Guest Post – Eden Summer: By The River by Liz Flanagan
I am super excited to have been asked to be part of the blog tour for this wonderful book Eden Summer by debut author the lovely Liz Flanagan .
Eden Summer was released on the 7th July published by David Fickling Books and I have heard the most amazing things about this book already!
A huge thank you to Carolyn and David Fickling Books for having me on this wonderful tour.
For my stop on the blog tour I have a wonderful video from the author herself……
“My mind will not accept the possibility that Eden could be dead, now or ever. Stopped. The end. Nothing. No. My best friend is too alive. Too everything. She can’t just disappear. What happens to all her Eden-‐ness? What the hell happens to me, without her?”
It starts like any other day for Jess – get up, draw on eyeliner, cover up tattoos and head to school. But soon it’s clear this is no ordinary day, because Jess’s best friend Eden isn’t at school…she’s gone missing. Jess knows she has to do everything in her power to try to find Eden before the unthinkable happens. So she starts to retrace their steps, looking back over the summer she and Eden have just spent together. She starts to notice new things. She starts to question everything she thought Eden’s summer had been about…A tense and thrilling journey through friendship, loss, betrayal and self discovery.
“A powerful exploration of the extraordinary power of friendship, both truthful and intense. It’s that rare and wonderful thing: a thriller of the heart, written from the heart, that hits home straight to the heart.”
-‐ Melvin Burgess, Carnegie Medal winning author of Junk
“Dazzling. Utterly gripping. Writing so fresh every chapter leaves you gasping for air and SO tautly plotted it hurts. If you’re going to read one book about the true nature of friendship let it be EDEN SUMMER.”
-‐ Brian Conaghan, Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of When Mr Dog Bites
By The River
**Just a little Spoiler Alert Warning before clicking on the clip**
You can buy a copy of Eden Summer here or from your local book shop
About The Author
Liz lives in Hebden Bridge with her husband and two daughters. She used to be Centre Director at the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, and previously worked in children’s book publishing. She’s currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. Eden Summer is inspired by Liz’s own experiences of loss.
You can find out more about Liz on her website www.lizflanagan.co.uk
Or why not follow her on twitter – @lizziebooks
Catch up of follow the rest of this fab blog tour at the below stops!
A huge huge thank you to Liz for for such a videot and to Carolyn at David Fickling Books for organising!
Have you read Eden Summer? What did you think? Are you intrigued? I would love to hear from you! Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!