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Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Quest to the Uncharted Lands Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

The Quest to the Uncharted Lands
(World of Solace #3)
By Jaleigh Johnson
June 13, 2017
Random House
From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly comes another magical and thrilling story that takes readers on an exciting new adventure.

Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it's simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind.

Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and--right before takeoff--sneaks aboard the airship.

But Stella isn't the only stowaway. In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who's determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . .

Praise for The Quest to the Uncharted Lands
The author's endearing STEAM-loving heroine and magical hero hit all the right buttons for middle grade readers. . . . Funny and heartbreaking . . . a must-have choice for all middle grade shelves.” —School Library Journal, Starred

"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy."—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Secrets of Solace
Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss.” — School Library Journal, Starred
An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure . . . All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Mark of the Dragonfly
“This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . [is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.” —SLJ, Starred

The war in Solace has ended and its leaders are forging a fragile alliance and partnership, starting with a quest to the mysterious Uncharted Lands. Stella Glass’ healer parents are a part of the mission and will set off on the Iron Glory airship, bound for unknown danger and peril...which is why Stella stows away on the airship, determined to keep her parents safe. Once on board, Stella discovers another stowaway, an unusual boy named Cyrus with even more unusual abilities and secrets. And soon Stella and Cyrus realize that someone aboard is set on making the mission fail and keep everyone far away from the Uncharted Lands. The adventure and wild discoveries Stella has always wanted turn out to be more than she could have ever imagined!

Jaleigh Johnson’s middle-grade World of Solace series is simply superb! Each book in the series- The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace, and now The Quest to the Uncharted Lands- can be read as standalone novels, but together, the three books make for an immersive, fun, and unforgettable reading experience.

Jaleigh Johnson weaves another pitch-perfect and exciting tale, full of captivating storytelling, wondrous world-building, and engaging characters. A wonderful mix of adventure and mystery fantasy and steampunk, The Quest to the Uncharted Lands is bursting with imagination. Over the course of three books, I’ve come to absolutely love the world of Solace and its fascinating facets to explore, from its formidable mountains, cool airships, meteor showers full of otherworldly objects, and different species and beings. Young readers will fall head first into this mesmerizing and dazzling world and will want to stay a long while! And in The Quest to the Uncharted Lands, readers finally get to explore the world beyond the dangerous mountains, a world that is full of surprises and marvels.

One of the things I love best about this series, are all the likable, well-written young characters, including Stella and Cyrus. Readers will love this resourceful, smart, and quirky pair...I especially loved the genuine and sweet friendship that blossoms between the two.

The Quest to the Uncharted Lands takes both Stella and Cyrus, and readers, on a high-flying adventure, full of thrilling peril, startling revelations, and enough excitement to fill an airship! This book, and series, are perfect for reads to squash any summer boredom!

5/5 Cupcakes

Jaleigh Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author as well as a lifelong reader, gamer, and moviegoer. She loves nothing better than to escape into fictional worlds and take part in fantastic adventures. Her novels for young readers include The Mark of the Dragonfly, The Secrets of Solace, and The Quest to the Uncharted Lands. Jaleigh lives and writes in the wilds of the Midwest, but you can visit her online at or follow @JaleighJohnson on Twitter.

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Danielle H. said...

I would name my airship The Quest.

Linda Romer said...

The enlightner! Thank you

Carl Scott said...

I'd call it the Swift, like the bird. Thanks for the chance to win this new book.

John Smith said...

I would name my airship The Excelsior. Thank you for the blog post!

lkw1974 said...

I would name mine Air Quest

MichelleCat said...

I would name my air ship S.S. Crazy Mom ~ just ask my kids