Dec 03 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Giveaways, Review, Science Fiction, Young Adult / 9 Comments



Title: NAVIGATING THE STARS (Sentinels of the Galaxy #1)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pub. Date: December 1, 2018 (US Publication Date)
Publisher: Maria V. Snyder
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 464
Find it: Goodreads, Kindle link, Amazon Paperback, B&N,

Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. And Lyra Daniels’ parents are the archaeological Experts (yes with a capital E) on the Warriors and have dragged her to the various planets to study them despite the time dilation causing havoc with her social life.

When one of the many Warrior planets goes silent, and looters attack her research base, Lyra becomes involved in discovering why the Warriors were placed on these planets. And, more importantly, by who.


About the Author

Maria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria always had a fascination with big storms. Dreaming of chasing tornados, Maria earned a bachelors of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. But she discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn’t one of her skills. In order to chase tornados you had to predict where they might form. Creating fantasy worlds where she has complete control of the weather was more agreeable to her.

Maria’s research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.

Maria has a brown belt in IsshinryuKarate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello. Traveling in general and via cruise ship in particular are her biggest distractions from writing. Maria has traveled to Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal.

Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania where she is at work on more LUNA novels. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.

Readers are welcome to contact Maria at the following email address:

Where you can find Maria:
Website | Blog | Facebook | Goodreads


Review of Navigating the Stars

Review (4.5 Stars):  Navigating the Stars was a well-written, exciting thrill-ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. Lyra was a great heroine that I instantly connected with and I understood her frustration as to never having a real life because she was always having to travel with her parents.  This story was thought-provoking and entertaining and I couldn’t get enough of this exciting world.  Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new series and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.



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Tour Schedule:
Week One:

12/3/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

12/4/2018- My Bookish Escapades– Review

12/5/2018- Debbie’s World of Books– Review

12/6/2018- a GREAT read– Review

12/7/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

Week Two:

12/10/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Review

12/11/2018- Wishful Endings– Review

12/12/2018- Good Choice Reading– Interview

12/13/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

12/14/2018- Feed Your Fiction Addiction– Review

9 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder”

  1. John Smith

    Sounds like a fun, interesting book, and the terracotta warriors are a nice touch!

  2. Melody Coetzee

    Hi My daughter is honestly your biggest fan. She got me to read your books as well. Would love to give her this book. 🙂

  3. Artemis Giote

    It sounds great!!!!
    Congratulations, Maria V. Snyder on your new release and thank you for the giveaway.