Are you familiar yet with The Familiars ? While most of the time I highlight YA fiction on my site, I occasionally make an exception for a middle grade novel that I absolutely love, and Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson‘s collaboration certainly makes the cut. For those of you who missed the review I posted when it was first released, you can check out my thoughts on The Familiars now.
With all the enjoyment that I got out of this beautifully illustrated novel the first time around, I’m extremely excited to now be the third stop on the novel’s Halloween blog tour. Who can blame Adam and Andrew for using their book filled with magicians, magician’s apprentices, animal familiars, and plenty of magic from aligning this book with the spooky holiday that is coming up. Read (and watch) the rest of this Halloween guest post by Adam and Andrew to learn more about the Halloween fun!
With Halloween fast approaching, we thought it was only appropriate for The Familiars to celebrate their favorite holiday with a blog tour! We will be trick or treating through the blogosphere, and are so excited to be stopping by YABookShelf.com.
Check out the video and learn the legends of spooky Hollywood houses:
We are also having a special Familiars-themed Halloween Scavenger Hunt! At each stop along the blog tour, we will be asking a trivia question from our book. After you fill in your answer, the letter that falls in the place of the * can be placed in the corresponding number of the larger puzzle. So for example, since this is question number 3, the letter that lands in the space where the * is can be filled in where the 3 is in the larger puzzle. The larger puzzle will form yet another clue, and anyone who answers it correctly will be entered into a drawing for an autographed book as well as a few other Halloween treats!
Be sure to visit The Familiars blog to find links to all other blog stops and find out where to send in your answers! All entries must be entered by November 15.
3. You cannot cast one of these without black lichen. _*_ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Hint: Chapter Two, Page 22
11 5 18 8 15 1 9
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7 19 14 23 2 25 16 10 12 20
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17 3 22 6
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21 4 24 13
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Happy Halloween everyone!
Andrew & Adam