Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE SANCTUARY OF SHADOWS by Tehlor Kay Mejia Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book


Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia

Pub. Date: August 2, 2022

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 352

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Tehlor Kay Mejia’s third chilling story based on Mexican folklore. This time Paola Santiago faces El Cucuy, aka the Boogeyman.

“Paola Santiago is a whip-smart Latina who dares to explore the shadows between folklore and middle-school friendship. A thrilling adventure.”–Nina Moreno, author of Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Paola Santiago has recently returned from Oregon, where she defeated the Hitchhiker ghost and saved her father from the vengeful spirit that was possessing him. The poor girl deserves a rest! But first she has to rescue Dante from the void, where he’s been imprisoned by some unknown force. Even though Dante has turned against Pao, she can’t just leave him there–they’ve been friends for too long.

Paola’s prophetic dreams seem to have dried up, so she has to find other ways to locate a new rift where she can enter the void. Signs point to Texas–but how is she going to get there from Arizona? It just so happens that Emma’s new group of politically active friends, the Rainbow Rogues, are planning a field trip to San Antonio. It’s the perfect ruse for Paola, if she can stand being with the judgmental girls for that many days. . . .

Relying on her wits, training from the Ninos de la Luz, and the emotional support of her best friend Emma, Pao makes it into the void. Once there she must face down not just one but two enemies: El Cucuy, the bogeyman . . . and someone even scarier who looks a lot like Pao herself.

This third exciting journey into Mexican folklore has our lovable, intrepid protagonist making discoveries both wonderous and fearsome.

Grab the first 2 books in the PAOLA SANTIAGO now!

Book 1 is FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Subscription!

My Review:

A thrilling end to a fantastic series! Plenty of thrills and action to keep you wanting to read! Absoutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good fantasy!

About Tehlor Kay Mejia:

TEHLOR KAY MEJIA is a bestselling and award winning author of young adult and middle grade fiction.

Her debut young adult novel, WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, received six starred reviews, as well as the Oregon Spirit Book Award for debut fiction, and the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award runner up honor for debut speculative fiction. It has been featured on Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and O by Oprah Magazine’s best books lists, and was a 2019 book of the year selection by Kirkus and School Library Journal. Its sequel, WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM, followed to continuing acclaim, while MISS METEOR (co-written with National Book Award Nominee Anna-Marie McLemore) was named to the American Library Association’s 2021 Rainbow List, honoring outstanding contributions in LGBTQIA teen fiction.

Tehlor’s debut middle grade novel, PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS, was published by the Rick Riordan Presents imprint at Disney/Hyperion. It received four starred reviews, and was named Amazon’s best book of 2020 in the 9-12 age range. It is currently in development at Disney as a television series to be produced by Eva Longoria.

Tehlor lives with her daughter, partner, and two small dogs in Oregon, where she grows heirloom corn and continues her quest to perfect the vegan tamale. She is active on Twitter and Instagram @tehlorkay. 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE SANCTUARY OF SHADOWS, US Only.

Ends September 6th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/1/2022@allyluvsbooksalatteIG Post
8/2/2022Author Z. Knight’s GuildExcerpt
8/3/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt
8/4/2022BookHounds YAExcerpt/IG Post
8/5/2022#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogExcerpt
8/6/2022laura’s bookish cornerReview/IG Post

Week Two:

8/7/2022Lifestyle of MeReview/IG Post
8/8/2022hauntedbybooksReview/IG Post
8/9/2022BookBriefsReview/IG Post
8/10/2022xbookwormcafeReview/IG Post
8/11/2022Feed Your Fiction AddictionReview/IG Post
8/12/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
8/13/2022One More ExclamationReview/IG Post

Week Three:

8/14/2022A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
8/15/2022Two Points of InterestReview/IG Post
8/16/2022The Bookwyrm’s DenReview/IG Post
8/17/2022Kait Plus BooksExcerpt/IG Post
8/18/2022pluvioreadsReview/IG Post/TikTok Post
8/19/2022The Book ViewExcerpt/IG Post
8/20/2022Lisa-Queen of RandomExcerpt/IG Post

Week Four:

8/21/2022Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book BlogReview/IG Post
8/22/2022Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
8/23/2022@jaimerockstarbooktoursIG Post
8/24/2022wiltedpagesReview/IG Post
8/25/2022froggyreadteachIG Review/Read Part of Book Out Loud
8/26/2022A Backwards StoryReview/IG Post
8/27/2022PopTheButterfly ReadsReview/IG Post/TikTok Post

Week Five:

8/28/2022onemusedIG Post
8/29/2022@lexijavaReview/IG Post
8/30/2022@jypsylynnReview/IG Post
8/31/2022@drewsim12IG Review/TikTok Post

Only If You Dare: 13 Stories Of Darkness And Doom by Josh Allen and illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ONLY IF YOU DARE: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND DOOM by Josh Allen, illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman, Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:


Author: Josh Allen, illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman

Pub. Date: August 31, 2021

Publisher: Holiday House

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 208

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Thirteen chilling short stories to keep you up at night–but only if you dare.

You never know what’s out to get you. Though you might think you’re safe from monsters and menaces, everyday objects can turn against you, too. A mysterious microwave. A threatening board game. A snowman that refuses to melt. Even your own heartbeat has its secrets. Thu-thump. Thu-thump. When you stop to listen, each beat sounds more menacing than the last.

Master storyteller Josh Allen brings thirteen nightmare scenarios to life in this page-turning collection that’s perfect for budding horror junkies. In his wondrous world, danger waits behind every doorway . . . even in the most ordinary places.

Eerie illustrations by award-winning artist Sarah Coleman accompany the stories, packaged in a stunning hardcover edition complete with glow-in-the-dark jacket. Readers will sleep with one eye open! 


★ “Allen has cemented himself as the heir-apparent of ­Alvin Schwartz; this is the new quick pick for patrons who want more after reading all the classic ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.’. . .A chilling anthology of memorable scares that will leave even the biggest ­horror buffs sleeping with the light on.”School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Thirteen illustrated short stories range from eerie to totally terrifying. Each tale stands completely alone, but a strong sense of foreboding, unease, and utterly chilling twists runs through the collection. . . . intrepid tweens and teens who enjoy a thrill will be thoroughly sucked in.”The Horn Book

“Twisty, terrifying, and oh-so fun! Just when you think you’re safe, Josh Allen brings on the scares. From monstrous microwaves to carnivorous pillows, you’ll never look at life the same way again.”—Kim Ventrella, author of The Secret Life of Sam

“Horror fans will enjoy this spine-tingling selection. . . .”—Publishers Weekly

“This delightfully dark and spine-tingling anthology will keep young readers and horror lovers on the edge of their seats.”—Booklist

“An excellent offering for young people looking for real scares that don’t condescend to them or pander to adult anxieties about what might be ‘too scary.’ This book will fly off the shelves.—Kirkus Reviews

My Review

A perfectly spooky and fun read! I really enjoyed this collection of spooky stories. All of them were full of suspense and creepy. A great read anytime of the year but especially around Halloween!

About Josh Allen: 

Josh Allen checks under his bed before switching off the light each night. During the day, he teaches creative writing and literature at Brigham Young University-Idaho. His debut book for young readers, Out to Get You, received two starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection. He lives in Idaho with his family.

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About Sarah Coleman: 

Sarah Coleman was an early pioneer of hand lettering and has illustrated covers for many renowned books, including the 50th anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird and Newbery Honor-winner Wolf Hollow. Her design clients range from Coca Cola and Starbucks to The New York Times. She lives in the UK.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of ONLY IF YOU DARE: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND DOOM, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/27/2021BookHounds YAExcerpt
9/27/2021Pick a good bookExcerpt
9/28/2021YA Books CentralExcerpt
9/28/2021The Pages In-BetweenReview
9/29/2021popthebutterfly readsReview
9/29/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview
10/1/2021Locks, Hooks and BooksReview
10/1/2021Lifestyle of MeReview

Week Two:

10/4/2021FyreKatz BlogReview
10/4/2021two points of interestReview
10/5/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
10/6/2021Jazzy Book ReviewsReview
10/7/2021@amysbooknook8IG Post
10/8/2021Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview
10/8/2021My Fictional OasisReview

The Curse Of The Mummy : Uncovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Candace Fleming Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY: Uncovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb  by Candace Fleming Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY: Uncovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Author: Candace Fleming

Pub. Date: September 7, 2021

Publisher: Scholastic Focus

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 304

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Award-winning and critically acclaimed author Candace Fleming presents the edge-of-your-seat true story of the search for Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Western public’s belief that the dig was cursed, and the battle for ownership of the treasures within.

During the reign of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun ruled and died tragically young. In order to send him on his way into the afterlife, his tomb was filled with every treasure he would need after death. And then, it was lost to time, buried in the sands of the Valley of the Kings.

His tomb was also said to be cursed.

Centuries later, as Egypt-mania gripped Europe, two Brits — a rich earl with a habit for gambling and a disreputable, determined archeologist — worked for years to rediscover and open Tutankhamun’s tomb. But once it was uncovered, would ancient powers take their revenge for disturbing and even looting the pharaoh’s resting place? What else could explain the mysterious illnesses, accidents, and deaths that began once it was found?

My Review

This was a very interesting read. I enjoyed reading about the burial and discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. I also liked how the author included the curse that people thought they unleashed after the discovery. The parts about the curse were suspenseful. I also loved that photos were included. A really interesting read!

About Candace:

Candace Fleming awarded herself the Newbery Medal in fifth grade after scraping the gold sticker off the class copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond and pasting it onto her first novel—a ten-page, ten-chapter mystery called Who Done It? She’s been collecting awards (her own, not Elizabeth George Speare’s) ever since.

Today, Candace is the versatile and acclaimed author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize honored The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of the Russian Empire; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award-winning biography, The Lincolns; the bestselling picture book, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; the Sibert-Award-winning Giant Squid; and the beloved Boxes for Katje. She contributed the chapter on Katharine of Aragon to Fatal Throne. Photo credit: Michael Lionstar.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/24/2021Kait Plus BooksExcerpt
8/25/2021The Momma SpotReview
8/25/2021Lifestyle of MeReview
8/26/2021#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogExcerpt
8/27/2021A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
8/27/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview

Week Two:

8/29/2021Log Cabin LibraryExcerpt
8/29/2021BookHounds yaReview
8/30/2021Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
8/31/2021Little Red ReadsReview
8/31/2021Jaime’s WorldExcerpt
9/1/2021Locks, Hooks and BooksReview
9/3/2021Two Points of InterestReview

Week Three:

9/5/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
9/6/2021Books and Zebras @jypsylynnReview

Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW by Robert Beatty Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:


Author: Robert Beatty

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 384

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Young nightspirit Willa discovers an ancient, powerful magic deep in the forest in the enchanting companion to Robert Beatty’s instant #1 New York Times best-seller, Willa of the Wood.

This enchanting companion to Robert Beatty’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller Willa of the Wood is perfect for any reader who cares deeply about the natural world. 

Willa and her clan are the last of the Faeran, an ancient race of forest people who have lived in the Great Smoky Mountains for as long as the trees have grown there. But as crews of newly arrived humans start cutting down great swaths of the forest she loves, she is helpless to stop them. How can she fight the destroyers of the forest and their powerful machines?

When Willa discovers a mysterious dark hollow filled with strange and beautiful creatures, she comes to realize that it contains a terrifying force that seems to be hunting humans. Is unleashing these dangerous spirits the key to stopping the loggers? Willa must find a way to save the people and animals she loves and take a stand against a consuming darkness that threatens to destroy her world.

Praise for Willa of the Wood:

Willa of the Wood will grip readers from its first page… Willa is… an admirable protagonist.”—Culturess

“A moving, atmospheric journey of hope.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Beatty conjures up a resourceful, compassionate heroine. Full of atmospheric details and richly described magic… this well-paced tale asks insightful questions about the relationship between nature and humans.”—Publishers Weekly

“The heroine is an appealing character… and her anguish is clear as she wavers between frightened self-preservation and her desire to help her friends.”—School Library Journal

“Willa is a strong and likable creature of the natural world, and seamlessly represents themes of loyalty, tradition, family, and stewardship of the Earth in this engaging story.”—School Library Connection


2018 Goodreads Choice Awards: Middle Grade, finalist

2018 Cybils Award, Elementary Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Nominee

Amazon: Best Children’s Books of 2018, ages 9-12

Imagination Soup: Best Middle Grade Chapter Books of 2018

BNKids: July’s Best Books for Young Readers, selection (2018)

Brightly: 9 Middle Grade Books for Environmentally Conscious Kids, selection (2018)

PopSugar: The Best books for Kids in 2018, as Voted by Actual Kids and Parents Who Read Them, selection

A Mighty Girl: 2018 Books of the Year, ages 9-12


Willa of the Wood and Willa of Dark Hollow are being adapted into a multi-season, live-action television series!

My Review

I really enjoyed reading Willa of Dark Hollow. The writing had me hooked from the first page! Willa is an interesting character and that made her fun to read about. I liked the twists and turns and the magic of this book. i don’t want to say too much because of spoilers but I really think you should read this book!

About Robert:

Robert Beatty is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Serafina series and the Willa of the Wood series published by Disney Hyperion. Loved by young readers and adults alike, the Serafina and Willa books are being taught in over a thousand classrooms nationwide and have been translated into over 22 languages. Robert lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and three daughters. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives, Robert was one of the early pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the chairman/CTO of Narrative magazine. In 2007, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year. When asked about the inspiration for his books, Robert said, “The Serafina and Willa books grew out of my desire to write stories about unusual and heroic young girls for my three daughters.”

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/1/2021BookHounds YAExcerpt

Week Two:

5/2/2021Log Cabin LibraryExcerpt
5/4/2021YA Books CentralExcerpt
5/8/2021Amani’s ReviewsReview

Week Three:

5/9/2021Little Red ReadsReview
5/10/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
5/11/2021A Court of Coffee and BooksReview
5/12/2021Emelie’s BooksReview
5/13/2021Books and ZebrasReview
5/14/2021Kait Plus BooksExcerpt

Week Four:

5/16/2021two points of interestReview
5/17/2021History from a Woman’s PerspectiveReview
5/18/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview
5/19/2021Lifestyle of MeReview
5/20/2021Haunted By BooksReview
5/21/2021The Momma SpotReview
5/22/2021Fyrekatz BlogReview

Week Five:

5/23/2021The Try EverythingExcerpt
5/24/2021Musing of SoulsReview
5/29/2021A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

Week Six:

5/30/2021Lady HawkeyeExcerpt
5/31/2021Do You Dog-ear?Review