Play the virtual Escape Room game
Escape Room was published on Thursday and I’ve been absolutely thrilled by the reception it’s received so far from readers. As well as The Times Children's Book of the Week review of Escape Room which described it as a "mad, intense thriller... reminiscent of Lord of the Flies, Squid Game and the Indiana Jones films", it has also been reviewed by GeekDad, My Book Corner, The Teacher Bookworm, Scope for Imagination and many more book bloggers.
Waterstones selected Escape Room as one of their Best Children's Books to Look Out For in February, describing it as "a wildly imaginative and pacey novel", whilst Booktrust also picked it out as one of their favourite books of the month, writing, "This fast-paced adventure is full of twists and turns, and some seriously tough puzzles for readers to try and work out. A fabulous and thought-provoking read."
If you pop into your local newsagent, you'll find an interview with me in the latest edition of The Week Junior. I also spoke to ReadingZone about Escape Room and you can read a Q&A and watch a video with me talking about the book here. And on Tuesday 8th February, I'll be speaking to Mr Dilly in a special livestream for schools and you can sign up to take part in this here.
“Remember, all you need to succeed is hidden inside The Escape. The puzzles that you find and the challenges you face might seem impossible at first, but for you nothing is impossible. Look around carefully. Everything is part of the game. Use your mind to find the Answer. Find the Answer before it’s too late.”
And if you succeed in finding the Answer before the end of February, you have the chance of winning a signed edition of Escape Room too! Good luck!