Thursday, 7 May 2015

Chopstix Blog Tour and Giveaway: A Letter From Beyond the Grave


Wendy Wu is just like any ordinary teenager. She comes from a great home, helps out in her parents’ Chinese restaurant and tries to avoid the bullies at college. One day out of the blue, tragedy strikes and Wendy’s world is torn apart. In the weeks that follow, Wendy begins to notice that she has certain abilities. Will this unlikely heroine save the day?

A tale of adventure, betrayal and revenge, A.T. Raydan’s Chopstix is aimed at the young adult market and was released by Unique Inspiration on 30 April 2015. To celebrate the release, we’re taking part in the Chopstix blog tour.

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Over the course of 8 days, Unique Inspiration have released exclusive Chopstix features including a Q&A with author A.T.Raydan, a guest post by Chopstix herself and an encounter with the book’s bad guys, the House of Chi.

Today, I have something special – a letter from beyond the grave a an exclusive chance to win one of five signed copies of Chopstix. Check out the letter below and be sure to sign up at the bottom of the post for the giveaway.

Letter from ‘beyond the grave’ to Wendy Wu (a.k.a Chopstix) from her mother

by A.T. Raydan

To Wendy, my beloved princess.

If you are reading this, then it means that I am no longer with you and our time together has been cut short.

You were and always will be my pride and joy. The day I married your father was the proudest day of my life. And then you came along and surpassed that.

I cherished the first moment you smiled, the first moment you cried, the first moment you laughed, the first moment you spoke…and before I knew it, you had grown up into a beautiful girl, full of life. You were my daughter but also my best friend.

Chopstix_coverPlease forgive me for what I am about to tell you. I tried to protect you in every way that I could and give you the best upbringing that a mother could. The reason for me not being beside you may be attributed to the protection of your destiny.

You are special in more ways than one. You have a destiny which one day you must fulfil. I hoped that I could tell you of this in person but in the event that was not able to, I left you this letter.

Your father and I often shared words of wisdom with you, you will know now that this was because we had to embed within you principles and values that will be essential for you to fulfil your destiny.

If I can give you once piece of advice now, you must believe in yourself in every aspect and to never doubt yourself. You have to beware of the hidden dangers around you in this world. Those who are close to us may not always have our best intentions at heart. They may not be who they claim to be.

But most of all always trust your instincts. The City of Jade is in your protection now child and I know you will honour this with all your heart.

Your beloved mother

Chopstix by A.T Raydan is published by Unique Inspiration (paperback, £6.99). Available online from Waterstones here.

YESTERDAY’S STOP: Read about the fire that changed everything for Chopstix on Teen Librarian

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