To a Darker Shore

Posted April 28, 2024 in Current Tours, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Hello friends!

Welcome to our tour for To a Darker Shore, a contemporary YA novel with Greek mythology inspo and an amazing badass female lead…! We had the honor of touring Leanne’s debut, A Prayer for Vengeance, so TTPT Stacia jumped at the chance to go for round 2!

The schedule for this tour can be found on our home page until the conclusion of the tour at which point it’ll be added below.

Book Info

To a Darker Shore

by Leanne Schwartz
Release Date: April 29, 2024
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Genre: YA Contemporary, mythology, autism rep

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A da Vinci-esque teen girl inventor on a Dante-esque journey through hell to save her best friend.

Plain, poor, plus-size, and autistic, Alesta grew up trying to convince her kingdom that she’s too useful to be sacrificed like so many of their country’s poor to appease the infernal monster across the poison sea in hell. When Alesta’s attempt to prove herself with inventions goes awry, her best friend and heir to the throne, Kyrian, takes the blame expecting leniency―and ends up tithed in her place. To end the sacrifices forever, Alesta plans to kill the monster that killed her friend. She travels to the depths of hell only to find Kyrian, alive, but monstrously transformed. There’s no escaping hell or their deeper feelings for one another, and the farther they go, the closer they come to uncovering a truth about the tithings that threatens to invoke the wrath of not only monsters but the gods as well.

About the Author

Leanne Schwartz grew up in Davis, California, reading piles of books and acting in local theater productions. In high school she cemented her status as a massive nerd, running a local theater company, attending the California State Summer School for the Arts for creative writing, and taking three literature classes senior year. She has played Lady Macbeth, Lady Capulet, Clytemnestra, and Hera—perhaps one reason she writes such vengeful, murderous girls. Leanne completed her English degree and master’s in education at UC Davis. When she’s not teaching English and poetry, she can be found baking pizzelle, directing scenes for the student Shakespeare festival, and singing along to showtunes. She lives in San Diego with her family.

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