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RETRO by Jarrod Shusterman & Sofía Lapuente Blog Tour is hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I’m so excited to have been chosen for this tour, as I grew up in the “retro” era!

Check out my post and make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY! 

About Retro

Retro cover by Sofia Lapuente

Title: RETRO

Author: Jarrod Shusterman & Sofía Lapuente

Pub. Date: January 24, 2023

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 400

Buy it here: Amazon

Find it: Goodreads

What starts off as a lighthearted competition to live without modern technology for a year turns into a fight for survival in this unputdownable young adult thriller by New York Times bestselling author Jarrod Shusterman and debut author Sofía Lapuente.

It was never meant to happen this way.

Things were never supposed to get this out of hand.

After a cyberbullying incident at her school goes viral, Luna Iglesias finds herself at the heart of a brewing controversy. When the social media company Limbo—who are also implicated in the scandal—sweeps in with an offer that sounds like an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and receive a scholarship to the college of her dreams, she’s happy to jump on the new trend. It’s called the Retro Challenge, where contestants live without modern technology, wear vintage clothes, party as if the future weren’t already written, and fall in love as if they were living in a movie.

At first, the challenge is fun. But then things get dangerous. Kids start disappearing, including Luna’s friends. There are voices in the woods. Bloodred markings on the trees. And Luna increasingly begins to wonder if all these strange happenings are connected with the Retro Challenge.

Secrets. Lies. Betrayal. The weight of her family on her shoulders. There’s so much on the line for Luna, not to mention she’s falling in love with the last guy she expected. Unless she can figure out the truth behind who’s sabotaging the challenge, the next person to disappear may be Luna herself.

Review of Retro

The cover sucked me in and the story kept me turning the pages. Who would give up technology for a year? I couldn’t (don’t want to) do it – even though the internet is a double edged sword. It was fun going back to my growing up days (when it was really retro and not acting). Add some teenagers, attitude, adventure, suspense, and you have a book that’s un-put-down-able!

About the Authors

Sofía Lapuente got her start in marketing for Google Spain, and then immigrated to the States. Since, she received a masters in fine arts at UCLA and has produced for Emmy nominated show Caso Cerrado (Telemundo) Sofi and her partner, Jarrod, both have co-author credits in the fourth installation of the bestselling Arc of a Scythe Trilogy GLEANINGS (2022)  and are the authors of their upcoming novel RETRO (2023).

Jarrod Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of novel DRY (2018), which was one of the highest bid novels in Hollywood of 2018, selling it to Paramount Pictures, produced by Temple hill, which he’s adapting for the screen with co author Neal Shusterman. He is also the author of accoladed Simon & Schuster novel, ROXY (2021). Sofi and Jarrod are partners in every sense of the word, with love and multiculturalism as an ethos— living between Madrid, Spain and Los Angeles, California.

Learn more here.

Giveaway for Retro

1 winner will receive a finished copy of RETRO, US Only.

Ends January 28th, midnight EST.

Enter here for your chance to win – and GOOD LUCK!

Retro Tour Schedule

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1/12/2023@readerofthewrittenword IG Review
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1/16/2023@froggyreadteachIG Review
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