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 Blog Tour Review - To Cage A God by Elizabeth May To cage a god is divine. To be divine is to rule. To rule is to destroy. Using ancient secrets, Galina and Sera’s mother grafted gods into their bones. Bound to brutal deities and granted forbidden power no commoner has held in a millennia, the sisters have grown up to become living weapons. Raised to overthrow an empire―no matter the cost. With their mother gone and their country on the brink of war, it falls to the sisters to take the helm of the rebellion and end the cruel reign of a royal family possessed by destructive gods. Because when the ruling alurea invade, they conquer with fire and blood. And when they clash, common folk burn. While Sera reunites with her estranged lover turned violent rebel leader, Galina infiltrates the palace. In this world of deception and danger, her only refuge is an isolated princess, whose whip-smart tongue and sharp gaze threaten to uncover Galina’s secret. Torn between desire and duty, Galina mus

Review - Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson

Review - Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson

Bertie is NOT looking forward to spending the summer holidays on stinky Long Bottom Farm. But things take an interesting turn when he encounters Nugget, the alien chicken. Nugget’s mission is to find the Earth’s most important resource and transport it back to Nurgle 7, and he needs Bertie’s help. But what could the Earth’s most valuable resource be, and can they find it in time to stop the Nurgles exterminating the Earth?!

Is it a silly book about an alien chicken threatening to destroy the earth or a sweet book about understanding emotions and how we feel?

Well, it's Jenny Pearson so it easily manages to be both!

Bertie has been sent to his uncle's farm while his mum goes on holiday to America. He's not keen on this idea, because farms are smelly and boring, but that's before he meets a talking alien that has accidentally taken the form of a chicken due to a slight misunderstanding upon landing. Now Bertie only has until the end of the day to find earth's most valuable resource or the whole planet will be destroyed!

Cue a hilarious and heart-warming mission to find earth's most valuable resource while stuck in a muddy and smelly farmyard. Bertie and the Alien Chicken smoothly turns into a discussion around feely-things, intangible things like loneliness, dreams and happiness provide some fascinating insights into what makes us human and how to understand our feelings, something that I'm sure will work well in many classrooms and for bedroom stories. 

A sweet, funny and thoroughly engaging book from Barrington Stoke, the industry experts at creating short, accessible books perfect for reluctant readers, people with reading difficulties or anyone who just wants to dip into a short, easy to read book.

Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson is published on 5 January 2022 by Barrington Stoke.

I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.



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