Published by Sweetwater on January 14, 2014
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The Death’s Academy entrance exam for Midnight Smith is quickly approaching. There’s just one problem: Midnight is the worst exam taker the academy has ever seen. If Midnight wants to ever step foot inside the school, he’ll have to join forces with the hated Guardian Angels, and together face the deadliest creatures in the world—the dreaded Unicorns. Becoming a Grim Reaper has never been more hilarious!
Little Red Reads is today’s stop on the official blog tour for Death’s Academy by Michael Bast hosted by Cedar Fort books. We have an exclusive sneak peak into this fun middle grade fantasy where unicorns are the bad guys!
“His hulking mass pulsates with every breath. He glares at me with his one good eye for several moments until he inches another hoof forward. I look around for help, but the street is barren. Only a few glowing “closed” signs and streetlamps peer back at me. The unicorn notices my movements and takes a couple of scurrying steps forward.
“Help!” I scream
The unicorn crouches down, tensing himself like a spring. He bares his jagged teeth. The nearby traffic lights turn from green to yellow and a though pops into my head. The hoodie alarm!”
About the author
Unlike Mowgli from the Jungle Book, MICHAEL BAST was not raised by a den of wolves… it was a mob of meerkats. This has proven to be both problematic and beneficial later in life. A problem because he has an insatiable desire to tunnel in his backyard, costing him thousands of dollars in sprinkler repair. A benefit because he can scratch behind both ears with either foot.
Michael lives in the deserts of Arizona with his wife and four kids. Each day between Cinco de Mayo and Halloween he curses his decision to live in 110-degree heat.
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