Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Blog Tour: Resurgence [Silver Blackthorn #3] by Kerry Wilkinson [Review + Guest Post + Giveaway]

Title: Resurgence
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
Series: Silver Blackthorn #3
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 5th May 2016
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
Teenagers of Britain: Your country needs you!
Looking for purpose in life?
Unsure what you want to be?
You could be an Offering.
All 16-year-olds will have the chance.
Take the Reckoning. Be your best. Serve your country.
Long live the King.

An entire country has been lied to.

Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation.

Instead she is a rebel.

Tales of her defiance have spread across the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead, the resistance groups are desperate for her help.

But Silver’s friends and family are in dire jeopardy, hiding no longer an option.

As her travels take her into the far reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances.

Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come.

Then there’s the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin.

My Thoughts
I have been waiting not so patiently for Resurgence to be published, so when I was contacted by the publisher asking if I wanted to take part in the blog tour I jumped at the chance. Not only would I get to read the final book earlier than I expected, I would also be part of the blog tour. Once my excitement was over, and I had the book in my hands, it was a very bitter sweet moment. On one hand I have been excited to see how the Silver Blackthorn series sends, but on the other hand it was the final book, there would be no more after this, and Ill be honest and say I did put off reading Resurgence for a few days, wanting that moment to last a bit longer, putting off having to say goodbye to Silver and her world.

The moment I picked up Resurgence I was hooked, once again falling head first into this world and barely coming up for air. My only problem with my review is how do I explain to you how amazing this book is, without spoiling anything for you.

Resurgence was a book that took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. After everything that Silver and her friends have been through, I really didn't think there was much left for them to face, but I was very wrong. In the final installment of the Silver Blackthorn series, we see this group face the enemy, battle for thier lives. They have to face obstacles they never thought they would face, and deal with new situations that are unimaginable.
There are three knives which I take, knowing as I pocket them that it is unhealthy for me to be thinking that I cannot have enough blades to hand.
Resurgence is a book were we really see how far the characters have come. Silver isn't a teenager from Martindale, interested in fixing things. She is a teenager, wanted for her crimes. A teenager fighting for survival, and in this battle where its survival of the fittest, is Silver able to hold her own, to see this right to the very end, and fight for what she believes in, fight for her friends and family, fight for everyones lives.

Final Verdict
Resurgence takes this series out with a bang, the characters feel like family to me, rather than people on paper, and I will miss going on this journey with them. Resurgence was everything I wanted from this book, and this series. I know for a fact this will be a series I re-read again and again.

I now have a quick guest post from the author, Kerry Wilkinson, letting us know what he is working on next.

What I’m working on…

My last month or so has been spent on edits and rewrites. My second Andrew Hunter private investigator book, Something Hidden, is out in the summer – and I’ve got a standalone Christmas crime book, No Place Like Home, coming later in the year. I’ve been working on the final edits for both of those in recent weeks but I *think* they are now in the ‘done’ pile. Good!

I’ve finished the next Jessica Daniel crime book, Birthright, which should be out early in 2017. I tend to work on her stuff two books at a time but sometimes I need a rest from her. She’s too intense to think about too often! I’ll probably get back to her later in the year.

I’ve got a story called 10 Birthdays which should be out next year. It’s about a young woman whose mother dies and leaves her some letters, one for each of her next ten birthdays. Each chapter is a birthday. I wrote my first draft in 2014 and it’s finally at a stage where I think I’ve taken it as far as I can. It is, perhaps, a little different to the pure crime or fantasy I’ve written before, but I’m really pleased with it.

As well as the third Andrew Hunter book, Something Borrowed, my other book next year is a little different. I had an idea about a person who’s convinced they’ve died whilst investigating their own apparent murder. I’ve got a completed draft but probably need to do a bit of work on it.

It’d be so easy to write the same book over and over, to change a few characters’ names and hope no one notices. I try not to repeat myself and always hope the next book offers something a little different from the last.

Because I love this series so much I am holding a giveaway. Since pennies are tight I'm only able to give away ONE book from this series. So if you want to see what all the fuss is about, this is your chance to start your collection. If you have still yet to get the next book in this series, then now is your chance to get it.

The Rules
  • This is a UK giveaway only, unless you have a friend with a UK address who can send the book on.
  • It will be the UK edition of this book, sent from Hive.
  • Giveaway will run for ONE week only.
  • Any book in the Silver Blackthorn series can be picked to win.
  • Winner has 24 hours to reply or a new name will be selected.
  • Giveaway is hosted by myself and nothing to do with the publisher, usual rules apply.
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1 comment:

  1. I REALLY need to start this series, it sounds right up my street & knowing how much you love it just makes me even more sure I'll enjoy it too :-)


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