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Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Hot off the press comes Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm, the first book in Lori Adam's new middle-grade series. Learn about this enchanting book and enter to win a fun prize pack!

My Review:

Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm is a fast-paced, action-packed fantasy following the thrilling adventure of a 10-year-old girl named Avalina Jones aboard a giant schoolship for kids of pirate ancestry. A mysterious midnight visitor to the orphanage where Avalina spends the least interesting years of her childhood reveals a shocking secret about her real identity and changes her life ever since. Her arrival at Aquatiery, a magnificent, multi-functional ghost ship, opens the door to a whole new world where she truly belongs, a Pirate Kingdom teeming with enchantment, excitement, challenges, dangers, and dark secrets. While being trained for essential pirate skills, Avalina gets to witness the splendor of sea magic, meet strange sea creatures that combine features of humans and ocean animals, and make friends with other Heirs of the High Fleet.

With charm and humor, the author does a marvelous job of story-telling and character development. Her picturesque descriptions make it easy for readers to visualize what the characters are experiencing and get fully immersed in the whimsical world she masterly creates. Avalina is such a strong, brave, adventurous, intelligent, and energetic young girl that everyone would want to befriend. The vibrant cinematic feel of the story makes me long for a film adaption. Either an animated or live-action movie based on the novel should be incredibly fun to watch.

Brilliantly written and highly imaginative, the book is sure to be appreciated by fantasy and adventure lovers of all ages! This is the kind that you wouldn't want to put down once picked up. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series to come out!

About the Book:

Ages 9-12 | 336 Pages
Publisher: Spyhop Publishing | ISBN-13: 9781737131205

When a young girl learns she is the Last Heir of the legendary pirate Davy Jones, she is whisked away to begin life aboard an enchanted schoolship for Pirate Heirs where danger and excitement awaits.

Contemporary kids who happen to be Heirs of the most villainous and celebrated pirates in history. Superstitions, mysteries, curses, secrets, strange ocean creatures, undead pirates, and seafaring legends will thrill middle-grade readers in this rollicking, globe-trotting adventure.

Avalina Jones, the Last Heir of the infamous pirate Davy Jones, has never heard of Sea Magic, flying dinghies, Pirate Heir schoolships, phantom islands, undead pirates, or creatures called Half Ones. And she has never understood her strange connection to water. But when a beautiful woman arrives in a swirling waterspout, Avalina’s life explodes with more adventures than she can possibly imagine. She takes her rightful place aboard a giant Pirate Heir schoolship teeming with Heirs of the world’s most nefarious pirates.

Raised as a Landlubber, Avalina quickly realizes bizarre and danger are normal aboard Pirate Heir schoolships-food fights back, school supplies giggle or explode in your face. And not everyone can be trusted.

When Avalina is accused of a terrible crime, she must prove her innocence or risk being banished from the schoolship forever-and this in the middle of a crucial Treasure Hunt!

Avalina races to unlock the secrets of the ship, and makes a dangerous discovery that threatens everyone aboard. With the help of her new friends Charlie, Pippa, and Bummy, Avalina draws closer to the truth, unaware that a deeper, darker fate awaits.

Author Lori Adams expertly delivers a story that is timeless, bringing together elements of sea lore, magic, and adventure. The first book in a seven-book series, Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm, is a romping tale for middle graders who are searching for the next enduring fantasy classic.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Bookshop.org

About the Author:

LORI ADAMS is the author of the Avalina Jones series for middle-grade readers (Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm (#1) as well as two young adult series: The Kate March Mysteries: Speak Easy (#1) set in Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties, and the Soulkeepers Series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven, a paranormal fantasy set in the quintessential but fictitious town of Haven Hurst, Connecticut and first published through Random House.

Lori was born and raised in Oklahoma but moved to Southern California where she lives with her family. She loves traipsing along SoCal’s wonderful beaches, watching Angel’s baseball, Cowboys’ football. Aside from writing, Lori loves reading and watching Classic Hollywood Movies.

For more information, visit https://loriadamsbooks.com.

One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive an Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm prize pack!

It includes: 

  • An autographed copy of Avalina Jones: And the Eye of the Storm 
  • An Avalina Jones quote tote 
  • A Hands-Off Me Gigglin’ Grog mug 
  • An Avalina Jones fridge magnet 
  • An Avalina Jones bookmark

Two additional winners will each receive an autographed copy of Avalina Jones: And the Eye of the Storm and an Avalina Jones bookmark!

Giveaway ends 12/29. Open to US only. Please enter below. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Avalina Jones Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Lori Adams. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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