September 29, 2021

The Wolf's Curse Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

 



The Wolf’s Curse
Author: Jessica Vitalis
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Ages 8+ | 336 Pages

Publisher’s Synopsis:

Twelve-year-old Gauge’s life has been cursed since the day he witnessed an invisible Great White Wolf steal his grandpap√°’s soul, preventing it from reaching the Sea-in-the-Sky and sailing into eternity. When the superstitious residents of Bouge-by-the-Sea accuse the boy of crying wolf, he joins forces with another orphan to prove his innocence. They navigate their shared grief in a journey that ultimately reveals life-changing truths about the wolf—and death. Narrated in a voice reminiscent of The Book Thief, this fast-paced adventure is perfect for fans of fantasy such as The Girl Who Drank the Moon and A Wish in the Dark.

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nkA3gV

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9780063067417

HaperCollins: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-wolfs-curse-jessica-vitalis?variant=33031634550818

The Wolf's Curse is a beautiful story about a gifted young boy named Gauge and the Great White Wolf, a spirit animal whose job is to carry souls to the Woods Beyond after someone has died. Gauge's gift is seen as a curse by almost everyone in his village so he's been an outcast living with his grandfather for most of his life. After his grandfather's death, he meets another orphan - Roux - and sets out to prove his innocence. 

I ended up liking this book a lot more than I anticipated. It was a very quick read - I ended up reading the whole thing in a few hours. The story had a great natural flow that allowed me to easily slip inside Gauge's world right from the beginning. I really liked the main characters of both Gauge and the Wolf, as well as Roux. They were all rounded and complex which made them feel very realistic and easy to identify with. I also loved the writing style the author used. The story is written in the first person point of view from the Wolf's perspective. I always prefer the first person POV because of the deep personal connection it allows the reader to have with the narrator. I thought it was a great choice for the book and I loved that the author chose to have the story told from the Wolf's perspective. I definitely recommend this book for fans of MG fiction, fantasy, mythology, and folklore.

Jessica Vitalis is a full-time writer with a previous career in business and an MBA from Columbia Business School. An American ex-pat, she now lives in Canada with her husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit jessicavitalis.com.

 

 

 

 


Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of The Wolf's Curse!

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of The Wolf’s Curse
The giveaway begins September 21, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 21, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
 
 
 
 

TOUR SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Children’s Book Review

Book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Children’s Book Review

Interview on The Growing Readers Podcast

with author Jessica Vitalis

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Children’s Book Review

A booklist of

5 Survival Stories for the Middle Grade Reader

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Life Is What It’s Called

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Friday, September 24, 2021

J.R.s Book Reviews

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Monday, September 27, 2021

Crafty Moms Share

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Redhead Mom Blog

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A Dream Within a Dream

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Some the Wiser

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Momma Spot

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Fairview Review

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

icefairy’s Treasure Chest

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lisa’s Reading

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

 

*Disclosure: I partnered with The Children's Book Review and HarperCollins Children’s Books for this blog tour.

 

 

 

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