Monday, April 10, 2017

Initiation: Sky Raider Academy

Initiation: Sky Raider Academy
by Kirstin Pulioff
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About the Book

Initiation (Sky Raider Academy Book 1) by [Pulioff, Kirstin]

Title: Initiation: Sky Raider Academy Book One | Author: Kirstin Pulioff | Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy | Number of Pages: 150 | Publication Date: March 27, 2017

Summary: Tommy feels lost after his father’s death. To make matters worse, his mom moves him to a new town where he doesn't have any friends, and he quickly becomes a punching bag for the school bully. He can’t win. So, when a mysterious visitor approaches him with the promise of adventure, Tommy jumps at the opportunity.

Whisked away to a school in the sky where magic rules and storms are forged by an elite group of Sky Raiders, Tommy learns that the world’s problems are much larger than his own.

When the weather spirals out of control and a rogue Raider’s diabolical plans surface, Tommy must decide how much he is willing to risk to save the world.


My Review:

In some ways, Tommy is just your regular kid who is dealing with the loss of his father and having to move to a new town and school. In Initiation, the first book in the Sky Raider Academy, he also has to face a bully at his new school. At the same time, he is learning new skills at the secret academy in the sky where he is dealing with a more dangerous bully, a rogue weather manipulator and murderer.

I like this book because it will easily grab the interest of kids by reaching them where they're at. Most kids have to deal with loneliness and bullies and learning to make new friends. It even teaches interesting facts about clouds, which is probably a boring topic at school, while transporting kids into a magical world where kids are making them!

I recommend this book for kids ages 9 to 12.

Kirstin Pulioff is also the author of the Princess Madeline Trilogy.

About the Author:
Kirstin Pulioff

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Kirstin Pulioff dreams big, wishes on stars, searches for rainbows, finds treasure in everyday blessings, and lives life to its fullest... Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado.

When she’s not writing an adventure, she’s busy living one.

She loves to hear from fans.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or $50 PayPal cash prize(winner’s choice) Giveaway ends: April 24, 11:59 pm, 2017 Open to: Internationally. How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Kirstin Pulioff and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to 

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book for my honest review.

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