Emily Knight Series by A. Bello Book Tour and Giveaway :)
Emily soon meets a new friend - Michella - at the School and they hit it off instantly. Of course everyone knows of Emily and has to mention her family, so that just rubs her the wrong way. I really enjoyed reading about the kids being sorted into their groups and then watching them begin their journeys with their powers. The girls meet Jason and Wesley, and all four of them are sorted into Ogragon, and Michella seems to be thrilled about that and for some reason so does Emily :) But when Lox returns and wants Emily to go with him so he can keep her safe, something is afoot. She fights him at every turn and it's clear she still has a lot of anger at him for disappearing on them 10 years ago. I really don't want to give away any spoilers, but it just keeps getting better and you will be very happily surprised!
This reminds me so much of the Harry Potter books with a different twist, so it was very entertaining and of course there are even ghosts!!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I can't wait to see what Neci pulls out of her sleeve in the next book and how they will fight her off.
Well the second book is out and Emily is back! Unfortunately, so is Neci. So once again they have to figure out a way to stop her, but she is more powerful now. The great part about these books is that even though Neci is the villain, we also see her backstory and she almost becomes a sympathetic character in some ways because of what happened to her. Of course I am always rooting for Emily Knight though :) Will Emily and her friends be strong enough in their powers to defeat Neci once and for all? And why does everyone expect Emily and Lox's father to just come running into the picture after all these years to save the day? I got the feeling that perhaps their father had gone over to the dark side and no one knew it, but I won't give away the answer to that!
This series from what I have read is great for pretty much all young adults. Sure it's a little scary at times and can be dark, but overall I do think that teens will love the storyline and they will really relate to Emily and her friends. And of course also to the struggles of being a teenager even if they aren't magical. I think a lot of young people have lost parents or loved ones and been raised by others, and this series definitely puts a spotlight on the fact that you don't have to be the perfect family to have a good life and be strong - that comes from within. It's a good lesson for all kids to learn and a lot of adults too. And even though the school is for magical kids, it seems to be a fairly normal atmosphere otherwise - such as boys and friendships and all that stuff that every kid goes through. Definitely another great read and I wouldn't mind seeing another book in this series at all :)
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)