We are super excited to share Rosanne A. Brown’s newest book Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting with our readers thanks to this book tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! The latest release under the fabulous Rick Riordan Presents imprint, Serwa Boateng’s story does something that is almost impossible for me – it got me excited about vampires! For whatever reason, they’ve just never been my cup of tea but Roseanne A. Brown draws from Ghanaian folklore to bring us an exciting new twist on the genre.

Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting perfectly encapsulates why I love the Rick Riordan Presents books so much. They introduce young readers (okay, and us older readers, too!) to so many compelling new stories from around the world. Stories that that many of us have never been exposed to before while also bringing to life stories for kids who often never see their cultures and heritage highlighted in modern pop culture.

Perfectly timed for the spooky season as we lead up to Halloween, Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting is a must-read release. Young readers will love learning about the adze and following along as Serwa deals with these dangerous foes and an even more dangerous challenge – middle school!

We highly recommend this especially for kids who love spookier themes (but maybe aren’t quite ready for full blown horror). Pick it up for the young readers in your life! Add it to a Halloween gift basket. Or just grab it for yourself regardless of your age. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book:

Author: Roseanne A. Brown
Pub. Date: September 6, 2022
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 400
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling YA author Roseanne A. Brown’s middle grade debut about a pre-teen vampire slayer with a strong helping of Ghanaian folklore.

For most kids, catching fireflies is a fun summer activity. For twelve-year-old Serwa Boateng, it’s a matter of life and death.

That’s because Serwa knows that some fireflies are really adze, shapeshifting vampires from the forests of Southeastern Ghana. Adze prey on the blood of innocents, possessing their minds and turning them into hulking monsters, and for generations, slayers like Serwa and her parents have protected an unknowing public from their threats.

Serwa is the best adze slayer her age, and she knew how to use a crossbow before she could even ride a bike. But when an obayifo (witch) destroys her childhood home while searching for a drum, do Serwa’s parents take her with them on their quest to defeat her? No. Instead, they dump Serwa with her hippie aunt and cryptic-obsessed cousin in the middle of Nowheresville, Maryland “for her own safety.” Now, instead of crossbows and battle armor, she’s dealing with mean girls and algebra, and for the first time in her life she doesn’t have to carry a staff everywhere she goes, which is . . . kind of nice, actually.

Just as Serwa starts to get the hang of this whole normal girl who doesn’t punch vampires every day thing, an adze infiltrates her school. It’s up to her to whip some of her classmates into monster-fighting shape before all of them become firefly food. And when she uncovers a secret that upends everything she thought she knew about her family’s role in the slayer vs. adze war, Serwa will have to decide which side of herself–normal girl or slayer–is the right one.

After all, seventh grade is hard enough without adding vampires to the mix.

About Roseanne A. Brown

Roseanne “Rosie” A. Brown was born in Kumasi, Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and was also a teaching assistant for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her debut novel A Song of Wraiths and Ruin was an instant New York Times Bestseller, an Indie Bestseller, and received six starred reviews. She has worked with Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney among other publishers.

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1 winner will receive a finished copy of SERWA BOATENG’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRE HUNTING, US Only.

Ends October 7th, midnight EST.

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