Book Review

Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars – Zoe Baxter

Today we are entering the world of YA Fantasy, as the blog tour for Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars pays a visit to my blog. If you like the sound of this book, there is an exciting giveaway at the bottom of the post (UK only I am afraid).

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Four Teens: One Quest: A World of Magic and Adventure

It was no ordinary zipwire flight. Thrust into the magical world of Hadrixia, flame-haired Zara Bulmer and her three teenage companions must thwart the Dark Ruler of Hadrixia in their quest to locate the Stone of Exerith. The fate of the Empire depends on their success…and safe return to Star Camp.

On their journey, the foursome must tangle with vicious creatures like the horn-headed Warnoks and the venomous web-tailed Tarquids. Will they succumb to the persuasive chants of the fire-loving Brozigs or be mauled to death by the tree-swinging Harnts?

The friends join forces with Hadrixian teenager, Quinn, and encounter the kindness of Semyon, an aged wizard potionmaker. 

Will Zara fulfil the destiny bestowed upon her before the sun sets on the last day of July? Or will the Portwall to the Outside remain sealed, imprisoning the four intrepid teenagers in Hadrixia, consigning them to a future of chaos, destruction, or even death?

There’s only one way to find out: 
Welcome to the perilous world of Hadrixia…

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When I first started to read this book, it felt reminiscent of a 1970/1980s sci-fi film, with the strange names and appearances of the people of Hadrixia, and a team of mortal teens sent on a seemingly impossible quest, with little or no knowledge of what awaited them. However, the more I read, the more I could see it as a slick, modern TV series. Each of the very different main characters will be extremely relatable to a different group of teenagers, and all the unusual creatures, and the different races that inhabit Hadrixia would provide vibrant viewing. Zoe Baxter’s writing style painted such a vivid picture that I could really see the action unfolding as if it were on a screen in front of me. This series has so much potential and I am really looking forward to seeing how the characters develop as it progresses.


Zoe Baxter is the author of the Star Jumpers series, a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure set in the Dark Sky Park of Northumbria. An avid scribbler, she lives in a world filled with vicious and venomous creatures breathing down her neck, and has even been known to take the odd zip wire flight in the name of research.

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Giveaway –  Win Star Jumpers paperback, bookmark and postcard (UK Only)

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*Terms and Conditions –UK entries only welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter linkbelow.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

Many thanks to Zoe Baxter and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with this book, and the opportunity to take part in the blog tour. Don’t forget to stop by the other blogs taking part in the tour.

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