BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Rise of the Snake Goddess by Jenny Elder Moke (BOOK REVIEW) || Higher education can be scary!

Just as I had enjoyed the first book, I absolutely love the second book! Jenny Elder Moke is a fantastic author and I definitely need to check out her other book, Hood, which is about Robin Hood and Marian’s kid! Here’s my review of the first book!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS by Jenny Elder Moke Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

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About the Book:
Title: RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS (Samantha Knox #2)
Author: Jenny Elder Moke
Pub. Date: June 7, 2022
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 320
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, AudibleB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Samantha Knox is back for another adventure in this 1920s female-driven mystery-adventure series!

Sam Knoxโ€™s second adventure takes her to the island of Crete, just off the coast of Greece, where she discovers the ancient Snake Goddessโ€™s golden girdle in the depths of a cave shrine that has been buried for decades. After having been belittled by her archaeology professor throughout her first college semester, Sam knows this triumph will prove her worth in the field, but before she can take credit for the find, the girdle is stolen and the island is hit with a series of earthquakes that donโ€™t feel quite geological.

Soon Sam, Bennett and Jo are embroiled in a wild huntโ€•one that takes them to tiny island shops, a glamorous auction party and a near fiery deathโ€•to find the girdle before someone can use it to raise an ancient goddess from her slumber. The final battle features gryphons, a labyrinth, the minotaur of legend and lots of snakes. Lots.

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Reviews: “Another action-packed, romance and mythology filled mystery… Themes of wealth, power, and chauvinism are skillfully woven throughout the story while readers are provided with a cast of characters they will easily find themselves rooting for!”โ€•School Library Connection

“Billed as the heir apparent to Indiana Jones, Samantha is a witty and wise adventurer, and it feels as though Moke is building towards an eventual greater purpose for her heroine.”โ€•Booklist

“Jenny Elder Moke has done it again! Witty banter, ancient mysteries, thrilling action, and a mix of clever and dubious characters will keep you up all night in book two of the Samantha Knox series. A fantastic adventure!”โ€•Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of Lies Like Wildfire

“Samโ€™s response to misogyny and classism propels the bookโ€™s action but also, in the deft hands of the author, provides readers with insights into the complexities of identity, self-awareness, and right action. While never becoming preachy, the book also thoughtfully explores issues related to the ethics of the acquisition and ownership of antiquities…Another satisfying supernatural adventure featuring an intrepid solver of puzzles.”โ€•Kirkus Reviews

โ€œAhead of her time and a force to be reckoned with, Samantha Knox is the female Indiana Jones we’ve long been waiting for! You haven’t lived until you’ve read a Samantha Knox novel.โ€โ€•Jen Calonita, New York Times best-selling author of the A Twisted Tale series
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The friendship between Jo and Sam was fun to see again and I very much enjoyed getting to know their characters more. Last book I thought Sam was my favourite character and now itโ€™s definitely Jo. Jo knows who she is and what she wants. Plus she’s not afraid to speak her mind and insult others – I love her for that.

Sam grew from the previous book. She stands up more for herself, tells off the male characters who think she can’t do much because she’s a woman. Which is a lot of Sam figuring out what all kinds of clues while the men are left scratching their heads. I’m all for girls doing things and leaving the men in the dust.

Bennett annoyed me a bit this time around ๐Ÿ˜…. He annoyed me last book, but more in the second book. It’s like he knows how Jo and Sam are yet he acts like they’re going to change because he says some words.

The action was amazing. Once again it felt like I was watching a movie, which was just great. Sometimes I want those fast-paced, action-packed books and this definitely delivered.

This time around it was Greek mythology, which, yes! Jenny Elder Moke melds history and mythology together so well you don’t even realise you’re actually learning things!

I don’t know if the series will have more books but I’m definitely up for at least 8 more! This feels like a series that won’t be complete with only 2 books (or at least I hope so!).

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About  Jenny Elder Moke: Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. Her debut novel, Hood, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Mayor’s Book Club selection, and received critical acclaim.

When she is not writing, sheโ€™s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two children.

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Giveaway Details: 1 winner will receive a finished copy of RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS, US Only. Rafflecopter link

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

6/2/2022

@simplybeccamee 

IG Review 

6/3/2022

Just Another Teen Reading Books

Review/IG Post

6/4/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

6/5/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

6/6/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews 

Review/IG Post

6/7/2022

Book-Keeping 

Review/IG Post

6/8/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/9/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

Review/IG Post

6/10/2022

@wraithreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

6/11/2022

DBโ€™S Guide to the Galaxy

Review

Week Three:

6/12/2022

@drewsim12

IG Review/TikTiok Review

6/13/2022

Read With Serena 

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

@ReadsReaders 

YouTube Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/15/2022

Star-Crossed Book Blog

Review/IG Post

6/16/2022

popthebutterfly

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/17/2022

Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post

6/18/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

6/19/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/20/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

6/21/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies 

IG Post Review

6/22/2022

The Reading Devil

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

Emmiepooh2 

IG Review

6/24/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Five:

6/26/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

6/27/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/28/2022

BookBriefs

Review/IG Post

6/29/2022

Library of Alexandria Archives

Review/IG Post

6/30/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post

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I just know that Jo would love Florence and the Machine. I think I should find a time machine and send some albums back ๐Ÿ˜… Just need to save up for all that vinyls ๐Ÿ˜ต

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