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The Pretender awarded B.R.A.G Medallion Award

‘The Pretender’ has been selected to recieve a prestigious B.R.A.G Medallion Award after being assessed against a strict criteria by worldwide members.

The aim of the awards are to discover the best independently published authors as well as assure consumers of the quality of these books. Each book submitted for consideration is rigourously assesed against criteria including the quality of the content, title, plot, characters, dialogue, writing style, copy editing and formatting.

‘The Pretender’ scored highly across all these areas and received positive comments from the judging panel with one commenting “This was a delightful, light read. It was a nice retelling of an old tale with some significant changes. In all, it worked well. It appears to have been well edited – I found no mistakes (a nice change from many indie books!) Although listed as YA, I think it would appeal to teens, it might also be a nice read for a younger audience who love to read”.

Of the books submitted, 50% will fail to make it past the initial assessment after which around 40% will be rejected meaning that only around 10% of submitted books are awarded the B.R.A.G Medallion. All selected books are featured on the IndieBrag website. To view ‘The Pretender’ on Indie Brag click here

The Pretender – Top 40 YA Bestseller

Bestseller, YA, Fiction, Katie Ward Writer,
Top 40 Amazon YA Bestseller

As ‘The Pretender’ has continued to pique the interest of it’s audience so the sales have continued to grow which resulted in it hitting it’s higest point so far, 37th in the Amazon YA Bestsellers List. This is definitely one to watch!

‘The Pretender’ On Sale Now

Katie Ward Writer, Young Adult Fiction, YA, Debut Novel

‘The Pretender’ is now available for order via Amazon click here for the UK Version or click here for the US Version

The Pretender Reviews

Want to know what people think of The Pretender? Look no further, as below are a sample of the reviews from it’s recent blog tour.

“A delightful 21st century fairytale complete with a charming prince and a villainous father. That does mean the narrative is light and fluffy, far from it.” Norway Ellesea Blog Spot.

“I can see the story transforming to screen easily.” Mass Consternation.

“This is a perfect YA book that I really got stuck into and could not put down.” Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews.

“This is definitely a charming feel good read that you can snuggle up with and get lost in for a few hours.” Dash Fan Book Reviews.

“I highly recommend reading this one if you like enchanting royal tales or a modern twist on a classic. This was quite a charming enjoyable read.” Highly Delicious Book Reviews.

“I liked the family dynamics in Isabella’s home and the way both girls strive to adapt to their new lives.” Chrikaru Reads.

“I adored the friendship that developed between these girls…I also appreciated that this was a book filled with lessons especially the fact that your actions have consequences.” Audio Killed the Bookmark.

“Throughout ‘The Pretender’ the reader is drawn to both characters for different reasons, as much as I would like to see a miracle week for them it doesn’t come without consequences some more dire than others.” Ali the Dragon Slayer.

“It was a great book, even though it talked about important subjects, it still had a fairytale feel. I recommend it to everyone.” Jess Bookish Life.

About ‘The Pretender’

A modern-day adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, ‘The Prince and the Pauper’, I have taken the best known elements and used them to weave a brand new story for the Young Adult genre.

For my version, I have resurrected the French monarchy and invented a Royal family for Switzerland to ensure that my characters can walk in their own shoes and not be associated with any actual Royal families in existance.

Brief Synopsis

France 2000: Two babies are born on the same day just two hours apart – but to very different lives. Isabella is born a Princess and heir to the French throne, while Sophia is born into a life of poverty and abuse. At the age of 18, Sophia runs away from home. That same night, Isabella is also fleeing from the burden of her royal life when she finds Sophia slumped at the Palace gates. Amazed by how alike they look, Isabella proposes a daring plot  – to exchange lives for one week.

‘The Pretender’ is an emotionally intense and compelling story of friendship, love and the strange power of destiny.

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