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

Cold Hearted by Serena Valentino Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the COLD HEARTED 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: COLD HEARTED (Villains

8)

Author: Serena Valentino

Pub. Date: July 6, 2021

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 304

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

This was supposed to be her happily ever after…

It’s a familiar tale: A kind and beautiful young girl, reeling from loss. A doting father, frantic to bring a mother’s love back into his daughter’s life. And the selfish, cruel woman who insinuates herself into that family―a woman so unfeeling, so cold hearted, that when her new husband dies, she makes the girl a servant in her own home.

But who is that evil stepmother, that icy lady of the house? How did she become so closed off that, in the face of a child’s grief, she thought only to seek wealth and power for herself and her abhorrent daughters? Before that fateful ball, before the glass slipper and the prince, there was another story―a story of love and grief, of hope and of dreams dashed. It is the story of Lady Tremaine.

Even the coldest of villains are sometimes wives and mothers, women who loved and lost and hoped for something grander for their lives . . . once upon a dream.

The latest novel in Serena Valentino’s deliciously devious Villains series introduces the most famed and hated wicked stepmother of them all―but turns everything you know about her on its head.

GRAB ALL THE VILLAINS BOOKS NOW!

Don’t miss Serena’s live stream on July 6th on Creepy Kingdom’s YouTube Channel!

I love reading retellings of fairy tales. I like seeing what changes an author makes to them. I really enjoyed Cold Hearted! I thought it was interesting an fun! I like the fact that we get Lady Tremaine’s back story and why she becomes the evil stepmother. I also enjoyed the twists the book has. I really enjoyed it!

About Serena:

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 Thing, and Cold Hearted.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of COLD HEARTED, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/1/2021YABooksCentralExcerpt
7/2/2021BookHounds YAExcerpt
7/3/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview

Week Two:

7/4/2021Kait Plus BooksExcerpt
7/5/2021She Just Loves BooksReview
7/6/2021@curlygrannylovestoreadReview
7/7/2021History from a Woman’s PerspectiveReview
7/8/2021@autumn.bookedReview
7/9/2021@kristens.reading.nookReview
7/10/2021Fyrekatz BlogReview

Week Three:

7/11/2021The Reading WordsmithReview
7/12/2021Lilly’s Book WorldReview
7/13/2021BRITTREADSALATTEBOOKSReview
7/14/2021Phannie the ginger bookwormReview
7/15/2021@pagesofyellowReview
7/16/2021Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview
7/17/2021Don’t Judge, ReadReview

Week Four:

7/18/2021@under_the_aurora.borealisReview
7/19/2021A Fictional BookwormReview
7/20/2021@minnesota_mailerReview
7/21/2021Books Are Magic TooReview
7/22/2021@lostinbookverseReview
7/23/2021hauntedbybooksReview
7/24/2021The Momma SpotReview

Week Five:

7/25/2021Books and Zebras @jypsylynnReview
7/26/2021Bookish RantingsReview
7/27/2021Book-KeepingReview
7/28/2021PopthebutterflyReview
7/29/2021MomfluensterReview
7/30/2021@fictitious.foxReview
7/31/2021two points of interestReview