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Second book is here!

@tbrbeyondtours & @misallaneous1

"Galloping Grasshoppers, you haven't read book 1?"

5 Reasons to Read:

1. Amazing Japanese Mythology (detailed kami, legends, yokai) adventure

2. A talking fox names Niko

3. Being true to yourself and saving the world, a powerful relic

4. Sometimes bullied at school, sometimes the daughter of a Goddess

5. Very cool God Grandfather (always scenes with humor with this one)

This is a fantastic series with Japanese mythology including legends, yokai, and kami explanations. We learn along with Momo her origin and she goes from loser to amazing. This second volume is even more exciting than the first filled with action and keeps me turning the page for more. Apart from the adventures with the myth realms, the school scenes are always relatable and I feel like I would be Momo's best friend. I am so excited to keep reading this series and hope there will be more.

Thank you netgalley and Publisher for the copy.

Book Info:

Momo Arashima Breaks the Mirror of the Sun by Misa Sugiura

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Mythology

Publishing Date: February 28, 2024



In the next book in the thrilling fantasy series filled with gods and monsters of Shinto mythology, a twelve-year-old girl must steal an ancient relic, work with new friends and learn to control her own dangerous power to defeat a new threat.

After vanquishing a demon king, saving her mom, and reconnecting with her friend Danny, Momo ought to be living the life she’s always wanted. But lately, Danny has been ditching her to hang out with mean-girl Ryleigh—and groups of kids have begun vanishing without a trace. Then a whole backyard full of cool kids at Ryleigh’s exclusive birthday party becomes the latest to disappear, leaving Momo, Ryleigh, Danny, boy band superstar Jin, and Momo’s old friend Niko the fox to fight a dangerous new enemy from Shinto legend.

This time they are up against Tamamo-no-mae—beautiful, bloodthirsty, and manipulative, she’s the ultimate mean girl of the Kami-verse. To defeat her, Momo must travel to the Sky Kingdom and steal the legendary Mirror of the Sun. But if she’s going to survive monster ambushes, escape giant snakes, and pull off the heist of the millennium, Momo will have to find a way to work with her team (even Ryleigh), and grapple with the growing power that connects her with her storm god grandfather, Susano’o’, and her greatest foe—Izanami the Destroyer.


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About the Author:

Misa Sugiura’s ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. Her first novel It’s Not Like It’s A Secret, won the Asian Pacific Islander American Librarians’ Association’s Award for Young Adult Literature; her highly acclaimed second novel, This Time Will Be Different, made the Best of 2019 lists of YALSA, Kirkus Reviews, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library. Her short story, “Where I’m From” appears in Come On In, a young adult anthology of stories about immigration. Her latest book, Love & Other Natural Disasters has been praised by the American Library Association as “hilariously awkward” and “honestly poignant.”

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