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Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees #Review #Children’s #Competition #Series #BlogTour

A different kind of blog tour post today . . . . This is for a children’s book and there’s even a competition for children aged 13 years old and younger to enter. Read on to learn more about this intriguing adventure story and how to enter the competition!

 

Series: The Relic Hunters #1

Title:  Eternal Seas

Author and Illustrator: Lexi Rees

Publisher: Matador, Troubador Press

Published: September 20th, 2018

Pages: 118

Rating: 4/5*

 

My Review:

This is the first book in a new series for middle grade readers and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a fantasy adventure with brother and sister, Finn and Aria, sailing with their father who is a smuggler. Their mother is missing and you don’t initially know why so I’m not going to spoil it by telling you! With instructions to retrieve and deliver a small parcel as their next job, it shouldn’t be too difficult. However, there are forces attempting to steal it and danger around. As the youngsters explore their own powers they’ll uncover secrets, discover a new ally and face perils in this fast paced adventure.

The story has great characters that are easy to relate to. It has black line illustrations interspersed through the story that add to the scenarios. Written in short chapters, it is an engaging and entertaining read that will probably appeal to children who are able to read independently, probably from 8years old upwards. It has a male lead character in Finn and a female one in Aria. This story is centred around Finn coming into his powers and striving to solve a mystery with the aid of Aria and their father. Whilst this story comes to a conclusion with many things resolved it also ends on a cliff hanger in which Aria is given the next task, which I presume will be the subject of the second book in this series. I really hope I get to read it as I enjoyed this one and would like to know what happens next – even though I’m an adult!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book, without obligation, which I have chosen to read. This is my review after reading and enjoying it.

Synopsis:

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 …

 

Pre-order Link – http://viewbook.at/EternalSeas

 

Blog tour competitions

Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only). To enter

  1. Share a photo of you with the book (paperback or ebook) on Twitter or Instagram
  2. Tag @lexi_rees (Twitter) or lexi.rees (Instagram) and #EternalSeas
  3. Closing date 30th November 2018
  4. UK only
  5. 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 lexirees.co.ukand 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 lexireads@hotmail.com. 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 lexirees.co.uk

 

 

Author Bio –

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.

Social Media Links –

www.lexirees.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/LexiAuthor

https://twitter.com/lexi_rees

 

3 comments on “Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees #Review #Children’s #Competition #Series #BlogTour

  1. Lexi Rees
    October 1, 2018

    Oooooh thanks!! So happy you enjoyed it 🙂

    Like

  2. Glad you liked this one too! I thought it was brilliant!

    Like

  3. Pingback: Eternal Seas book tour and an ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION – Lexi Rees

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