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MP! Reviews ‘Rebecca Newton And the Last Oracle': skimpy on the description, loaded with story

Here in the Book Club corner of MP!, we’ve been getting stuck into Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and The Last Oracle’, the second title in his ‘Rebecca Newton’ series.

Set in mythical, fantasy worlds, like the Land of the White Sun (sounds like a superb place for a tan, but it’s no Costa del Sol) as well as Earth, Routi roots his story in the impossible: gods, Titans, Minotaurs and gladiator-style fights – something that we’ve loved from the Percy Jackson series, as well as the Goddess Test series. Be prepared for constant action, the plot packed with violence, monsters and trouble on the horizon from the very start. Continue reading MP! Reviews ‘Rebecca Newton And the Last Oracle': skimpy on the description, loaded with story

MP!er Amy shares her thoughts over ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’, the second book from the amazing trilogy by Mario Routi

MP!er Amy shares her thoughts on Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ the second in the series of mythical epic fantasy awesomeness.

w545083Name: Amy Powis

Age: 18

Favourite song at the moment:Cool Kids By Echosmith

Describe the plot of ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!

Rebecca Newton faces new trouble with old enemies but this time her daughter is the one is the firing line. Continue reading MP!er Amy shares her thoughts over ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’, the second book from the amazing trilogy by Mario Routi

Ariana Grande, Swifty, Bieber? We’ve cast some popstars to play characters in ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle.’

This month we’ve been delving deep into the mythical epic pages of Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’. We’ve been awake at night sprinting through the chapters and we’re pretty sad we’ve finished it to be honest.

While we were crying over Zayn and reading to take our mind off the inevitable rumours we’ve put together our dream team of popstars who we want to play the characters in this fab book.

Read it? Let us know what you think about our ideas! Haven’t started turning the pages yet? This might just give you some inspo!

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Rebecca Newton – Jennifer Lopez

We think Jennifer Lopez would make a great Rebecca Newton. She’s sassy and looks quite athletic, great for swirling around a crystal sword! Jenny from the block? Or Rebecca from Utopia? You decide.

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King Turgoth – Justin Timberlake

Hey, Mr JT! Like Jlo he’s no newbie to acting, Justin as the striking King Turgoth would get our hearts racing. He could keep up with Rebecca Newton and he looks damn good for his age… considering he is a few centuries old.

JT Continue reading Ariana Grande, Swifty, Bieber? We’ve cast some popstars to play characters in ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle.’

MP!er Emma reviews ‘mythical’ ya lit ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’

MP!er Emma shares her thoughts on Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ the second in the series of mythical epic fantasy awesomeness.

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Name: Emma Roberts-Lomas

Age: 32

Favourite song at the moment:

Uptown Funk

Describe the plot of ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!

To protect the Sacred Flame from Cronus and the Titans who want the flame to free themselves and then take over.

Have you read the first book in the ‘Rebecca Newton’ series?
No but I’ve just ordered it so I can read 1 & then 2 again.

Without giving anything away, does the ending make you want to read the next in the series?
Looking forward to the next instalment to find out what will happen in the next battle. Will it be easy or hard? Will they succeed? Will good triumph over evil? Continue reading MP!er Emma reviews ‘mythical’ ya lit ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’

‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl': check out our chilled playlist for this teen horror – with just a hint of creepy

If you haven’t already got your copy of ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, then either get yourself on Amazon, or rush out to nearest book store and grab one. MP! have got a little something to really set the mood for your reading.

That’s right, it’s another Book Club playlist, a list of tracks designed to set just the right atmosphere for whatever book you’re digging into. This month, it’s ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, a teen horror novel, which spawned from its own youtube channel (check it out, it’s a killer web series and its creator, Paige McKenzie, is totes adorbs). Continue reading ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl': check out our chilled playlist for this teen horror – with just a hint of creepy

MP!er Charlotte reviews the ‘mythic fantasy with a romantic cliff-hanger’ YA book ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’

MP!er Charlotte shares her thoughts on Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ the second in the series of mythical epic fantasy awesomeness.

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Name: Charlotte

Age: 15

Favourite song at the moment: Stitches – Shawn Mendes

 

 

 

 

 

Describe the plot of ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!
Princess Leylah and her friends are fighting the Titans who are attempting to steal the Sacred Flame and take over the Land of the White Sun.

Have you read the first book in the ‘Rebecca Newton’ series?
No, I haven’t so I was really surprised at how easily I picked up the plot – it’s very accessible! Continue reading MP!er Charlotte reviews the ‘mythic fantasy with a romantic cliff-hanger’ YA book ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’

‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ hits stores TODAY! It’s only £3.99 that’s cheaper than nuggets. Mmm nuggets.

‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ is the web’s favourite teen horror story. Boasting over 249, 000 subscribers on youtube, Paige McKenzie has cultivated a substantial fan base, with her stories of creepy happenings and haunted houses.

Now, with her book coming out in less than 24 hours, excitement is building in the Sunshiner community – and also with Paige herself. Check out her majorly adorable video, and don’t forget to subscribe to never miss another video from this uber-talented teen.

MP!er Wilhelmina reviews ‘mythical with a sly hint of history’ YA lit ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’.

MP!er Wilhelmina shares her thoughts on Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ the second in the series of mythical epic fantasy awesomeness.

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Name: Wilhelmina Denness

Age: 18

Favourite song at the moment:

Learning To Fly by Joe Dolman


Describe the plot of ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!

Rebecca’s daughter is special. She is the Oracle. But with evil threatening to use this power can she succeed in keeping her daughter safe? Continue reading MP!er Wilhelmina reviews ‘mythical with a sly hint of history’ YA lit ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’.

We’re freaked the fudge out! ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ book trailer is here.

YouTube channel turned YA Lit. ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ is literally just that. If you’re after a spooky, page-turner that makes you really shout into the pages DA FUQ?! This is for you guys and gals.

The beautiful peeps over at My Kinda Book have also treated us to the official UK book trailer, watch below and then we’ll discuss.

If you didn’t nearly have an accident in your pants after watching that, you’re not normal.

If you liked that then stay tuned to Maximum Pop! we’ll be getting Paige herself to come chat to you lot, competitions, exclusive extracts and more.

Kiki Sullivan author of ‘The Dolls’ spills the beans on the next book in the series, ‘More secrets. More power. More trouble’. We’re ready!

We’ve been treating you to all things ‘Mean Girls’ meets YA fiction all month with our book club title ‘The Dolls’ by Kiki Sullivan. You’ve reviewed it, dissected it, imagined what your favourite popstars would be like in the book and now we talk to the mastermind author herself. 

Grab a cuppa, sit down and let’s get cozy as we chat to Kiki Sullivan.

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So, ‘The Dolls’ is your debut novel – but have you written anything before it?

Yes, I’ve written a handful of novels under another name – in the genre of women’s fiction — but ‘The Dolls’ is very different than anything I’ve ever done. Creating a whole magical world – and magical rules and consequences to go with it – was great fun!

How long did it take you to write ‘The Dolls’? 


It probably took me 2-3 months to outline ‘The Dolls’ and another 6 months or so to write it. The outlining took a long time, because I needed to figure out exactly how zandara (the type of magic practiced in the fictional town of Carrefour) worked. Continue reading Kiki Sullivan author of ‘The Dolls’ spills the beans on the next book in the series, ‘More secrets. More power. More trouble’. We’re ready!