Paperback price £7.99, published by Andersen Press

In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters share their views on Evernight, written by Ross MacKenzie…


This enchanting and magical story is about a young girl called Lara, who is forced to leave home in order to save her kingdom and hide away from the Evernight. On her journey to escape, she discovers the truth about her parents’ past, her hidden talents, and forms bonds that will never break. I couldn’t read fast enough, but I never wanted the book to end! I really enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an irresistible fantasy. This is one of my favourite books of all time that I hope everyone will read!


Evernight is a magical adventure with original and unique characters. Witches, hags and a man with no shadow all feature in this story based around a strange box and the release of Evernight, a mysterious and powerful creature. This book kept my interest as the story was unpredictable and original. I would recommend the story for children aged 10 to 13 because some parts are slightly frightening but very exciting!


READING Force is the free shared reading initiative for forces families where you can share a book and talk about it, together at home or via video call if separated from your soldier. You’ll receive a free book and scrapbook to fill in with your thoughts, letters, drawings and photographs. It’s a fun way to keep connected. Take part via your children’s school, HIVE, or register online at


Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Evernight and a Reading Force scrapbook. See page three for entry rules. Already read it? Tell us your thoughts on social media @ArmyandYou


If your children would like to review books for the A&Y Book Club, email with their names and ages


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