fantasy · Short Stories · suspense · Young adult

*BLOG BLITZ* Allied – Sarah Biglow & Molly Zenk.

The sequel to Hunted is upon us…

Six weeks after Edith and her vampire family were exiled from their clan, Darren waits at the rendezvous, poised for a reunion that might never come. With every passing day, his hope of ever seeing the vampire who showed him what it means to be human again dwindles.

On the run from Hunters and her own clan alike, Edith strives to protect those in her care, all the while fighting to get back to Darren and the family she’d long dreamed of. But even when their paths do cross again, reunion comes at a cost.

When Mr. Heartsong brazenly declares war on all humanity, allegiances will be tested. Will Edith side with the man she’s come to believe may be her destiny or the creator who gave her a second chance at life?

Author bio; USA Today Bestselling Authors Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk are the authors of the Captivity series and the Celestial Academy series. Independently, they write across multi genres including: YA, urban fantasy, historical, and cozy mystery. Sarah lives in Boston with her husband and son. Molly lives in Denver with her husband and three daughters. 

Follow them on Facebook: @SarahBiglowAuthor @AuthorMollyZenk

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Children's · Comedy · Short Stories

Emil & the Great Escape – Astrid Lindgren ★★★★

Blurb; This is a collection of charming tales about Emil, the brother who doesn’t mean to be bad. It’s just that trouble – and fun – follow him wherever he goes.”

My Review; This is another short children’s read at just over a hundred pages. It is all about a little boy called Emil. Now Emil is a very naughty, mischievous boy. Within this book are three days/three stories of just how naughty Emil really is.

Now I’m a 26 year old adult and even parts of this made me chuckle. So it will be a hit for children. However they may get some cheeky ideas themselves from this book. There is suppose to be a whole series on this little man but this is the only one I have read and it read perfectly fine as a Standalone. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Children's · Short Stories

I Am The Minotaur – Anthony McGowan ★★★★

Blurb; Matthew is 14 and is struggling to fit in – something that’s extra hard when you’re taking care of your mum, being bullied at school, and have earned the nickname Stinky Mog because of your poor personal hygiene. On top of all that, he wants to catch the attention of one of the coolest girls in school, Ari. Ari doesn’t walk: she floats, like mist on the water. And she’s as sporty as she is cool. When Ari’s brand new bike is stolen, Matthew spots his chance to make a good impression by getting it back for her… But will he just end up in even more trouble or is Matthew is about to learn that friendship and heroes can be found in unlikely places? This is a gritty yet touching story of one teenager’s struggles with bullying and isolation, written by Carnegie Medal Winning author Anthony McGowan, and is perfect for less-confident readers.

My Review; This is a short read for older children all about a child nicknamed ‘stinky mog’. He’s not popular. He’s a loner. An outsider. He decides to change that when a popular students bike gets stolen, he tries to be the hero & get it back… Will his plan work? Will they accept him? Will he still be stinky mog?

This is a book a lot of children can relate too. Not everyone has to be popular. You be you. It’s a brave story. Challenging his fear. Pushing his limits. He just wants to be accepted, acknowledged and appreciated. He doesn’t want to be popular, but he doesn’t want to be stinky mog either. A brilliant read. I really enjoyed it so I think children will love it. A well deserved four stars, highly recommend.

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