I read another Rick Riordan Presents book! And I’ve gotta say that it is my favourite one so far!
Today I’m going to be reviewing Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia – the newest book in the Rick Riordan Presents line-up. I rarely read them even within the publishing year, so I’m excited to be reviewing this one for you guys so early!
This book came out in August 2020 and follows Pao, a science obsessed twelve year old on a mission to save her friend.
Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. It’s all they’ve heard since a schoolmate of theirs drowned a year ago. Pao is embarrassed to admit that she has been told to stay away for even longer than that, because her mother is constantly warning her about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who wanders the banks of the Gila at night, looking for young people to drag into its murky depths.
Hating her mother’s humiliating superstitions and knowing that she and her friends would never venture into the water, Pao organizes a meet-up to test out her new telescope near the Gila, since it’s the best stargazing spot. But when Emma never arrives and Pao sees a shadowy figure in the reeds, it seems like maybe her mom was right. . . .
Pao has always relied on hard science to make sense of the world, but to find her friend she will have to enter the world of her nightmares, which includes unnatural mist, mind-bending monsters, and relentless spirits controlled by a terrifying force that defies both logic and legend.
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How are y’all doing today? I hope that you’re having a good day!
It feels like ages since I’ve written on here, and it’s only been two weeks, but after the madness of Blogoween, that’s quite a lot haha.
I guess that I just needed a bit of a break. I put out a whole load of content last month and I’m also planning on doing Blogmas – I know! Call me crazy! – so I just felt like I needed a little bit of a break.
Sorry that I didn’t update you guys about this sooner. To be honest, I wouldn’t realise that it was an upload day until the day was already over! And, I wasn’t actually planning on taking a break.
In all honesty, I’ve been feeling kinda uninspired lately. And, I don’t honestly know why. I love writing. I love creating content. I love interacting with you guys. And I feel like coming off the end of Blogoween has just left me a bit stumped for ideas (don’t worry though – I have lots of Christmassy ideas for Blogmas!).
Therefore, I hope you don’t mind that until Blogmas I’ll only be uploading one post a week on Sundays at around 5pm UK time just so that I have a bit of a chance to chill before Blogmas. Thank you guys so much for being so patient with me!
Anyway, with that out of the way, let’s get into my October Wrap-up (which is going to be very unexciting as I only read two books, both of which I have already reviewed lol).
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I know I’ve been absent the past couple of weeks and I’m sorry about that. There’ll be updates soon, I promise.
I just wanted to take the time to say if you can, please donate to Children in Need.
Today is the CIN event and it really is a great cause! It is the 40th year of Children In Need and helps children so much. You can donate here. 100% of all profits go to supporting children who need it.
You can donate as much or as little as you want, and honestly every penny helps!
Also, be sure to tune into BBC One to watch the Children In Need Special!
Thank you all for sticking with me this Blogoween- it’s been a blast! I can’t wait for next year!
Have a spooktastic day!
I Blog xxx
This is just a quick post to say thank you guys so much for 400 followers on this blog! I am completely in awe of how many of y’all there are now! It’s crazy!
Thank you all for your continued support and I can’t wait to bring out even more content for you all in the future! 🙂