Blog tour: ‘The Shadows of Rookhaven,’ by Pádraig Kenny, illustrated by Edward Bettison.

This time last year, I had just finished this title’s predecessor, ‘The Monsters of Rookhaven’ – a delightfully brooding read full of gothic motifs, lurking menace, and the idea of embracing those different to yourself. As the nights draw in and Halloween swiftly approaches, I would suggest you might like to get yourself a copy to curl up with. Then move straight on to the next adventure – ‘The Shadows of Rookhaven.’

‘It is the time of The Great Configuration, a once in a hundred years event. Family and monsters descend on Rookhaven from all over the country to take part. But amid the guests there is an interloper. One who is disguised and has an eye on their destruction.

Meanwhile Mirabelle – part human, part monster – discovers that to those from outside Rookhaven she is not considered family at all… and, forced to search further afield for knowledge of her true history, she risks everything – and everyone.’


If that synopsis has whet your appetite, you’re in for a treat! I have the first chapter of ‘The Shadows of Rookhaven’ here for you to enjoy. Just click on the button to download then let me know what you think in the comments:

I would recommend this title for older, more mature readers aged 11+ who enjoy their reads dark and thought-provoking.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*

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