undiscovered Descendants Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE UNDISCOVERED DESCENDANTS  by Jo Visuri Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: THE UNDISCOVERED DESCENDANTS (The Nordri Series, #1)

Author: Jo Visuri

Pub. Date: November 15, 2021

Publisher: Pohjola Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 316

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

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A captivating modern-day fantasy filled with intrigue, suspense, mythology, magical objects, and special abilities, Jo Visuri’s adventurous tale will sweep you away to mystical Auor Island—where nothing is quite as it seems!

A remote island. Old secrets. And a cascade of unintended consequences.

Long ago, four clans from earth’s four corners were given magical abilities to help save humanity from oblivion. For generations, their descendants have lived in hidden communities and occasionally intermingled with regular humans—leading to whispers of unforeseen consequences.

Now, in the present-day and for unknown purposes, one Clan quietly and desperately seeks the rumored, undiscovered offspring.

Meanwhile, in the heart of a northern archipelago, Elin Bodil leads a perfectly ordinary, happy life on Auor Island with her family. When, through accident and circumstance, she meets both a motorcycle-driving stranger and the new mysterious boy next door, Elin’s world is turned upside down.

As Elin is drawn into a brewing supernatural conflict—with her two unusual acquaintances on opposite sides, she must decipher who to trust while unearthing her island’s secrets and those buried deep within herself. But when the search for answers triggers the Clan’s sinister schemes, Elin and her companions will have to confront far bigger and deadlier secrets than they ever imagined. And they’ll need much more than themselves to survive!

Welcome to Auor Island…and the legend and magic within its ruins!

Reviews:

“Jo Visuri does an outstanding job of juxtaposing fantasy and real-world concerns as the tension and action escalate [in The Undiscovered Descendants]…readers who want a story about new and evolving relationships, changing life purposes and perspectives, and threats to family and community connections will find The Undiscovered Descendants an excellent, satisfying story…highly recommended for teen fantasy readers who look for more than action and adventure in their stories.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW  Highly Recommended

“Secrets emerge as two young men try to find out if their classmate Elin is secretly a Dormant Descendant. Suspenseful and intriguing, The Undiscovered Descendants will have its readers halfway out of their seats. Brilliant characters, ancient Clans, special abilities, magic objects, and teenage relationships all wrapped into a fantastic adventure.” — MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW

The Undiscovered Descendants is told from three different perspectives, and I love the seamless way that Elin’s, Aeden’s, and Tristan’s tense stories weave together. The characters are fun and easy to both love and hate. Jo Visuri has introduced a unique world that combines modern teenagers and Scandinavian mythology in a delightfully refreshing way with a steady, action-fueled pace that makes it impossible to put down.” — Amy, READERS’ FAVORITE 
★★★★★

“I loved every bit of the story right to the very last page. The descriptions of the scenes are so vivid that they seem like a 3D projection. Additionally, the thoughtfully constructed story covers an interesting range of themes: jealousy, ambition, infatuation, secret societies, friendship, family, and more.” — Foluso, READERS’ FAVORITE 
★★★★★

 

EXCERPT


I’m thrilled to share an excerpt from The Undiscovered Descendants and give a brief glimpse of Auor Island and its inhabitants. The excerpt is from the middle of the book where Tristan and Elin have snuck into a secret tunnel at Aunt Adis’s house. Enjoy!

“I had only the guidance of the little red light to try to find Tristan’s back and jump on it. Tristan was muttering frustrations under his breath over my lack of progress. Piggyback success was finally achieved after the third try. Tristan immediately took off, running as fast as he could.

For some reason, the way back in the pitch-dark passage seemed longer. Perhaps because I didn’t have the comforting blue light of the Trollkors ring, or maybe it was the anxiety over getting out before we were discovered. We both seemed to draw a sigh of relief as the metal staircase came into view…wait, I thought, why could I see the metal staircase?

There was faint light…and it was coming from somewhere above the staircase. Tristan quickly released me and I slid to the ground. He placed his hand on the metal railing of the staircase. He clearly felt a vibration. He put a single finger in front of his mouth, motioning me to stay quiet.

This was bad! There were only two ways to go—back where we’d come from or up the stairs. Neither were good options. Tristan seemed to be contemplating the same thing as he came close to me. He looked back toward the way we’d come and then up the stairs.

Suddenly he pulled on my hand, tugging me towards the staircase. However, instead of starting upward, he led me to the back of the last spiral. He motioned me to drop to the ground and crawl underneath the stairs. I did as he asked, crawling along the damp dirt floor until I reached the stone wall. Tristan was instantly beside me. I could feel the heat from his body as it hugged closer.

The shaking of the stairs intensified. I could hear a faint female voice above us. The voice grew louder as it approached. It sounded as if it was having a conversation with someone, but the responding voice was absent.

“Yes, of course, sir…I understand completely…I am on my way to check the register as we speak…No, sir. I have not seen any sign of the Resistance assembling on the island…No, sir. I took your call on SRT. I should hear you fine all the way…Yes, sir, that is correct. The Smá-menn have not developed unimpeded cell coverage yet.” The voice paused.

I recognized the figure of Ms. Haugen, the librarian and Tristan’s aunt, as she stood at the bottom of the staircase within reaching distance. She seemed to hesitate for a moment as if sensing our presence.

All she’d have to do was turn around. With her night vision, Tristan and I huddling underneath the stairs would be clear as day. I could tell that Tristan was holding his breath as well. Together we watched as she started to slowly turn her body towards us. We both shrank down, trying to get as small as possible.”




 

About Jo Visuri:

Jo Visuri was born and raised on an island in Finland’s famous archipelago, where she found her one and only Viking coin at the age of six. After spending a few formative years living by a Norwegian fjord, Jo’s family uprooted to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of Brown University, Jo has been privately writing stories since she could read one and launched her debut The Undiscovered Descendants in Fall 2021. She now lives and writes in San Diego, CA, when she isn’t distracted by her cuddly and demanding senior dog. To catch up on the latest news and updates, join Jo Visuri’s newsletter at: http://www.jovisuri.com

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive an eBook of THE UNDISCOVERED DESCENDANTS, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/22/2021

BookHounds YA

Guest Post

11/22/2021

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

11/23/2021

Living in a Bookworld

Excerpt

11/23/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

11/24/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt

11/24/2021

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Stop

11/25/2021

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Stop

11/25/2021

tmbacorbett.com

Excerpt

11/26/2021

Coffee and Wander Book Reviews

Review

11/26/2021

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Review

 

Week Two:

11/29/2021

Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog

Review

11/29/2021

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Stop

11/30/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review/IG Stop

11/30/2021

Triquetra Reviews

Review

12/1/2021

BookBriefs

Excerpt

12/1/2021

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

12/2/2021

Simply Daniel Radcliffe

Review

12/2/2021

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Stop

12/3/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

12/3/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Review/IG Stop


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