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Of The Riordan Presents the Rick Riordan Presents Aru Shah and Tristan Strong are my personal favorite series this so far This is a great follow p to Tristan Strong number 1 I appreciate how it shows that even though Tristan did some heroic things in book 1 he also did some harm I like how his grandmother is tied in and am hoping for back story on her in book 3 Gum Baby and Tristan s bickering continues to provide comic relief Appreciated how the villain of this one is shown as complex Will be recommending and purchasing for sure DO YALL SEE THAT TITLE This book picks p Soon After The Events Of after the events of last book spoilers ahead so Tristan is still on the farm with his grandparents When a mysterious deadly figure called the Shamble Man kidnaps Tristan s Nana Tristan heads to Alke to get her back These books are amazing I think they are now officially my favorite Rick Riordan presents series they are so clever in the presentation of the mythology and they touch on really difficult concepts and topics in a way that s approachable to middle school students For example in this book Tristan and his friends are experiencing the fallout from the last book and they all have PTSD which is addressed in a compassionate way It s also addressed in such a way so that folks can nderstand generational PTSD along with other generational effects of racism which is tied into the Diaspora a main plot point in this book It s just so well done I also love how the author ties together Black American mythology with West African mythology and obviously the two are inextricably linked anyway if you have any level of familiarity with the tales you will be delighted in how creatively they are The Mangrove Tree used If you re not familiar you get to learn complete new stories The books also have a who lives who dies who tells your story sort of theme running through them they are additionally focused on the importance of stories to a group of peopleIf you have a middle school student who is into fantasy Percy Jackson or is looking to learn about the effects of systemic racism give them this series It manages to walk that narrow bridge of entertaining and educational without feeling preachy and I cannot recommend this series highly enough If you haven t yet check out the first book Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and then get ready to put Tristan Strong Destroys the World on hold for it s October 6th releaseThanks to Disney Hyperion and Netgalley for the eARC which I received in exchange for annbiased review 29220We have a cover Absolutely loved the first book video review so can t wait for this one to come out D You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website So good to be with Tristan and the Alkeans again Can t wait for I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewA storm had already ripped through my life What was a few drops of waterAt the beginning of summer Tristan Strong accidentally punched a hole in the sky sending him into Alke a world filled with African folklore After defeating the iron ships and fetterlings that plagued the people Guided Approach to Intermediate and Advanced Coding + ICD-10-CM/PCs Coding using his ownniue gift as an Anansesem Tristan returned home to his grandparents farm working to collect stories But Tristan hasn t felt right since he returned getting lost in his own head the trauma of what he has seen has shaken him deep to his core causing him to doubt himselfThen Tristan starts to have visions of a figure known only as the Shamble Man wreaking havoc on the recovering Alke And then the Shamble Man comes to Tristan s world and steals Tristan s beloved Nana Now Tristan rushes back to Alke to team Understanding Yandere Lovers up with old friends John Henry Ayanna Chestnut and of course the one and only Gum Baby with her infamous Sap Attacks to stop the Shamble Man and save his grandmother Can Tristan save the day again Or will he destroy this world he cares so deeply forThe second phenomenal book in Mbalia s Tristan Strong trilogy returns to the magical world of Alke full of goddesses boo hags tricksters heroes and legends from African and African American folklore Explore new places meet new faces and hear new tales while also seeing the return of old friends having frank conversations about trauma in ways that young people and old peoplenderstand pushing forward when all hope seems lost and learning what it means to really be a heroMbalia does an amazing job writing about Tristan s relationships with the adultsrole modelsteachers in his life in the first book that focus was on John Henry This book focuses on Tristan s relationship with Nana who we learn has also been adventuring in Alke and has been in essence the origin of Tristan s role as the Anasesm She was the one who has taught Tristan about the stories and figures from folklore and mythology and is the voice in his ear when faced with problems But ltimately she is a sour. Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best selling Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia Tristan Strong just back from a victorious but exhausting adventure in Alke the land of African American folk heroes and Africa.
Ce of love and comfort of strength and resolve "Nana is the woman that Tristan will destroy worlds for and I think that is beautiful Also Gum Baby "is the woman that Tristan will destroy worlds for and I think that is beautiful Also Gum Baby managed to get even sassier since we last saw her Consider yourself warned Seriously you may strain muscles from laughing so hard HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO KWAME MBALIA AND TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLDThis is such a fun Middle Grade Adventure series I am already excited for the next bookOriginal Tristan Strong Destroys the World was my most anticipated Middle Grade novel of 2020I had so much fun reading Kwame Mbalia s debut Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky last year I fell in love with
Tristan Well As Mbalia S Witas as Mbalia s wit compelling writing styleAt the time I was blown away by the fact that it was a debut The ality of the story as well as the world building felt so experiencedThe Tristan Strong series is published by the Rick Riordan Presents imprint If you aren t aware this imprint is focused on publishing novels that allow Middle Grade authors from Brothers underrepresented cultures and backgrounds tell stories inspired by the mythology and folklore of their heritageI have read many of the books published through this imprint and I must say each and every one has been absolutely fantasticIf you are sleeping on the Rick Riordan Presents books I highly encourage you to give one a try There is truly something for every Reader among the releasesMy biggest observation of Mbalia s writing is that he writes with HEARTTristan is such a well imagined character I absolutely adore his perspective his humor and the many admirablealities he is developing as he grows through the adventures held within these pagesIn this second installment Tristan is forced back to Alke the magical land of African Gods and African American folk heroes after his beloved Nana is stolen away by a mysterious villain out for revengeThere he is reunited with many old friends from the first book including my favorite the dynamic Gum BabyAs with the first book this installment offers The Little Bit Naughty Book of Wild Sex Positions up nonstop action and humor I was biting my nails in anticipation while simultaneously laughing at Tristan s thoughts or witty dialogueThis book ended with a lot still at stake I am so excited for the third book It honestly cannot come soon enoughIf you haven t checked out this series yet now is the perfect time to do so Tristan Strong Destroys the World is releasing October 6th so you have just enough time to get in the first book before it s releaseThank you so much to the publisher Disney Hyperion and Rick Riordan Presents for providing me with a copy of this to read and reviewI appreciate it so much and also appreciate the thought and dedication that goes into this entire imprint I have been exposed to so many new myths and legends from cultures around the world through RRP and for that I am truly grateful I received a copy of Tristan Strong Destroys the World from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review And honestly I loved it It was wonderful to be with Tristan and his cohort of African folktale heroes again His voice the sarcasm and witty humor of a preteen came through so clearly and kids will be laughing out loud at his asides to the reader And don E ARC provided by NetgalleyWhile Tristan is making progress dealing with his friend Eddie s death and is enjoying being with his grandparents on their farm in Alabama he is still reeling from his experiences traveling into the world of Alke and dealing with the forces of evil there Being an Anansesem hesed the power of stories to get many things done and now has a cell phone with the trickster god Anansi trapped in it that is a modern version of the Story Box Being careful however he has buried the other artifacts that he brought back After his grandfather arranges for him to spar with an Leaders Eat Last up and coming boxer Tristen starts to hear worried voices and sees spirits in his grandparents barn He s even worried when he finds out that John Henry s powers seem to be fading He is just starting to get information from his grandmother who appears to have some powers of her own when she tries to make ailt to stop a horrible creature known as the Shambleman The Shambleman is angry that Tristan destroyed Midpass and kidnaps the grandmother to hurt Tristan In order to go in search of the grandmother Anansi has Tristan se an app on the Story Box Phone SBP to record a story and harness its power This story summons not only Keelboat Annie but his friend Ayanna who is doing a work study program with her Some of Ayanna s colleagues got paired with a god or goddess in order to help with repairs to Alke Gum Baby also reappears to help Keelboat Annie thinks it best to head off to the Golden Crescent to try to find out about the Shambleman and where he might have hidden Tristan s grandmother Along the way they realize that Mami Wata is also missi. N gods is suffering from PTSD But there's no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge Tristan must return to Alke and reunite with his loud mouthed sidekick Gum Baby in order to rescue Nana and stop the culp.