Monday, December 21, 2020

Rick Riordan Presents: 'Paola Santiago And The Forest Of Nightmares' By Tehlor Kay Mejia Gets Official Cover

The Rick Riordan Presents imprint has never disappointing me one bit by introducing new cultures and mythologies that do not have enough representation, and authors that we can watch out for. One series from this imprint that delivers the same is the Paola Santiago series by Tehlor Kay Mejia, who introduced us to the titular character in Paola Santiago and the River of Tears.

Now the second book titled Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares will see to the continuance of the heroine's (mis)adventures. The official cover of the said title has been unveiled first in Rick Riordan's blog, and you can view it below.

Check out the official cover of Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia.

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia


Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia's critically acclaimed own-voices novel about science-obsessed Paola Santiago.

"Paola is a brilliant, furious girl who often trusts her brain but trips over her heart."--Sarah Gailey, Hugo and Locus award-winning author of River of Teeth

Six months after Paola Santiago confronted the legendary La Llorona, life is nothing like she'd expected it to be. She is barely speaking to her best friends, Dante and Emma, and what's worse, her mom has a totally annoying boyfriend. Even with her chupacabra puppy, Bruto, around, Pao can't escape the feeling that she's all alone in the world.

Pao has no one to tell that she's having nightmares again, this time set in a terrifying forest. Even more troubling? At their center is her estranged father, an enigma of a man she barely remembers. And when Dante's abuela falls mysteriously ill, it seems that the dad Pao never knew just might be the key to healing the eccentric old woman.

Pao's search for her father will send her far from home, where she will encounter new monsters and ghosts, a devastating betrayal, and finally, the forest of her nightmares. Will the truths her father has been hiding save the people Pao loves, or destroy them?

Once again Tehlor Kay Mejia draws on her Mexican heritage to tell a wild and wondrous story that combines creatures from folklore with modern-day challenges.

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia will be released on August 3, 2021.