Giveaway: CHARLIE HERNANDEZ AND THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS (US Only)

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Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows (US Only)

by: Ryan Calejo

Release Date: October 23, 2018

Publisher: Aladdin (Simon & Schuster)

 

About the Book:

Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela’s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls who have spent the last five hundred years haunting the imaginations of children all across the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Central and South America. And even though his grandmother sometimes hinted that the tales might be more than mere myth, Charlie’s always been a pragmatist. Even barely out of diapers, he knew the stories were just make-believe—nothing more than intricately woven fables meant to keep little kids from misbehaving.

But when Charlie begins to experience freaky bodily manifestations—ones all too similar to those described by his grandma in his favorite legend—he is suddenly swept up in a world where the mythical beings he’s spent his entire life hearing about seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Hispanic folklore and into his life. And even stranger, they seem to know more about him than he knows about himself.

Soon, Charlie finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind. With only the help of his lifelong crush, Violet Rey, and his grandmother’s stories to guide him, Charlie must navigate a world where monsters and brujas rule and things he couldn’t possibly imagine go bump in the night. That is, if he has any hope of discovering what’s happening to him and saving his missing parents (oh, and maybe even the world).

No pressure, muchacho.

 

 

About the Author:

Ryan Calejo was born and raised in South Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami and spends most of his free time coming up with excuses to go hang out at the beach. When he isn’t lazing on the sand or working on his doggy paddle, Ryan can be found purchasing more books than should be legally permitted or sampling artisan olive oils---yes, that’s a thing. Having been born into a family of immigrants and growing up in the so-called “Capital of Latin America,” Ryan knows the importance of diversity in our communities and is passionate about writing books that children of all ethnicities can relate to. Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows is his first novel.

 

 

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Giveaway Details:

Three winners will each receive signed hardcover copies of CHARLIE HERNANDEZ AND THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS.

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Comments 10

John on Friday, 07 December 2018 20:36

That cover is something else! I like the mythology and fantasy in this--I'll have to look it up!

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That cover is something else! I like the mythology and fantasy in this--I'll have to look it up!
Debra Branigan on Saturday, 08 December 2018 18:53

Wow, this is so exciting! I love the idea of this book and its use of Latin American mythology. The cover is amazing and will attract the young readers of this genre as well as me! I cannot wait to read this one!

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Wow, this is so exciting! I love the idea of this book and its use of Latin American mythology. The cover is amazing and will attract the young readers of this genre as well as me! I cannot wait to read this one!
Cynthia M. Parkhill on Sunday, 09 December 2018 13:40

I'm a big fan of mythology-based adventure, and, as a cyclist, I love that cover art depicts people on bicycles. I'm really looking forward to reading this, and think it'll be a big hit with my library-customers.

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I'm a big fan of mythology-based adventure, and, as a cyclist, I love that cover art depicts people on bicycles. I'm really looking forward to reading this, and think it'll be a big hit with my library-customers.
Courtney Gendreau on Monday, 17 December 2018 23:38

I love Mythology, so this book sounds like an amazing read!

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I love Mythology, so this book sounds like an amazing read!
Sethia Michaelis on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:14

Love the cover!

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Love the cover!
Nancy Burgess on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:37

Sounds exciting can't wait to read it. Beautiful cover.

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Sounds exciting can't wait to read it. Beautiful cover.
Marisa Fort on Tuesday, 01 January 2019 23:48

The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!

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The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Dan Denman on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 12:14

I like the design and the images in the book cover. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.

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I like the design and the images in the book cover. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.
Danielle Hammelef on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 16:47

The cover is fascinating and the synopsis sounds so much fun to read.

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The cover is fascinating and the synopsis sounds so much fun to read.
Penny Olson on Sunday, 06 January 2019 23:17

The cover is eye catching and the synopsis sounds like a great adventure.

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The cover is eye catching and the synopsis sounds like a great adventure.

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