A Choices Novel
by Zachary Sergi
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Pub Date 07 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 07 Sep 2021
Perseus Books, Running Press, Running Press Kids
One of PopSugar's Best New YA Books Released in September
Choose your path forward in this mystical interactive YA about the powers of friendship, self-discovery, and tarot.
It's the summer before college and four best friends—Amelia, Chase, Cleo, and Logan—are on the first leg of their road trip inspired by the unique tarot deck that Amelia inherited from her grandmother. However, their trip full of visiting occult shops, bonding and sightseeing, takes a major detour as the friends discover that their tarot deck is more valuable—and coveted—than they could've ever imagined. As the friends race to finish this mystical scavenger-hunt across the West coast and uncover the mysteries of their tarot deck, it is you who will decide where to go next and how the story will end. With four possible final and romantic endings, you will get to make actual choices to further the friends’ road trip adventure in this unique interactive novel.
Will you uncover the mysteries of the tarot deck and the legacy left behind? Will you help Amelia and Chase learn and grow? And will you unravel the secrets these friends keep from each other—and from themselves?
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 114 members
I loved it! This book was an amazing read and I won't spoil it for you but it has excellent rep and the storyline fits in with the tarot theme so well.
A fun, mysterious, and heartwarming read.
Major Detours focuses on four friends as they take a summer road trip right before they all leave for college. Amelia, Chase, Cleo, and Logan have decided to see if they can find out more information on the mysterious tarot deck Amelia’s grandma gifted to her. They soon find that it is way more valuable and rarer than they ever imagined. They must now race against various opponents to figure out the mysteries of the deck. The friends may also learn new things about themselves and the others on their journey. Pick how this story will end with this choices novel!
I had a lot of fun reading this book. I was having a hard time putting it down – it had me super interested in the story. It was action packed, mysterious, and heartwarming. I loved seeing the relationships between the friends. I also love that this was a choices novel. It was intriguing to see how picking different choices would make the story change. Ultimately I believe the theme throughout the book was the same – the friends discover new or hidden things about themselves as well as each other. This helps them develop as characters, and it leaves for a good ending to the book. I also loved the integration with tarot. I’ve always found the cards and their meanings interesting, and this has definitely inspired me to get into tarot more. I would be really interested in seeing a sequel to this book. I really connected with the characters and would love to see their story continue on for just a little bit longer!
Thank you to NetGalley and Perseus Books, Running Press for the ARC
I haven't read a "choose your own adventure" book since Goosebumps years ago, when I was a child. This sent me back to a time and place I forgot about... and made my heart warm.
This is such a unique way of telling a story and I need Sergi to write more and more.
Thank you for the e-arc!
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