It’s less than a month until we get our next Rick Riordan Presents adventure, Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares! Tehlor Kay Mejia has cooked up another ghost story in this follow-up to her acclaimed Paola Santiago and the River of Tears. Its on-sale date of August 3 is almost here, but in the meantime, we have the first two chapters to get you properly spooked.
There’s Almost Nothing Worse Than Meat Medley Pizza
If it hadn’t been for the dream she’d had about her estranged father the night before, maybe Pao’s bonding time with her mom’s new boyfriend wouldn’t have been quite so awful.
But her luck never worked like that.
Six months ago, Paola Santiago had walked out of a collapsing magical rift after defeating the legendary ghost turned god, La Llorona, and freeing the spirit of the Weeping Woman’s last remaining lost child.
Pao had tamed a chupacabra.
She had even earned the respect of the girl who had tortured her in sixth grade.
And yet, she still didn’t have the power to turn this guy into dust? Ideally right now, across the sticky table of this pizza place?
Maybe if she glared at him a little harder . . .