the souls of men, the dream spells I spin keep the women of earth safe. Without it, they would be as miserable (and damaged) as my mother.

Let the humans call me names—banshee, nightmare, monster—I sleep deep and dreamless.

Until the day I’m rescued from the sea by a forbidden boy. Until the night we break all the magical rules and the kiss that changes…everything.

Until the moment I realize Mother’s the one who’s been spinning lies.

Now I must choose—between love and duty. Between life and something worth living for. Between the boy who owns my heart and a legacy as wicked as a witch’s curse.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Girl of the Night Garden is a new YA fantasy novel by Lili Valente. Lili can write any genre and her imagination has no bounds. Girl of the Night Garden is magical, beautiful, surprising, lovely, happy and sad. I was immersed in the story of Foxglove and Declan from the first page and was breathing heavily until the end. It’s more than a story about young love. It’s about becoming who you were meant to be. No matter what that looks like. Hopes, dreams, nightmares…it’s all connected. I chuckled, sobbed and smiled a lot. What a wonderful story!

Audio: Wow! Lili and Joe sound so fantastic together I could barely breathe a few times. The emotion in their voices just heightened my senses and truly made it an amazing experience for my ears and my soul!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Girl of the Garden is Lili Valente’s first YA fantasy novel. I don’t read many fantasy books but it’s Lili so I knew she would hook me in with her characters and words. I was so right!! I had to know what was going to happen next.
Foxglove grew up in the garden with her sisters for sixteen years. Then, one night her mother took her away and gave her an ability that would help mankind. Every night she worked along side her friends, creatures of the night. For years she she did what her mother sent her out to do. She thrived on helping the world. Then after one trip in search of an island her magic was gone. She was a just like any other sixteen year old girl. Even had a crush on the boy who saved her. What she didn’t expect was to have to save him a month later.
I can’t really get into the story without spoiling anything. I can say that I was hooked. I loved being behind the scenes watching Foxglove and Declan grow. To make discoveries. To develop friendships. It’s a love story but it’s so much more. I cried three times!! I didn’t see that coming but it was awesome. I am looking forward to more of Lili’s fantasy world.
“I know, my darling. I know it hurts, but it will be worth it. I promise.”
Nightmares may not always be kind, but we are certainly patient.
His lips are chapped and rough but also warm and alive in a way that makes me feel more alive than I did a second ago. I don’t know how, only that his kiss—his whisper of a kiss—feels a lot like magic.



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