18 July 2016

Release Week Tour & Giveaway: The Carver by Jacob Devlin

The #roadtripwithpeterpan begins tomorrow! THE CARVER is a young adult fairy tale retelling that takes you on a road trip with an adult Peter Pan as he and the children of some of your favorite characters. Together, they must find out what happened to their missing family members as secrets of the old world and new are revealed, with only Pinocchio's carvings to guide the way.


The Carver
by Jacob Devlin.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: July 19th 2016 by Blaze Publishing.
The past is in his carvings. The future is in his hands.

THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York’s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers...

THE PRINCE looks like he’s from another time entirely, or maybe he’s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire...

THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly convincing portrayal of a famous fairy. Her name may be big, but her secrets barely fit in one world...

Fifteen-year-old Crescenzo never would have believed his father’s carvings were anything more than “stupid toys.” All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years. When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he’s really Peter Pan and that Crescenzo is the son of Pinocchio. What’s more: Pietro insists that they can find their loved ones by looking to the strange collection of wooden figurines Crescenzo’s father left behind.

With Pietro’s help, Crescenzo sets off on an adventure to unite the real life counterparts to his figurines. It’s enough of a shock that they’re actually real, but the night he meets the Girl in the Red Hood, dark truths burst from the past. Suddenly, Crescenzo is tangled in a nightmare where magic mirrors and evil queens rule, and where everyone he loves is running out of time.


Reviewed by Kelly


Ugh! I had no idea until I got really close to the end that there is another book to follow! I can’t wait!! I have no patience! I want it now!!

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Okay, I feel better now!

This story encompasses all childhood fairytales! Where there is one main evil witch who wants out of her prison and rule the world! And the world could be the fairytale world or our world or all of it! It was really cool to see the worlds intertwine with one another! The descriptions were vivid and I could easily see it in my head!


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It is a cool idea (although it has some of the concepts of Once Upon a Time) and encompasses many years. It is very imaginative and believable. It is sweet and is filled with action and adventure and danger. It will thrill any reader of any age. It has a moral compass. It offers redemption where needed.

Mulan is also in the story and she is a force not to be reckoned with!

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This is a story of a boy who has no idea he is Pinocchio’s son. He sets off on an adventure when his father, mother and his neighbor’s mother and son disappear. His neighbor, Pietro aka Peter Pan, has lost his wife and son too and goes on this adventure too. But as this boy, Enzo learns who his father and neighbor really are; he is skeptical. Along the way, they find the living people of the tiny replica carvings that Enzo’s dad made for him. All but one are from the Old World of magic and fairytales, including the daughter of Alice. They form together to get back to the old world and rid the evil that sent them there. The road is long and hard. Hansel has become the huntsman for the witch because she has taken Gretel and he does her bidding and turns to the dark side to do whatever it takes to get his beloved sister back.

Hansel/The Huntsman

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Peter pan

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Alice in wonderland

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Snow white and prince charming

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The ending just about killed me. It was a totally new setting that I had no idea it was coming and then bam: The End!





Guest Post: Playlist for The Carver by Jacob Devlin...



The Idea of Growing Old - The Features

Black Tears - Tyler Bates

Icarus - Bastille

Shadows - Lindsey Stirling

Mercy - Muse

Riku - Project Destati

Towards the Sun - Rhianna

Come in un film - Moda'

Final Frontier - Thomas Bergersen

Broken Mirrors - Rise Against

Lost Boy - Ruth B

Strange - Tokio Hotel and Kerli

Breath of Life - Florence and the Machine



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When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves practicing his Italian, watching stand-up comedy, going deaf at rock concerts, and geeking out at comic book conventions. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.








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