Today on Tales I’m delighted to be going a little teen on the blog tour for Emily Knight: I Am…Becoming – book 3 in the best-selling, award-winning, CILIP Carnegie Medal nominated fantasy series by A. Bello.
Homecoming. Sacrifice. Family. Fire.
The Knights are finally reunited and ready to defeat Neci once and for all. But Neci is one step ahead and is targeting them one by one. When one of Emily’s best friends is kidnapped, Emily leads the elite team on a rescue mission but nothing can prepare them for what Neci has planned.
The eagerly anticipated third book follows the incredible success of Emily Knight I am… Awakened, which received a prestigious Carnegie nomination and enjoyed first place in the London’s BIG Read 2019.
Okay, so firstly I have to admit that this is the first book I have read in the series but that didn’t impact my enjoyment one little bit, no siree . It is brillaint to see strong, diverse characters emerging in more and more books. As a Librarian, this is what we are looking for, characters that all young people in this beautiful diverse world we live in can relate to. But what I loved about this book is that there are elements that will touch every teen who reads it, Emily is strong but she shows her fear, we see her grappling with difficult situations, situations that perhaps she shouldn’t have to. She is an inspiration. These are all important elements but on a less serious note this is an adventure story ram-packed with action, awesome battles and of course the everyday problems we all suffer, such as family and friendship issues, except Emily Knight style.
This is a really exciting book and I look forward to catching up on the first two in the series.
Thank you so much to Helen at @literallypr for inviting me to take part in the blog tour and for also sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author
A. Bello was born and raised in London. She first began writing the Emily Knight saga shortly afterwards (only 12 years old!) with the intention of filling the gaping hole in children’s fiction for an inspirational, strong, black female, young protagonist. This gap remains in the publishing world.
A. Bello received rave reviews for her debut book, ‘Emily Knight I am…’, as well as outstanding success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book, which went viral in 2015 when it was gradually released online throughout the month of August.
‘Emily Knight I am…Awakened‘ was released on September 2017 and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019 and winner of London’s Big Read 2019.
She is the founder of The Lil’ Author School, co-founder of Hashtag BLAK, ink! and The Author School. The Author School was shortlisted for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016.
A. Bello won The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards 2018.
A. Bello is regularly called to talk at literary events and within the media, she has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Female First Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few.
As well as being a writer, A. Bello is a professional dancer and teacher. She has performed for more than a decade in prestigious venues including The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, Hammersmith Apollo, Stratford Theatre Royal. A. Bello has also appeared on The Apprentice, Got To Dance and Street Dance AllStars The Movie.
A. Bello is currently writing her forth book.