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

Goblin Market by Diane Zahler Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the GOBLIN MARKET by Diane Zahler Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: GOBLIN MARKET

Author: Diane Zahler

Pub. Date: August 16, 2022

Publisher: Holiday House

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 256

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

One sister must save the other from a goblin prince in this rich, spooky, and delightfully dark fantasy!

“TERRIFICALLY TIMELESS. . . SPLENDID.”—Shelf Awareness

Lizzie and Minka are sisters, but they’re nothing alike: Minka is outgoing and cheerful, while Lizzie is shy and sensitive. Nothing much ever happens in their sleepy village—there are fields to tend, clothes to mend, and weekly trips to the market, predictable as the turning of the seasons. Lizzie likes it that way. It’s safe. It’s comfortable. She hopes nothing will ever change. 

But one day, Minka meets a boy. 
A boy who gives her a plum to eat. 

He is charming. He is handsome. He tells her that she’s special. He tells her no one understands her like he does—not her parents, not her friends, not even Lizzie. He tells her she should come away with him, into the darkness, into the forest. . . .

Minka has been bewitched and ensnared by a zdusze—a goblin. His plum was poison, his words are poison, and strange things begin to happen. Trees bleed, winds howl, a terrible sickness descends on Minka, and deep in the woods, in a place beyond sunshine, beyond reality, a wedding table has been laid. . . .

To save her sister, Lizzie will have to find courage she never knew she had—courage to confront the impossible—and enter into a world of dreams, danger, and death.

Rich world-building inspired by both Polish folklore and the poetry of Christina Rossetti combines with a tender sister story in this thrilling novel from Diane Zahler.

“Lush. . . Dreamy. . . Breath-quickening.”—The Horn Book
“Resonates with emotion.”—BCCB
“Believably wrought.”—Publishers Weekly
“Will entice readers looking for some chills.”—Kirkus Reviews

My Review

A fun, dark, and creepy retelling! This was a wonderful read. I loved that the two sisters were so different but their bond is very strong and you see that in the story. Well written and fun for any age!

About Diane Zahler:

Diane grew up reading children’s books and never wanted to do anything but write them. Now she’s the author of six middle-grade fantasy novels and a historical novel, DAUGHTER OF THE WHITE ROSE. She lives in the country with her husband and slightly neurotic dog in what is aptly nicknamed the Bug House. Visit her website at www.dianezahler.com.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of GOBLIN MARKET, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/8/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt
8/8/2022GryffindorBookishNerdIG Review
8/9/2022hauntedbybooksReview/IG Post
8/9/2022Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview/IG Post
8/10/2022Lifestyle of MeReview
8/10/2022@allyluvsbooksalatteIG Post
8/11/2022BookHounds YAExcerpt/IG Post
8/11/2022Kait Plus BooksExcerpt/IG Post
8/12/2022Lisa-Queen of RandomExcerpt/IG Post
8/12/2022onemusedIG Post

Week Two:

8/15/2022NerdophilesReview
8/15/2022Two Points of InterestReview
8/16/2022Beers Books BoosReview/IG Post
8/16/2022Celia’s ReadsReview/IG Post
8/17/2022LittlefreelibrarygrahamncIG Review
8/17/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
8/18/2022A Backwards StoryReview/IG Post
8/18/2022@jypsylynnIG Review
8/19/2022@amysbooknook8IG Review
8/19/2022Eli to the nthReview/IG Post