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BLOG TOUR --- Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex [Review + Giveaway]

Title: Are You Scard, Darth Vader?
Authors(s): Adam Rex
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Edition: Hardcover, ebook; 48 pages
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Buy: Amazon - Barnes & 
Noble - iBooks - The Book Depository

Tour Schedule

Week One:
10/22/2018- YA Books CentralReview
10/23/2018- Oh Hey! Books.Excerpt
10/24/2018- BookHounds YAExcerpt
10/25/2018- The Pages In-BetweenReview
10/26/2018- What A Nerd Girl SaysReview

Week Two:
10/29/2018- Eli to the nthReview
10/30/2018- Do You Dog-ear?Review
10/31/2018- Such A Novel IdeaReview
11/1/2018- Novel NoviceReview
Two Points of InterestReview

The Summary

It's midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn't scared.


Nothing can scare Lord Vader!


Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark.

So what is Darth Vader scared of?

Read on in Adam Rex's hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale to find out!



This is the perfect mash-up of Halloween and Star Wars.  Featuring creepy monsters, and everyone's favorite Sith Lord, Darth Vader, both fans and non-fans will fall in love with Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex.

As with any picture book, the illustrations really make the story come alive.  All of the colors are muted, except for the text of the narrator, which appears in bright neon yellow.  This contrast makes the book both easy to read, and lends it an eerie quality, which is perfect for a story that features werewolves, vampires, and ghosts (check out an except below).

As the reader follows the journey of the narrator to scare Darth Vader, you find out that is a pretty tall task for one of the most feared villains in the galaxy.  Super humorous, and just on the right side of creepy for the little ones, this will be an enjoyable story for both kiddos and parents.

And don't worry, you totally find out what Darth Vader is afraid of, but SHHH no spoilers!

Final Rating

About the Author

Adam Rex grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, the middle of three children. He was neither the smart one (older brother) or the cute one (younger sister), but he was the one who could draw. He took a lot of art classes as a kid, trying to learn to draw better, and started painting when he was 11. Later he got a BFA from the University of Arizona, and met his physicist wife Marie (who is both the smart and cute one).

Adam and Marie live in Tucson, where Adam draws, paints, writes, spends too much time on the internet, and listens to public radio. Adam is nearsighted, bad at all sports, learning to play the theremin, and usually in need of a shave. He can carry a tune, if you don't mind the tune getting dropped and stepped on occasionally. He never remembers anyone's name until he's heard it at least three times. He likes animals, spacemen, Mexican food, Ethiopian food, monsters, puppets, comic books, 19th century art, skeletons, bugs, and robots.

His first picture book, THE DIRTY COWBOY by Amy Timberlake, was published by FSG in 2003. His picture book FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, a collection of stories about monsters and their problems, was a New York Times Bestseller. 2007 saw the release of his first novel, THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY, which was adapted into the DreamWorks film HOME in 2014. He has illustrated the work of many authors, including Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Kate DiCamillo, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Paul Fieg.

Garlic and crosses are useless against Adam. Sunlight has been shown to be at least moderately effective. A silver bullet does the trick. Pretty much any bullet, really.


3 winners will receive a finished copy of Are You Scared, Darth Vader?, US Only.

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