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Release Day Book Buzz with Tessa Barbosa, author of The Moonlight Blade

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tues. 3/21, 5-6pm on Zoom

Want to hear about a brand new YA fantasy book from the author herself?
Tessa Barbosa is the author Moonlight Blade, out today.

Barbosa will have the floor to talk about whatever she wants: the inspiration for the book, writing process, how it feels to be published. Come listen to a good book talk and ask your questions!

The Teen Readers Unite book for April will be Moonlight Blade; discussion will be on Tues. 4/25, 5-6pm in person.

The author will join us on Zoom. Be the first to hear about the book!


What is this book about?

I promised my mother I would never come to Bato-Ko…and yet here I am.

Narra Jal is one of the cursed, cast aside her whole life, considered unlucky. But with her mother’s life on the line, she will return to the city where she was born to face the trials: a grueling, bloodthirsty series of challenges designed to weed out the weak, the greedy, and the foolish. Trials to select the next ruler of Tigang.

Narra has nothing. No weapons. No training. No magic. No real chance of leaving with her life. Just her fierce grit and a refusal to accept the destiny she’s been handed. Even the intense, dark-eyed Guardian she feels a strangely electric connection with cannot help her. Narra is on her own. But she’ll show everyone what the unlucky can do.

Let the bloodbath begin.

About the author: 

Tessa Barbosa is a Filipina-Canadian author who writes fantasy novels by night, and software help by day. Her debut Fantasy novel The Moonlight Blade will be out in March 2023 from Entangled Teen. When Tessa’s not at the keyboard, you’re likely to find her covered in paint, or making things.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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