REVIEW: The Cruel Prince

THE CRUEL PRINCE
by Holly Black


Pages: 384
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: 2nd January 2018
Received From: Hot Key Books



Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.



Holly Back's Tithe and Ironside are the books that started my love of YA Frey. They are full of danger, magic and lust that completely absorb you into the pages and when I heard Black was making a return trip to the land of Faerie I was beyond excited! The Cruel Prince is fast paced, magical, dangerous and all consuming. The characters are, in my opinion, some of the best she has ever created and the way humanity and power interlink throughout the story made this book unputdownable. 

The Cruel Prince is the first of a new series and it tells the story of an orphaned human girl, Jude, who finds herself right at the centre of the High Court of Faerie. Jude and her two sisters all adapted differently when their parents were brutally murdered by their now step-father and as the story unfolds it’s these differences that leads to Jude’s unlikely story. For you see, Jude has always wanted to be like the Frey. For Jude it was their strength and skill she admired and even though being human is seen as a weakness she was determined to prove she could be one of them. However, with a coronation around the corner, battles for power in play and a prince that can’t stand the sight of her, Jude has more to prove than ever before. 

Jude, for me, was the perfect protagonist! There was something about her that made you want to route for her even when you could see she was making all the wrong choices. She is one of those characters that has a bit of a chip on her shoulder (and rightly so) and finds herself needing to prove her worth to everyone around her. Her two sisters adapted differently to the world on the other side of the hill but it is Jude's need for acceptance from this world that makes her relatable. She is the quintessential outsider, the girl that will never fit in, never given a chance to be more than her preconceptions and that in itself makes her fight even harder. You can't help but adore her and for me that's what makes a YA protagonist special. 

The story itself was full of adventure and interlinking parts that keeps you on your toes from the very first to the very last page. Black never shies away from the brutal side of frey folklore and The Cruel Prince is no different. There were moments that made me wish she wasn’t so damn good as describing things but it is this grittiness mixed with the wonder of the Faerie world that entices the reader. This is one of those books were setting, storytelling, characters and that literary magic all come together to create something rather special.

Overall I adored this book. If I'm honest I was a little worried I had set my expectations too high but Black smashed it and I didn't want this story to end. It is full of peril, trickery, plotting, love and magic. It’s a tale of family value, royal hierarchy and a young girls need to be accepted. The Cruel Prince is Holly Black at her best and I'm dying to see what she has in store for us next. 


REVIEW: Before I Let Go

BEFORE I LET GO
by Marieke Nijkamp


Pages: 358
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: January 23rd 2018
Received From: Sourcebooks 



Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.

Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

This is one of those books that even after you've read the last page the story still haunts your every thought. I was lucky enough to be sent this book after hearing so many positive things from other bloggers and from the second I started reading I was hooked. Now, I know I say that a fair bit but there was something about Nijkamp's writing style that sucked me into the story and I felt like I was living these characters. Before I Let Go is an eerie and beautifully heartbreaking. It is a story you will want to read over and over again.

Before I Let Go follows Corey as she flies back to the town she used to call home for the funeral of her best friend Kyra. However, when Corey arrives in Lost everything is different, the town sees Corey as an outsider, speaking in whispers as she passes. As Lost mourns Kyra, Corey is left with a feeling that something isn't right. The town she left shunned her best friend but the one she has returned to speaks of Kyra as some kind of saint. Nothing makes sense in Lost anymore and the longer Corey stays and the harder she seeks the truth the more dangerous Lost becomes. There are secrets beneath the ice and as much as Corey needs to know the truth what she finds might be more than she can handle.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book. The characters where brilliantly constructed, with ones you loath and others you love and some that will send shivers down your spine. Marieke Nijkamp is able to make the reader feel for these fictional characters as if they were real which is a skill of pure literary genius. The story is unpredictable and unravels into a chilling tale that will have you begging for a happily ever after that you suspect might never come.

The thing that got me about this story was the way in which the town treated Kyra in the time Corey is away. Before I Let Go is told predominantly by Corey but its Kryas story that runs through the heart of the book. I don't want to say too much as to spoil it but there was something quite archaic about how this small town dealt with a girl with a mental disorder, that at times made my skin crawl. It was the desperation of a family that needed to make sense of something too big for their comprehension and a town that found it easier to ignore the girl and simply see an object to be used that made this story unforgettable. As the story unfolded my heart broke for Kyra and forced me as the reader to really connect with the humanity running through the pages of this book.

Overall, this is one of those books that a month down the line I'm still reeling over. It was the most epic start to 2018 and YA this year has a lot to live up to. Before I Let Go is fasted paced, chilling, beautiful and completely unpredictable. It is one of those books that will have you up until the early hours of the morning NEEDING to know what happens next. If you haven't read this book yet I can not recommend it enough! 

BLOG TOUR: Ariadnis/Anassa

Have You Seen This Hero?


My Dad has lots of videos of me from when I was little, but there’s one I remember with particular clarity. Here it is:
A blurry image of a garden: a line of pine trees at the bottom, a pond with a wire fence, two children running up the grass. That’s me, the one that’s spinning, pretending to be stuck in a tornado. Yes, that’s a white petticoat I’m wearing. Yes. Those are my sister’s tights on my head.
My friend Rory, dressed as Peter Pan or Robin Hood, says I need a sword.
I don’t WANT a sword, I say back. You have to rescue me.
What would this year be? 1994? Even at five, pretending to be a girl, I know that girls are supposed to be rescued, and not the ones doing the rescuing. Five year old Rory is as unlike me as it’s possible to be: boyish and boisterous; wooden sword in hand, shield in the other. But he’s far more progressive than I am. He’s arguing why I should have a weapon. Even playing Wendy (or Marian, I can’t remember which one I’m supposed to be) he insists that we go and tackle Captain Hook/Sheriff of Nottingham together.
See? Now that’s a hero. Someone we could really get behind. Rory was - and still is - a hero of mine, but when it came to writing my first male hero, I discovered that making one for my sensibilities now- in present day - was more complicated that I would have initially thought....
It probably won’t come as a surprise to you after that anecdote to learn that I was earmarked fairly on as the gay kid at school. All my best friends were girls, I had a plethora of feminine gestures and word patterns that I’d picked up from those friends; I’d grown up playing with dolls and whirling around my garden in a silk petticoat and tights pulled down over my head to represent long hair.
Pretty gay, right? Everyone else seemed to think so. Any expression of contradiction on my part was met with a kind of squint; an ‘oh okay’, a slight change in their voice that indicated they knew better, or even a hastily stifled laugh.
           How I wished for an older brother. Someone who would have silenced anyone who had the temerity to call my femininity into question. He’d have a black belt in karate, a super beautiful girlfriend (preferably also trained to a high level in martial arts who would think I was cute and let me hang out with them all the time).
The Green Ranger. Tommy the Green Ranger from Power Rangers. That was the ideal big brother.
I’ll skip eleven years - no protective big brother has materialised out of the ether.  In the cafeteria in sixth form, someone, I don’t remember who, said casually: Are you sure you’re not gay?
So the femininity had to go. Above all things, I just wanted some peace. I was so tired of having to defend myself from this question. I began to control my gestures, lower the pitch of my voice, I began to talk loudly, obnoxiously about [straight] sex as if it was something I’d done already. And for the most part, people started to leave me alone. It also meant that when that question resurfaced it felt twice as thorny.
You can imagine how irritated I was then, to find myself, aged twenty-five, falling in love with a guy. I had, since sixth form, become open to that idea, but that didn’t mean I really expected it to happen. What happened next is a long story so I’m going to skip it. What I want to say about that is this:
Gender and Sexuality, as so many people who are on that spectrum understand, is impossibly complicated. But my conundrum was this: my sexuality may not be as simple as gay or straight but who is going to believe me?
When a scientist makes a new discovery it has to be proven multiple times by different people with any number of varying factors. It’s the same with representation.  If you don’t see yourself in films, in books, on TV - it’s hard to believe in you. It’s hard to feel reassured that you aren’t a glaring exception to a rule.
There were no representations of fluid sexuality and/or gender around for me growing up - real or fictional. The few examples that existed when I started the final version of Ariadnis were still just that - too few.
I’d never had any problem subverting gender stereotypes or expectations for my female characters. So why did it take me so long to realise that I could do the same for my male characters? I wrote countless drafts of Ariadnis over something like twelve years, but never once had I thought to subvert masculinity as I had strived so hard to do for femininity.
Like Aula and Joomia, Taurus, my male lead, had already been several different people over the years. When I started writing Aula and Joomia’s story, Taurus was Aragorn in almost every way. A few years later he was more similar to Philip Pullman’s Will Parry and a few after that he was a William Wallace type: angry and war-like, a revolutionary, a tragic hero.
There’s nothing wrong with this, of course, but later I realised I’d spent all this time trying to put that ideal hero on the page: the feminist hero that Rory had shown me boys could be, the older-brother I’d dreamed up for myself - but never in ten years had I put anything of myself into that guy.
Why couldn’t he be a little of both - masculine and feminine and all traits in between? Why couldn’t he be bejewelled, beautiful, funny, sensitive, vulnerable? It was a radical idea to me, then. What if he wasn’t like every hero I’d been presented with?
What if he was unafraid of his own femininity - not just in terms of taking the piss out of himself, but respecting and loving feminine things - owning them, being part of them?  What if he was unafraid of his own sexuality and what if I presented it as something that was entirely unremarkable? What if he lived in a society that made very little distinction between one gender preference and another?
I began to write him from Joomia’s - then Aula’s - and finally, in Anassa, his own perspective - and for the first time since I’d dreamed him up seven years before he lived and breathed on the page.
I’ll leave you with this scene - one of the first I wrote from Taurus’s perspective, which I think perfectly encapsulates who he is and his relationship with his sister. It didn’t make the cut for Anassa but I’m glad to share it here now:

Taurus
I get up early. Wow, sunshine. The tents glitter with dew. The tree trunks beyond split the young white sunlight into tall beams. I pretend that’s a gift from Ma.Thanks Ma, I think. I neaten my dreads and pull on a tunic and think about how this day could go great or it could go really terrible. Then it’s time to find sis.
I can do this thing which I call compassing. I’ve had it forever but I haven’t always known I could do it. I can find anything you like. Or anyone. It’s useful, I guess. There are rules when I do it:
1. Don’t be stressed
2. Don’t concentrate too hard.
3. Do it barefoot (Actually, this isn’t so much a rule for compassing as a rule for life).
4. Think of the thing, or the person I’m trying to find and… keep them balanced there. (I’m from Metis so I’ve done a lot of balancing on thin branches. That’s what it’s like - the more you do it, the better you get).
5. Don’t be hungover.
I’m hungover, but I try it anyway. It’s easier cause Etain, she’s my sister. I know what to look for, I guess: nerves, a need to be alone. I find her on the edge of camp. She’s standing with her eyes closed and her face tilted toward the sun.
‘Shh,’ she says.
‘I didn’t say anything.’
‘You’re about as quiet as pig with pollen fever.’
‘Oh good, you slept well then.’ I put my hands together. ‘Please Wise One, find someone for Etain to tumble in the bushes with. Help her take the edge off.’
She raises her eyebrow but keeps her eyes closed. Sis needs to let go a bit. She’s got poise for sure. Maybe too much poise. I smack my hands together.
‘Don’t worry, sis. I’m gonna take ‘em in hand today.’
She opens her eyes for that. She says, ‘Thanks, T.’
I bow. ‘My lady is welcome.’
She ignores that. ‘This is gonna work.’ she says, definitely more to herself. What she means is this is gonna work… right? But you have to read between the lines with Etain.
‘Course it is,’ I say. ‘It’ll be fine. If there’s one thing everyone agrees with it’s that they’re sick of sleeping in tents.’
She laughs. ‘Right.’
I punch her on her folded arms, but lightly. ‘Gotta go sis. Don’t mess up those braids eh? They took me ages. I’ll come back later and sort your face out.’

‘You’re my hero,’ she says, ‘Save me some bread.’

ANASSA

by Josh Martin

Page Count: 368
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Publication Date: 8th Feb 2018
Less than a year since their cities were joined, the people of Athenas and Metis are still arguing. When the island is invaded by Vulcan, whose resource-ravaged, overpopulated island wants to claim Chloris as its own, Etain's new leadership is compromised. The only way she can restore her people's confidence and save her island is to take up a sea quest to retrieve a magical item from a volcano. Alongside her brother Taurus, Etain sets sail for the volcano. But they soon discover there is more to the quest than they realised. 
It's up to Etain to be the leader she is destined to be. Should she fight, or should she try to unite?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Josh Martin writes and draws his way through life and is currently residing in London. He has aspired to novel writing since he was a tadpole and has since graduated from Exeter University before completing Bath Spa's Writing For Young People MA last year.
His particular interest in heroines, fantasy, environment, gender studies and wisdom led him to write Ariadnis, his first book.
Today was just the first day of the blog tour so don't forget to stop in at these awesome blogs to see what other goodies Josh has in store for us on the lead up to ANASSA hitting shelves on the 8th of Feb! And if you haven't read the first part of this gripping story ARIADNIS is out now!! 


BLOG TOUR: Below Zero

I love being an author. Apart from being Han Solo, it’s pretty much the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be. And one of the really cool things about writing books for younger readers is that I spend a lot of time visiting schools, doing my best to inspire young readers. Reading is amazing; it opens up new worlds and new ways of thinking. Reading for pleasure makes people better people, (it’s true, I’ve seen science that says so) so I feel privileged to be able to play a small part in guiding young readers to stories.

Usually when I visit a school I talk to a large group. I’ll show them some embarrassing pictures of me growing up, tell them about why I write, why stories are important to me, that kind of thing. And I talk about reading for pleasure.

When I was at school, we would read a book in class. Every student had a copy of the book and we would take turns to read aloud. Paragraph by paragraph. Some students would read quickly, some would read slowly. Some had boring, monotonous voices. Some could barely read. I remember reading ‘Lord of the Flies’ that way, and what a bore it was.

When I tell students about this now, I see them nodding their heads. Yep, that’s still how they do it in some schools. In fact, some schools can’t even afford the books, so they only read photocopied extracts.

That’s not reading for pleasure. That’s reading because you have to. That’s reading for school. It’s work. It’s ‘Literacy’.

Reading for pleasure, I tell them, is when you read the first chapter of a book and decide it’s not the right book for you. Reading for pleasure is putting that book down and doing the same thing again until you find a book you DO want to read. Reading for pleasure is when you can’t wait to read the next page, you fall in love with the characters, hate the characters, cheer for the characters. Reading for pleasure is when a story stays with you forever, giving meaning to the things that happen to you. It’s that feeling you get when you think about the story. It’s when the smell of the pages lifts you to another place. Reading for pleasure is . . . pleasurable.

I sometimes worry that I may be speaking out of turn when I say these things at schools, but I often see the teachers nodding. They know it too. Where is the pleasure in stopping every few lines to discuss why this character said such-and-such, or that character did this-and-that?

I understand we need to read for school, for education, for all the boring reasons. But we also need to read for pleasure. That’s how we grow.

I LOVE it when a teacher tells me they’re reading a book in class just for the sake of reading it. No stopping, no analysis, just pure, unadulterated reading for pleasure. Hooray for those teachers! Hooray for school libraries! Hooray for school librarians!
Oh, and there’s one other thing; I have re-read Lord of the Flies, many times, and I now see it in a different light. It speaks to me in a way it didn’t speak to me when we read it and analysed it. What an amazing book.

BELOW ZERO
by Dan Smith



Twelve-year-old Zak, who has an inoperable brain tumour, is with his sister and parents when their private plane is disastrously diverted. Wrecked on a remote research outpost in the Antarctic, they find themselves in an abandoned base. Then Zak's parents disappear, and the base's equipment starts 3D-printing nightmarish spiderlike creatures. Zak's bizarre visions appear to suggest a link to something else - beneath the ice - which only he can understand...




BELOW ZERO by Dan Smith out now in paperback (£6.99, Chicken House). Find out more at chickenhousebooks.com and connect with Dan Smith @DanSmithAuthor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Growing up, Dan Smith lived three lives: the day-to-day humdrum of boarding school, finding adventure in the padi fields of Asia and the jungles of Brazil, and in a world of his own, making up stories. 
Dan is the author of My Friend the EnemyMy Brother’s Secret,Big Game and Boy X. BELOW ZERO his fifth children’s book with Chicken House. He lives in Newcastle. 
Connect with him via twitter @dansmithauthor




In case you haven't yet had your fill of Dan and all things Below Zero check out some of the other posts he has done for the tour at the blogs below. 






REVIEW: Below Zero

BELOW ZERO
by Dan Smith



Pages: 304
Publisher: Chicken House
Publication Date: January 4th 2018
Received From: Chicken House


Twelve-year-old Zak, who has an inoperable brain tumour, is with his sister and parents when their private plane is disastrously diverted. Wrecked on a remote research outpost in the Antarctic, they find themselves in an abandoned base. Then Zak's parents disappear, and the base's equipment starts 3D-printing nightmarish spiderlike creatures. Zak's bizarre visions appear to suggest a link to something else - beneath the ice - which only he can understand...


Below Zero is one of those books that took me by surprise. It's common knowledge that I have issues with young protagonists so when I read that our young hero was only 12 I had my reservations. However, Dan Smith did something no other author I've read has done before... well other than the likes of J.K and co. For Dan made me forget about age. There was nothing childish about the story, it felt grown up, serious and constantly left me sitting on the edge of my seat.

But I'm getting ahead of myself here... lets go back to the beginning.

Below Zero is a story told in two parts, one of the present and one of the very recent past. This book follows 12 year old Zak as he and his family crash land on Outpost Zero - a small research base at the Antarctic, training for life on Mars. However, when Zak arrives at the base nothing is as it should be. The scientists that inhabit Outpost Zero are nowhere to be seen, the power is out and the spider like robots Zak's parents helped create are acting more than a little bit strange. As the story unfolds the reader slowly discovers what happened to the now abandoned base and most importantly what lays beneath the ice that has everyone so scared.

The tag line fore this book is, "Your blood will run cold" and I can't lie there were moments when I literally found myself shivering. From the very first page I found myself being pulled into this story. The world in which Dan creates is eery and dangerous and 100% unpredictable. For me though it was the way in which Zak's illness played into the plot, it made a book that I was already a little in love with someone that I can honestly say I've never read before. It was a unique story arch than had me questing until the very last page.

Overall, Below Zero is faced paged, exciting and un-put-downable. There are moments in the story that are pure genius and I can't wait to see what Dan writes next. I'll admit I wasn't sure what I was expecting with this book but it surpassed my expectations and I hope you all give it a go because I will guarantee you won't regret it.

BLOG TOUR: The Fandom

Q&A with Anna Day
author of The Fandom



What was the inspiration behind The Fandom?

You may already know this, but The Fandom combined two ideas. An idea by Angela McCann, in which a group of fans are transported into the world of their favorite story, and my own pre-existing novel entitled The Gallows Dance. So I feel like I need to break this question into two parts: the inspiration for my first novel, The Gallows Dance, and my inspiration for the final novel, The Fandom.

The Gallows Dance is a world in which mankind is divided into two camps, genetically enhanced, and non-genetically enhanced. This was inspired by my daughter’s birth. I just couldn’t bear the thought of her ever feeling not good enough, or feeling she had to change in order to be ‘perfect.’ I do feel our society is obsessed with perfection. We’re given a very narrow definition of beauty, and then pressured to adhere to it by altering our natural appearance. Often this is at a financial and more importantly, emotional, cost. There’s also huge pressure on young people to achieve at exams, and to be healthy, glowing citizens. This is obviously hugely damaging for people with Learning Disabilities and/or health issues. I wanted to highlight this obsession in my book. I guess I wanted to make the world a more accepting place for young people. I know a single book can’t change society, but you know, if it helps just one person feel more comfortable in their own skin, then I’m a happy lady!

The Gallows Dance was also inspired by my Psychology background. I’ve always been fascinated by group dynamics: the way one group lifts themselves up by shoving another group down. We’ve seen it throughout history, and it feels like we’re seeing it more now, and this breaks my heart. The way the genetically enhanced people subjugate and humiliate the non-genetically enhanced people was written to highlight this issue. Again, in the hope that raising awareness of an issue may help readers think and talk about it.

Which makes my book sound a bit soap boxy, but I really hope it isn’t!

The ‘fandom’ part of the book was obviously inspired by Angela McCann, as it was her idea. But during the actual plotting and writing of the book, I was just filled with my love of all things nerdy and fandom-ish. The world of the online fandom kind of passed me by due to my age, and the fact I was so focused on my career and family in my twenties and thirties. But I’ve always been obsessed with stories and bands and TV programmes. I have a list of embarrassing fandom stories. Just a taste: at ten, I painted a giant mural of Buddy Holly on my wall, it was terrifying, and in my early twenties, I held a Moulin Rouge mystery party, to which only four people came. So embracing all things fandom came so easily, and it was an absolute joy to indulge the part of myself who loves The Hunger Games andTwilight and Harry Potter.

Sorry, that was a long answer!


Who was your favourite character to write and why?

I loved all my characters, even Alice. But ultimately, it has to be Violet, the protagonist. I just connected with her so easily. Probably cos she reflects aspects of myself: she’s awkward, geeky and can’t climb trees, and she overthinks everything.


Do you belong to any fandoms and if so which ones?

The obvious ones, like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, though I tend to dip in and out depending on how busy I am and how much I need them. I actually have my own little fandom with my dad. We are a fandom of two. We love all the same bands and music and sci-fi. And we both obsess over stuff.


 If you ended up the main protagonist in YOUR favourite book how do you think you would react/adapt?

Well now I’m a Mum I think I’d be the super-organized annoying character who problem solved, carried a clipboard and provided healthy snacks. So basically, imagine Hermione Granger and make her a little more nurturing and snack-obsessed, and that would be me. I flatter myself, I’m sure. But in my head, I would be a middle-aged Hermione dishing out carrot sticks! Bring on the Dementors, cos I’ve got stable blood sugars.


What are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of writing a book?

One of the most challenging parts for me is fitting it all in. I’m a single mum with two young children, and I work part time as a psychologist. It means sometimes I can feel like I rush things and haven’t given it my best, and that can be frustrating. Another challenging part is just that screaming anxiety that everyone is going to hate my writing. I manage it with distraction and denial and by listening to my mum when she tells me I’m the best!

The most rewarding part for me is the actual writing itself, I love pouring myself on to a page, and sitting back and feeling like I’ve really built something with words. Okay, that is an actual lie, the best thing is having lovely people telling me they like my book.


When reading The Fandom I felt that there was an emphasis on strong female leads. What do you think are the main qualities that makes a strong female protagonist?

This is such a good question. I think just making them human. So don’t make them too brave or selfless or clever. They should be filled with self-doubt and difficulties and broken bits like the rest of us. It makes them more believable, but more importantly, easier to relate to. And then, when they do something really brave or selfless or clever, there’s more of a character arc, and we, as readers, can think,maybe I could do that. The reason I loved writing Violet so much was she was a bit feeble, physically and emotionally, just like me!

Pages: 416
Publisher: Chicken House
Publication Date: January 2018

THE FANDOM
by Anna Day


Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.

They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands ...





AMAZON UK | WATERSTONES | BOOK DEPOSITORY
 

Make sure you keep an eye out for all things Fandom this month as there are plenty of posts coming your way! Check out the rest of the tour on the pages bellow and I hope you enjoyed the Q&A with the awesome Anna Day!! Last but not least, if you haven't already, go pick up your copy of The Fandom now. 

#jointhefandom



If you haven't already check out my review of The Fandom HERE