ThursTag : Harley in the Sky Book Tag

If you know me at all, you will know that I am absolute trash for all of Akemi Dawn Bowman’s work, and Harley in the Sky is no exception. This book is being published next month, and I’ve found the perfect tag created by Jemma @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them to celebrate. 

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RingMaster – What book introduced you to your favourite genre? 

My absolute favourite genre is YA Fantasy. I first came across it when studying YA at university, and the first YA Fantasy I ever recorded reading was the Abhorsen trilogy. Although my love of Fantasy almost certainly started earlier than that when I read His Dark Materials and the Harry Potter books. 

Acrobatics – A fast-paced read.  

I recently read Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone wich is a brilliant and fast-paced middle grade adventure. I loved every minute of it. 

Clowns – A book that made you laugh.

Laura Steven’s books always make me laugh, both her YA and the middle grade she writes as Laura Kirkpatrick. I have just read and utterly adored The Love Hypothesis which had me roaring with laughter throughout. 

Knife thrower – A book that had you on the edge of your seat.  

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury. This book is so tense, and so creepy that I was very definitely on the edge of my seat, not to mention wide awake into the wee small hours. 

Tightrope Walker – A book you just couldn’t put down. 

I’ve already mentioned both Mel and Laura, which were the two most recent books I couldn’t put down. Pages and Co 2: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James was also impossible to put down. I absolutely adored this one. 

Ventriloquist – A book with a great twist. 

One of Us is Next by Karen McManus. I loved this book, and that ending was a huge twist I did not see coming in a very, very good way. 

Magician – A book with a magic system you love. 

Frost Fire by Jamie Smith. Some of the character in this book bond with slivers of ice from the nearby glacier. I loved this idea of bonding with a piece of magic from nature. 

Static Trapeze – Best or Worst Cliffhanger. 

This has to be the last line of Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus. I didn’t love the rest of this book, bu that last line was one hell of a cliffhanger. 

Loved doing this tag! If you fancy giving it a go, consider yourself tagged. Will you be reading Harley in the Sky when it comes out?


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  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed Rumblestar!
    I’m going to throw this out to twitter too, but question 1 has made me think you might be just the person to ask so hope you don’t mind – I keep getting a lot of parents in work asking for something for their young teen readers (13ish) who’ve enjoyed Harry Potter and honestly I’m a bit stuck! Any recommendations?

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    1. That’s tricky both because nothing is really like Harry Potter, and also 13 is an awkward in between age.

      At that age I loved Susan Cooper Over Sea Under Stone, Philip Pullman Northern Lights and Garth Nix Sabriel, which are all still good now.

      Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend?

      Other general fantasy I’d say for that age would be: Cat Doyle, Vashti Hardy, Tahere Mafi (Furthermore), Lockwood and Co, Jasper Fforde Dragon Slayers series (that’s good) and maybe some Neil Gaiman (Odd and the Frost Giants, The Ocean at the End if the Lane and The Graveyard Book)?


      1. Thank you! Some there I’d thought of, some I hadn’t, some 8d forgotten and done I don’t know so plenty to go on 😊
        And yes, it is a really tricksy one so good work coming up with so much!
        Nevermoor is my go to post Potter read!

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