BOOK BLOG: Alwyn Hamilton

Hero at the Fall: a fitting end to a trilogy I adored


“When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.”

Hello, my name is Steph and I ABSOLUTELY adore the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. If you are unware of this trilogy, it follows the incredible Amani (a gunslinging, sandcontroller) who ends up part of an excellent army of rebels trying to overthrow the cruel Sultan. Over book 1 and 2, Amani ends up part of the incredible band of merry men (she’s like a modern day female, brilliant Robin Hood) and they’re just MAGNIFICENT. I’d totally recomment you read this trilogy – there’s sand, magic, brilliant friendships and peril. SO MUCH PERIL. (See my reviews: Rebel of the Sands review and Traitor to the Throne review)

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Anyway, I’m here to talk you through my sheer joy and UTTER SADNESS that this trilogy is over. That’s how I feel: it’s a bittersweet time of my life. I have ADORED this trilogy and reading Hero just proved to me why this series is special. The storytelling, the characters, to magic, the mythical elements, Jin (be still my heart), the progression of the characters, the closure. It’s just wonderful. Alwyn is an incredible author and I’m excited to see what’s coming next!

One of the things that hit the hardest about this book was the sense of family and belonging that Amani gets throughout. The gang get back together and you see her in her element with all the people around her she loves. The characters, both new and old, blew me away at times. Their actions speak volumes. The new characters add a whole new level of brilliance for me. These books wouldn’t be as massive a hit for me if it weren’t for such an excellent bunch of characters. They balance each other out. They complement each other. There’s moments throughout of reminding me why I fell in love with them all individually, but collectively too. They fight for each other; the fight WITH each other but they stick together and fight for the same brilliant cause. 

Another of the things that’s been prevalent throughout the whole series is the myths and fairytales beautifully woven into the plot. I am a MASSIVE fan of this. I think it adds intrigue and interest to books, it gives them a history that you couldn’t have without them. Hero features, among others, 2 massive new myths which both are incredible. There’s a remarkable parallel between what the characters are going through now and what the story tells of. Amani and Jin have their own moment of life imitating art which absolutely BROKE MY HEART and put it back together again. (More on Jin later).

As I read through, there was an absolute need to read more and know how things were going to end. I wanted to see where these characters were going to end up, how their stories ended… and I was SO satisfied with the ending. The arcs and progressions of these characters is something I adore. Amani herself goes on quite an important journey of accepting herself, accepting her varying position in the group, and her battle with some tricky decisions was a brilliant plot line to watch unfold. 

You get the chance to revisit locations from book 1 and 2 in Hero and it made my heart so happy. Revisiting Dustwalk and the location of the camp in particular gave me flashbacks, reminding me of books 1 and 2. It was gorgeous to have those nods to the past 2 books, whilst still bringing in brand new locations, characters and plot. There’s a satisfying amount of loose ends tied up by the end of Hero, which for me makes me happy. There’s nothing worse than knowing a trilogy is ending and having a whole load of unanswered questions. 

Jin. Oh Jin. *heart eyes* I love him. I think all of my reviews of this trilogy have had their own Jin paragraphs. I’d like my own Jin. He’s such a brilliant human. I adore him. I adore his and Amani’s relationship. They’re just lovely. They balance each other out so much. He’s smooth and mellow, a total opposite to Amani, who can be like a tight knot at times. I’m glad they got the ending they did. They deserve it. I am all for a happy ending (it’s not without its rollercoaster though).

I need to take a moment here to mention my sheer appreciation for the cover (and the covers of the trilogy). They are EXCEPTIONAL and look brilliant together. I am a sucker for some gold.

Where does Hero stand on the crying front? (I know you all know I’m a crier) I CRIED SO MUCH. I reckon I cried for the last 100 pages or so. SO MANY TEARS WERE SHED. It’s SO SO SO WORTH IT THOUGH. There’s scenes that deserve the tears; some were heartbroken tears; some were disbelief tears; some of the tears were sadness at saying goodbye. 

So if you hadn’t guessed from this review… I really quite LOVED Hero at the Fall and would ABSOLUTELY recommend the whole trilogy. Please go out and buy them, if you haven’t already. SO WORTH IT.

Have you read Hero at the Fall?
Do you think you’d be as badass as Amani?

Talk to me about this book, this trilogy, Jin, magic, WHATEVER. Just talk to me. This book, this trilogy, these characters are EXCELLENT and deserve all of the praise they get. Just read them!

S x


#FeminismFriday – Sara Barnard

Last week, I introduced you all to #FeminismFriday, a feature I’m doing for February. Where I celebrate an awesome woman, or women, in my life (either directly or indirectly). Last week was Melinda Salisbury, my queen, and this week I’m featuring yet another incredible UK YA author, the leader of #teamBarnard: Sara Barnard.

For those who do not know Sara’s books… YOU PROBABLY SHOULD. 

So here we go,

5 reasons I love Sara Barnard

  1. She’s not afraid to write about “tough” topics
    Beautiful Broken Things deals with abuse; A Quiet Kind of Thunder deals with deafness/selective mutism; Goodbye, Perfect deals with taboo relationships (student/teacher). I love that Sara doesn’t shy away from these topics and she writes them incredible well. 
  2. Her ability to write BRILLIANT female friendships
    Beautiful Broken Things features female friendships very heavily, as does Goodbye, Perfect. They’re done so exceptionally well – you’ve either been in that situation before or have known someone in that situation before – and they always have very REAL feelings with them. There’s no hiding the bad, but there’s also a very strong connection between her young women. I love them all. So much. Goodbye, Perfect hurt a lot because the reaction, for me, was absolutely perfect, yet heartbreaking.
  3. She has a beautiful cat
    The gorgeous cat features on her twitter and instagram often… you should probably check them both out.
  4. She’s a brilliant human
    She’s one of those just excellent humans. She always has time for my ridiculous questions (and I have a lot) and will answer them all. She’s so lovely in person, when I met her and fangirled pretty hard and she didn’t make me feel stupid.
  5. She tweets EXCELLENT things
    I lover her twitter. Writing Sara is always asking questions to make her books more realistic. She interacts brilliantly with everyone too. Fans, fellow authors, everyone. She retweets some pretty interesting articles too!

Again, I could go on for hours, her quizzing skills are pretty impressive too. She showed them off at #QuizYA last year! 

I’d love to know which women you’re celebrating for #FeminismFriday! Share them on twitter, or in the comments!

S x

BOOK BLOG: Goodbye, Perfect

Goodbye, Perfect: hello brilliance


“Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. And it’s the last person she would have expected. Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie’s location, and that’s the way it has to stay. There’s no way she’s betraying her best friend. Not even when she’s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts. As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.”

Hello, my name is Steph and I think Sara Barnard is one of the most incredible authors ever. Her books are just WONDERFUL and Goodbye Perfect is absolutely NO EXCEPTION. I was lucky enough to receive a proof a few months ago and I am STILL thinking about it now. It is STILL in my head. Eden, her crew, her story, her choices, her sheer brilliant, are all still in my head. That’s HOW GOOD this book is. If you like SHEER BRILLIANT stories then please check it out. 
My initial review of this book is just: OH MAN. I LOVE IT. But I think you guys probably want a bit more than that, ha! 
So, Goodbye Perfect tells the story of Eden and her best friend Bonnie. Best friends. Have been best friends forever. Spend all of their time together. Total opposites, but it works for them. Eden is “all edges” (a quote from the book which I absolutely adore), Bonnie is her “perfect” best friend – she never does wrong, works hard in school, everyone likes her. Eden loves her best friend. They are the qunitessential best friends. They do everything together. When Bonnie starts in a new relationship without telling Eden, things start to spiral out of control. Bonnie’s new boyfriend, unbeknownst to anyone is their music teacher, Mr Cohn. This blows Eden’s socks off. Bonnie ends up running away with Mr Cohn saying they’re going to be together forever. For everyone in her life this is a toal shock, it’s totally out of character. Eden goes on an incredible journey to try to rescue her best friend, to get her best friend back.  
One of the things that stands out and hits me in the gut every single time I think about this book is that ending. I won’t spoil it for you, but the ending is incredible. It’s so real. It’s so raw. I definitely cried, quite a lot. When I read it, I emailed Sara and sent her an incredibly long email saying “Yes. That was totally the right call“. Just now thinking about the ending, the story, the progression, the changes, it’s making me a bit emotional.
Eden has this incredible support network around her that she doesn’t even realise she has because Bonnie is her life and she sees Bonnie as her all. Once Bonnie is gone, Eden crumbles a little (only natural, we all have that best friend!) She’s got an incredible boyfriend, Connor, who I absolutely adore. Her big sister, Violet, is a brilliant big sister. Eden falls into a hole and feels initially like there’s no one to support her, but she’s picked up and pulled out of the hole when she needs it most.
One of the things I always love about Sara’s books is the use of an interesting layout. She always includes texts and interesting layout features in her books. Goodbye Perfect features texts and bullet points/newspaper articles. I love it when books have quirks like that. It makes them so much more readable. Text messages are my favourite, they can convey so much about a character in their texts. Sara is the queen of that – Queen of Text Messages with Friends in Books. The newspaper articles included in the book add another level of interest into the book – they give a scandalised version of the story. They are probably a pretty accurate interpretation of our media too… sometimes, while reading, they made me infuriated, but let’s be honest, in real life people read them. People believe them. Seeing the story for real and the story in the paper, sensationalised version vs real version was an interesting spin on things. It certainly gave me a lot to think about.
I adored it. It is definitely one of those books I will reread. I love that it touches on quite a taboo subject, but it’s handled with care. It’s not overly scandalised. I just can’t praise this book enough. It’s just brilliant. Sara Barnard keeps knocking out absolute winners. If you’ve read A Quiet Kind of Thunder or Beautiful Broken Things and loved them then Goodbye Perfect is just as brilliant. if not my fave of the three. 
My Goodreads review encapsulates this whole book so well:
“This book is perfect.
There’s a tough and “all edges” MC, her “perfect” best friend, her increidble family, a gorgeous boyfriend and a lot of trouble.
I love everything Sara Barnard writes and this is no exception. Possibly my favourite thing, I just adored it.”

Have you read Goodbye Perfect?
What would you do if your best friend ran away with a teacher?
Could you stand by and let it happen, or would you intervene?
Talk to me on twitter, or in the comments. I have a lot of passion for this book. I need to talk about it. I also need everyone to buy it. So please do. 
S x

BLOG TOUR: The Belles

The Belles: beautiful, haunting and magical

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In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle’s powers can make them beautiful. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle – the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater – and far darker – than she ever imagined. When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossible decision: protect herself and the way of the Belles, or risk her own life, and change the world forever.”

When I initially heard of the Belles, it was a bunch of my trusted Twitter folk who were RANTING and RAVING about this book, saying it was absolutely incredible. I was very lucky then to be invited to get a review copy from the publishers and then invited on the blog tour… so I knew I would be a fool to say no. And man, I absolutely loved it. 

There’s an incredible duality in this book in the beginning of beautythe rich, lavish life of the rich versus the impoverish, dull world of the poor. The initial few scenes really struck a chord with me. The Belles changing a poor person into a beautiful person to show off their talentsimagine seeing that unfold infront of you. Imagine having the power to do that. I don’t think I would cope. Not with the competition, not with the expectation, not with the burden. I’d love the magic, but not with the expectation and competition that comes with it. 

Throughout the book there’s old belief systems and traditions which run through, which imprint on you so you are part of the world – whether you agree with them or not is matterless. Then BAM, there is all of a sudden this explosion on the beliefs with a whole chunk of deception and lies. A web of well wound deception. Mix this with an incredible power battle and you have an incredible story which you will most definitely want to be part of and you’ll want to read on. I look forward to what comes next, a lot. 

There’s 2 main themes running through this book: beauty and belonging. What is beauty? What does it mean to be beauty? Does it matter? Should we be able to control or change it? Who should you trust? Do you truly trust the people you’re around? Do they trust you? 

The further you read into this book the more you will be gripped. This book has the makings of an incredible booksecrets, lies, power, love – these all make for a gripping and thrilling book. You won’t be disappointed

Thank you so much for reading my post! Check out the others on the blog tour, there’s some brilliant reviews up so far! Check out The Belles!

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S x

#FeminismFriday – Queen Mel

Hello there! 

Welcome to February’s feature! #FeminismFriday. For #FeminismFriday I will be featuring an amazing woman/women on my blog and tell you 5 reasons/things I love about them. 

It was only fair that I start #FeminismFriday with one of my favourite author women – Melinda Salisbury! (This will not come as a surprise to any of you, I’m pretty sure!) 

5 reasons I love Melinda Salisbury

  1. She writes the most amazing female protagonists
    If you’ve read The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy you’ll know that Twylla and Errin are two of the most badass and incredible female characters out there. They’re “strong female protagonists” but they’re also complex and real. I think it’s fair to say Twylla was the first female MC that I was like YES I LOVE YOU OK. Her arc from The Sin Eater’s Daughter to The Scarecrow Queen is one of the most incredible. 
  2. She’s witty, generous and brilliant
    If you follow her on twitter, or have ever met her, she is HILARIOUS. She’s clever and brilliant. When I told the world about buying books for my kids, she sent me a copy of her newest book “because kindness deserves to be rewarded”. (Yes, I did have a little cry)
  3. Her passion for Jeff Goldblum can not be topped
    I needn’t even explain this one. Any time I see something Jeff Goldblum, I think of Mel.
  4. Her ability to build the most incredible worlds
    Now, I’m very lucky to have read State of Sorrow already and let me tell you it is exceptional. The worldbuilding in both State of Sorrow and The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy is just exceptional. You most definitely are transported to these incredible worlds and then coming back into the real world is pretty disappointing!
  5. Her sheer joy at our crushed souls
    You can’t read a Melinda Salisbury book without having your soul crushed to death and then slowly rebuilt, possibly for it to be stood on again. Sharing this with Mel gives her such joy. She’s wicked and evil, but in the very best way. 

I could go on with these reasons… but 5 was what I agreed to! 

I’d love to know reasons you love your favourite females! Share them with me in the comments or on twitter, using the hashtag #FeminismFriday. If you, like me, love Mel then tell me your reasons why… 

S x

January in books

Goodbye January! Hello February!

How did your January go guys? What bookish things did you get up to?

I had a busy January!
I chaired my first author event! Check back on Saturday to see how it went!
I met Matt Haig (which was amazing)!
I read lots of books!
I received an amazing amount of book post!
I was nominated for a UKYABA!
January was quite surreal.

So what did I read? I read 13 books in January! Not bad for one month. 

MG books
The Ice Garden – Guy Jones
Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts – Katie and Kevin Tsang
The 1000 Year Old Boy – Ross Welford
Magic Misfits – Neil Patrick Harris
Elephants Don’t Sit on Cars – David Henry Wilson
Pax – Sara Pennypacker
Spy Toys: Out of Control – Mark Powers
Hitler’s Canary – Sandi Toksvig
A Far Away Magic – Amy Wilson

YA books
Second Best Friend – Non Pratt
Gilded Cage – Vic James
Batman: Nightwalker – Marie Lu
Hero at the Fall – Alwyn Hamilton

As you can see I read a lot more kids books than YA books! That won’t always be the case!

What about my book challenges?

#BritishBooksChallenge: 6/12 (maybe more!)
#52books2018: 13/52
Goodreads challenge: 13/52

I’m not doing too bad!

I’ve had a busy January, I’m hoping February brings me some more excellent books! There’s half term, so I can get stuck into a load of books then! 

How are you getting along with your book challenges?
What was your favourite read in January?
Can you recommend me any books to read in February?

Comment me, tweet me, instagram me! I’d love to talk!

S x


Batman Nightwalker – a book which builds slowly, but packs a punch!

“Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.”

Batman: Nightwalker is part of the DC Icons collection: a collection of books published by Penguin Random House, using DC heroes reimagined and written by some incredible authors. There has already been Wonder Woman, written by the incredible Leigh Bardugo, and later this year Catwoman is being released, written by Sarah J. Maas. Batman: Nightwalker is the second of the series to be released. I loved Wonder Woman, so I had high hopes for Batman. Thank you so much to the publishers for sending me a copy to read!

Initially this book was quite slow to build, but once you’re in the action YOU’RE IN THE ACTION. On reflection, I really liked the build up. I’m glad I persevered with it because it made it worthwhile in the end. I’m not a massive Batman fan, I don’t know that much about Batman, but I felt like there were some great tidbits of information that Batman fans would love. 

As well as meeting Bruce (the man, the bat, himself) you are introduced to creepy Madeleine. A baddie by every other name. She’s part of a group of villains named the Nightwalkers, who are currently playing Robin Hood, but a murderous Robin Hood. They’re killing rich people, hacking into their bank accounts and then stealing their money, all in the name of “doing what’s right”. She’s EVIL. She’s creepy. She was an absolute gem of a character. I really liked her as a character (not a person, she’s a BAD person). She added a whole level of intrigue to this story. I want more about her!

I really liked the relationships between the characters in this story. Bruce and Alfred’s relationship: the father-son, boss-employee, friends dynamic. I really liked it. Team Alfred so much. Their warmth compared to the coldness of the Bruce-Madeliene relationship was interesting. Bruce-Madeleine was an interesting dynamic. He wanted to know more about her. She was an enigma to him. She uses him to get what she wants. (I wasn’t a fan of the old romance in this book… gotta admit!) 

My goodreads review:
“Action packed, creepy and intense baddies and just the perfect pace. Slow to build and then BAM. I really enjoyed this book, and for a casual Batman fan like me, it was pretty good – not too much I didn’t understand!”

Have you read Batman?
If you could have your favourite author write a book based on your favourite superhero/supervillain… what would the combination be?

Let me know your thoughts! I’m going to go contemplate my author/hero combination now. I’ll let you all know later!

S x


A while back, the amazing people over at Scholastic asked me if I wanted a proof copy of a book that I had heard nothing about. I happily said yes, and then I was asked if I wanted to be part of the blog tour. Again, I happily accepted!

Everyone, it is my pleasure to introduce you to ‘Shell’ by Paula Rawsthorne

Shell: thrilling, gripping and a little bit freaky!


“What if you thought you had died, only to wake up in someone else’s body? When Lucy, a teen diagnosed with terminal cancer wakes up cancer-free, it should be a dream come true. But faced with a life she didn’t choose and trapped in a new body, Lucy must face the biggest question of all . . . How far would you go to save the one you love?”

Imagine that, just for a minute, you thought you died, but lo and behold, no. You’re alive. The jubilation at being alive, but then realising you are in fact in someone else’s body, living in their body, with your memories and your thoughts. When I heard this… I was taken aback and reading this book I was thrilled, but I was also a little bit freaked out! 

Initially, besides being freaked out by the thought of being me in someone else’s body, I found Lucy a little bit hard to like (I think she’s difficult and hard to reach at times) BUT she completely comes through as a likeable character. She’s flawed, which makes her a lot more relatable, and I definitely grew to like her a lot more throughout the book. You realise some of the decisions she makes, some of the things she does could have justifiable reasons behind them. Knowing Lucy’s story definitely justifies some of her behaviour.

There’s some quite challenging themes in this book – life, death, memory, friendship, family, our willingness to do things for those we love – and I found that was one of the things that kept me coming back to this book. It challenged my own thoughts and feelings towards the characters, the story and also, made me think what would I do? (I would not like to be in Lucy’s place, or her parents’ place!) There’s a lot of struggle through this book – not from me, but from the characters. I definitely found myself pretty emotionally invested by the end, it was a lot. 

Building on the challenging themes, there are some interesting twists and turns… I’m RUBBISH at seeing twists and turns, so when they came along I was SMACKED in the face with them! I don’t do surprises well, but the brilliant story line, along with some great pace, plus characters I rooted for by the end, I was game for all of the twists and turns. They definitely kept me on my toes! It’s pretty grim and dark at times this book… but don’t let this put you off reading it. It’s gripping in its darkness. 

Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate that cover? HOW FREAKY IS THAT EYE MAN?

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and this book is an ode to that story! Definitely an interesting spin on the original idea. Now that I’ve read Shell, I am definitely interested in reading Frankenstein! Happy birthday! 

Have you read Shell?
How do you think you’d cope in someone else’s body?
Whose life would you like to live for a day?

Check out the rest of this blog tour! There are some amazing other reviews (worded much better than mine!) and some interesting posts! 

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Paula Rawsthorne is the award-winning author of Blood Tracks and The Truth about Celia Frost. She first found success when she won the BBC National ‘Get Writing’ competition with her prize-winning story read on Radio 4. She has also been a winner of SCBWI’s ‘Undiscovered Voices. She is passionate about enthusing teenagers to get reading and is a writer in residence in a secondary school for the national literacy charity ‘First Story’. SHELL is her third novel for young adults.

COVER REVEAL: Truth Sister

Today is a very exciting FIRST for me here! 

Today is my very first COVER REVEAL.


The lovely people over at Impress Books asked if I would reveal the cover (which has also been revealed on their twitter account, go give them a follow @ImpressBooks) to a new and exciting YA book they are publishing in July! 

Without further ado:

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I love the mathematical, geometric, science-y feel to it!

A bit of info about Truth Sister:

“The year is 2149. The Women’s Republic of Anglia seeks to harness forgotten technologies from the time when men ruled the world. But when Clara Perdue stumbles on information that the Republic has tried to keep hidden, she begins to realise that the society she has been taught to believe in – and trained to defend – is not all that it seems. A secret from Clara’s past puts herself, her family, and her friends in danger, and Clara must choose between subservience and rebellion.

In a world where knowledge is power, what you know can save your life. Or it can get you killed.”

Described as The Power meets Only Ever Yours, this sharp, dystopian young adult novel raises  all sorts of questions about climate change and what we could be faced with in years to come.

I’m not going to lie… it was that final line that ABSOLUTELY had me sold. I can not wait to read this book. 

Thank you so much Impress Books for allowing me to host this cover reveal! #TruthSister out in July!

S x

BLOG TOUR: The Extinction Trials

Today, I get to share quite an exciting mood board I created for the blog tor of the amazing The Extinction Trials by S.M.Wilson


“Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters – human and reptilian – they can’t afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other…”

My full review of this incredible book will be up in a few weeks time, but today I get to share my moodboard and talk you through my choices. If you haven’t read this book yet then you absolutely need to. It is exceptional. If you don’t believe me, go check out some of the other stop on the blog tour and see what they’ve got up to!

Extinction Trials: mood board

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I think my moodboard captures this book, or at least my imagining of the book, really well. I tried to capture scenery most prominently as this was the thing that stood out most for me. The amazing scenery and the characters of this book make this an interesting and deepening book – their relationships with each other, and their emotions towards each other complicate everything!. From climbing treacherous cliffs to prove bravery and ability, to wide open land with the threat of dinosaurs, to actual threat of dinosaurs, I’ve tried to capture the essence of this book in my mood board. I could’ve gone on with this mood board for pictures and pictures, but I definitely am happy with the finished result. 

I’d love to know what you would include in your mood board! Let me know in the comments. This book is brilliant and I implore all of you to read it! 

If you have already read it and would love to know more about the second book, check out #SundayYA this Sunday as Susan is the guest of honour talking about book 1 and revealing the cover and title of book 2. 

If that’s still not enough, if you sign up to Usborne’s YA newsletter you can get a sneak peek at the first chapter of book 2. I know I can’t wait! Sign up here

Thank you so much Usborne (especially Stevie) for letting me join this amazing blog tour! Check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour and join us on Sunday for #SundayYA Extinction Trials!


S x