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In Conversation with Maya Motayne & Tomi Adeyemi

Nocturna is Maya Motayne’s debut novel and is the first in a sweeping debut fantasy trilogy, set in a Latinx-inspired world, about a face-changing thief and a prince haunted by loss. When their fates collide, they must team up to defeat a terrible, ancient power––which, if not contained, will devour the world. Nocturna was a Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List pick and hailed by New York Times bestselling author Margaret Rogerson as, “an exhilarating adventure, bursting with lively, inventive magic and characters who charmed the instant they appeared on the page. If you want to get swept up in a story, pick this one.”

Maya is joined by Tomi Adeyemi, #1 instant New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone. It is the first book in the Legacy of Orisha YA fantasy trilogy and was listed as one of the best books of 2018 by New York Times, TIME, NPR, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Kirkus, Newsweek, Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and many more.


Tickets available now!


How to order books & tickets:

This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of NOCTURNA  from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.

Online orders:

1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.

2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout. 

3) All online orders must be submitted by 7:00pm on JUNE 19TH for your book to be personalized.


Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.


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Nocturna Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062842732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
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