I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on THE UNDISCOVERED DESCENDANTS by Jo Visuri Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
A captivating modern-day fantasy filled with intrigue, suspense, mythology, magical objects, and special abilities, Jo Visuri’s adventurous tale will sweep you away to mystical Auor Island—where nothing is quite as it seems!
A remote island. Old secrets. And a cascade of unintended consequences.
Long ago, four clans from earth’s four corners were given magical abilities to help save humanity from oblivion. For generations, their descendants have lived in hidden communities and occasionally intermingled with regular humans—leading to whispers of unforeseen consequences.
Now, in the present-day and for unknown purposes, one Clan quietly and desperately seeks the rumored, undiscovered offspring.
Meanwhile, in the heart of a northern archipelago, Elin Bodil leads a perfectly ordinary, happy life on Auor Island with her family. When, through accident and circumstance, she meets both a motorcycle-driving stranger and the new mysterious boy next door, Elin’s world is turned upside down.
As Elin is drawn into a brewing supernatural conflict—with her two unusual acquaintances on opposite sides, she must decipher who to trust while unearthing her island’s secrets and those buried deep within herself. But when the search for answers triggers the Clan’s sinister schemes, Elin and her companions will have to confront far bigger and deadlier secrets than they ever imagined. And they’ll need much more than themselves to survive!
Welcome to Auor Island…and the legend and magic within its ruins!
“Jo Visuri does an outstanding job of juxtaposing fantasy and real-world concerns as the tension and action escalate [in The Undiscovered Descendants]…readers who want a story about new and evolving relationships, changing life purposes and perspectives, and threats to family and community connections will find The Undiscovered Descendants an excellent, satisfying story…highly recommended for teen fantasy readers who look for more than action and adventure in their stories.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW Highly Recommended
“Secrets emerge as two young men try to find out if their classmate Elin is secretly a Dormant Descendant. Suspenseful and intriguing, The Undiscovered Descendants will have its readers halfway out of their seats. Brilliant characters, ancient Clans, special abilities, magic objects, and teenage relationships all wrapped into a fantastic adventure.” — MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW
“The Undiscovered Descendants is told from three different perspectives, and I love the seamless way that Elin’s, Aeden’s, and Tristan’s tense stories weave together. The characters are fun and easy to both love and hate. Jo Visuri has introduced a unique world that combines modern teenagers and Scandinavian mythology in a delightfully refreshing way with a steady, action-fueled pace that makes it impossible to put down.” — Amy, READERS’ FAVORITE ★★★★★
“I loved every bit of the story right to the very last page. The descriptions of the scenes are so vivid that they seem like a 3D projection. Additionally, the thoughtfully constructed story covers an interesting range of themes: jealousy, ambition, infatuation, secret societies, friendship, family, and more.” — Foluso, READERS’ FAVORITE ★★★★★
Top 5 favorite scenes and why.
It’s really hard to choose my top 5 favorite scenes from The Undiscovered Descendants. It’s like asking you to choose a favorite between your children…in their presence. Alas, if I absolutely had to, here are the ones that would make my list in no particular order:
The scene where…
- Elin and Aedan first meet. I love how awkward she feels but at the same time, she already senses something different about Aedan.
- Aedan first learns about the Dormant Descendants. I think his puzzlement and the family dynamic make this a favorite.
- Tristan apologizes. His ability to navigate his own morally-grey objectives while getting Elin on board with his plan is what draws me to this one.
- Elin and Tristan explore the hidden tunnel and run out of time. The suspense and discovery aspect of this scene makes it one of my favorites.
- Tristan’s confrontation with his aunt. I think this scene gives the reader a sense of what Tristan is up against in his world and how, for better or worse, he has learned to navigate those obstacles.
About Jo Visuri:
Jo Visuri was born and raised on an island in Finland’s famous archipelago, where she found her one and only Viking coin at the age of six. After spending a few formative years living by a Norwegian fjord, Jo’s family uprooted to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of Brown University, Jo has been privately writing stories since she could read one and launched her debut The Undiscovered Descendants in Fall 2021. She now lives and writes in San Diego, CA, when she isn’t distracted by her cuddly and demanding senior dog. To catch up on the latest news and updates, join Jo Visuri’s newsletter at: www.jovisuri.com
2 winners will receive an eBook of THE UNDISCOVERED DESCENDANTS, International.
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