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Paolo Santiago: Sanctuary of Shadows

PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE SANCTUARY OF SHADOWS by Tehlor Kay Mejia released on August 2nd. I’m excited to be on the Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

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About Sanctuary of Shadows

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Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia

Pub. Date: August 2, 2022

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 352

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Tehlor Kay Mejia’s third chilling story based on Mexican folklore. This time Paola Santiago faces El Cucuy, aka the Boogeyman.

Paola Santiago has recently returned from Oregon, where she defeated the Hitchhiker ghost and saved her father from the vengeful spirit that was possessing him. The poor girl deserves a rest! But first she has to rescue Dante from the void, where he’s been imprisoned by some unknown force. Even though Dante has turned against Pao, she can’t just leave him there–they’ve been friends for too long.

There’s More!

Paola’s prophetic dreams seem to have dried up, so she has to find other ways to locate a new rift where she can enter the void. Signs point to Texas–but how is she going to get there from Arizona? It just so happens that Emma’s new group of politically active friends, the Rainbow Rogues, are planning a field trip to San Antonio. It’s the perfect ruse for Paola, if she can stand being with the judgmental girls for that many days. . . .

Relying on her wits, training from the Ninos de la Luz, and the emotional support of her best friend Emma, Pao makes it into the void. Once there she must face down not just one but two enemies: El Cucuy, the bogeyman . . . and someone even scarier who looks a lot like Pao herself.

This third exciting journey into Mexican folklore has our lovable, intrepid protagonist making discoveries both wonderous and fearsome.

Grab the first 2 books in the PAOLA SANTIAGO now! 

Book 1 is FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Subscription!

Review of the Series

“Paola Santiago is a whip-smart Latina who dares to explore the shadows between folklore and middle-school friendship. A thrilling adventure.”–Nina Moreno, author of Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Sactuary of Shadows is the 3rd book in the Paola Santiago series. Since the author so graciously shared book 1 & 2, I had no choice but to binge! The action and suspense continues through to the end – but book 3 throws in a serious twist to put the cherry on top of the finale! I’m ahead of myself…

Each book is a different story but each contains this lovable character, Paola. She’s strong, fierce, and lovable. Her growth throughout the three book series is remarkable. I especially enjoyed the no nonsense discussions about racism and community issues. You might as well grab all three books, you won’t be sorry.

About the Author

TEHLOR KAY MEJIA is a bestselling and award winning author of young adult and middle grade fiction.

Her debut young adult novel, WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE, received six starred reviews, as well as the Oregon Spirit Book Award for debut fiction, and the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award runner up honor for debut speculative fiction. It has been featured on Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and O by Oprah Magazine’s best books lists, and was a 2019 book of the year selection by Kirkus and School Library Journal. Its sequel, WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM, followed to continuing acclaim, while MISS METEOR (co-written with National Book Award Nominee Anna-Marie McLemore) was named to the American Library Association’s 2021 Rainbow List, honoring outstanding contributions in LGBTQIA teen fiction.

Paolo’s Series

Tehlor’s debut middle grade novel, PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS, was published by the Rick Riordan Presents imprint at Disney/Hyperion. It received four starred reviews, and was named Amazon’s best book of 2020 in the 9-12 age range. It is currently in development at Disney as a television series to be produced by Eva Longoria.

Tehlor lives with her daughter, partner, and two small dogs in Oregon, where she grows heirloom corn and continues her quest to perfect the vegan tamale. She is active on Twitter and Instagram @tehlorkay.

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Sanctuary of Shadows Giveaway

1 winner will receive a finished copy of PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE SANCTUARY OF SHADOWS, US Only.

Ends September 6th, midnight EST.

Enter Here and Good Luck to you!

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Tour Schedule for Sanctuary of Shadows

8/7/2022Lifestyle of Me
8/11/2022Feed Your Fiction Addiction
8/12/2022The Momma Spot
8/13/2022One More Exclamation 
8/14/2022A Dream Within A Dream
8/15/2022Two Points of Interest
8/16/2022The Bookwyrm’s Den
8/17/2022Kait Plus Books
8/19/2022The Book View
8/20/2022Lisa-Queen of Random
8/21/2022Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog
8/22/2022Two Chicks on Books
8/26/2022A Backwards Story 
8/27/2022PopTheButterfly Reads

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