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This summer, it’s important not to forget to take a little time off and rest that brain of yours. Of course so much of your focus will be on your school work, spending time reading around your subject for that personal statement, not to mention thinking about those Admissions Tests and interviews…but making sure you find a little time to switch off, and immerse your mind in something different, is a very good idea. Come the autumn term, you need to be fresh and ready for university application action! And we’ve discovered a fantastic new book, out this June to help you do just that… Blood Red Road is a story to make your heart beat faster. It is a rip-roaring, thrilling adventure set in a damaged future world, that echoes Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Against a backdrop of a lawless future land, where life is cheap and survival is hard, Blood Red Road tells the story of Saba – whose twin brother is stolen by mysterious, black-robed riders. Saba sets out on a desperate journey to find him. Ahead lie violence and treachery, and Saba needs a spirit as tough as her crossbow to survive. With her companions – a handsome thief with eyes the colour of moonlight, and a supremely wise and clever bird, she is in good company.
Blood Red Road is an epic fast-paced story full of unexpected twists that will take you into another world far away from your personal statement. A soaring survival story, the book has already caught the attention of film makers – with Sir Ridley Scott (whose films include Gladiator, Robin Hood and The A Team), having secured the rights. It’s sure to be a blockbuster. With unforgettable characters and a compelling love story, we think this novel is the perfect summer read to help you switch off. … And we have five copies of this exhilarating new read up for grabs in our May Newsletter! For your chance to win a copy of Blood Red Road, along with £10 worth of Amazon Vouchers, we’re asking you to flex your mental muscles. Send us your own definition of the word ‘Justice’. You only have 25 words in which to explain the concept… so aim for brevity, clarity and brilliance! We’ll also be giving extra points for invention and originality. Send your answers to info@oxbridgeapplications before 20th June and we’ll select the top five answers! If you’re selected, we’ll send you a copy of Blood Red Road and the Amazon Vouchers, along with our congratulations. We’ll publish your brilliant answer in our June newsletter. And don’t forget to check out Blood Red Road’s facebook page…
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