December 2, 2021

Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

 

 

Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm

Author: Lori Adams
Ages 9-12 | 336 Pages
Publisher: Spyhop Publishing
 
Description:
 
When a young girl learns she is the Last Heir of the legendary pirate Davy Jones, she is whisked away to begin life aboard an enchanted schoolship for Pirate Heirs where danger and excitement awaits.

Contemporary kids who happen to be Heirs of the most villainous and celebrated pirates in history. Superstitions, mysteries, curses, secrets, strange ocean creatures, undead pirates, and seafaring legends will thrill middle-grade readers in this rollicking, globe-trotting adventure.

Avalina Jones, the Last Heir of the infamous pirate Davy Jones, has never heard of Sea Magic, flying dinghies, Pirate Heir schoolships, phantom islands, undead pirates, or creatures called Half Ones. And she has never understood her strange connection to water. But when a beautiful woman arrives in a swirling waterspout, Avalina’s life explodes with more adventures than she can possibly imagine. She takes her rightful place aboard a giant Pirate Heir schoolship teeming with Heirs of the world’s most nefarious pirates.

Raised as a Landlubber, Avalina quickly realizes bizarre and danger are normal aboard Pirate Heir schoolships-food fights back, school supplies giggle or explode in your face. And not everyone can be trusted.

When Avalina is accused of a terrible crime, she must prove her innocence or risk being banished from the schoolship forever-and this in the middle of a crucial Treasure Hunt!

Avalina races to unlock the secrets of the ship, and makes a dangerous discovery that threatens everyone aboard. With the help of her new friends Charlie, Pippa, and Bummy, Avalina draws closer to the truth, unaware that a deeper, darker fate awaits.

Author Lori Adams expertly delivers a story that is timeless, bringing together elements of sea lore, magic, and adventure. The first book in a seven-book series, Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm, is a romping tale for middle graders who are searching for the next enduring fantasy classic.

Purchase Links:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3FFMKZv
Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9781737131205
Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm is an action-packed middle grade adventure that readers are sure to enjoy right from the beginning. I liked the main character, Avalina, from the very first paragraph and grew to really love her by the end of the book. She's smart, witty, brave, loyal, and fights for what she believes in. She tends to get in trouble and some pretty sketchy situations throughout the story but she always finds a way out. I liked watching her overcome all the obstacles thrown her way and seeing all the crazy adventures she was a part of. The author did a wonderful job bringing Avalina and her world to life with lots of vivid imagery and detailed descriptions. It felt like I slipped inside her world right from the beginning of the story. I definitely recommend this book for fans of the genre and those looking for a great new heroine to root for.
LORI ADAMS is the author of the Avalina Jones series for middle-grade readers (Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm (#1) as well as two young adult series: The Kate March Mysteries: Speak Easy (#1) set in Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties, and the Soulkeepers Series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven, a paranormal fantasy set in the quintessential but fictitious town of Haven Hurst, Connecticut and first published through Random House.

Lori was born and raised in Oklahoma but moved to Southern California where she lives with her family. She loves traipsing along SoCal’s wonderful beaches, watching Angel’s baseball, Cowboys’ football. Aside from writing, Lori loves reading and watching Classic Hollywood Movies.

For more information, visit https://loriadamsbooks.com.

Enter for a chance to win an Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • An autographed copy of Avalina Jones: And the Eye of the Storm
  • An Avalina Jones quote tote
  • A Hands-Off Me Gigglin’ Grog mug
  • An Avalina Jones fridge magnet
  • An Avalina Jones bookmark

Two (2) winners receive:

  • An autographed copy of Avalina Jones: And the Eye of the Storm
  • An Avalina Jones bookmark
 
 
 
 
Disclosure: I partnered with The Children's Book Review and Lori Adams for this blog tour.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review! So glad you enjoyed Avalina Jones!

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