March 4, 2017

Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World Blog Tour: Review, Playlist + Giveaway

TUT: My Epic Battle to Save the World (Tut: My Immortal Life #2)
Author: P.J. Hoover
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Starscape


Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World by P. J. Hoover is the second action-packed novel in a fast and funny series for young readers about the adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C.. This rollicking fantasy adventure begins with Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life.

Tut sets out to find his brother and protector, Gil, who has gone missing from their Washington, D.C., town house. Tut discovers that Gil is being held prisoner by the Egyptian god Apep. With the help of the Sun god, Ra, Gil managed to vanquish Apep thousands of years ago, and now the god is back for vengeance. It’s up to Tut and his friends Tia and Henry to stop Apep before he succeeds in his evil scheme to swallow the sun and plunge the world into darkness forever. 


“Hoover (Solstice) brings her interest in mythology to a middle-grade audience with this entertaining tale, which reimagines the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun as a perpetually 14-year-old immortal…The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon—Isis owning a chain of funeral parlors, for instance—is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work.” —Publishers Weekly

“Being an immortal 14-year-old pharaoh isn’t all scepters and servants; there’s also the overthrowing of a homicidal cult—and finishing one’s homework…Merging the voice of an outspoken contemporary 14-year-old with centuries-old expletives (“Holy Amun!”) renders Tut both comedic and devoted to his origins…A pyramid history buffs and fantasy fans will delight in excavating.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[R]eaders will be pulled into this adventurous story of the young boy ruler and his ordeal….it quickly becomes a fast-moving adventure with surprising twists. The ending is satisfying, with a hint that a sequel may be in the works. The author provides historical notes about the real King Tutankhamen, which may spark an interest in learning more about Egyptian History. Fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series (Hyperion) will surely enjoy this title. A fine purchase for libraries where historically based adventures are in demand.” —School Library Journal  


Play with Fire – The Rolling Stones

The Mesopotamians – They Might be Giants

Rock you Like a Hurricane – The Scorpions

Number One – Max Farenthide

How Much is that Doggie in the Window? – Patti Page

Back in Black – AC/DC

Firework – Katy Perry
Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World is the second installment in a wonderful middle grade fantasy series that fans of the genre will adore. Tut returns as an immortal middle grade student living in Washington, D.C. He and his friends have to go through lots of obstacles (both big and small) in order to find his brother Gil and stop an angry god who's intent on getting revenge. The story is full of Egyptian mythology, which I absolutely loved learning about. We get introduced to several new characters, and get to know Tut even better throughout the book. He's an interesting main character - both the young Egyptian king and a modern day middle grader in the United States. 

The author uses great attention to detail along with vivid imagery to bring both settings to life for the reader. The writing itself was well done and had me invested from the beginning. I couldn't really identify with Tut as we're so different, but the author's use of the first person point of view let me connect as much as I could with him. I loved getting to know more about him in this installment and I enjoyed watching his character continue to grow and change. I look forward to finding out where the author will take us next and what kind of trouble Tut will find himself in. Definitely recommended for fans of children's fiction, middle grade fiction, fantasy, mythology, and readers who enjoy stories full of action and adventure.

P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn’t work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to start creating worlds of her own. She’s the author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who’s stuck in middle school, and Solstice, a super-hot twist on the Hades/Persephone myth. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik’s cubes, watching Star Trek, and playing too many video games. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website


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