Rockstar Book Tours: Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom (Josh Allen) ~ (US Only)

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YABC is thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ONLY IF YOU DARE: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND DOOM by Josh Allen, illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman, Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out our post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:

Title: ONLY IF YOU DARE: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND DOOM

 

Author: Josh Allen, illustrated by Sarah J. Coleman

Pub. Date: August 31, 2021

Publisher: Holiday House

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 208

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

Thirteen chilling short stories to keep you up at night--but only if you dare.

You never know what's out to get you. Though you might think you're safe from monsters and menaces, everyday objects can turn against you, too. A mysterious microwave. A threatening board game. A snowman that refuses to melt. Even your own heartbeat has its secrets. Thu-thump. Thu-thump. When you stop to listen, each beat sounds more menacing than the last.

Master storyteller Josh Allen brings thirteen nightmare scenarios to life in this page-turning collection that's perfect for budding horror junkies. In his wondrous world, danger waits behind every doorway . . . even in the most ordinary places.

Eerie illustrations by award-winning artist Sarah Coleman accompany the stories, packaged in a stunning hardcover edition complete with glow-in-the-dark jacket. Readers will sleep with one eye open! 

Reviews:

"Allen has cemented himself as the heir-apparent of ­Alvin Schwartz; this is the new quick pick for patrons who want more after reading all the classic ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.’. . .A chilling anthology of memorable scares that will leave even the biggest ­horror buffs sleeping with the light on."School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Thirteen illustrated short stories range from eerie to totally terrifying. Each tale stands completely alone, but a strong sense of foreboding, unease, and utterly chilling twists runs through the collection. . . . intrepid tweens and teens who enjoy a thrill will be thoroughly sucked in."The Horn Book

"Twisty, terrifying, and oh-so fun! Just when you think you’re safe, Josh Allen brings on the scares. From monstrous microwaves to carnivorous pillows, you’ll never look at life the same way again."—Kim Ventrella, author of The Secret Life of Sam

"Horror fans will enjoy this spine-tingling selection. . . ."—Publishers Weekly

"This delightfully dark and spine-tingling anthology will keep young readers and horror lovers on the edge of their seats."—Booklist

"An excellent offering for young people looking for real scares that don’t condescend to them or pander to adult anxieties about what might be ‘too scary.’ This book will fly off the shelves."—Kirkus Reviews

 

 

About Josh Allen: 

 

Josh Allen checks under his bed before switching off the light each night. During the day, he teaches creative writing and literature at Brigham Young University-Idaho. His debut book for young readers, Out to Get You, received two starred reviews and was a Junior Library Guild selection. He lives in Idaho with his family.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

About Sarah Coleman: 

 

Sarah Coleman was an early pioneer of hand lettering and has illustrated covers for many renowned books, including the 50th anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird and Newbery Honor-winner Wolf Hollow. Her design clients range from Coca Cola and Starbucks to The New York Times. She lives in the UK.

Website | Twitter | Instagram |Goodreads

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of ONLY IF YOU DARE: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS AND DOOM, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/27/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

9/27/2021

Pick a good book

Excerpt

9/28/2021

YA Books Central

Excerpt

9/28/2021

The Pages In-Between

Review

9/29/2021

popthebutterfly reads

Review

9/29/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

9/30/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

9/30/2021

@coffeebooksandmascara

Review

10/1/2021

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

10/1/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Two:

10/4/2021

FyreKatz Blog

Review

10/4/2021

two points of interest

Review

10/5/2021

The Bookwyrm's Den

Review

10/5/2021

@bookisheclectic

Review

10/6/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review

10/6/2021

hauntedbybooks

Review

10/7/2021

@jypsylynn

Review

10/7/2021

@amysbooknook8

IG Post

10/8/2021

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review

10/8/2021

My Fictional Oasis

Review

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Heidi on Friday, 01 October 2021 10:43

I love the illustrations!

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I love the illustrations!
Dan Denman on Sunday, 03 October 2021 13:04

I like the book cover and the illustrations! I am really wanting to read this book!

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I like the book cover and the illustrations! I am really wanting to read this book!
Zachary Snyder on Sunday, 03 October 2021 22:14

Book looks great, love the cover!

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Book looks great, love the cover!
Jeana Kwiecinski on Wednesday, 06 October 2021 18:04

This sounds so amazing! I absolutely love the cover. It just draws you right in!

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This sounds so amazing! I absolutely love the cover. It just draws you right in!
Steph Elias on Sunday, 10 October 2021 12:19

This sounds amazing. The illustrations and cover art are fantastic.

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This sounds amazing. The illustrations and cover art are fantastic.