Release date: September 28th 2017

Middle Grade/ Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9957806-4-4  


Winner of London's Big Read 2019

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019

Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019

Top 100 Coming of Age Young Adult books


'A wonderful heroine you can't help but root for' 

Katherine Webber, author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart


The eagerly awaited second book of the Emily Knight series.


A.Bello breaks boundaries with this gritty and gripping fantasy series


ABOUT: Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It's the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Abiola Bello is an award-winning author and was born and raised in London, where she still lives and works. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight and she first began writing the Emily Knight saga at 12 years old with the intention of filling the gaping hole in children’s fiction for an inspirational, strong, young female protagonist.​Abiola 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. The second book Emily Knight I am...Awakened was a finalist for 'Best Children's Book' for The People's Book Prize 2019, nominated for the Carnegie Award 2019 and winner of London's Big Read 2019. The third book Emily Knight I am...Becoming was released September 2020 to strong reviews. Abiola is signed to The Bent Agency. She is the founder of The Lil' Author School and co-founder of The Author School, Hashtag Press, Hashtag BLAK, The Diverse Book Awards and ink!​ Abiola won The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards 2018 and is regularly called to talk at literary events and within the media, and has appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Shout Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few


For more on A. Bello


Twitter: @ABelloWrites

Instagram: abiolabello/ emilyknightiam




Emily Knight I am... Awakened by A. Bello