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    Blog Tour: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Review)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!


    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 06/08/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Summary: It’s 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

    Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball … are forfeit.

    But Sophia doesn’t want to be chosen – she’s in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia’s night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world …

    An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!


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    Blog Tour: The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today’s post is my stop on the blog tour for The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell, and I am bringing you a guest post from Paul himself, where he shares what inspired him to write The Great Revolt. Enjoy!


    Title: The Great Revolt
    Author: Paul Dowswell
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: MG Historical
    Page Count: 288
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54363901-the-great-revolt 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Revolt-Paul-Dowswell/dp/1472968425 
    Summary: Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants’ revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children. It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. In the village of Aylesford, Tilda and her ploughman father were already struggling to make ends meet. As serfs they have no rights to move freely or earn wages for their work. Tilda is desperate for a better life than the village can offer, so when the villagers begin to rebel she is swept up in the excitement. Tilda and her father travel to London with the others to petition the king, but the peaceful rebellion they hoped for soon ignites into violence, mayhem and treachery. Tilda’s fight for a better life is only just beginning… This page-turning adventure sheds new light on a period of history which is covered in the KS3 curriculum, and will have readers gripped from start to finish.


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    Blog Tour: The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!


    the crow rider

    Title: The Crow Rider
    Author: Kalyn Josephson
    Genre: Fantasy
    Publication Date: 1st August 2020
    Page Count: 352
    Publisher: Sourcefire Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42374300-the-crow-rider 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crow-Rider-Storm/dp/1492672963
    Summary: The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens.

    Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

    But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

    As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.


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    Blog Tour: The Curse of Knowing by Aldo Cernuto

    Hey guys. Today I am kicking off the blog tour for The Curse of Knowing by Aldo Cernuto, and I am bringing you a guest post by Aldo about the top five things about his protagonist.


    The Curse of Knowing

    Title: The Curse of Knowing
    Author: Aldo Cernuto
    Release Date: 14th July 2020
    Genre: Psychological Thriller
    Page Count: 282
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54454936-the-curse-of-knowing 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curse-Knowing-Aldo-Cernuto/dp/1913340015
    Summary: Vittoria Armieri—a humble worker at a ministry in Rome—has the ability to access people’s lives: their pasts, their thoughts and feelings, and especially their tragic memories. Others would call it a superpower, but to her it’s a curse: it’s the source of such misery for her, that she’s now desperate to die, possibly at the hands of a murderer. But while she recalls her youth and the events that brought her to this point, something unexpected occurs. Something that not even Vittoria, with all her eerie savviness, could possibly have foreseen.


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    Blog Tour: The Rules by Tracy Darnton (Guest Post)

    The Rules The Rules by Tracy Darnton
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Little Tiger
    Pages: 304
    Release date: 09/07/2020
    Summary: A gripping thriller from WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE-SHORTLISTED Tracy Darnton, author of THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES.

    Amber’s an expert when it comes to staying hidden – she’s been trained her whole life for it. But what happens when the person you’re hiding from taught you everything you know?

    When a letter from her dad arrives, Amber knows she’s got to move – and fast. He’s managed to find her and she knows he’ll stop at nothing to draw her back into the extreme survivalist way of life he believes in.

    All of a sudden the Rules she’s spent so long trying to escape are the ones keeping her safe. But for how long?


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    Blog Tour: Imprisoned by Love by C.S. Brahams (Guest Post)

    Imprisoned by Love

    Title: Imprisoned by Love 
    Author: C. S. Brahams
    Release Date: 7th July 2020
    Genre: Psychological Thriller
    Page Count: 282
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54362073-imprisoned-by-love 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Imprisoned-Love-C-S-Brahams/dp/1913340821
    Summary: Deputy head teacher, Sophie Boswell, is back from Croatia and set to tackle the new academic year at her independent school in London. As the term unfolds, Sophie’s husband Michael’s increasingly erratic behaviour begins to take its toll on her. Everything is in a state of flux. Sophie’s world is no longer safe. How will she cope with Michael’s confusion and violence at home while maintaining authority and dignity at work?

    Imprisoned by Love is a compelling story about living with dementia. The author’s debut novel provides an arresting insight into the uncomfortable realities of balancing love and duty. With her many years in the teaching profession, C.S. Brahams is all too aware of the problems teachers face keeping up appearances in the classroom whilst compartmentalising their personal struggles. In the past, the author was deeply affected by a significant trauma which left her emotionally labile; it was this strain of maintaining authority on the surface whilst drowning beneath it that made her want to explore someone’s mental health whilst dealing with a personal crisis at home.


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    Blog Tour: Fix by Lily Temperley

    Title: Fix: Sex, Lies and Banking 
    Author: Lily Temperley
    Release Date: 7th June 2014 (But released with a new cover)
    Genre: Romance
    Page Count: 218
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23785609-fix 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fix-Lies-Banking-Lily-Temperley/dp/190947701X
    Summary: What’s love got to do with it? Patrick Harrington is handsome, wealthy and successful. He is also a high-functioning addict that craves his next fix. His vices of choice are money and women: taking risks at work and pursuing multiple sexual conquests. Determined to get what he wants, as he always does, Harrington fixates on Alexandra Fisher – the latest pretty young thing in his office.

     


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    Blog Tour: Charlestown to Charlestown and Beyond by Mike Nolan (Guest Post)

    Title: Charlestown to Charlestown and Beyond

    Author: Mike Nolan

    Release Date: 16th June 2020

    Genre: Non-Fiction

    Page Count: 214

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53106155-charlestown-to-charlestown-and-beyond 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlestown-Charleston-Beyond-Mike-Nolan-ebook/dp/B07RWPLPZ4

    Summary: Mike Nolan grew up in the deprivation of post- war Britain. As a young man he had a dream that somehow became a reality; to live his life on the high seas to indulge his passion for all things nautical. Eclectic employment as a musician, a hod carier, butler and boatbuilder meant that Nolan’s life never confirmed to a nine to five existence. All the while the call of the sea, like a siren, was impossible to resist. His life as a sailor, fulfilled his wildest dreams but saw him hit by a series of catastrophes, including hurricanes and a violent shipwreck. On a more positive note, he did at least manage to save both his wife and her cat! This is a rags to riches story with a sharp sting in its tale.


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    Blog Tour: Hello Dark by John Coxhead (Guest Post)

    Title: Hello Dark

    Author: John Coxhead

    Release Date: 26th May 2020

    Genre: Picture Book

    Page Count: 104

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53550570-hello-dark 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-Dark-John-Coxhead-ebook/dp/B088WL38DC

    Summary: Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important thing for children to learn. Simply by saying ‘Hello Dark’ has proven – in the author’s experience – to be a fun, engaging way of overcoming the worries and fears of the dark. This delightful story for children aged 5 to 8 can help support them at bedtime and during the day.


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    Blog Tour: Midnight’s Twins by Holly Race (Extract)

    Title: Midnight’s Twins
    Author: Holly Race
    Release Date: 11th June 2020
    Genre: YA
    Page Count: 432
    Publisher: Hot Key32 Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52244702-hypnos 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Midnights-Twins-Holly-Race/dp/1471409163/
    Summary: Fern King is about to uncover a place that she could not have imagined in all her wildest dreams. Annwn is the dream mirror of our world, a place where Dreamers walk in their slumber, their dreams playing out all around them. An enchanted, mysterious place that feeds our own world – as without dreams, without a place where our imaginations and minds can be nourished, what kind of humans would we be?

    But Annwn is a place as full of dangers as it is wonders: it is a place where dreams can kill you. Annwn and its Dreamers are protected by an ancient order known as the Knights – and when Fern’s hated twin Ollie is chosen to join their ranks, Fern will have to do whatever she can to prove she is one of them too.

    But the world Fern discovers in Annwn, in this dream mirror of her London, is a fragile one, threatened by vicious nightmares. Nightmares that are harder and harder for the Knights to defeat. Something dark is jeopardising the peace and stability of Annwn, something that must be rooted out at all costs. And gradually, Fern realises that the danger lurking inside our sleep is more insidious and terrifying than any nightmare. Because if you can influence someone’s dreams, you can control their thoughts …