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Book Tour – The Edge of Strange Hollow by Gabrielle K. Byrne (Review & Mood Board)

Welcome to my spot on the Book Tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours for The Edge of Strange Hollow by Gabrielle K. Byrne.

Book Information

The Edge of Strange Hollow

by Gabrielle K. Byrne 

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Publishing Date: May 18, 2021

Synopsis:

Welcome to Strange Hollow. Beware the Grimwood.

Poppy Sunshine isn’t like everyone else in Strange Hollow. She’s not afraid of the Grimwood, home to magical creatures like shape-shifters, fairies, witches, and even a three-headed dog. 

Banned from the wood by her parents, Poppy longs to learn everything about it and imagines joining her mother and father as they hunt the forest’s cursed magical objects. So when her only family disappears on a routine expedition, she and her friends must break every rule to save them. But Poppy soon discovers that things in the Grimwood are rarely what they seem… 

And the monsters who took her parents may not be monsters at all. 

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Author Information

Gabrielle Kirouac Byrne lives in the rainy wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where she writes fantasy for kids of all ages. Gabby studied opera in Philadelphia, medieval studies in New York, literature in Scotland, and marine biology in Washington. Stories are the common thread that tie all her interests together. When she’s not writing, you can find her fishing spineless zooplankton out of the Salish sea with her family. In Gabby’s debut MG fantasy, RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON, the princess of a frozen Queendom fights to free her mother from the clutches of treacherous dragons. Gorgeous world building, and lush prose will immerse readers in this coming-of-age adventure in which a fierce girl tackles insurmountable odds with wit, strength, and heart. 

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Rating:

The book follows a girl name Poppy, whose family is in charge of dealing with monsters and protecting the town from the Grimwoods. Poppy has always wanted to help her parents with protecting the town and fighting the monsters but they wouldn’t let her. Until one day, her parents go missing on one of their adventures and this gives Poppy the chance to prove to her family that she can go into the woods and rescue them on her own.

She ventures into Grimwoods in search of her parents and having an adventure of a lifetime. The book has fairies, witches, magical creatures, and lots of different kind of creatures.

If you are looking for a middle grade book that is spooky, full of adventure, and lots of magic then this book is for you. Gabrielle Byrne did a great job with writing beautiful characters.

If you have or know of a middle graders, this book would be perfect for them to read and have lots of fun with it.

Here is my mood board for the book and what I was picturing when I was reading it.

Checkout the other bloggers who are part of the book tour, find them by clicking the below picture for the tour schedule.

Giveaway US Only

One winner will receive a finished copy of The Edge of Strange Hollow.

The giveaway starts on May 17th and ends on May 24th.

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Book Blitz for Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron

Welcome to the Book Blitz for Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

Maya and the Rising Dark

By Rena Barron

Publishing Date: September 22, 2020

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Synopsis:

In this highly anticipated contemporary fantasy, twelve-year-old Maya’s search for her missing father puts her at the center of a battle between our world, the Orishas, and the mysterious and sinister Dark world. Perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time and The Serpent’s Secret.

Twelve-year-old Maya is the only one in her South Side Chicago neighborhood who witnesses weird occurrences like werehyenas stalking the streets at night and a scary man made of shadows plaguing her dreams. When Papa goes missing, Maya is thrust into a world both strange and familiar as she uncovers the truth. Her father is the guardian of the veil between our world and the Dark—where an army led by the Lord of Shadows, the man from Maya’s nightmares, awaits. Now that the veil is failing, the Lord of Shadows is determined to destroy the human world and it’s up to Maya to stop him. She just hopes she can do it in time to attend Comic-Con before summer’s over.

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About the Author

Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning her first awful poem in middle school, she graduated to writing short stories and novels by high school.

From a very young age she loved reading stories where kids saved the world, tamed dragons, wielded magic, flew spaceships, became the chosen one. She desperately searched for characters in books who looked like her and was always disappointed to find none, which fueled her early interest in writing.

Before HarperTeen acquired her Young Adult Epic Fantasy, Kingdom of Souls, Rena spent 10 years in the query trends–writing across multiple genres and age groups in the pursuit of publication. In 2017, she entered Pitch Wars, a popular and highly sought-after online mentorship program that included an agent showcase round. Rena’s entry (then titled “The Last Witchdoctor”) received multiple offers of representation. She signed with Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary shortly after, and the manuscript went on to sell in a heated auction.

In addition to the Kingdom of Souls series, Rena also has written a middle grade epic fantasy titled Maya and The Rising Dark debuting in Spring 2020, pitched as Stranger Things meets Percy Jackson, that sold in a pre-empt to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. On a personal note, Rena loves all things science fiction and fantasy, ghosts, and superheroes. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading or brushing up on her French.

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