Blog Tour – Are You Afraid, Darth Vader by Adam Rex – Review and Giveaway!

It’s midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn’t scared.












Darth Vader isn’t scared! Nothing can scare Lord Vader.

It’s midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn’t scared.


Nothing can scare Lord Vader!


Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark.

So what is Darth Vader scared of?

Read on in Adam Rex’s hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale to find out!


You Can Find the Book At:

Goodreads / Amazon / B&N / iBooks / Book Depository


Adam Rex grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, the middle of three children. He was neither the smart one (older brother) or the cute one (younger sister), but he was the one who could draw. He took a lot of art classes as a kid, trying to learn to draw better, and started painting when he was 11. Later he got a BFA from the University of Arizona, and met his physicist wife Marie (who is both the smart and cute one).

Adam and Marie live in Tucson, where Adam draws, paints, writes, spends too much time on the internet, and listens to public radio. Adam is nearsighted, bad at all sports, learning to play the theremin, and usually in need of a shave. He can carry a tune, if you don’t mind the tune getting dropped and stepped on occasionally. He never remembers anyone’s name until he’s heard it at least three times. He likes animals, spacemen, Mexican food, Ethiopian food, monsters, puppets, comic books, 19th century art, skeletons, bugs, and robots.

His first picture book, THE DIRTY COWBOY by Amy Timberlake, was published by FSG in 2003. His picture book FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH, a collection of stories about monsters and their problems, was a New York Times Bestseller. 2007 saw the release of his first novel, THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY, which was adapted into the DreamWorks film HOME in 2014. He has illustrated the work of many authors, including Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Kate DiCamillo, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Paul Fieg.

Garlic and crosses are useless against Adam. Sunlight has been shown to be at least moderately effective. A silver bullet does the trick. Pretty much any bullet, really.

You Can Find Him At:

Website | Twitter | Goodreads


I feel like this book is coming out at the PERFECT time. Its Halloween, all things are spooky and scary, AND Christmas is also right around the corner. I adore picture books – I remember reading them so much as a kid – and I still own quite a few as an adult. I definitely want a copy of this one because its just fun and cute and it honestly made me laugh out loud quite a few times. The illustrations are done SUPER well and I would recommend it to any little kid or even big kid who is a Star Wars fan. Honestly, I collect all things Star Wars and I think this book is super cute. I’m considering getting it for my sister as a Christmas gift, even though she’s 25, because she LOVES Darth Vader and I think she would get a super quick out of it.

Here’s the bottom line – picture books are awesome and Star Wars picture books are even better. Its a great way to get your kid reading when they’re young and they hit a lot of words that are easier to learn when you’re younger. It also has that great repetitiveness that really works for kids learning to read. I think its adorable and genuinely funny and a great great kids book and I recommend it as a splurge Halloween buy or as a buy for Christmas presents, because that holiday is creeping up SO fast.

Are you scared, Darth Vader?


3 winners will receive a copy of Are You Scared, Darth Vader? US ONLY!

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Week One:

10/22/2018- YA Books Central– Review

10/23/2018- Oh Hey! Books.– Excerpt

10/24/2018- BookHounds YA– Excerpt

10/25/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

10/26/2018- What A Nerd Girl Says– Review


Week Two:

10/29/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

10/30/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

10/31/2018- Such A Novel Idea– Review

11/1/2018- Novel Novice– Review

11/2/2018- Two Points of Interest– Review



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