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Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing Codename Firefly by C.J. Daugherty. This was released on the 2nd of September, published by Moonflower Publishing.

Book Description

Assassins are hunting the daughter of the Prime Minister… How long will she hide before it’s time to fight back? The thrilling sequel to Number 10, which was named a YA Book of the Year by the Independent and FT.

Gray Langtry is on the run. As the only child of the British Prime Minister, Gray’s life has been in turmoil ever since her mother was chosen to lead the country. Both she and her mother are targets of a Russian assassination plot. And what’s worse, members of her mother’s own cabinet are involved. A team of bodyguards never leaves her side. The press attention is relentless. And then there are the death threats. 

Now, after an attempt on Gray’s life, she has been moved to an elite boarding school in the British countryside. Shielded by high walls and locked gates, Gray finally feels safe, but the plotters are still hunting, and soon they will find her. Gray’s personal bodyguard, Julia, and the school’s young headmistress are determined to protect her. They both know how dangerous things are. The assassins searching for Gray are highly trained. And when they arrive they will aim to kill. Dylan, a mysterious American student, seems to know more than he should – but he’s always there when Gray needs him. Can she trust him? Can she trust anyone? 

As winter closes in and darkness falls, Gray will have to think fast. 

The hunters are coming…

Assassins are hunting the daughter of the Prime Minister…

Being the daughter of the prime minister is no easy feat and ever since her mother was sworn into office, Gray has found herself, along with her mother, targets of a Russian assassination plot! When there is an attempt of Gray’s life, she is sent to a boarding school that is meant to be a safe haven for children of the elite. But will its high walls, locked gates and personal bodyguards be enough to keep Gray safe?

Codename Firefly is the second instalment in the Night School series and whilst I have not had the pleasure of reading the first book, I had no trouble in following along here. It has been very well executed and is full of mystery, suspense and political intrigue. I loved the style of writing, which is so vivid, I could actually see it playing out on the small screen. I also really enjoyed the characters who are also all brought to life so well.

I don’t normally read these types of stories but its plot had me intrigued when I was given the opportunity to read it and I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. My first book by C.J. Daugherty, I would definitely read more from her. If you are a fan of young adult books, I recommend you checking this one out.

Thank you to C.J. Daugherty., Moonflower Books and Midas for my gifted copy of Codename Firefly, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

Buy Links

Amazon AU
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Codename Firefly Blog Tour

Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about Codename Firefly.

My thanks also to Sofia from Midas for my spot on this blog tour.

Let’s Get to Know C.J. Daugherty

A former crime reporter and accidental civil servant, C.J. Daugherty began writing the Night School series while working as a communications consultant for the Home Office. The young adult series was published by Little Brown and went on to sell over a million and a half copies worldwide. A web series inspired by the books clocked up well over a million views. In 2020, the books were optioned for television. She later wrote The Echo Killing series, published by St Martin’s Press, and co-wrote the fantasy series, The Secret Fire, with French author Carina Rosenfeld.

While working as a civil servant, she had meetings at Number 10 Downing Street, and saw people disappearing through a small door leading to a staircase heading below ground level. This visit became the inspiration for Number 10.  FYI: She still doesn’t know if there are tunnels below Number 10. But she hopes there are.

Her books have been translated into 24 languages and been bestsellers in multiple countries. She lives with her husband, the BAFTA nominated filmmaker, Jack Jewers. 

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