Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats by Derek Fisher - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats by Derek Fisher
Category:  Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 86 pages
Genre:  Middle School Fiction
Publisher:  Securely Built
Release date:   July 2021
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.
*** 2021 Family Choice Award *** 

Book Description:

Halloween is here, and it is Alicia’s favorite time of year. What's not to like about dressing up in a costume and getting free candy? But there is something even more exciting happening this year. For the first time, Alicia and her friends are throwing a virtual party in TullyTown!

Putting together a party in TullyTown isn't easy, and Alicia and her friends want to do the best they can to make sure it is enjoyed by plenty of avatars in TullyTown. For one of Alicia's friends, getting ready to throw a TullyTown party leads to looking for easy treats. But what if it's a trick?

Alicia has been using her tablet for a while and is getting more used to how to use the technology. However, there is always something new for her and her friends to learn.

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My Review
Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats is book two in the Alicia series. In this one, we see Alicia happily using her tablet to play her favorite game: TullyTown. Alicia is eager to earn TullyBux so she can buy an awesome Halloween costume in game for a party. Her friends are gearing up to host a virtual celebration in game, and it's going to be loads of fun. Or so Alicia thinks.
When one of her friends discovers a site offering free TullyBux, she doesn't stop to think about the potential consequences of trusting such a website. And when something bad happens to her friend's game, it's a harsh lesson to be learned.
It's a story that teaches kids about the importance of safety online, while also touching on subjects such as online bullying and the like (someone is mean to Alicia early on in the story). 
I rather enjoyed this one. I think I liked it more than the first, but that's only because I'm a huge fan of Halloween and celebrating with decorations/costumes/etc. As someone who enjoys dressing up to hand out candy (and apparently being really scary this year to both kids and adults; I was a giant voodoo doll and sat very still on my porch until trick or treaters got close, and then I popped my head off 😂), and someone who remembers the early days of virtual games like Neopets and struggling to earn enough Neopoints to buy cool stuff for my pets, this book really resonated with me. 
Alicia and her friends are very real and very likable. Younger readers can imagine these characters as their friends and relate to them. And the story itself is easy to get into and follow along with until the very end. 
And, as mentioned above, the story also contains a great lesson/message for kids about being careful and diligent when online or playing online game. Hopefully it's something younger readers can talk to their parents about (or vice versa) so they can stay safe. 
I would definitely recommend this book to others, young or old, to read.
4.5 stars! 



Meet the Author:

Derek Fisher is an award-winning author who has spent decades in the computer engineering field, with the last 10 years in cybersecurity as a leader, speaker, and instructor. His passion has been to take complex security topics and make them simple and easy to understand. He holds several security certifications and teaches cybersecurity at Temple University, where he is also an external advisory board member to the cybersecurity program. Alicia Connected: Tricked With Treats is the second book in the Alicia Connected series. The first book, Alicia Connected: The Big Gift, was a second-place recipient of the prestigious Purple Dragonfly Award in the STEM category.

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Tour Schedule:

Nov 22 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 - Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Nov 23 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
Nov 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 26 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Nov 26 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 29 - Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 30 –@twilight_reader – book review
Dec 1 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 2 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 3 – Kam’s Place – book review
Dec 6 – Laura's Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 7 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Dec 9 – I'm Into Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 10 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight

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 ALICIA CONNECTED: Tricked with Treats Tour Giveaway



  1. Thank you for the kind review and I'm glad you saw parallels to your own gaming experience!


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