Thursday, October 7, 2021

Blog Tour: Daughter of the Deep


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 About The Book:


Author: Rick Riordan

Pub. Date:  October 5, 2021

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 416

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N Exclusive Edition, iBooks, Kobo,

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana's parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family's she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives. 

But wait, there's more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

Rick Riordan's trademark humor, fast-paced action, and wide cast of characters are on full display in this undersea adventure.

MY THOUGHTS: I confess, I've never read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, so I don't know much about Captain Nemo or the other characters. But that didn't matter. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked. There were a LOT of plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the action and the danger. I loved finding out more about the Nautilus - especially that she had a library on board. I loved getting to know the crew and how they worked together. I loved the banter and their secret languages. Lots of jokes made me smile. I loved the bit about the Great British Baking Show. I felt terrible for Ana - she had so much stress and trauma before the book even started. And so much afterwards. But I admired her strength and determination. Plus she had great friends. I'm hoping for a sequel or companion novel because I don't want to say goodbye to these characters.  Also this would make a really cool movie!

About Uncle Rick:

Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.

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 Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, US Only.

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