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This feminist adventure read has magic, mystery, crush drama and *so* much more

Indiana Jones gets a feminist refresh in this Roaring '20s mystery...

Samantha Knox isn't ready for her life to change when she receives a mysterious package at the antique bookshop where she works. Because since her father left for the Great War (and never came back), she's given up her dreams of archaeological adventure and cipher-solving. But a damaged diary with a cryptic message is something that she can't ignore...

Jenny Elder Moke's Curse of the Specter Queen is the perfect read to get lost in—whether you're lounging on the beach or sipping lemonade in the backyard. This heart-pounding adventure story features bestie drama, childhood friends-turned-crushes and stunning settings of Ireland. Trust: It sucks you in and keeps you turning pages until the last moment.

The diary takes Sam (and besties Joana and Bennett) on a high-stakes trip to stop an occult ritual to raise the Specter Queen—the ancient Celtic goddess of vengeance and death. As they depart on their magical journey, Sam doesn't realize she'll be risking their lives and everything they've ever known.

Sam seeks to solve the ultimate riddle (while evading ruthless men who want to steal her diary full of clues) and stop a war unlike anything the world has seen. It will have you on the edge of your seat (er...hammock? Beach towel?) from start to finish. 

Already hooked on Sam's story? Click HERE to snag your copy of Curse of the Specter Queen!

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by Erin Sargent | 6/1/2021