Avalina Jones And The Eye Of The Storm

I’m a excited to be taking part in the Avalina Jones Book Tour, hosted by The Children’s Book Review. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Avalina Jones And The Eye Of The Storm

By Lori Adams

Middle Grade Fantasy

366 Pages

Ages 9-12 ‎

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 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.Worlds collide for middle-grade readers who will love the fast-paced thrills, colorful characters, secrets, legends, and the interplay of fantasy and reality in Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm.

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.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Peter Pan meets Harry Potter in this fast paced Middle Grade debut from Lori Adams. From The first page I was hooked (no pun intended). For as long as she can remember, Avalina, has been living in an orphanage. She tells the other orphans of wild and crazy adventures she dreams up – and is a bit of a wild card. When Scarlet Reid, magically, shows up at the school to collect Avalina her entire life changes. She’s the last living heir of the Davy Jones line – which is supposedly cursed! Her new life is filled with magical ships, food that has personality and some that believe she’s cursed!

A wild ride! I stayed up late each night until I finished this – just one more chapter! The writing style was smooth and easy, great for pre-teens and young adults alike. The characters were diverse and relatable. The magic system was one of my favorite aspects – I love watching an author’s imagination come to life! I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series by this author – she has made me a fan.

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.

Enter for a chance to win an Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • 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 (2) winners receive:

  • An autographed copy of Avalina Jones: And the Eye of the Storm
  • An Avalina Jones bookmark

Enter Giveaway Here

Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review and Lori Adams for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. To get your copy of the first book in the Avalina Jones Series click one of the links below!

Amazon ~ Bookshop.org

Thank you all for joining me today, make sure you check out what the other hosts are saying below!

Tour Schedule

Enjoy your last day of November!!

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