Yet more book post came in July but I decided to call this an august book haul as we’re firmly in August now and it would be strange to keep calling this a July book haul, lol!😅  Anyway today’s book is for an upcoming blog tour but it’s one that sounds very interesting.  I want to say a big thank you to Sofia from Midas PR and Chronos Publishing for a chance to read this book.  It sounds really interesting and I can tell you the prologue has talking chickens!  Yes, you heard me right, talking chickens!🐓😃  The book is a YA (young adult) Cli-Fi (climate fiction) fantasy novel, which I didn’t even know what a genre until now!  Let’s take a look…

August book haul from Chronos Publishing close up of book
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Earthlings: The Beginning by Ray Star – Peridot Watkins has always lived a very sheltered life. Raised on a remote island by an over-protective mother, she has never spoken to anyone outside of her family.
Until one day, a strange boy Euan knocks on her window, mumbling about escape from captivity on the mainland and Peri quickly learns that the world isn’t safe for people like them. It isn’t safe for Elementals, those who have the power to control earth, air, fire, water and spirit.
On her quest to learn the truth, Peri escapes the island to discover that the world is worse than she could have possibly imagined. Humans are slaves, animals can talk and the world is run by unruly chickens.
Peri is thrown into a world she barely understands; caught in an ongoing battle for freedom and struggling to command her magick whilst trying to find Euan, who is entangled with people who may not be as straight forward as they seem. Peri’s abilities may be what is needed to save humanity but at what cost?


Human slaves and talking animals, and as I said some talking, and very disgruntled chickens at the start of this book already which I enjoyed reading about and I can’t wait to see what happens next! 😀  My blog tour spot is on the 26th August so I hope you’ll want to visit the blog then.  In the meantime why not let me know what you think about the idea of talking animals! 🙂

What do you think of this book?  Do you like the idea of talking animals?  What about climate ficiton?  Let me know what you think in the comments below?