Rossendale Free Press
KIDS’ BOOK OF THE WEEK
EMPRESS & ANIYA
by Candice Carty-Williams, Knights Of Media, £7.99 ★★★★✩ With three chants of a spell on the eve of their 16th birthdays, newfound school friends Empress and Aniya switch bodies for the day – and what happens next changes one of the girls’ lives for the better.
Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams has created two intelligent and confident teenage girls from different backgrounds, ones you would not expect to be conventional friends, but who nevertheless go on to form a close sisterly bond.
You’ll be moved by this touching story about friendship, kindness, and resilience, and it’s almost impossible not to shed a tear.
We can only hope there’s a sequel to discover what is next for Empress and Aniya.