With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so I’ve created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel.
Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare. Be sure to like, comment, and share other participants posts.
First line of the book.
Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.
Introduce the main character using only three words.
Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).
Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)
Your favourite line/scene.
I read this book when it was released six years ago, but it’s one of those books that I pick up and re-read quite often – like a comfort blanket – with fangs!
First line – Jago Harker ran through the streets clutching the small leather bag that contained his whole world.
Recruit fans by adding the book blurb –
You will come to know hell better than most, Jago. I have waited all these years for you to come back to this town.
England, 1940: Britain is entrenched in war with the Germans when young Jago is evacuated from the Blitz bombings in London to the Yorkshire coast.
With just the memory of his dead mother for comfort, Jago is desperate only to survive the war in some peace. But arriving at the hostile Streonshalgh Manor in the town of Whitby, he is confronted with cruel and frenzied locals, seemingly possessed by ancient stories of clannish retribution and sadistic horrors.
The RedEye comet hovers fatefully over the town; people are being viciously killed; and Jago’s nights are spent as waking nightmares, darting through bloodstained and murderous streets.
As shades of his past come rushing back to haunt him, Jago must confront the truth of this town – the perilous and violent truth of the ancient Vampyres.
Introduce the main character – Jago is brave, frightened, but strong
Delightful Design –
Audience appeal – Perfect for fans of YA fantasy, vampire stories, horror.
Your favourite line/scene –
(There are so many great scenes in this book and I love how descriptive the author is – in this scene he transports you into the heart of London during the war)
The earth shuddered. Screams rang out as a bomb blew out the front of the pub on the corner of Bethnal Green. The street was filled with thick white dust that blotted out the sun and covered the bodies in the road like a fall of snow. The crowd ran, children screamed, an old woman stood shaking as she looked around helplessly. The air-raid siren wailed a few streets away as the thud, thud, thud moved slowly to the west.