#galaxygirl by Bev Smith **Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**

#galaxygirl was published on November 29th and is aimed at 8-12 year old young readers, This is the first in a new series of magical realism books by Bev Smith, There is also the chance to win 2 mugs and a signed copy of #galaxygirl. For details on how to enter, see the foot of this post. 

You hate school. Your family is beyond annoying. Your only friend comes from a different planet, and she’s about to leave.

What’s a girl to do?

Fed up with life on Earth, Esme stows away on the spaceship taking Stella back to Planet Kratos.

So begins Esme’s adventure into a world beyond the stars. A world of strange creatures, thrilling journeys, heroic rescues and instant fame.

Oh, and school. Lots of school.

Along the way she discovers that friends may be greener on the other side, but they still can’t be trusted.

Millions and billions of light years away from Earth, she sets in motion a plan to escape. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t about to let their prize exhibit leave anytime soon…

 My Thoughts
The first thing that I noticed about this book was the cover and this was born out by the reaction of a young reader in my family who saw the book and remarked on the fact that he loved the cover. It had certainly got his attention. This story has a fun side to it. Written in short chapters, it will appeal to middle grade readers. I liked the format of the book as if Esme is writing her blog. In the first person, it seems so immediate and in the present. 

    There is plenty to keep a young reader engrossed. There are some humorous parts and also a heart-warming side to Esme's travels which makes you take to her. I particularly enjoy her 'voice' in the novel and the tone she sets with her wry observations. 

Cat and Mouse say: Well worth a read!

About the Author

Bev Smith has been a secondary school teacher, saleswoman, waitress, wages clerk, youth worker and holiday park entertainments manager. She has scuba dived the Barrier Reef, lived in a village in Namibia, worked for a charity in Thailand, flown over Victoria Falls and paddled in the sea at Bournemouth.
Having single-parented her three daughters, she’s been ferociously playing catch up with this writing lark.  She recently completed a Masters in Writing for Children at Winchester University. #galaxygirl is her debut middle-grade book.  
You can follow Bev here: Twitter | Facebook
Book links: Amazon UK | Amazon US 
Thanks to Bev Smith and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the event.

Check out the rest of the tour! 

Giveaway ( International)

Win 2 x #galaxygirl Mugs and a signed copy of #galaxygirl (UK Only). To enter, just follow the link below and good luck!

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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