The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE LAST FALLEN STAR by Graci Kim Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: THE LAST FALLEN STAR

Author: Graci Kim

Pub. Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 336

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, KindleAudibleB&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim’s thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.

Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information.”–New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.

Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It’s a perfect plan!

Until it isn’t. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

Praise for The Last Fallen Star

The Last Fallen Star folds Korean culture as well as diaspora feelings into a magical adventure. The way Graci Kim takes traditions and lore and incorporates them into an exciting contemporary fantasy setting makes my heart soar as a Korean reader. This fantastical story is filled with heart and humor. Readers who love magical adventures, complex family relationships, and sisterhood—not to mention food!—should pick up THE LAST FALLEN STAR immediately!”—Kat Cho, internationally best-selling author of Vicious Spirits

“Korean mythology gets a modern twist in this rollicking adventure by debut author Graci Kim. From entering a secret temple by way of the fried chicken counter at H-Mart to summoning a goddess at the Santa Monica Pier, every chapter of this novel delights and surprises. At times laugh-out-loud hilarious, at times heartwarming and poignant, The Last Fallen Star will capture the imaginations of readers for years to come!”—Axie Oh, author of Rebel Seoul and Rogue Heart

“Reading The Last Fallen Star is like taking a course in Korean mythology taught by your favorite teacher ever—while riding a gigantic roller coaster beneath a sky filled with shooting stars! I loved following Riley’s thrilling adventures, and pass the bulgogi tacos, please.”—Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist for A Single Shard

“Like a true magician, Graci Kim intertwines Korean mythology with an all-too-relatable sister story in her heart-stopping adventure that’s sure to capture the heart of anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider. You can’t help but root for plucky Riley Oh as she engages on a quest to find belonging and acceptance.” —Jessica Kim, author of Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

“I wish I could go back in time and hand this book to young Ellen. I would have loved it so much, because this was what I was missing in my life. Thank you, Graci, for writing it!”—Ellen Oh, author of The Dragon Egg Princess and the Spirit Hunters series

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim absolutely shines. Riley Oh’s positive voice is infectious and will have readers wanting to follow her adventures long after the last page is turned.” — Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series

My Review

I had read the synopsis of the book and I added it to my tbr immediately. I love books with mythology and also witches. I love a good fantasy and this book did not disappoint! There is plenty of adventure and friendship. I absolutely adored Riley. I loved getting to see her grow throughout the book.

I really enjoyed the writing and the fact that the story mixes Korean mythology with the modern world. I found it to be so interesting.I really enjoyed The Last fallen Star and I can’t wait to be able to read the second book!

About Graci:

Graci Kim is a Korean-Kiwi diplomat turned author who writes about the magic she wants to see in the world. The Last Fallen Star is her middle grade debut. In a previous life she used to be a cooking show host, and she once ran a business that turned children’s drawings into plushies. When she’s not lost in her imagination, you’ll find Graci drinking flat whites, eating ramyeon, and most likely hugging a dog (or ideally, many). She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @gracikim and Instagram @gracikimwrites.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

Giveaway Details: 

3 winners will win a finished copy of THE LAST FALLEN STAR, US Only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/1/2021YA Books CentralExcerpt

Week Two:

5/2/2021jillpiscitelloExcerpt
5/3/2021NerdophilesReview
5/4/2021Amani’s ReviewsReview
5/5/2021Little Red ReadsReview
5/6/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
5/7/2021BookHounds YAExcerpt
5/8/2021A Court of Coffee and BooksReview

Week Three:

5/9/2021Kait Plus BooksExcerpt
5/10/2021onemusedReview
5/11/2021MidnightbookloverReview
5/12/2021booksaremagictooReview
5/13/2021History from a Woman’s PerspectiveReview
5/14/2021CeliamcmahonreadsReview
5/15/2021AbellafairytaleReview

Week Four:

5/16/2021Fyrekatz BlogReview
5/17/2021Haunted By BooksReview
5/18/2021MomfluensterReview
5/19/2021The Momma SpotReview
5/20/2021FicticiouswonderlandReview
5/21/2021Bookwyrming ThoughtsReview
5/22/2021Book BriefsReview

Week Five:

5/23/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview
5/24/2021fictitious.foxReview
5/25/2021Emelie’s BooksReview
5/26/2021Eli to the nthReview
5/27/2021PopthebutterflyReview
5/28/2021Books and ZebrasReview
5/29/2021YA Book NerdReview

Week Six:

5/30/2021two points of interestReview
5/31/2021Lifestyle of MeReview

May TBR 2021

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! I’m doing fine and I’m supposed to get my first dose of the moderna covid vaccine this Friday! My dad is fully vaccinated and my mom is supposed to get her first dose Friday as well. The only one who is refusing to get it is my brother. I’m hopeful he’ll change his mind.

There are so many books I am so excited to read this month! I also need to go to the library to return some books and I know I’ll come home with more. The temptation is always too great.What can I say, books are my weakness.

The Lost Apothecary

I’ve been reading this one for a little while and I am loving it. I don’t like much and I plan on finishing it this month.

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations, #1)
By the Book
Cemetery Boys
Grown
Firekeeper's Daughter
Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)
Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper, #2)
Willa of Dark Hollow
The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip
Gutter Girl (Twin River High, #1)

So what are your reading plans for May? I would love to know!

Stranger Things Readathon TBR

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are well! Today I am going to be sharing my tbr for the Stranger Things readathon! I am going to attempt this readathon even though I am terrible at them. I decided to join Scoops Troop.

  1. Dustin: Read a sci-fi book.
  2. Erica: Read a middle grade book.
  3. Robin:Read a book ft. a f/f relationship.
  4. Steve: Read a popular book.
  5. USS Butterscotch : Read a sweet contemporary book.
  6. Starcourt Mall: Read a book you bought/ received recently.
Warcross (Warcross, #1)
Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess
Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)
Sadie
Internet Famous
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

So those are the books I’m planning on reading for this readathon. This readathon takes place the entire month of September and I hopefully won’t fail yet another readathon. Are you participating? If so, what are you reading? Be sure to let me know in my comments!

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting
a spot on the ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi Blog Tour
hosted by 
Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter
the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (Pandava
Quartet #3)
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Pub. Date: April 2, 2020
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 400
Best-selling
author Rick Riordan presents the third book in the Hindu-based, best-selling
Pandava series by Roshani Chokshi, in which Aru and her cohorts, Mini, Brynne,
and Aiden—and now a pair of twins—each search the Otherworld for Kalpavriksha,
the wish-granting tree.
War between the devas and the demons is imminent, and the
Otherworld is on high alert. When intelligence from the human world reveals
that the Sleeper is holding a powerful clairvoyant and her sister captive,
14-year-old Aru and her friends launch a search-and-rescue mission. The
captives, a pair of twins, turn out to be the newest Pandava sisters, though,
according to a prophecy, one sister is not true.
During the celebration of Holi, the heavenly attendants stage a
massage PR rebranding campaign to convince everyone that the Pandavas are to be
trusted. As much as Aru relishes the attention, she fears that she is destined
to bring destruction to her sisters, as the Sleeper has predicted. Aru believes
that the only way to prove her reputation is to find the Kalpavriksha, the
wish-granting tree that came out of the Ocean of Milk when it was churned. If
she can reach it before the Sleeper, perhaps she can turn everything around
with one wish.
Careful what you wish for, Aru . . .
PRAISE FOR ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES
“Touching, riotously funny, and absolutely stunning.”–Kirkus
Praise
for Aru Shah and the End of Time:
“An
imaginative novel that puts girl power and diverse protagonists front and
center.”
Entertainment Weekly
“[An]
engrossing adventure tale.”
Teen Vogue
“Roshani
Chokshi spins a modern-day fairy tale that adults and children will love.”-
Bustle
Grab the first 2 books in the series!
 
 
Review
This was a wonderful and fun read! This book is full of adventure, magic and plenty of humor! There are also lots of twists and turns, which I love! I really love getting to read about Hindu mythology.   I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read book four!
About Roshani:

 

Roshani Chokshi is the author of the
instant New York Times best-selling books in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and
the End of Time, and its sequel, Aru Shah and the Song of Death. She also wrote
the New York Times best-selling YA books The Star-Touched Queen and The Gilded
Wolves. She studied fairy tales in college, and she has a pet luck dragon that
looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. The Pandava novels were inspired
by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani’s all-consuming love
for Sailor Moon. She lives in the south and says “y’all,” but she
doesn’t really have a Southern accent. Her Twitter handle is @roshani_chokshi.
 
 
Giveaway
Details:
3
winners will receive a finished copy of ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES, US
Only.
Tour Schedule:
Week One:
4/6/2020
Excerpt
4/7/2020
Excerpt
4/8/2020
Excerpt
4/9/2020
Excerpt
4/10/2020
Excerpt
Week Two:
4/13/2020
Review
4/14/2020
Excerpt
4/15/2020
Review
4/16/2020
Excerpt
4/17/2020
Excerpt
Week Three:
4/20/2020
Excerpt
4/21/2020
Review
4/22/2020
Review
4/23/2020
Review
4/24/2020
Interview
Week Four:
4/27/2020
Review
4/28/2020
Review
4/28/2020
Review
4/29/2020
Review
4/30/2020
Excerpt
5/1/2020
Review
Week Five:
5/4/2020
Review
5/5/2020
Review
5/6/2020
Review
5/7/2020
Review
5/8/2020
Interview