Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Wolf's Curse Virtual Book Tour

 











The Wolf's Curse Giveaway

GIVEAWAY


Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of The Wolf's Curse!

Five (5) winners receive:

A hardcover copy of The Wolf’s Curse

The giveaway begins September 21, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 21, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

ABOUT THE BOOK


The Wolf’s Curse

Written by Jessica Vitalis

Ages 8+ | 336 Pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books | ISBN-13: 9780063067417

Publisher’s Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Gauge’s life has been cursed since the day he witnessed an invisible Great White Wolf steal his grandpap√°’s soul, preventing it from reaching the Sea-in-the-Sky and sailing into eternity. When the superstitious residents of Bouge-by-the-Sea accuse the boy of crying wolf, he joins forces with another orphan to prove his innocence. They navigate their shared grief in a journey that ultimately reveals life-changing truths about the wolf—and death. Narrated in a voice reminiscent of The Book Thief, this fast-paced adventure is perfect for fans of fantasy such as The Girl Who Drank the Moon and A Wish in the Dark.

PURCHASE LINKS


Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nkA3gV

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9780063067417

HaperCollins: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-wolfs-curse-jessica-vitalis?variant=33031634550818


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica Vitalis is a full-time writer with a previous career in business and an MBA from Columbia Business School. An American ex-pat, she now lives in Canada with her husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit jessicavitalis.com.

MY REVIEW


Looking for a fantasy book that explores questions of death, grief, justice, and family? What about a story that shows youngsters finding their own strength, doing what they feel is right and forming friendships that carry them through hardships? The Wolf's Curse tells of Gauge, an apprentice carpenter accused of calling the Wolf and causing the deaths of villagers. Just because he can see something supernatural he is shunned and condemned. Without a family to shelter him and the Lord Mayor out for blood, how will one lonely boy survive? Jessica Vitalis does an excellent job of world building. Descriptions of the Release, the funeral rites of the villagers, are intricate and detailed. When characters discuss where souls go after death, the underpinnings of a complete belief system are laid out. The sights and smells of the village create a clear sensory impression of the marketplace and the alleyways. And the various characters show the variety of personalities and reactions one would expect within a community. I enjoyed the descriptive language throughout the book. Gauge’s “wish is threadbare, worn from several winters of use.” Later he ponders that “Passions must be like trees - they come in all different shapes and sizes.” The Wolf tells readers that “success smells of eggs and sugar - like a custard but stronger and laced with berries.” The imagery is a treat to enjoy. Readers will come to understand that “it’s the dark that makes the light shine so brightly.” And isn’t that what we all want - a story that may take us through some darkness, but that will let the light fill our hearts?



TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday September 21, 2021

The Children’s Book Review

Book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Children’s Book Review

Interview on The Growing Readers Podcast

with author Jessica Vitalis

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Children’s Book Review

A booklist of

5 Survival Stories for the Middle Grade Reader

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Life Is What It’s Called

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Friday, September 24, 2021

J.R.s Book Reviews

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Monday, September 27, 2021

Crafty Moms Share

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Redhead Mom Blog

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A Dream Within a Dream

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Some the Wiser

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Momma Spot

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Fairview Review

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

icefairy’s Treasure Chest

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lisa’s Reading

A book review of

The Wolf’s Curse


The Fairview Review is participating in the virtual tour in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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