The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities BOOK TOUR

Today I’m thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE CURSED CARNIVAL AND OTHER CALAMITIES by Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway, you won’t want to miss out on this one!

About The Book:

Title: THE CURSED CARNIVAL AND OTHER CALAMITIES : New Stories About Mythic Heroes

Author: Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan

Pub. Date:  September 28, 2021

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 496

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents ten new stories–including one of his own–about beloved heroes that sprang from the imaginations of some of the best middle grade authors working today.

A cave monster . . . an abandoned demon . . . a ghost who wants to erase history . . . a killer commandant . . . These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology.

All but one of the heroes previously starred in a popular book from Rick Riordan Presents. You”ll be reunited with Aru Shah, Zane Obispo, Min the fox spirit, Sal and Gabi, Tristan Strong, Nizhoni Begay, Paola Santiago, Sikander Aziz, and Riley Oh. Who is the new hero? Read Rick Riordan”s short story to find out!

Ten bestselling and award-winning middle grade authors contributed to this collection: Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, Yoon Ha Lee, Carlos Hernandez, Kwame Mbalia, Rebecca Roanhorse, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Sarwat Chadda, Graci Kim, and Rick Riordan, who also served as the editor.

The cultures represented by these own-voices stories are: Indian, Mesoamerican, Korean, Cuban, Black American, African, Navajo, Mexican, Mesopotamian, and Celtic.

There’s something for everyone in this collection of fast-paced and funny adventure stories that show what it takes to be a hero in any time, setting, and universe.


Step right up and enjoy this incredible collection from Rick Riordan Presents favorites! What we loved about this one was that it gave glimpses to characters from books we’ve already read and loved, or have on our TBR! I would highly recommend this for anyone who has read these books or wants to, but know that some of them contain spoilers for their feature titles.

These ten short stories pack a lot of action, a fun return to the worlds created by each author that gave the perfect glimpse of each character! I tried to pick a favorite, but I just enjoyed each one and how well written each was, full of great stories that nod to cultural mythology and incredible characters.

About the Authors: 

Click on the links to be taken to their websites!

Roshani Chokshi

J.C. Cervantes

Yoon Ha Lee

Carlos Hernandez

Kwame Mbalia

Rebecca Roanhorse

Tehlor Kay Mejia

Sarwat Chadda

Graci Kim

Rick Riordan

Giveaway Details: 

3 winners will win a finished copy of THE CURSED CARNIVAL AND OTHER CALAMITIES, US Only HERE.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/1/2021YA Books CentralExcerpt
9/2/2021Kait Plus BooksExcerpt
9/3/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview
9/4/2021@Curlygrannylovestoread Review

Week Two:

9/5/2021#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee BlogReview
9/6/2021A Dream Within A DreamReview
9/7/2021Nonbinary Knight ReadsReview
9/8/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
9/9/2021Log Cabin LibraryReview
9/10/2021Lifestyle of MeReview
9/11/2021Emelie’s BooksReview

Week Three:

9/12/2021@pagesofyellowReview
9/13/2021Locks, Hooks and BooksReview
9/14/2021More Books Please blog Review
9/15/2021Little Red ReadsReview
9/16/2021Don’t Judge, ReadReview
9/17/2021Fyrekatz BlogReview
9/18/2021booksaremagictooReview

Week Four:

9/19/2021The Phantom ParagrapherReview
9/20/2021BookHounds YAExcerpt
9/21/2021Cindy’s Love of BooksReview
9/22/2021dinipandareadsReview
9/23/2021hauntedbybooksReview
9/24/2021Books a Plenty Book ReviewsReview
9/25/2021Books and Zebras @jypsylynn Review

Week Five:

9/26/2021The Momma SpotReview
9/27/2021Zainey LaneyReview
9/28/2021@fictitious.foxReview
9/29/2021Two Points of InterestReview
9/30/2021PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

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