I am delighted to be reviewing Eternal Seas as part of Lexi Rees blog tour, something different for my blog today but also one I wanted to share with you all.
Here’s a photo of Lexi Rees and myself earlier this year, I couldn’t not share it with you all. I was delighted to meet Lexi and talk all about bringing her first book to life, I am thrilled that she has managed to achieve her goal. I cannot wait to meet again and have a picture with her book next time.
Such a small parcel
shouldn’t cause experienced
smugglers much trouble,
but this parcel is far from normal.
Chased across the seas, Finn and Aria must solve the
mysteries within the parcel.
What does it mean? Who should they trust?
What will happen?
The fate of an ancient people depends on them
and time is running out …
I read this book with an open mind and with the blurb not giving too much away it left me intrigued.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I was left wanting to know what happens next at the end of each chapter. It was an easy read for me and my eight year old found it was right for her to be able to read with no trouble and only questions about what could happen next. It feels that Lexi has got her writing perfect for her target audience.
The book shimmered reminders of Moana, Harry Potter and Pokermon to me, but only a shimmer, it sounds like a weird mix but Eternal Seas was knitted together with adventure and the reader in mind. Eternal Seas is a perfect entry into the series and it certainly leaves you wanting to read the next book. We cannot wait. I enjoyed it so much that I mentioned it to my husband after he asked about it due to the stunning book cover which grabs your attention. He was disappointed that it was a children’s book but I assured him that he would still enjoy it, Rob is planning to read it now that I have finished.
I have also got to mention the illustrations throughout Eternal Seas, I know that Lexi Rees and her son drew these and brought the characters, scenes and important objects to life. I think this gives it even more of a personal touch and is something you wouldn’t normally come across, making it unique, they are placed neatly throughout the book and don’t spoil your imagination as it unfolds in your own mind.
Congratulations Lexi on your debut novel.
Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.
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Blog tour competitions
Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only). To enter
- Share a photo of you with the book (paperback or ebook) on Twitter or Instagram
- Tag @lexi_rees (Twitter) or lexi.rees (Instagram) and #EternalSeas
- Closing date 30th November 2018
- UK only
- Winners will be drawn randomly
Illustration competition – would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?
- Six lucky winners will have their illustrations printed in the sequel to Eternal Seas
- Winners and runners up will also have their drawings featured on www.lexirees.co.uk and on social media
Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories
- Aria flying up in the sky
- a cat
- mountain ponies
- a snow eagle
- a demon-goddess
- a sailing boat
- Finn and/ or Aria
Please see detailed terms for entry requirements
- Open to children aged 13 or under
- You can enter as many categories as you like
- Winners will be chosen by Lexi Rees
- Children’s name and age will be published together with their illustration. Parents/ guardians must confirm they are happy with this when they enter. Other information (e.g email address) will not be shared.
- No purchase necessary
- Closing date 31/1/19
- Entries must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winners may need to post originals if the images are not high enough quality for printing. Postage costs will be covered in this case.
- Full entry details can be found on www.lexirees.co.uk
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