I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE LAST FALLEN STAR by Graci Kim Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim’s thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.
“Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information.”–New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan
Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.
Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It’s a perfect plan!
Until it isn’t. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?
As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.
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About the Author:
Graci Kim is a Korean-Kiwi diplomat turned author who writes about the magic she wants to see in the world. The Last Fallen Star is her middle grade debut. In a previous life she used to be a cooking show host, and she once ran a business that turned children’s drawings into plushies. When she’s not lost in her imagination, you’ll find Graci drinking flat whites, eating ramyeon, and most likely hugging a dog (or ideally, many). She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @gracikim and Instagram @gracikimwrites.
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I’m a huge of Rick Riordan and his imprint, so The Last Fallen Star was immediately on my radar.
First things first, I really loved the set up for this book. The magic system was so cool and I loved that this takes place in the modern-day so that we could see magic interacting with technology. I was immediately immersed in all the world-building, and I was not overwhelmed at all. The pacing sometimes felt a bit off and could have used some work. The middle dragged a bit, but it eventually picked up, and everything moved pretty quickly by the end.
I loved every one of the characters had there own personality so every time I would read about a new character I was like so excited! I also loved all the Korean cultural elements. I’m not Korean myself, but I am Asian American, so I’m familiar with all the food and customs etc. I love how Riley finds that taking charge of her own identity and destiny doesn’t mean she has to choose between divorcing her heritage or being defined by her heritage but, rather, that she has the power to choose to claim its pieces as important and beautiful parts of herself. This is really a story about identify and finding oneself, and it was so heartwarming to read.
3 winners will win a finished copy of THE LAST FALLEN STAR, US Only.
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