In The Market Square, the fantastical setting for all his dream activities, Wilson Armitage is able to take night classes on any subject and absorb a wealth of knowledge from just a few hours of sleep. As though logging into a wifi of dreams to download information. As his childhood passes, both wary of and reticent to acknowledge his extraordinary ability, Wilson attempts to lead a normal life and stay beneath the radar of family and friends.
At the age of seventeen however, his cover is blown by Daisy Meadowcroft. During a chance encounter in The Market Square, they agree to meet the next day and are propelled from a dream world into the reality of a coffee shop in the centre of Manchester. Enthralled by their shared gift, they strike up a close friendship and encourage each other to seek a rational, scientific explanation for their unique talents.
“If you believe there really are things out there that science can’t explain, you’ll enjoy this book.” Mark Sampson, 11 Magazine.
In September, we took a trip to Market Square and we met Wilson and Daisy, are you ready to go back again?
The tour kicked off today – 8th September
Extract at The Magic of Wor(l)ds, “Wilson thought about the question for a moment. He returned the policeman’s gaze with a kind of half smile. “To be honest, I’ve no idea. But I’m working on it!” Wilson then rolled out from under the car, leaving PC Edwards to do the award winning work of saving a young girl’s life.“
Review by Bonnie Reads And Writes, “I was captivated by this imaginative novel that immediately throws you straight into the action on the first page. At first, this book seems to be going a certain direction, but suddenly you realize you are reading something extraordinary and going on an amazing adventure with the intriguing young Wilson.“
Extract at Reading is my Remedy, “Wilson shuddered as a flicker of candlelight reflected from a pair of glaring eyes. Goosebumps rose on his arms and he felt a sinister chill in the air.“
Extract at Jazzy Book Reviews, “Gloria Armitage thought Teapot had a permanent air of sadness about him though. “The sparkle seems to be missing from his eyes,” she would say, and be overly fussy whenever he called round.“
Review by Duckfacekim09 (IG), “What I loved about this book was that right from the first page, the third wall was broken and the story was being narrated to you. It’s such a unique touch and one that doesn’t happen often enough in books.“
Review at Everywhere and Nowhere, “Unfortunately, the teacher came close enough to catch a glimpse and in the brief moment before the painting was obliterated, what she saw, left he r almost speechless. As speechless as if Van Gogh himself had sat at Wilson’s desk and improvised his own poster paint, post impression.“
Extract at Over the Rainbow Book Blog, 2There’s much to be explained and all will be revealed, but right now, we have to catch up with Wilson, as he is today, almost eighteen and just a few hours away from an unlikely rendezvous and a potentially ‘game changing’ event.“
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “I really enjoyed this book. It was an imaginative read. I loved it.“
Extract at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, “Daisy Meadowcroft was quite simply the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen. He was face to face with his dream girl and couldn’t shake her hand, because his palms were too clammy.“
Extract at Portable Magic, “As Wilson stepped onto the pavement in front of Sampson’s Motorcycle Workshop, two chimpanzees, walking upright and looking very business like in pinstripe suits, sauntered past smoking bananas.“
Extract at b for bookreview, ““Of course you know about The Market Square, because you’re in my dream. My subconscious brought you here, invented you I guess and decided to call you Daisy you’re just a figment of my imagination!”“
Review by Rajivs Reviews, ““Wilson indeed” is a fascinating story of friendship, love, and loss, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.“
14th September and it’s the final day 🙁
Review by sambooka23 (IG), “An Interesting yet weird book. It had me thinking from the beginning, I enjoyed the concept – it was different to what I normally read and even different to anything I’d heard before.”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “The mix of everything creates a captivating and exhilarating journey through the dream world of Wilson and Daisy and we see all the possibilities of what can happen when the two worlds collide. This is a fantasy story that I got so invested in I read it so fast it was over far too soon.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx