Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

Posted October 31, 2018 by Jess in Book Tour, Giveaway, jess, Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – Are You Scared, Darth Vader?Are You Scared, Darth Vader by Adam Rex
Published by Disney Lucasfilm Press on July 8, 2018
Genres: Picture Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover
Source: the publisher
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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!


My Thoughts

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you know a little kid? Basically, that’s all the criteria you need to fall in love with Are You Scared, Darth Vader?  Because this book, while I knew I was going to enjoy it, downright tickled me. It tickled my ten-year-old as we read it to my nine-month-old so much that she and I were both rolling in a fit of giggles.  I think that’s all the praise the book really needs – it made me snort I was laughing so hard.  And on Halloween, it is the PERFECT day to go out and get the book for the ghoul or boy-wolf in your own life!

But, if you need a little more, here are a few things to consider:

  • The book does contain monsters, but not in a scary way
  • Little kids can handle this – nothing too scary here
  • Older kids will appreciate the artistry of pictures and enjoy the dialogue with Darth Vader
  • The art is really well done! This is a beautiful book

much love,


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Check out the rest of the tour:

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

About Adam Rex

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.

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