Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Charlie Hernández and the Castle of Bones
(Charlie Hernández, #2) by Ryan Calejo
[Blog Tour: Spotlight & Giveaway]

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Charlie Hernández and the Castle of Bones blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Initially, I was going to review this book for the tour, but my copy of the book never arrived. However, I do get to share this lovely spotlight post with you! Thank you for stopping by, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom!

Author: Ryan Calejo
Pub. Date: November 12, 2018
Publisher: Aladdin
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 608
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called “a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan” in a starred review, follows Charlie as he continues on his quest to embrace his morphling identity.

Charlie Hernandez still likes to think of himself as a normal kid. But what’s normal about being a demon-slaying preteen with an encyclopedic knowledge of Hispanic and Latino mythology who can partially manifest nearly any animal trait found in nature? Well, not much. But, Charlie believes he can get used to this new “normal,” because being able to sprout wings or morph fins is pretty cool.

But there is a downside: it means having to constantly watch his back for La Mano Peluda’s sinister schemes. And when the leader of La Liga, the Witch Queen Jo herself, is suddenly kidnapped, Charlie’s sure they’re at it again.

Determined to save the queen and keep La Liga’s alliances intact, Charlie and his good friend Violet Rey embark on a perilous journey to track down her captors. As Charlie and Violet are drawn deeper into a world of monstruos and magia they are soon left with more questions than answers—like, why do they keep hearing rumors of dead men walking, and why is Charlie suddenly having visions of an ancient evil: a necromancer priest who’s been dead for more than five centuries?

Charlie’s abuela once told him that when dead men walk, the living run in fear. And Charlie’s about to learn the truth of that—the hard way. 

About Ryan:

Ryan Calejo was born and raised in south Florida. He graduated from the University of Miami with a BA. He’s been invited to join both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honour Society. He teaches swimming to elementary school students, chess to middle school students, and writing to high school students. 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. His first novel was Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows. Find Ryan on: Simon & Schuster Webpage | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:
2 winners will win a signed hardcover of CHARLIE HERNANDEZ AND THE CASTLE OF BONES, US ONLY.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/15/19 Southern Girl Bookaholic Review 

Week Two: 
11/18/2019 BookHounds YA Excerpt
11/19/2019 Twirling Book Princess Excerpt
11/20/2019 @___nimraaa Excerpt
11/21/2019 onemused Review
11/22/2019 For the Love of KidLit Excerpt

Week Three: 
11/25/2019 HBB Reviews Review
11/26/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd Review
11/27/2019 @fictitious.fox Review
11/28/2019 Popthebutterfly.wordpress.com Review
11/29/2019 Little Red Reads Review

Week Four: 
12/2/2019 DJREADSBOOKS Review
12/3/2019 Do You Dog-ear?Do You Dog-ear? Review
12/4/2019 The Reading Corner for All Review
12/5/2019 Hurn Publications Review
12/6/2019 BookishRealmReviews Review

Week Five: 
12/9/2019 She Just Loves Books Review
12/10/2019 Life Within The Pages Review
12/11/2019 Books_andPoetrii Excerpt
12/12/2019 Two points of interest Review 


  1. i've been wanting to read book 1, I've heard some amazing things about it

    1. Same! I borrowed the first book from the library and was going to read it before starting this one, but when my copy of the second book never arrived, it was forgotten for other things. I'm definitely going to read it before it's due back though! :)

  2. That sounds like it would be an interesting read.

    1. I love the concept of the story! Very unique!

  3. I love stories that draw on folkore for their inspiration and this one looks wonderful. Such a shame your copy went walkabout in the post. I hope you do get to read it eventually :-)

    1. I know Disney has been having warehouse problems, which is supposed to be normal during the holidays. I can understand how they would get overwhelmed! I'm happy to support this tour, because I think this series has a very interesting and unique concept. :)

  4. hey i'm from poland i just finished reading volume 1 i am having trouble finding volume 2 do you know anything about when it appears in my country ???

    1. I'm sorry! I do not! You could always check with the publisher. Sometimes they post things like that on their websites or social media. The author, too.


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