Books Books: Altered Reality Books: Domestic Fiction Books: Under 18 & YA

Tessa Miyata is No Hero

Welcome to the Tessa Miyata is No Hero by Julie Abe book tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours

About the Book 

Tessa Miyata is No Hero book cover

Title: Tessa Miyata is No Hero 

Author: Julie Abe

Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy

Publishing Date: August 22, 2023

Find it Here: GoodreadsAmazonB&NIndieBound

A thrilling and charming middle-grade fantasy steeped in Japanese lore and mythology, perfect for fans of the Zachary Ying series.

Tessa Miyata has never fit in. When she and her two sisters are told they will be staying with their grandparents in Japan, Tessa is thrilled. A summer in Japan could be her chance to go on an adventure worthy of impressing her classmates back home.

Her hopes are quickly dashed when, all too soon, she realizes life in Japan resembles California. Her sisters are old enough to go into Tokyo, while she can’t even go to the corner store by herself. Plus, her grandparents want her to stay home with the neighbor kid, thirteen-year-old Jin Uehara, who’s made it clear he’s too cool to spend time with a weirdo like her.

When Tessa is finally allowed to go to Tokyo, it’s only to join her grandpa’s retiree aerobic class with none other than Jin. Their disastrous forced hangout comes crashing to a halt when Tessa and Jin break the Miyata family’s precious heirloom—accidentally releasing the malicious samurai god Taira Masakado and discovering a hidden part of the city where gods and mythological creatures walk among humans—including their new companion, a mythical nine-tailed fox who may be more trouble than he is help.

Despite doing everything to avoid spending another minute together, Tessa and Jin must now work together to stop Taira Masakado before he traps them—and the rest of Tokyo—under his command, forever.

Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Graci Kim, this brand new fantasy adventure will grip readers from the very first page and never let go.

Review for Tessa Miyata is No Hero

Way to start this middle-grade fantasy series off on the right page! Tessa visits her grandmother in Japan and breaks a family heirloom only to release a god. Now she must stop it from destroying Tokyo.

Tessa is a girl after my own heart, just trying to fit in while throwing some attitude. Filled with Japanese mythology and culture, the book is very interesting. The Japanese words and graphics added a special touch to the immersive feeling. Never lacking action, it is fast paced and an easy read. I wish the world was set up a little better as it was confusing to get started but after a bit, I was all in. Would definitely recommend. Looking forward to book two.

About the Author

Julie Abe is the author of the EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH middle grade fantasy series; the middle grade fantasy ALLIANA, GIRL OF DRAGONS; and the young adult novel THE CHARMED LIST. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures.

Website  –  Twitter  – Instagram  –  Goodreads  –  Facebook

Tessa Miyata is No Hero book tour schedule

Tessa Miyata is No Hero Tour Schedule:

Follow along on the book tour and see what others are saying!

Check Out My Newsletter

Only sent twice a month, my newsletter is full of new releases. There are usually several giveaways going on… check it out!

Subscribe for FREEBIES!

* indicates required