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The Cassandra Curse

(2020)
(The first book in the Muse Squad series)
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The first in an action-packed debut middle grade fantasy duology about a Cuban American girl who discovers that she’s one of the nine Muses of Greek mythology. Perfect for fans of The Serpent’s Secret, the Aru Shah series, and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

Callie Martinez-Silva didn’t mean to turn her best friend into a pop star. But when a simple pep talk leads to miraculous results, Callie learns she’s the newest muse of epic poetry, one of the nine Muses of Greek mythology tasked with protecting humanity’s fate in secret.

Whisked away to Muse Headquarters, she joins three recruits her age, who call themselves the Muse Squad. Together, the junior muses are tasked with using their magic to inspire and empower—not an easy feat when you’re eleven and still figuring out the goddess within.

When their first assignment turns out to be Callie’s exceptionally nerdy classmate, Maya Rivero, the squad comes to Miami to stay with Callie and her Cuban family. There, they discover that Maya doesn’t just need inspiration, she needs saving from vicious Sirens out to unleash a curse that will corrupt her destiny.

As chaos erupts, will the Muse Squad be able to master their newfound powers in time to thwart the Cassandra Curse . . . or will it undo them all?

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Chantel Acevedo's middle grade debut is a wonderful reminder that we are all worthy of magic. Every kid will want Callie Martinez-Silva to inspire the (s)hero within. ¡Bravo!" - Pablo Cartaya

"A charming and imaginative tale brimming with magic, friendship, loss, and love. Readers will be wishing for a muse of their own." - J C Cervantes

"A refreshingly new adventure steeped in familiar mythology, where all people are worthy of magic. Muse Squad is a supernatural pick-me-up, a rare book that inspires laughter, tears, curiosity, and heroic purpose. Acevedo centers teamwork and community in a beautiful reimagining of what makes a hero." - Anna Meriano


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse (Muse Squad, 1)
Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
ISBN: 0-06-294769-9 / 978-0-06-294769-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse (Muse Squad, 1)
Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
ISBN: 0-06-294770-2 / 978-0-06-294770-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse (The Muse Squad Series)
Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
ISBN: 1-09-416782-7 / 978-1-09-416782-4
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Cassandra Curse (Muse Squad)
Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
ISBN: 1-09-416781-9 / 978-1-09-416781-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Cassandra Curse: Library Edition
Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
ISBN: 1-09-416780-0 / 978-1-09-416780-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse
Author(s): Chantel Acevedo
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon CA