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BBNYA 2022 Semi-Finalist Spotlight: The Lucky Diamond by Valorina Troy

My dear bookish friends!

Today I have for you a spotlight of a book I really like the sound of, and would like to read and review when I next have some time and space in my TBR! It’s The Lucky Diamond by Valorina Troy, and would you please look at this cover! It promises so much magic and adventure, I cannot wait to read this book! Please read on to find a

Publisher: Disresponsible Nodpots Publications

Length: 308 Pages

Genre: Children’s Fantasy

Age Category: Middle Grade

Date Published: 27 September 2021

Amazon: (Canada) (USA) (UK)



“The whirlclouds erupted on all sides, buffeting the boat first one way and then the next, sending Alan sprawling from one side of the deck to the other. He couldn’t stay on his feet long enough to reach the tiller. Yvonne and Susan clung to the mast. He couldn’t see Vicky or Cathy as waves washed over the side, drenching him.”

When 10 year old Cathy meets Lucky, a magical talking diamond, she and her orphaned siblings readily agree to help Lucky get home to the Rock of Diamonds, situated far from their home in the rundown town of Lowdar, in the furthest reaches of the country on the other side of the monster infested Great Forest.

What the five children don’t know is that Lucky’s enemy, the evil Queen Rose of Cassis, is hunting the Diamond princess and will do anything to stop her, and those helping her, from reaching the Rock of Diamonds.

With Lucky’s magic waning rapidly and Queen Rose determined to destroy her and the children, can five young orphans possibly succeed in their quest?


This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 50 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner.

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Author Bio

Valinora Troy has been writing since she was a child. Her first story popped into her head when she was 5 or 6, about a little girl who found a magic diamond.

Recently she completed a M.A. in Creative Writing, specialising in Children & Young Adult fiction. Her short stories for adults have appeared in various publications. She hails from Blackrock, Co Louth, Ireland, and after living in Dublin for a number of years, recently returned to a magical writing cottage in the Louth area.

The Lucky Diamond is her first published novel, and Revenge of Queen Rose, book 2 in her middle grade children’s fantasy series, has recently been released.

She can be found on Twitter @ValinoraW, or on her website, where she blogs about reading, writing, and her dog.

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