Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Younger me is beyond thrilled for older me to be hosting a spot on the DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours even more so that I get to celebrate this one by reading it with my own teen! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway towards the end of the post – you’re definitely going to need a copy of this one for your shelves.

About The Book:


Author: Rick Riordan

Pub. Date:  October 5, 2021

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 416

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

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana’s parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family’s she’s got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana’s freshman year culminates with the class’s weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it’ll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives. 

But wait, there’s more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

Rick Riordan’s trademark humor, fast-paced action, and wide cast of characters are on full display in this undersea adventure.


“If you have ever craved a story that will leave your heart racing, your lungs gasping from the numerous twists and turns, your soul heaving from the effort of now carrying an ensemble cast, you will find all that and more in these pages.”―New York Times best-selling author Roshani Chokshi

Daughter of the Deep took me back sixty-seven years, to when I dreamed of becoming Captain Nemo. May all the young minds reading this book dream about the world beneath the sea and then make their dreams come true just like I did.”―Dr. Robert Ballard, from aboard his ship of exploration, the E/V Nautilus 

When I say I had high expectations, but didn’t want to get TOO excited it was coming from a lovely place of not wanting to put too much pressure on there being a new Rick Riordan title. A modern reimagining of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that gave me the best Percy Jackson + The Lightning Thief style of incredible characters, but takes us underwater for an academy based story that I didn’t know I needed in my life. EEEEEk!

Even going in knowing I would love it, this book exceeded my expectations, and I am impatiently waiting for my teen to finish reading it so we can discuss! For me the pages flew by this one, with quick and clever writing and a fast-paced plotline that kept me interested throughout the story.

I LOVED Ana, she was such a strong main character, and I really enjoyed reading how her personality and grit carried her through the trials she faced in this book. I loved how the details of the ship, the war between the schools and how all of the characters combined into an amazing story – I know it’s been said it’s a standalone title but I would 100% read more books in this world without hesitation, this book was just what I needed to read.

About Rick Riordan:


Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.

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Giveaway Details:

Now here’s your chance to WIN – 3 winners will win a finished copy of DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/1/2021BookHounds YAExcerpt
10/2/2021YA Books CentralExcerpt

Week Two:

10/3/2021Locks, Hooks and BooksReview
10/4/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview
10/5/2021Kait Plus BooksReview
10/7/2021YA Book NerdReview
10/8/2021Nonbinary Knight ReadsReview
10/9/2021Books and LaddersReview

Week Three:

10/10/2021More Books Please blogReview
10/11/2021Bri’s Book NookReview
10/13/2021Zainey LaneyReview
10/16/2021Sometimes Leelynn ReadsReview

Week Four:

10/18/2021History From A Woman’s PerspectiveReview
10/19/2021The Momma SpotReview
10/20/2021Books a Plenty Book ReviewsReview
10/21/2021Books Are Magic TooReview
10/22/2021Lifestyle of MeReview
10/23/2021Stuck in the StacksReview

Week Five:

10/26/2021laura’s bookish cornerReview
10/27/2021two points of interestReview
10/28/2021Feed Your Fiction AddictionReview
10/30/2021Popthebutterfly ReadsReview

Week Six:


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