Perhaps I say this all the time, but I am OBSESSED with all the amazing middlegrade fantasy books out there right now! I had seen Skandar and the Unicorn Thief (by A.F. Steadman) around on social media a bit and was super keen to pick it up when it came out, so it was a wonderful surprise to find it in my mailbox from the lovely team at Simon & Shuster!
I started reading yesterday morning and I honestly had trouble putting it down! I don’t want to say too much now (because then what will I put in my review? lol) but I’m so keen for everyone to read this so we can all talk about it! It comes out on 28 April, in the meantime, I’ve popped the synopsis below so you can check it out.
Synopsis : Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman
Unicorns don’t belong in fairy tales; they belong in nightmares.
Thirteen-year-old Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider, and the time has finally come for him to take his Hatchery Exam, which will determine whether he is destined to hatch a unicorn egg. But when Skandar is stopped from taking the exam, and the mysterious and frightening Weaver steals the most powerful unicorn in the world, becoming a rider proves a lot more dangerous than he could ever have imagined. And what if Skandar was always destined to be the villain rather than the hero?