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Monday, February 18, 2019

Emily Knight Series Book Blast and Giveaway

We have a pair of young adult titles from author A. Bello. Explore, then be sure to enter the giveaway with five winners. Open through 3/11. Good luck.

Emily Knight I Am....
Emily Knight Series Book 1
by A. Bello
Genre: YA, MG Fantasy

Emily Knight I AM... is about a thirteen year old warrior named Emily, who is far from ordinary and she hates it! The daughter of a heroic warrior and the press favourite problem child. Against her wishes she is sent to the Osaki Training School to control her powers. She learns to fly, breathe under water and battle but someone has their eyes set on Emily and now she has to chose between the two people she loves.

Emily Knight I AM... has elements of grittiness that is more mature than other fantasy books. As well as being laugh out loud funny, the characters are real, complicated and relatable. A. Bello pushes the boundaries by breaking the conventions in this diverse, absorbing novel.

Emily Knight I Am...Awakened
Emily Knight Series Book 2

Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It's the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?

**Nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal!**
**Finalist for London's Big Read 2019!**

A. Bello is a young author from North London and the author of the Emily Knight series (Emily Knight I am... & Emily Knight I am...Awakened)

She wrote her first novel at aged 8, where she fought monsters and dragons daily and was first published at aged 12 for a poem she wrote in school.

A. Bello wrote the first in the Emily Knight saga at aged 12, with the intention of filling in a gaping hole in children's fiction for an inspirational, strong, black female protagonist (who can fight like a man!)

A. Bello has received rave reviews for her debut book as well as success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book. She is the founder of The Lil' Author School and co-founder of The Author School. The Author School was shortlisted for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016.

A. Bello has appeared in Female First Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few.

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  1. what inspured you to write these? they look greagt

    1. Hey Molli! I grew up watching DragonBall Z and X-Men. Plus I wanted a strong kick ass girl ;)

    2. that is amazing! i have a 9 year old who is excited about this!

    3. Oh lovely! I hope she likes the books

  2. My granddaughter is an avid reader and a smidge too young, but I think in a year or two these books would be right up her alley!

    1. The books are for 9-14 so middle-grade to YA crossover. Hope she enjoys it when she gets a chance to read them x

  3. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  4. I think the art is good and it looks like a good series of books for my daughter.

  5. I think my 9 year old daughter would enjoy these. The covers are colorful and attention grabbing!