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Emily Knight I am... Awakened

Written by A. Bello

Part of the Emily Knight Series

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Science Fiction

LoveReading View on Emily Knight I am... Awakened

High-stakes action, engaging characters readers will really root for, and fantastical adventures abound in this second book in the Emily Knight series.

Emily Knight is back in all her brilliant, brave glory! She’s a fabulously inspirational heroine of colour, a girl who’s not afraid to take on even the most perilous of missions. Even though she’d “lost count of the nightmares she’d had since her encounter with Neci, the deadliest warrior to exist”, Emily steps-up to the mark when Neci returns, set on war and destruction, with Emily a main target.

An action-packed race against time soon kicks-off, with lively, engaging dialogue peppering the pacey plot, and some heart-warming moments of love and friendship running alongside the drama.

Joanne Owen

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Emily Knight I am... Awakened Synopsis

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?

Emily Knight I am... Awakened Press Reviews

Praise for A. Bello and The Emily Knight series;

‘A. Bello represents the long-awaited evolution of diversity in the
literature world. Creating a character like Emily Knight who provides YA readers of colour their own heroine to look up to! Really excited about this series!’   The British Blacklist

‘An exciting adventure with a wonderful heroine you can’t help
but root for’ Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones

‘…radical and rebellious yet touching and empowering. A must read!’    Style Biblio

‘A perfect novel for any kids that fell in love with the Harry Potter
series. That includes any kid at heart!’   Popthebutterfly Reviews

‘A fun read for children 9+. It’s great to read a fantasy novel with
multicultural characters’   Fantastic Reads

‘Once you start on the Emily Knight journey you do not want to stop!’  Helen Lewis, Director of Literally PR

‘A book that will keep teens and pre-teens happily turning the pages.’  Madhouse Family reviews 

‘If you like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games’  Stressed Rach Reviews

‘A. Bello has written a children’s book for the 21st century. It’s
representative, inclusive and plays a vital role in teaching young
people that our heroes are not just one race or gender. It’s also fun, entertaining and truly imaginative. I hope others follow in A. Bello’s steps and ensures that children’s literature is more representative and culturally diverse.’   Jared Garfield

Book Information

ISBN: 9780995780644
Publication date: 28th September 2017
Author: A. Bello
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Science Fiction

About A. Bello

Abiola Bello is a children's author who's passionate about creating strong diverse characters for young people. Her second book, Emily Knight I am. . . Awakened, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 and Winner of London's Big Read 2019. She is the founder of The Lil' Author School, co-founder of The Author School. The Author School was shortlisted for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016. In 2018, Abiola won the London Book Fair's Trailblazer Award 2018. Abiola is regularly called to talk at literary events and within the media, she has appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Female First Magazine, The Bookseller and The Mirror to name ...

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