We are so excited to be organizing a Bookstagram tour for this debut young adult retelling by author Lisa DeSelm, which follows the story of Pirouette, the daughter of the puppetmaster. When her father falls ill, Pirouette must step forward to create an army of marionette soldiers for the King, an army that will come to life by the next blue moon. But a question arises for our protagonist: is she creating a masterpiece or a monster?
Physical and digital review copies will be provided to all hosts. 10 physical copies will be provided to US reviewers only. This does not guarantee that every US reviewer will receive a physical ARC. Digital copies will be provided through NetGalley to all tour hosts.
Please note: it is a requirement to have a Bookstagram account for this tour.
Tour Dates: October 14 – October 20, 2020
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice
by Lisa DeSelm
Published by Page Street Kids
Release date: October 13, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
Pinocchio meets Frankenstein in this dark fairy tale retelling where a young girl is commissioned to build an assassin for a dark-hearted tyrant.
Impressed by the work of the puppetmaster and his apprentice, Tavia’s ruler, The Margrave, has ordered dozens of life-size marionette soldiers to be sent to Wolfspire Hall. When the orders for more soldiers come in with increasingly urgent deadlines, the puppetmaster’s health suffers and Pirouette, his daughter and protégé, is left to build in his stead. But there is something far more twisted brewing at Wolfspire—the Margrave’s son wants Pirouette to create an assassin. And he wants her to give it life.
With Tavia teetering on the brink of war and her father dying in the dungeons, Pirouette has no choice but to accept. Racing against the rise of the next blue moon—the magic that will bring her creations to life—she can’t help but wonder, is she making a masterpiece…or a monster?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa DeSelm lives happily with her husband and two daughters in the wilds of suburban South Bend, Indiana. When she is not writing, you will find Lisa working as an art director and designer, most likely daydreaming with a cup of tea in hand. The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice is her first novel.
*Signing up for this bookstagram tour does not guarantee you a spot on the tour. Thank you for understanding.*