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BLOG TOUR --- Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia [Spotlight + Giveaway]

Title: Tristan Strong Punched a Hole in the Sky
Authors(s): Kwame Mbalia
Edition: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook; 496 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion: Rick Riordan Presents
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Buy: Amazon - Kindle - Audible - Barnes & Noble - iBooks - Kobo The Book Depository

Tour Schedule

Week One:
10/1/2019- BookHounds YA- Excerpt
10/2/2019- Little Red Reads- Excerpt
10/3/2019- Spoiled Girl- Review
10/4/2019- A Backwards Story- Review

Week Two:
10/7/2019- Lifestyle of Me- Review
10/8/2019- Sometimes Leelynn Reads- Excerpt
10/9/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Review
10/10/2019- Kait Plus Books- Excerpt
10/11/2019- Kyera's Library- Review

Week Three:
10/14/2019- The Reading Corner for All- Review
10/15/2019- Feed Your Fiction Addiction- Review
10/16/2019- Eli to the nth- Review
10/17/2019- Feed Your Fiction Addiction- Review
10/18/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads- Review

Week Four:
10/21/2019- Savings in Seconds- Review
10/22/2019- Always Me - Review
10/23/2019- Fictitiouswonderland- Review
10/24/2019- Nerdophiles- Review
10/25/2019- Confessions of a YA Reader- Review

Week Five:
10/28/2019- Two points of interest- Review
10/29/2019- fictitious.fox- Review
10/30/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review
Fyrekatz Blog- Review

The Summary

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. 

Tristan is dreading the month he’s going to spend on his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, where he’s being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s journal. 

Tristan chases after it-–is that a doll?-–and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature’s hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. 

In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?
About the Author

Kwame is a husband, father, writer, and pharmaceutical metrologist in that order.  His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY (October 15, 2019) is published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion.  A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he enjoys impromptu dance sessions and Cheezits. 


3 winners will receive a finished copy of TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, US Only.

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