“What if the gods themselves wanted you dead?
A young boy lies on a beach on a warm summer’s day. While trying to block the sun from his eyes Arpherius makes a shocking discovery; he has no shadow. Confused and bewildered he asks his uncle why he is shadowless. What he learns is a terrifying secret that will change his life forever.
Set in the Northern Realms, Shadowless is a fantasy novel about individuals born without a shadow. Spawned by the malevolent deities of this world these children of the gods are persecuted at every turn. Hunted by the high priests who carry out the wishes of their gods, hunted by the Shadow Watchers; armed soldiers who are assigned to each temple, and hunted by the gods themselves.
Part-mortal and part-god, the Shadowless live for centuries and face a battle for survival, constantly on the run or hiding in far-flung corners of the Northern Realms.
Soon their lives and fates become intertwined, expedited by the mysterious monk Amrodan. Driven by a series of visions Amrodan travels through the Northern Realms, seeking out the Shadowless and trying to enlist their help to take a stand and fight back against the gods”
A little context – The UKYA Blogger Awards is a set of yearly awards given to UK based book bloggers in 10 different categories, decided by bloggers, publishers and authors. The categories are….
- Champion Teen Blogger – aged 13-19 (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
- Champion Adult Blogger – aged 20+ (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
- Champion of Diversity (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
- Champion Vlogger (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
- Champion of Social Media (Decided by Publishers and Authors)
- Marvellous Blogger (Decided by Bloggers)
- Best Newcomer – Blogging for 0-2 years (Decided by the Industry and Bloggers)
- Best Growing Blog – Blogging for 2-4 years (Decided by the Industry & Bloggers)
- Best Established Blogger – Blogging for 4+ years (Decided by the Industry & Bloggers)
- Best Content and Design – (Decided by the Industry and Bloggers)
(more information on the UKYABA website here)
“A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?
Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.
Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying?
This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.”