Serwa Boateng’s Guide To Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SERWA BOATENG’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRE HUNTING by Roseanne A. Brown Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: SERWA BOATENG’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRE HUNTING (Serwa Boateng #1)

Author: Roseanne A. Brown

Pub. Date: September 6, 2022

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling YA author Roseanne A. Brown’s middle grade debut about a pre-teen vampire slayer with a strong helping of Ghanaian folklore.

For most kids, catching fireflies is a fun summer activity. For twelve-year-old Serwa Boateng, it’s a matter of life and death.

That’s because Serwa knows that some fireflies are really adze, shapeshifting vampires from the forests of Southeastern Ghana. Adze prey on the blood of innocents, possessing their minds and turning them into hulking monsters, and for generations, slayers like Serwa and her parents have protected an unknowing public from their threats.

Serwa is the best adze slayer her age, and she knew how to use a crossbow before she could even ride a bike. But when an obayifo (witch) destroys her childhood home while searching for a drum, do Serwa’s parents take her with them on their quest to defeat her? No. Instead, they dump Serwa with her hippie aunt and cryptic-obsessed cousin in the middle of Nowheresville, Maryland “for her own safety.” Now, instead of crossbows and battle armor, she’s dealing with mean girls and algebra, and for the first time in her life she doesn’t have to carry a staff everywhere she goes, which is . . . kind of nice, actually.

Just as Serwa starts to get the hang of this whole normal girl who doesn’t punch vampires every day thing, an adze infiltrates her school. It’s up to her to whip some of her classmates into monster-fighting shape before all of them become firefly food. And when she uncovers a secret that upends everything she thought she knew about her family’s role in the slayer vs. adze war, Serwa will have to decide which side of herself–normal girl or slayer–is the right one.

After all, seventh grade is hard enough without adding vampires to the mix.

My Review

This was a wonderful book! I really enjoyed the writing and the characters! It was interesting to read about Ghanaian mythology. This book has plenty of adventure, fun and will leave you wanting to sink your teeth into more!

About Roseanne A. Brown:

Roseanne “Rosie” A. Brown was born in Kumasi, Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and was also a teaching assistant for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her debut novel A Song of Wraiths and Ruin was an instant New York Times Bestseller, an Indie Bestseller, and received six starred reviews. She has worked with Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney among other publishers.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of SERWA BOATENG’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRE HUNTING, US Only.

Ends October 7th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/1/2022booksaremagictooReview/IG Post
9/2/2022More Books Please blogReview/IG Post
9/3/2022xbookwormcafeReview/IG Post

Week Two:

9/4/2022BookHounds YAExcerpt/IG Post
9/5/2022wiltedpagesReview/IG Post
9/6/2022The Real World According to SamReview/IG Post
9/7/2022GryffindorBookishNerdIG Review
9/8/2022Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book BlogReview/IG Post
9/9/2022Feed Your Fiction AddictionReview/IG Post
9/10/2022hodophile_zIG Review

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9/11/2022WanderingwitchreadsTikTok Review/IG Post
9/12/2022Log Cabin LibraryReview
9/13/2022Lifestyle of MeReview
9/14/2022@lexijavaReview/IG Post
9/15/2022A Backwards StoryReview/IG Post
9/16/2022Confessions of a YA ReaderReview
9/17/2022@meetcuteromancebooksIG Review

Week Four:

9/18/2022NerdophilesReview
9/19/2022The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
9/20/2022hauntedbybooksReview/IG Post
9/21/2022onemusedIG Spotlight
9/22/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt/IG Post
9/23/2022@thebookishfoxwitchIG Review
9/24/2022@jacleomik33IG Review

Week Five:

9/25/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
9/26/2022PopTheButterfly ReadsReview/IG Post
9/27/2022Two Points of InterestReview
9/28/2022@ReadsReadersYouTube Review/IG Post
9/29/2022@drew_ambitious_readingIG Review/TikTok Post
9/30/2022The Clever ReaderReview/IG Post

Raising The Horseman by Serena Valentino Blog Tour

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

My Review

This was an excellent retelling! I loved all the twists and turns. I like how there are two points of view and it works well. Spooky and entertaining! Definitely a perfect read for Fall!

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:

9/1/2022Celia’s ReadsReview/IG Post
9/2/2022booksaremagictooReview/IG Post
9/3/2022Nonbinary Knight ReadsReview/IG Post

Week Two:

9/4/2022NerdophilesReview
9/5/2022@ReaderOfTheWrittenWordIG Review
9/6/2022Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book BlogReview/IG Post
9/7/2022Book-KeepingReview/IG Post
9/8/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt
9/9/2022A Dream Within A DreamReview/IG Post
9/10/2022@lexijavaReview/IG Post

Week Three:

9/11/2022Laurenreads._IG Review
9/12/2022The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
9/13/2022ForthenovelloversReview
9/14/2022GryffindorBookishNerdIG Review
9/15/2022Epic Book SocietyReview/IG Post
9/16/2022@booksrn_rashiReview/IG Post
9/17/2022Review Thick And ThinReview/IG Post

Week Four:

9/18/2022hauntedbybooksReview/IG Post
9/19/2022BookHounds YAExcerpt
9/20/2022Novel NoviceIG Spotlight
9/21/2022@ReadsReadersYouTube Review/IG Post
9/22/2022@enjoyingbooksagainIG Review
9/23/2022Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview/IG Post
9/24/2022MomfluensterIG Review/FB Post

Week Five:

9/25/2022PopTheButterfly ReadsReview/IG Post
9/26/2022@drew_ambitious_readingIG Review/TikTok Post
9/27/2022@thebookishfoxwitchIG Review
9/28/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
9/29/2022Two Points of InterestReview/IG Post
9/30/2022onemusedIG Review

Delphine And The Dark Thread by Alyssa Moon Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DELPHINE AND THE DARK THREAD by Alyssa Moon Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: DELPHINE AND THE DARK THREAD (Delphine and the Silver Needle #2)

Author: Alyssa Moon

Pub. Date: August 30, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

This sequel to Delphine and the Silver Needle delivers action, adventure, and magic in the most unexpected places.

Fresh off the heels of King Midnight’s rat-army invasion at the Winterberry Ball, Delphine, Alexander, and Cornichonne are on the run, making their way through the far reaches of Peltinore. Unlikely allies pop up at every turn, but so do new enemies. While evading the rats hot on their tails, the trio uncovers new clues about the legendary Threaded tailor mice, including surprising discoveries about Delphine’s magical needle. And as Delphine’s powers grow stronger, she realizes she may need to head straight into Midnight’s lair and confront the villain herself.

Will Delphine solve the mystery of the Threaded and save the kingdom from the nefarious rat king before it’s too late?

Grab book 1, DELPHINE AND THE SILVER NEEDLE Now!

My Review

A magically fun read that will keep readers enchanted! This was full of action and magic and some twists and turns! A fun adventure for any age!

About Alyssa Moon:

Alyssa Moon grew up in the Pacific Northwest, which explains her undying enthusiasm for rainy weather. She does her best writing in tea shops, independent bookstores and at home under her grapefruit tree. She lives in Southern California with her husband and her cat, Picklepop, along with three other cats who are a little grumpy at the fact they weren’t also given roles in this book. Delphine and the Silver Needle is Moon’s debut novel.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of DELPHINE AND THE DARK THREAD, US Only.

Ends September 20th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/22/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt
8/23/2022Kait Plus BooksExcerpt/IG Post
8/24/2022Lisa-Queen of RandomExcerpt/IG Post
8/25/2022BookHounds YAExcerpt/IG Post
8/26/2022WOTTAREAD BOOKS BLOGExcerpt
8/27/2022@jael_and_jenessa_readsReview/IG Post

 Week Two:

8/28/2022Books a Plenty Book ReviewsReview
8/29/2022Celia’s ReadsReview/IG Post
8/30/2022hauntedbybooksReview/IG Post
8/31/2022Lifestyle of MeReview
9/1/2022GryffindorBookishNerdIG Review
9/2/2022NerdophilesReview
9/3/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post

 Week Three:

9/4/2022@books_carry_dreamsIG Review
9/5/2022One More ExclamationReview/IG Post
9/6/2022@jodieangell_authorIG Review
9/7/2022Two Points of InterestReview/IG Post
9/8/2022Rajiv’s ReviewsReview/IG Post
9/9/2022@allyluvsbooksalatteIG Spotlight
9/10/2022A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

Week Four:

9/11/2022Laurenreads._IG Review
9/12/2022Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
9/13/2022Write. Read. LiveReview/IG Post
9/14/2022PopTheButterfly ReadsReview/IG Post
9/15/2022@jacleomik33IG Review
9/16/2022Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview/IG Post
9/17/2022Books with Brandie ShanaeYoutube Review/IG Post

Bloody Fool For Love by William Ritter Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE by William Ritter Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book

Title: BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE: A Spike Novel

Author: William Ritter

Pub. Date: August 2, 2022

Publisher: Disney Publishing Group

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 256

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

Bloody Fool for Love from New York Times best-selling author William Ritter marks the beginning of an all-new series that explores prequel stories about fan-favorite Buffy characters. 

A verified villain. A slayer killer. A god among vampires. And most of all? A hopeless romantic…

Spike just wants to enjoy the spoils of his new badass reputation. He’s now a legendary slayer killer, and he’s returning to London—the greatest city in the world. Unfortunately, his new abode is far from ideal (a dank basement), and the rest of his strange little “family” is reeling from the fact that their patriarch, Angellus, abandoned them. Spike’s love, Drusilla, seems especially heartbroken and spends her time lost in her tarot cards and planning their next gruesome family dinner when they all can be reunited. 

Desperate to break Dru out of her melancholy, Spike vows to steal a powerful relic that will help her focus on their dark future together. It’s the perfect plan—that is until a monster named Gunnar, leader of the demon underworld of London, steals the relic first. Forced to form his own ragtag group of underworld denizens, Spike plans an epic heist against a ruthless gang of undead criminals. As he navigates paranormal plots, royal black ops, and breaks for teatime (they may be abominations, but they’re British abominations, thank you very much), Spike soon realizes that his homecoming is about to get bloody. 

This rompy, action-packed novel inspired by one of Buffy’s most infamous bad boys is part Bonnie and Clyde, part Sherlock and Watson, with just a bit more bloodsucking. 

Reviews:
“Ritter introduces several charismatic new side characters and nails the fan favorites’ voices, from Spike’s wisecracks to Dru’s hilariously bizarre musings. The tone―a mashup of funny, dark, and thrilling―fits perfectly with the show…This entertaining story will please Buffy fans and is easily accessible to newcomers who appreciate charming paranormal baddies…A diverting Buffyverse tale.”―Kirkus Reviews

My Review

This was a fun read! I really enjoyed the humor and the action! Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer would love to read this prequel but anyone can enjoy it!

About William Ritter:

William Ritter is an author of YA and MG fantasy who made his debut in 2014 with the New York Times best-selling Jackaby series. He is also an Oregon educator and a proud father of two.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE, US Only.

Ends September 6th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/1/2022Lisa Loves LiteratureReview/IG Post
8/2/2022Lisa-Queen of RandomExcerpt/IG Post
8/3/2022Kait Plus BooksExcerpt/IG Post
8/4/2022Fyrekatz BlogReview
8/5/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt/IG Post
8/6/2022GryffindorBookishNerdReview/IG Post

Week Two:

8/7/2022@jacleomik33IG Review
8/8/2022A Dream Within A DreamReview/IG Post
8/9/2022BookHounds YAExcerpt/IG Post
8/10/2022#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogExcerpt
8/11/2022Book & Coffee AddictReview/IG Post
8/12/2022hauntedbybooksReview/IG Post
8/13/2022My.Bookish.MindIG Review/TikTok Post

Week Three:

8/14/2022@jypsylynnIG Review
8/15/2022The Book NutReview/IG Post
8/16/2022Beers Books BoosReview/IG Post
8/17/2022@amysbooknook8IG Review
8/18/2022Lifestyle of MeReview
8/19/2022Two Points of InterestReview/IG Post
8/20/2022WanderingwitchreadsTikTok Review/IG Post

Week Four:

8/21/2022Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview/IG Post
8/22/2022pluvioreadsReview/TikTok Post
8/23/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
8/24/2022BookBriefsReview/IG Post
8/25/2022A Bookish DreamReview/IG Post
8/26/2022PopTheButterfly ReadsReview/IG Post/TikTok Post
8/27/2022The Bookwyrm’s DenReview/IG Post

Week Five:

8/28/2022Confessions of a YA ReaderReview
8/29/2022The Clever ReaderReview/IG Post
8/30/2022laura’s bookish cornerReview/IG Post
8/31/2022onemusedIG Post