The Plentiful Darkness Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE PLENTIFUL DARKNESS by Heather Kassner Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: THE PLENTIFUL DARKNESS

Author: Heather Kassner

Pub. Date: August 3, 2021

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 256

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleB&NiBooksKoboTBDBookshop.org

In Heather Kassner’s spine-chilling fantasy novel, reminiscent of Serafina and the Black Cloak, an orphaned girl chases a thieving boy into a magician’s land of starless, moonless gloom where other children have gone missing before her.

Though the darkness is indeed plentiful, this book gleams with an eerie magic, its characters burning bright and fierce. A visual treat of a tale. –Stefan Bachmann, international bestselling author of Cinders and Sparrows.

In order to survive on her own, twelve-year-old Rooney de Barra collects precious moonlight, which she draws from the evening sky with her (very rare and most magical) lunar mirror. All the while she tries to avoid the rival roughhouse boys, and yet another, more terrifying danger: the dreaded thing that’s been disappearing children in the night.

When Trick Aidan, the worst of the roughhouse boys, steals her lunar mirror, Rooney will do whatever it takes to get it back. Even if it means leaping into a pool of darkness after it swallows Trick and her mirror. Or braving the Plentiful Darkness, a bewitching world devoid of sky and stars. Or begrudgingly teaming up with Trick to confront the magician and unravel the magic that has trapped Warybone’s children.

 

Praise for The Plentiful Darkness:

“For readers who love the creepiness of Coraline . . . Lyrical narration weaves a tale that’s both haunting and comforting.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Kassner’s latest is deliciously on-brand, with inventive magic, lyrical writing, and that just-right creep factor.” —Kirkus

“Readers who enjoy Adam Gidwitz’s Grimm series will enjoy this title too.” —School Library Journal

 

My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I absolutely loved this book! Magicians, dark magic and street urchins make for a beautifully dark tale. Rooney de Barra is all alone – no friends and no family, she does have a pretty rat named Monty though. She does her best to catch moonlight in her mirror every night so that she can trade it for food. The “Rough House Boys” are a street gang that always seem to be harassing Rooney. All around town children are going missing and never found. Trick (Leader of Rough House Boys) ends up stealing Rooney’s mirror, her only object for survival. When Trick is snatched away into the darkness by the magician, Rooney decides to go after him. Now they are both in the plentiful darkness with no way out. Can they figure out how to get out and where the other children are?

This book was exceptionally written. The author does a great job at bringing emotions out. At one point I was almost in tears, and I’m not one that cries easily in books. The pacing was fast and steady. The plot was phenomenal, a refreshing take on fantasy. The characters were drawn out well and definitely relatable. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

 

About Heather Kassner:

Heather Kassner loves thunderstorms, hummingbirds, and books. She lives with her husband in Arizona, waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the rain, photographing hummingbirds, and reading and writing strange little stories. She is also the author The Forest of Stars and The Bone Garden.

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE PLENTIFUL DARKNESS, US ONLY.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/2/2021

BookBriefs

Excerpt

8/3/2021

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

8/4/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

8/5/2021

Polish And Paperbacks

Review

8/6/2021

Books and Zebras @jypsylynn

Review

Week Two:

8/9/2021

The Momma Spot

Review

8/10/2021

Do You Dog-ear?

Review

8/11/2021

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

8/12/2021

celiamcmahonreads

Review

8/13/2021

Eli to the nth

Review


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