TOUR SCHEDULE: Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura

Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura.

February 27th
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
Boys’ Mom Reads! – Review

February 28th
The Nutty Bookworm Reads Alot – Review

March 1st
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
And On She Reads – Review

March 2nd
Kait Plus Books – Promotional Post
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

March 3rd
Lemmi Bookmark That! – Top 5 Reasons to Read Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind
Twirling Book Princess – Promotional Post

March 4th
Quill Tree Fox – Top 5 Reasons to Read Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind
Eye-Rolling Demigod’s Book Blog – Promotional Post

March 5th
forthenovellovers – Review
The Momma Spot – Review

February 27th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
hodophile_z – Review & Favorite Quotes
tinybooknest – Journal Spread & Favorite Quotes

February 28th
fictionalfey – Review
froggyreadteach – Review
torithelibrarian – Review

March 1st
ninebookishlives – Promotional Post
dhirviereads – Review & Mood Board
allielovestoread – Review & Favorite Quotes

March 2nd
luna_reads_ – Journal Spread
popthebutterfly – Content Creator’s Choice

March 3rd
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
mellasmusings – Review & Favorite Quotes
lemmibookmarkthat – Content Creator’s Choice

March 4th
dreaminginpages – Promotional Post
quirkylitlover – Review
eyerollingdemigod – Content Creator’s Choice

March 5th
bookdemonio – Promotional Post
kathreadsya – Review
BookDragonsTBR – Content Creator’s Choice

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Mythology
Publishing date: February 28th, 2023

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Rep: AAPI – Japanese


All Momo wants for her twelfth birthday is a normal life–a life like everyone else’s. At home, she has to take care of her absentminded widowed mother. At school, kids ridicule her for mixing up reality with the magical stories her mother used to tell her.

But then Momo’s mother falls gravely ill, and a death hag straight out of those childhood stories attacks Momo at the mall, where she’s rescued by a talking fox . . . and “normal” goes out the window. It turns out that Momo’s mother is a banished Shinto goddess who used to protect a long-forgotten passageway to Yomi–a.k.a. the land of the dead. That passageway is now under attack, and countless evil spirits threaten to escape and wreak havoc across the earth.

Joined by Niko the fox and Danny–her former best friend turned popular jerk, whom she never planned to speak to again, much less save the world with–Momo must embrace her (definitely not normal) identity as half human, half goddess to unlock her divine powers, save her mother’s life, and force the demons back to Yomi.

Content Warning: misogyny inherent in some of the background mythology

Misa Sugiura’s ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. Her first novel It’s Not Like It’s A Secret, won the Asian Pacific Islander American Librarians’ Association’s Award for Young Adult Literature; her highly acclaimed second novel, This Time Will Be Different, made the Best of 2019 lists of YALSA, Kirkus Reviews, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library. Her short story, “Where I’m From” appears in Come On In, a young adult anthology of stories about immigration. Her latest book, Love & Other Natural Disasters has been praised by the American Library Association as “hilariously awkward” and “honestly poignant.”

Misa was born in Chicago, earned a B.A. in English at Princeton University, and taught English as a second language in Japan before moving back to the States to earn her M.Ed at Stanford University. She taught English at a local public high for several years before “retiring” to be a stay-at-home parent. Currently, she lives and writes under a giant oak tree with her husband, two sons, and two cats. You can find her online at and @misallaneous1 on Twitter and Instagram.

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