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

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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 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

Classic Children’s Literature Checklist

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Once more I find myself snatching one of Jess’ creative lists to share on my own blog! Check out Jess’ Reading Nook and read her answers here: Jess’ Checklist 🙂

Go ahead and highlight the titles of the books you’ve read in a different color and tally them up. Let me know how many you have read by writing me in the comments below or by linking to this post.

Total Read: 45/ 50  Continue reading

The City of Ember

The City of Ember (Book of Ember #1) by Jeanne DuPrau (2004)

City of Ember

Middle Grade Fiction | Dystopian4 StarsBlurb:

“Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked…but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all—the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness…  Continue reading

The Spirit Trap

The Spirit Trap by Veryan Williams-Wynn (2015)
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the spirit trap

Middle Grade Fiction | Historical Paranormal2 StarsBlurb:

“When her grandmother’s ashes along with a family portrait arrive at her home in England, fourteen-year-old Tatiana finds herself being tormented by supernatural forces. To free herself from the increasingly persistent hauntings, she has to find and release the ghost of an ancestor caught up in the terror of the French Revolution. With the aid of her cousin, Marcus, she sets out on a mission, which leads them through the dramas of present-day life in Paris and the frightening upheavals of Revolutionary France.”
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Expected Publication Date: December 11, 2015  Continue reading

Story Time

Story Time by Edward Bloor (2005)

Story Time

Middle Grade Fiction | Horror-Thriller4 StarsBlurb:

“George and Kate are promised the finest education when they transfer to the Whittaker Magnet School. It boasts the highest test scores in the nation. But at what price? Their school’s curriculum is focused on beating standardized tests; classes are held in dreary, windowless rooms; and students are force-fed noxious protein shakes to improve their test performance. Worst of all, there seems to be a demon loose in the building, one whose murderous work has only just begun.

A bitterly funny satire about the state of modern education from the author of Tangerine and Crusader.”
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