Watch Hollow: The Alchemist's Shadow by Gregory Funaro {Blog Tour}

A sequel that will make you crave more! More action, more of the Tinkers taking down evil for the good of the people. Check out my review of The Alchemist's Shadow!

Title: Watch Hollow: The Alchemist's Shadow

Author: Gregory Funaro

Series: Watch Hollow #2

Age: Middle Grade

Genres: Mystery, Fantasy

Publication Date: February 18, 2020

Publisher: HarperCollins

Source: eARC

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New York Times bestselling author Gregory Funaro brings us the second installment of the thrilling Watch Hollow series, where magic exists, monsters roam, and wooden animals come to life.

Having defeated the Garr, a vicious tree monster who lived within the enchanted woods of Watch Hollow, Lucy and Oliver Tinker now have the home they’ve always dreamed of: Blackford House. Powered by a magical clock and full of curious rooms and improbable knickknacks, Blackford House brims with the promise of new adventures. 
Yet when a strange governess arrives from England—bringing with her the Kojima twins, Agatha and Algernon—the Tinker children’s once bright future quickly begins to dim. The Kojimas claim to be the rightful heirs to Blackford House, and soon after their arrival, a great evil enters the Tinkers’ new home, cursing it and turning it into an ever-changing labyrinth.

As a result, Lucy and Oliver, along with their clock animal friends, must now join forces with the twins to escape this labyrinth and save Blackford House, all while a new monster lurks around the corner.

My Rating: 


My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book! I loved being thrown back into the Blackford House with the Tinker family. They are a family full of mystery, action and love. They have finally defeated the evil ghost and reside permanently in the house. Things were looking up for them until British twins arrive claiming to be heirs and rightly owners of the house. After this things go completely left.

I still love Lucy and Oliver! They were ready for a normal life after battling with evil ghosts, but now they have to deal with the Kojima twins, their governess and a house that's changing into a labyrinth. They deal with things just as well as they did in book one, but they are a little more mindful. I love how they never really back down from a challenge and dad is just awesome!

Gregory Funaro does an excellent job of crafting a mystery MG novel while blending in action and mystery at a fast pace. It's easy to fly through in one sitting. You never want to put the book down. I can't wait to see what comes out next! Definitely recommend for a fun, quick read.

About the Author
Gregory Funaro grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and wrote his first story, The Ghost in the Window, in the fourth grade. He considers this to be his finest work, but unfortunately it has been lost to time. His first book for Disney-Hyperion, ALISTAIR GRIM'S ODDITORIUM (2015), was a New York Times best seller and an Amazon Best Book of the Month. His other works for children have received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and ALA Booklist. Check out WATCH HOLLOW, the first book in his series for HarperCollins, as well as its sequel, THE ALCHEMIST'S SHADOW, coming in 2020. Greg also teaches drama at East Carolina University, and is busy working on his next novel.

- Giveaway is open to International.
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- 1 Winner will receive a Watch Hollow Storytellers BOX.
- 1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
- March 10, 2020

Thank you to JeanBookNerd for having me on board for the tour!