Karina’s
Silver Shoes    
Denise
Marques Leitao
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Sparkly Wave
Date of Publication: September
18th, 2017
ISBN:  9781775063711
ASIN: B074T8RFWX
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 70k
Tagline: She’s got the fate of a
kingdom in her hands—or rather, in her shoes.

Book Description:
When two princesses ask Karina to
go to Whyland, a kingdom in a parallel dimension, to destroy her fascinating
and potentially evil silver shoes, of course Karina accepts. Who would refuse a
free trip to an alternate world?
Advised by a wise master and threatened
by a beautiful stepmother, Karina goes on a journey with a princess to defeat a
powerful witch. But Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself
stuck in a kingdom she doesn’t understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before
saving anyone, she’d better save herself—if she figures out how.
From
Brazilian / Canadian writer Denise Marques Leitao comes Karina’s Silver Shoes,
a teen parody of fantasy and fairy-tale tropes with many female characters,
friendships between girls and women, and some subtle romance.
 
If
you like to read about strong girls and women, you’ve found your book.
Excerpt 3
Nia raised her
eyebrows. “Well, do you think you can just sneak into her fortress?”
“No. I mean… Wait.
Fortress?”
Nia put her
hands on her waist. “Where do you think she lives?”
“A… house?”
“Right, a little
house in the woods, without any protection.”
In reality that
was exactly what Karina had imagined. “And that’s not it?”
Nia got closer
to Karina and stared at her. “It’s a fortress, better protected than any castle
on Earth.”
“We’re still on
Earth?”
“Don’t change
the subject.”
Karina stepped
back and waived her hands. “It’s not my fault. I didn’t plan anything. I was
sleeping, the girls woke me up, they asked for help and I came. That’s it.”
Nia pointed her
index finger towards Karina. “That’s exactly it. They are only going because
you are going.”

About
the Author:

Denise Marques Leitao was born
and raised in Brazil. When she’s not creating worlds and characters, she’s
discussing the meaning of the Universe with her son, writing unintellectual
poetry, podcasting about popular culture, or teaching. She lives in Montreal, Canada,
and has a Master’s in English Literature.
To learn more about Denise, get
news, bonus materials and preview chapters, visit http://denisemarquesleitao.com

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