Middle Grade/ Young Adult Fantasy Fiction
Winner of London's Big Read 2019
Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019
Nominated for the Carnegie 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 a Nigerian-British, prize-winning, bestselling children's and YA author who was born and raised in London. She is an advocate for diversity in books for young people. She's the author of the award-winning fantasy series Emily Knight and was nominated for the CILIP's Carnegie Award, won London's BIG Read 2019, and was a finalist for the People's Book Prize Best Children's Book. Abiola contributed to The Very Merry Murder Club, a collection of mysteries from thirteen exciting and diverse children's writers which published in October 2021 and was selected as Waterstones Children's Book of the Month.
Her debut YA, Love in Winter Wonderland, published in November 2022 and was an Amazon's Editor's Choice and was featured in The Guardian's Children's and Teens Best New Novels. Only For The Holidays is her second YA book and is a Waterstones Best Paperback book of 2023 and The Bookseller One to Watch.
Abiola won The Black British Business Awards 2023 for Arts and Media Rising Star. She also won The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards 2018 and is the co-founder of Hashtag Press, Hashtag BLAK, The Diverse Book Awards and ink! She has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Female First Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few. As well as being a writer, Abiola is a professional dancer. She performed for more than a decade in prestigious venues including The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler's Wells, Hammersmith Apollo and Unicorn Theatre. Abiola has also appeared on BBC's The Apprentice, Got To Dance and Street Dance AllStars The Movie.
For more on Abiola Bello
Twitter and TikTok: @ABelloWrites
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