Never wish upon a star.
Sixteen-year-old Abigail Crumble’s learning this the hard way.
During a moment of weakness, Abigail wished on the stars only to discover she’s cursed as a result. And she’s been on a journey to rectify her mistake ever since. Trouble is, the quest to rid herself of the curse has proven to be much more arduous than she could have ever imagined. And far from over.
Separated from her friends and believing them dead, trapped in the faelti camp and being held hostage by the evil Kai Sisu, Abigail is no closer to reaching Levana’s Dwelling and breaking the curse than she was the day she left her hometown.
Rachel was born and raised in Scotland but has a ridiculously English surname. A graduate of psychology, she now resides in South Korea. She has dabbled in teaching children, but after a few blessed years has succumbed to teaching business English to adults in Seoul.
Rachel has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. An obsession with Point Horror books led to her first novel being written at the age of ten. Truth be told, it wasn’t very good. The following years were spent reading, amateur acting in a youth group, occasionally playing guitar, and dabbling in songwriting, all the while continuing to write stories unworthy for print and developing her own style.
A mixture of inspiring authors had a huge influence upon her mind: S. E. Hinton, Mario Puzo, R. L. Stine, William Goldman, C.S Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, J. K. Rowling … the list goes on. For years, Rachel has cited The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton as her favourite book. These days, she considers The Princess Bride by William Goldman to be at the top of the list. But the list always changes. How can one simply pick a favourite from all the wonderful books out there? It’s like trying to pick one favourite food. Inconceivable!
Can we take a moment and look at how stunning this cover is!
I think it’s one of the most beautiful covers I seen in a long time, it will definitely have the reader reaching for it in any shop or online.
Rachel Pudsey is a new author to me, what had me saying yes to the review was obviously the cover, but the blurb also grabbed me. Now in hind sight I should have read the first book (I’ll be correcting that asap) I struggled a couple of times when things that happened in the first book were brought up but I felt that it didn’t put me off following this beautiful story. Rachel shows she has a passion for this genre, her character and scene discretion is second to none!
This book is action packed and had me enthralled from start to finish, I enjoyed the darkness to the story and I’m most definitely craving more 😀 waiting for book 3 will give me time to read the first book and get myself fully imursed in the series.
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