Spells for Lost Things

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SPELLS FOR LOST THINGS by Jenna Evans Welch Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: SPELLS FOR LOST THINGS

Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Pub. Date: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 368

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a poignant and romantic novel about two teens trying to find their place in the world after being unceremoniously dragged to Salem, Massachusetts, for the summer.

Willow has never felt like she belonged anywhere and is convinced that the only way to find a true home is to travel the world. But her plans to act on her dream are put on hold when her aloof and often absent mother drags Willow to Salem, Massachusetts, to wrap up the affairs of an aunt Willow didn’t even know she had. An aunt who may or may not have been a witch.

There, she meets Mason, a loner who’s always felt out of place and has been in and out of foster homes his entire life. He’s been classified as one of the runaways, constantly searching for ways to make it back to his mom; even if she can’t take care of him, it’s his job to try and take care of her. Isn’t it?

Naturally pulled to one another, Willow and Mason set out across Salem to discover the secret past of Willow’s mother, her aunt, and the ambiguous history of her family. During all of this, the two can’t help but act on their natural connection. But with the amount of baggage between them—and Willow’s growing conviction her family might be cursed—can they manage to hold onto each other?

 

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About Jenna:

Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Love & GelatoLove & Luck, and Love & Olives. When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two young children. Visit her online at JennaEvansWelch.com. 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a physical copy of SPELLS FOR LOST THINGS, US Only.

Ends October 15th, Midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/12/2022

Kait Plus Books

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9/13/2022

Kayl’s Krazy Obsession

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9/14/2022

Just Another Teen Reading Books

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9/15/2022

Stacialovestoread

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9/16/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

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9/17/2022

Ya Books Central

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Week Two:

9/18/2022

booksaremagictoo

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9/19/2022

Mom with a Reading Problem

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9/20/2022

wiltedpages

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9/21/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

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9/22/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

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9/23/2022

OneMoreExclamation

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9/24/2022

My.Bookish.Mind

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Week Three:

9/25/2022

popthebutterfly

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9/26/2022

Nerdophiles

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9/27/2022

onemused

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9/28/2022

pluvioreads

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9/29/2022

@booksrn_rashi

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9/30/2022

Novel Novice

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10/1/2022

Star-Crossed Book Blog

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Week Four:

10/2/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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10/3/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

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10/4/2022

Book-Keeping

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10/5/2022

Momfluenster

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10/6/2022

Celia’s Reads

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10/7/2022

The Momma Spot

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10/8/2022

@jacleomik33

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Week Five:

10/9/2022

The Moon Phoenix

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Charlie Hernandez and the Golden Dooms by Ryan Calejo

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc and finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Charlie Hernandez and The Golden Dooms

Author: Ryan Calejo

Book Series: Charlie Hernandez Book 3

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: Mexican American MC, Mexican American characters, Mexican characters, and Hispanic characters

Recommended For…: middle grade readers, fantasy, mythology, Mexican folklore and mythology, Percy Jackson vibes

Publication Date: September 13, 2022

Genre: MG Fantasy

Age Relevance: 10+ (violence, peeping tom references, pet kidnapping)

Explanation of Above: There is some slight violence in the book. There is a reference to a peeping tom that some younger kids might not understand. There are scenes where pets are said to be kidnapped.

Publisher: Aladdin

Pages: 384

Synopsis: After hitchhiking across Central and South America to rescue the Witch Queen and face off against La Mano Peluda, Charlie Hernández is pretty much grounded for life. But after all he’s been through, some quiet time at home with his parents might be nice. Though it would be better if he didn’t have to share his room with his obnoxiously perfect cousin Raúl, who’s staying with them.

But quiet is hard to come by when you’re the fifth and final morphling, and it’s not long before death walks back into Charlie’s life. Or at least, the dead do, starting with a mysterious young calaca who corners him at school, dropping cryptic hints about trouble brewing in the 305. With the League of Shadows focused on repairing fractured alliances and tracking gathering armies, this one’s up to Charlie to solve.

Following the clues only leads to more questions, and not even teenage investigative journalist extraordinaire Violet Rey can figure out how a sudden rooster infestation, earthquakes, missing persons, and a pet-napping gang of lizard-men—whom Charlie doesn’t recognize from any legend—are all connected. Most concerning of all is when they learn a map has been stolen that reveals the locations of the Golden Dooms, the twelve ancient calaca watchmen who form the magical barrier between the realms.

To stop the impending invasion, Charlie and Violet must outwit an ancient evil and unravel the most sinister of schemes. That is, unless they’d rather watch the Land of the Living get overrun by the dead.

Review: This was such a sweet book and a good addition to the Charlie Hernandez line up! I loved the continued story and how the characters continued to develop. The book did well to have a lot of light hearted moments in what is probably a bit of darkness in the book. The author also crafted a well done mystery in this book. The book had well developed characters and world building.

The only thing I can really critique about the book is how it was a bit wonky in pacing, but otherwise it was a well done book!

Verdict: It was great! I recommend this series!

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing

Book Info:

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing by Deb Caletti

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: September 13, 2022

Synopsis:

From the award-winning author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart comes a gorgeous and fiercely feminist young adult novel. When a teen travels to Hawaii to track down her sperm donor father, she discovers the truth about him, about the sunken shipwreck that’s become his obsession, and most of all about herself.

Harper Proulx has lived her whole life with unanswered questions about her anonymous sperm donor father. She’s convinced that without knowing him, she can’t know herself. When a chance Instagram post connects Harper to a half sibling, that connection yields many more and ultimately leads Harper to uncover her father’s identity.

So, fresh from a painful breakup and still reeling with anxiety that reached a lifetime high during the pandemic, Harper joins her newfound half siblings on a voyage to Hawaii to face their father. The events of that summer, and the man they discover—a charismatic deep-sea diver obsessed with solving the mystery of a fragile sunken shipwreck—will force Harper to face some even bigger questions: Who is she? Is she her DNA, her experiences, her successes, her failures? Is she the things she loves—or the things she hates? Who she is in dark times? Who she might become after them? 

Content Warning: anxiety & social media/phone addiction

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58916345-the-epic-story-of-every-living-thing

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593485505/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-epic-story-of-every-living-thing-deb-caletti/1140943736

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Epic-Story-Every-Living-Thing-Deb-Caletti/9780593485514

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-epic-story-of-every/9780593485514-item.html

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780593485507

About the Author:

Deb Caletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of nearly twenty books for adults and young adults, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Heart in a Body in the World, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.  Her books have also won the Josette Frank Award for Fiction, the Washington State Book Award, and numerous other state awards and honors, and she was a finalist for the PEN USA Award. She lives with her family in Seattle.

Author Links:

Website: https://www.debcaletti.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debcaletti/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/135786.Deb_Caletti

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebCaletti/

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Raising the Horseman

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RAISING THE HORSEMAN by Serena Valentino Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book

Title: RAISING THE HORSEMAN

Author: Serena Valentino

Pub. Date: September 6, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

From the New York Times best-selling author of Disney’s Villains series comes a ghostly new stand-alone novel that reimagines The Legend of Sleepy Hollow through the eyes of a modern teen.

The two-hundredth anniversary of the Headless Horseman’s legendary haunting of Sleepy Hollow is approaching, but Kat van Tassel wants nothing to do with the town’s superstitious celebrations. As a descendant of the original Katrina van Tassel, Kat knows she’s expected to fulfill her ancestor’s legacy by someday marrying her longtime boyfriend and running the prestigious family estate. But Kat dreams of a life outside Sleepy Hollow.
 
Then Kat meets Isadora, a new girl in town who challenges Kat to reexamine those expectations, opens her eyes to the possibility that ghosts are real, and makes her question who she truly wants to be . . . and be with.
 
When Kat is given the original Katrina’s diary, a new legend begins to take shape, one that weaves together the past and the present in eerie ways. Can Kat uncover a two-hundred-year-old secret, and trace its shocking reverberations in her own life, in time to protect what she truly loves?
 
Fans of Serena Valentino will delight in this supernatural coming-of-age tale that finally gives the women of Sleepy Hollow a chance to tell their side of the story.

Review:

“A sweet retelling of a spooky classic.”Kirkus Reviews

 

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About Serena Valentino:

Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, Odd Sisters, Evil ThingCold Hearted, and Never Never. She is also the author of the Villains graphic novels Evil Thing and Fairest of All.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of RAISING THE HORSEMAN, US Only.

Ends October 7th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/1/2022

Celia’s Reads

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9/2/2022

booksaremagictoo

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9/3/2022

Nonbinary Knight Reads

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Week Two:

9/4/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

9/5/2022

@ReaderOfTheWrittenWord

IG Review

9/6/2022

Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog

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9/7/2022

Book-Keeping

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9/8/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt

9/9/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

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9/10/2022

@lexijava

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Week Three:

9/11/2022

Laurenreads._

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9/12/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

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9/13/2022

Forthenovellovers

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9/14/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

9/15/2022

Epic Book Society

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9/16/2022

@booksrn_rashi

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9/17/2022

Review Thick And Thin

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Week Four:

9/18/2022

hauntedbybooks

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9/19/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

9/20/2022

Novel Novice

IG Spotlight

9/21/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post

9/22/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

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9/23/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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9/24/2022

Momfluenster

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Week Five:

9/25/2022

PopTheButterfly Reads

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9/26/2022

@drew_ambitious_reading

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9/27/2022

@thebookishfoxwitch

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9/28/2022

The Momma Spot

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9/29/2022

Two Points of Interest

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9/30/2022

onemused

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