Thanks so much for including me in this blog tour! Don’t forget to see the rest of the schedule at the end of my post. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 3 winners will win a finished copy of DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, for US participants only. Click here to enter and GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to RockStar Book Tour, Disney-Hyperion, and Rick Riordan for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
RICK RIORDAN IS BACK WITH ANOTHER BOOK YAY!
Not to mention it’s kind of a homage to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? How exciting.
I’ve been a big fan of Riordan since the original Percy Jackson series – I mean, isn’t that where we all started? – and even though I haven’t finished the HOO series or the rest of his books, that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to read them. So it was such a lovely surprise to be able to get the opportunity to be picked for this tour.
This was such an amazing experience and I really enjoyed this novel. What I like about Riordan is how he uses his platform to continue to promote diverse MG stories, and I really appreciate him creating his imprint to allow #ownvoices stories to be made rather than him always writing it himself.
I love the idea of Harding-Pencroft Academy and how it’s a high school made that allows these students to really hone into their craft. Almost like a trade school but during high school time. I wish that I had the opportunity to go to a school like this for what I wanted to be growing up. Anyway, I’m glad that we got to see this kind of educational facility in this world, and it makes me want to go back in time and somehow change my whole educational career to follow Ana’s. This was such a great adventure and I’m so glad that this is going to potentially be a Disney+ movie in the future!
Daughter of the Deep
by Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Genre: MG Fantasy
Length: 416 pages
New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana’s parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family’s she’s got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana’s freshman year culminates with the class’s weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it’ll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.
But wait, there’s more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.
Rick Riordan’s trademark humor, fast-paced action, and wide cast of characters are on full display in this undersea adventure.
“If you have ever craved a story that will leave your heart racing, your lungs gasping from the numerous twists and turns, your soul heaving from the effort of now carrying an ensemble cast, you will find all that and more in these pages.”―New York Times best-selling author Roshani Chokshi
“Daughter of the Deep took me back sixty-seven years, to when I dreamed of becoming Captain Nemo. May all the young minds reading this book dream about the world beneath the sea and then make their dreams come true just like I did.”―Dr. Robert Ballard, from aboard his ship of exploration, the E/V Nautilus
Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.