Raising The Horseman Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RAISING THE HORSEMAN by Serena Valentino Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book

Title: RAISING THE HORSEMAN

Author: Serena Valentino

Pub. Date: September 6, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

From the New York Times best-selling author of Disney’s Villains series comes a ghostly new stand-alone novel that reimagines The Legend of Sleepy Hollow through the eyes of a modern teen.

The two-hundredth anniversary of the Headless Horseman’s legendary haunting of Sleepy Hollow is approaching, but Kat van Tassel wants nothing to do with the town’s superstitious celebrations. As a descendant of the original Katrina van Tassel, Kat knows she’s expected to fulfill her ancestor’s legacy by someday marrying her longtime boyfriend and running the prestigious family estate. But Kat dreams of a life outside Sleepy Hollow.
 
Then Kat meets Isadora, a new girl in town who challenges Kat to reexamine those expectations, opens her eyes to the possibility that ghosts are real, and makes her question who she truly wants to be . . . and be with.
 
When Kat is given the original Katrina’s diary, a new legend begins to take shape, one that weaves together the past and the present in eerie ways. Can Kat uncover a two-hundred-year-old secret, and trace its shocking reverberations in her own life, in time to protect what she truly loves?
 
Fans of Serena Valentino will delight in this supernatural coming-of-age tale that finally gives the women of Sleepy Hollow a chance to tell their side of the story.

Review:

“A sweet retelling of a spooky classic.”Kirkus Reviews

 

My Review

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This was a fun read! I was sort of hoping to see the headless horseman, but even without it definitely has the Halloween season vibes. I loved the different representations in the book. While geared towards a younger audience I still found it to be interesting. I enjoyed Kat as a character and totally felt her reluctance to want to celebrate the upcoming anniversary. Overall she's a week rounded character. I enjoyed the dual POVs, the one from Kat, and the other the first Katrina Van Tassel's diary. That added so much depth to the plot. Overall a great read. I first read Serena's work in the Villain's series and became a fan at that time. She hasn't let me down yet!

Huge thanks to Rockstar Book Tours, Disney-Hyperion and Serena for my gifted copy!


About Serena Valentino:

Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, Odd Sisters, Evil ThingCold Hearted, and Never Never. She is also the author of the Villains graphic novels Evil Thing and Fairest of All.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of RAISING THE HORSEMAN, US Only.

Ends October 7th, midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/1/2022

Celia’s Reads

Review/IG Post

9/2/2022

booksaremagictoo

Review/IG Post

9/3/2022

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

9/4/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

9/5/2022

@ReaderOfTheWrittenWord

IG Review

9/6/2022

Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog

Review/IG Post

9/7/2022

Book-Keeping

Review/IG Post

9/8/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt

9/9/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Review/IG Post

9/10/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

9/11/2022

Laurenreads._

IG Review

9/12/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

9/13/2022

Forthenovellovers

Review

9/14/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

9/15/2022

Epic Book Society

Review/IG Post

9/16/2022

@booksrn_rashi

Review/IG Post

9/17/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

9/18/2022

hauntedbybooks

Review/IG Post

9/19/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

9/20/2022

Novel Novice

IG Spotlight

9/21/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post

9/22/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

9/23/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post

9/24/2022

Momfluenster

IG Review/FB Post

Week Five:

9/25/2022

PopTheButterfly Reads

Review/IG Post

9/26/2022

@drew_ambitious_reading

IG Review/TikTok Post

9/27/2022

@thebookishfoxwitch

IG Review

9/28/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

9/29/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post

9/30/2022

onemused

IG Review


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