Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're catching a ride with Walden Pond Press as we celebrate the recent release of BOOK TWO in the AMAZINGLY titled and ACTION PACKED series, A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem. This time around, the Peppers and friends are getting into some hot water...wait, scratch that...make that COLD water as they strive to make a name for themselves in the scientific community (and more!) while also stirring up a bit of trouble. Okay, A LOT of trouble, but poTAToes, poTOToes...same difference with this briny bunch! Ladies and gents, inventors and those that were invented (I'm looking at you, Robot!), make room on your reading list for today's blog tour guest and book of choice...
A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2
Walden Pond Press
About the book...
It is 1883—only a few months after Molly Pepper, her mother, Cassandra, and her friend Emmett, saved New York from an attack by the megalomaniacal Ambrose Rector while managing to preserve the reputations of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, whose technology was manipulated in Rector’s scheme. Their selfless heroism will finally earn them a place in the Inventors’ Guild, alongside the greatest minds of their generation.
Unless, of course, no one knows that they did any of that. Left with nothing but empty promises and a struggling pickle shop after the government chooses to cover up the crisis, Molly, Cassandra, and Emmett have no idea where to turn—until they learn of a daring expedition to the South Pole, where an meteorite of mysterious power is embedded, and where Emmett’s father, explorer and ship captain Wendell Lee, disappeared years ago.
With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, our heroes commandeer an experimental seacraft to make their play on the pole. But the trip is more treacherous than they realize, and there’s no guarantee that they will return successful—if they even return at all.
So, obviously this is a FANTASTIC addition the the already FABULOUS series from an author we've come to know and love. I mean, I'm stating the obvious here, right? Right! Well, there's something I only just realized, though why it only JUST occurred to me, I'll never quite understand.
If you've read Mr. Healy's previous series, Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, and followed it up with either book in this current set, you may notice something about the characters. No, not the mix of backgrounds, ethnicity, intelligence, or even arguments made for arguments sake, but rather the fact that this author makes no qualms about writing strong female characters. I mean don't get me wrong, there are male counterparts too, but the limelight shines on the female set in such a way that although in BOTH series, the women haven't really had their moment in the sun, they truly get that from the reader side of things and more. The MORE comes into play with how the empowering messages carry right off the page. In the Perilous Journey series, for example, we've Molly and Cassandra Pepper (along with the MOI - Mother of Invention!). They all have made substantial contributions to the scientific community (whether fictitiously or in real life), and their never-say-die attitude, their can-do spirit, their unbridled confidence that one day they will indeed be invited to join the Guild without hesitation...well it does wonders for this adult reader, so I can only imagine the doors that are opening, the wheels that are turning in the minds of younger readers that maybe just need that extra push to follow their dreams and make them reality!
All in all, a wondrous adventure with characters one would consider family at this point (I know I do!), and lessons to learn that are best done so with friends. You can't go wrong with this lot, or at least if you do, they've a knack for not only getting into trouble but out as well!
About the author...
Christopher Healy is the author of the novels A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #1: A Dastardly Plot, The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, its two sequels, The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle and The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw and the picture book This Is Not That Kind Of Book. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an actor, an ad copywriter, a toy store display designer, a fact-checker, a dishwasher, a journalist, a costume shop clothing stitcher, a children’s entertainment reviewer, and a haunted house zombie. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and a dog named Duncan. You can visit him online at www.christopherhealy.com
UP FOR GRABS...
(1) copy of THIS VERY BOOK!
Okay, well not "of this very book", but rather....
A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem: The Treacherous Seas
by Christopher Healy thanks to Walden Pond Press!
*Open to US residents only; no PO BOXES please
Entries accepted through midnight 12/13/19.
Winner will be drawn, contacted, and have 48 hours to respond with their full mailing information which will be sent to the publisher for prize send out. If no response is received, a new winner will be chosen. SFIR is not responsible for lost prizes or those not received.
Special thanks to the Walden Pond Press team for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title just celebrated its BOOK BIRTHDAY last month, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops along the tour for more bookish fun!
November 6 - Nerdy Book Club
December 2 - Bluestocking Thinking
December 3 - Novel Novice
December 4 - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
December 5 - The Book Monsters
December 6 - Maria's Melange
December 17 - Unleashing Readers
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!