Those that know me know I love folklore and faeries so I was extremely happy to be involved in this book tour for Sue Bentley’s young adult book We Other. Thank you for inviting me Rachel Random Resources
Book Title: We Other
Author: Sue Bentley
Publisher: Endeavour Venture
Release date: 6th June
Family secrets, changelings, and fairies you never want to meet on a dark night.
Jess Morgan’s life has always been chaotic.
When a startling new reality cannot be denied, it’s clear that everything she believed about herself is a lie. She is linked to a world where humans – ‘hot-bloods’ – are disposable entertainment. Life on a run-down estate – her single mum’s alcoholism and violent boyfriend – become the least of Jess’s worries.
This book is pure magic. It lured me in like a faerie charming me into stepping into their faery kingdom. Sue Bentley has woven traditional folklore, real life, well-formed characters and imaginative descriptions of her faeryland into a lyrical masterpiece. I have been spoilt this year with wonderful books that I could talk about for hours but this novel blew me away.
It is deliciously dark: you do not want these fairies at the bottom of your garden. Jess Morgan’s life in the real world is not easy as the daughter of an alcoholic and it does not shy away from the emotional impact that has. All the prominent characters are believable with their strengths and flaws; they made me feel as if I knew them. They immersed me in the story so I didn’t notice this novel was an epic 560 pages. In fact, I did not want it to end.
Would I recommend?
Don’t wait to order this book if dark fairytale twists are your thing. It is classed as a YA book but it is mature and could easily fit on an adult shelf. I am enchanted by this book. Before I had finished I made my daughter order it – HINT: it is on offer if you pre-order. This is novel is will be on my forever shelf to be reread because I am sure I will discover new things in the details I may have missed the first time round.
Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Other-Sue-Bentley-ebook/dp/B07D19PRGL/
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Sue Bentley discovered a love of books at an early age. She worked for Northamptonshire Libraries for many years, while teaching herself the craft of writing. She is the author of the worldwide bestselling Magic Kitten, Magic Puppy, Magic Ponies, Magic Bunny series for age 5-9 years. She also writes for children and adults under various pen names. A lover of English Folklore, her books often contain elements of the otherworld and the darkness within the everyday. Her books have been translated into around 20 languages. We Other is her first book for Young Adults.
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