Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Blackbrooke by Emma Silver

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Blurb: I live in Blackbrooke and you would have had to be living under a rock to never have heard of it before now. This town is different to most others…Humans aren’t the only residents…”
  The residents of Blackbrooke share their town with the Creatures, or Crits as they are known. Grotesque, roaming the streets at night looking for food, their presence means humans have to live by the Rules, keeping them indoors and forbidding them of basic desires.
  The most important Rule?
Don’t be a ‘walk out’!
  Straight-A student, Liberty Connor, hates the Crits and the endless Rules she and her tight knit group of friends have to live by.
  Planning her new life on the Outside with her boyfriend, Gabriel, Liberty whiles away her days waiting to turn 18, so they can leave and be free. That is, until the world she thinks she knows begins to unravel…
  Her friends start to walk out. So she’s told. However, something’s not right. Things don’t add up.
Liberty faces a race against time to discover what’s going on with the Creatures of Blackbrooke.
  Is it them she has to fear, or something much closer to home?
Blackbrooke is a Young Adult horror novel that has you on the edge of your seat.
We bolted down the alley and back onto the street, which was bathed in bright white moonlight.
“Cassius!” I screamed and we both stopped, rooted to the spot.
We looked down the street, unable to tear our eyes away from the shadowy figures advancing towards us. They moved so fluidly they appeared to float off the ground, their long gowns of grey skin billowing behind them.
“Oh my god,” I breathed.
The Queens.
There were about a dozen of them and they seemed so much taller than the six feet they were reported to be in all of the books. Their necks were long and curled almost into an ‘S’ shape, like a vulture. Their heads were small with huge exaggerated features. The eyes were black with pinpricks of red and shaped like long feathers on either side of their head. Their mouths gaped open grotesquely. They pressed their hands together, almost as though in prayer, as they moved towards us slowly.
One cocked its head to one side, its long stringy hair falling onto its hunched shoulder.
Cassius stepped in front of me instinctively and pushed me back. “Run,” he whispered over his shoulder. “Run while I distract them.”
I glanced at Tales from the Crits, which was no more than thirty feet away from where we were standing. I looked back at the Queens who were getting closer by the second.
“We can both make it,” I breathed.
Cassius locked frightened eyes with me and nodded. Despite how grown up he was now, I recognised that flash of panic from when we were children and he was frightened. I immediately started to run, my hand clasped around his tightly, pulling him towards the shop.
“They’ve stopped!” he called to me. “They’ve stopped coming.”
“Then we might stand a chance,” I called back to him. “Come on!”
We reached the door of the shop and I instantly started to hammer on it with such force that I saw the blinds on the other side of the glass shake.
“Denzil!” I screamed, hammering again. “Denzil, it’s Lib, let me in!”
Cassius, still holding my other hand, was staring at the Queens who were in the same spot, staring back at us. I looked over at them between knocks and saw them all raise an arm and point a long, bony finger in our direction.
“Oh god!” I cried. “Denzil!” I choked, smacking the palm of my hand against the door. “Denzil please!” Tears were now running down my face.
“They’re coming,” Cassius declared, sounding eerily calm. “Here we go.” 
This book was a really great read! To read my review click Here.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for participating guys! Really liked your review and post! =D


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