With what I predict to be the next popular series in middle grade fiction, The Uncommoners is a cross between the whimsical and magical world of Harry Potter with the humor of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Follow Ivy Sparrow and her brother Sub as they travel to Ludinor, a land where enchantment can come from any object and peculiar things always happen, to find their missing parents. With the help of the crooked sixpence, they just might be able to do it. That is, if they can avoid a guild called the Dirge from stopping them first. Bell’s debut novel is one that will not go unnoticed and will be a delightful story for any child looking for a new book to read.
The war that Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters started against Valentine has come to an end. It seems that order and peace has settled between the Mundane-Shadowhunter worlds. Yet something ancient and dark lurks somewhere in the depths of the ocean across the country from the New York Institute... Cassandra introduces a new batch of Shadowhunters with Emma Castairs and her friends that are just as loveable as they are deadly. An excellent new addition to an already thrilling series!
What happens when you mix Norse Gods, dwarves, a key to an excellent hotel in the afterlife, and a magical tree that connects different worlds together? Only a peek into the life of Magnus Chase. Fans of Rick Riordan’s work will not be disappointed with his newest take on Norse mythology and the stunning world that Magnus is thrown into. Hearts will pound with every challenge our newest hero has to conquer. But mischievous and evil Gods are disrupting the balance of the human and magical realms. Will his gifts be enough to save all of the worlds?
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s Assassin. Or at least, she used to be before she was thrown into salt mines to become a slave to her kingdom. That is until Prince Dorian releases her from her shackles to enter in a competition to become the King’s Assassin--and earn her freedom. But treachery and secrets lie in the walls of the Glass Castle...and Celaena may have to use much more than her skill of weaponry to survive. Sarah J. Maas has created one of the most revolutionary heroines in the YA genre with Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful writing combined with stunning world building makes Throne of Glass one not to miss.
In this heartwarming middle grade novel, Like Magic follows the lives of three ten year old girls; Grace, Jada and Malia and how each of them struggles to accept the new changes that have been brought into their lives. When the girls come across a mysterious box in their library, it is up to them to discover the secrets of the trinkets inside, as well as find what is missing from the box. This book beautifully represents the hardships of accepting change while also watching the girls grow up and blossom new friendships with one another.