Seekers

Seekers (Mud, Rocks, and Trees #2) by R.A. Denny (2017)
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Seekers

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Bring the seals together in Tzoladia and you will learn their secrets.” An intriguing, yet simple quest. But nothing is ever that easy.  Continue reading

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Refugees

Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees #1) by R.A. Denny (2017)
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Refugees

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 Stars
Blurb:

“‘An epic journey of a lifetime.’ That’s what three young individuals from three different corners of the world have dreamed about. They were destined for greatness since the moment they were born. But what if they don’t want it? What if they’re not ready? What if their desires no longer align with the prophecy?  Continue reading

The Finisher

The Finisher (Vega Jane #1) by David Baldacci (2014)

the finisher

Middle Grade/Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.”
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Hunt for the Horseman

Hunt for the Horseman by Gita V. Reddy (2015)
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Hunt for the Horseman

Middle Grade Fiction | Adventure | Mystery
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“A young prince hides his ivory toy from his brother in one of the many secret compartments of the palace. The toy was never found and the search becomes a game called Hunt for the Horseman.

One hundred and twenty-five years later, the land mafia is out to grab the palace. Members of the erstwhile royal family are fighting a losing battle in court to save what is rightfully theirs. They meet for, possibly, their last family gathering in the palace.  Continue reading

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (2011)

A Monster Calls

Everybody Fiction | Contemporary | Paranormal
5 stars
Blurb:

“The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.”
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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961)

The Phantom Tollbooth

Kids Fiction | Fantasy4 StarsBlurb:

“Hailed as ‘a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention’ (The New Yorker), this beloved story–first published more than fifty ago–introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams. . . . ”
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The Orphan Fleet

The Orphan Fleet by Brendan Detzner (2016)
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The Orphan Fleet

Middle Grade Fiction | Fantasy2.5 StarsBlurb:

“The Orphan Fleet” is terrific adventure fantasy — a non-stop tale of action and strange magic on a wind-swept mountain top where abandoned children have forged a free community, servicing far-traveling airships on sturdy wooden platforms. Here masked heroes with names like Golden Sam and The Sparrow are the ultimate celebrities — and the mysterious Count leaves shivers of terror wherever he treads. When that community is threatened by an admiral who demands the return of his prized daughter, it triggers a terrible war fought in the air, on the ground, and in the old abandoned scaffolding circling the mountain … a war where Golden Sam may prove himself a true hero after all, and the Count has a terrible role to play.”
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Expected Publication Date: April 15, 2016  Continue reading