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Blog Tour: Kyan Green and the Infinity Racers by Colm Field, Illustrated by David Wilkerson

Author: Colm Field, illustrated by David Wilkerson

Genre: MG Sci-fi/adventure

Published by: Bloomsbury

Publication date: 16/02/23

Pages: 320

My rating★★★★

I received a free review copy from the publisher and Kaleidoscopic Tours in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Welcome, infinity racers! Prepare for an adventure that’s out of this world … and all of the others!

When Kyan finds a battered old racing-car game in the loft, he doesn’t believe the big claims written on the box. I mean, what kind of ‘Infinite Race’ only has seven pieces of track?

So it comes as a shock when the game really does take him on the journey of a lifetime – through multiple universes! Whether he’s a space pilot on the trail of underwater aliens or an unwitting robber in a stolen police car, every adventure is more thrilling than the last.

When he lands in a universe as a stunt driver racing for a million-pound prize, he thinks he’s found the way to save his family and their home. But the life of an infinity racer is about to prove much more dangerous than Kyan has bargained for …

Where do I start? This was such a fun read, it’s like Jumanji, but with racing. I couldn’t put it down! The Book follows Kyan Green who finds an old racing game in his attic, which transports the players to other universes full of danger and adventure. What’s not to love?

I love Kyan’s relationship with his friends, both inside and outside the game. They’re loyal, always willing to help each other, mess up sometimes but still forgive and move on. The World building is brilliant, it feels like you’re really there. I love a good alien and I wasn’t disappointed. David Wilkerson’s illustrations are incredible and bring so much to the story, they’re one of my favourite things about the book.

Kyan Green is a fast paced, epic and edge of your seat ride, perfect for the little racing/space fans in your life.

Buy from: Waterstones Hive

Author info:

Colm Field gets called ‘Colin’ a lot. He doesn’t help himself by mumbling his words a lot of the time, except in his job as a builder, when he winds up shouting instead. He lives in London with his three kids and his partner. Colm is happiest when he’s excitedly writing a new story on his rusty old phone and his favourite mode of transport is walking, so obviously his debut children’s novel is about high-speed multiverse-hopping on everything but feet.


Illustrator info:

David Wilkerson is a Black American illustrator who was born in Denver and is currently based in Maryland. He believes that there is healing in storytelling, and that it is the job of creatives to contribute to that cause. His career began in the animation industry, and he has worked as a designer on various projects for clients such as Hulu and Cartoon Network.



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