Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows Prize Pack Giveaway: Win a Hardcover Copy and a Visa Gift Card!
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Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows Prize Pack Giveaway: Win a Hardcover Copy and a Visa Gift Card!

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows is a new middle grade fantasy book by Ryan Calejo. Inspired by Hispanic legends, myth, and folklore, the story follows the magical adventure of a young boy named Charlie Hernández. It has received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Booklist. Learn more about this unique book and then enter to win a hardcover copy along with a $25 Visa gift card!

About the Book:
Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving.

But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself.

Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world).

No pressure, muchacho.

"Filled with action with fast-paced chapters, Calejo's novel is sure to draw in readers and introduce them to the magic, beauty, and history of Hispanic myths and legends (many of which are elaborated on further in a glossary for those unfamiliar with the stories). This is a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan's many series, particularly for those eager for mythologies beyond Greek and Roman stories." — Booklist (starred review)

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About the Author:

Ryan Calejo was born and raised in south Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami with a BA. He’s been invited to join both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honour Society. He teaches swimming to elementary school students, chess to middle school students, and writing to high school students. Having been born into a family of immigrants and growing up in the so-called “Capital of Latin America,” Ryan knows the importance of diversity in our communities and is passionate about writing books that children of all ethnicities can relate to. His first novel was Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows.

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The Giveaway
Author Ryan Calejo has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a hardcover copy of Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows and a $25 Visa Gift Card! Giveaway ends 2/10. Open to US 18+ only. Please enter using the form below. Be sure to follow the author on Twitter and Instagram for extra entries. Happy reading and good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a free book to facilitate my posting. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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