Luck Uglies #2: Fork-Tongue Charmers

Luck Uglies #2: Fork-Tongue Charmers
  • Author : Paul Durham
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780062271556

Luck Uglies #2: Fork-Tongue Charmers Book Review:

The Luck Uglies must face their greatest enemy in this second installment of the series that's a perfect match for fans of Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series and books by Kelly Barnhill. "There is not a single dull moment in this story. A total delight," raved Bookslist in a starred review! Rye O’Chanter was shocked to discover that her father was the leader of the notorious band of outlaws known as the Luck Uglies. Now she too has been declared a criminal in her own village, and she must flee to the strange and remote Isle of Pest while her father faces off against the Luck Uglies’ bitter rivals, the Fork-Tongue-Charmers, on the mainland. But all bets are off when the battle moves to the shores of Pest. To defeat the Fork-Tongue Charmers, Rye must defy a deranged earl, survive a test meant to judge the grit of the fiercest men, and lead the charge in defending the island against a strangely familiar enemy, which means uncovering some long-buried family secrets…. The first Luck Uglies book was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book as well as a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing, and it won the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction and a Sunshine State Young Readers Award.

The Luck Uglies #3: Rise of the Ragged Clover

The Luck Uglies #3: Rise of the Ragged Clover
  • Author : Paul Durham
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780062271587

The Luck Uglies #3: Rise of the Ragged Clover Book Review:

In this exhilarating conclusion to the critically acclaimed Luck Uglies series, the final battle between the Luck Uglies and the treacherous Fork-Tongue Charmers comes to Rye O’Chanter’s doorstep. Filled with adventure, humor, and a hint of magic, this middle grade fantasy series is an irresistible cross between Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories series and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. When Rye finally travels back home to Village Drowning to help her father with his plan to defeat the Luck Uglies’ bitter rivals, she finds it in shambles. The monstrous Bog Noblins now raid the streets at night. And people are afraid to leave their houses because no one is around to protect them. Rye soon realizes she can’t wait for the adults to sort everything out, so she enlists her friends to come up with a plan. A plan that could change everything for Drowning . . . because the only way to save her village may just be to destroy it. The Luck Uglies was named an ALA Notable Children’s Book as well as a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing, and it won the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction and a Sunshine State Young Readers Award.

The Last Gargoyle

The Last Gargoyle
  • Author : Paul Durham
  • Publisher : Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2018-01-09
  • ISBN : 9781524700225

The Last Gargoyle Book Review:

Fans of Jonathan Auxier's The Night Gardener and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book will tremble with delight for this haunting tale about a lonely gargoyle who isn't alone at all. Penhallow is the last of his kind. The stone gargoyle--he'd prefer you call him a grotesque--fearlessly protects his Boston building from the spirits who haunt the night. But even he is outmatched when Hetty, his newest ward, nearly falls victim to the Boneless King, the ruler of the underworld. Then there's Viola, the mysterious girl who keeps turning up at the most unlikely times. In a world where nightmares come to life, Viola could be just the ally Penhallow needs. But can he trust her when every shadow hides another secret? Can he afford not to?

The Last Reckoning (The Luck Uglies, Book 3)

The Last Reckoning (The Luck Uglies, Book 3)
  • Author : Paul Durham
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2016-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780007526956

The Last Reckoning (The Luck Uglies, Book 3) Book Review:

The exhilarating conclusion to the critically acclaimed THE LUCK UGLIES series. “The Luck Uglies has it all: a feisty heroine, monstrous creatures, and a brimful of humor, and horror, to keep the readers turning the pages.” Joseph Delaney, Author of the Spook’s Apprentice series

Uglies

Uglies
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2011-05-03
  • ISBN : 9781442419810

Uglies Book Review:

A fresh repackaging of the bestselling Uglies boks...the series that started the whole dystopian trend!

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
  • Author : Jonathan Auxier
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-08-02
  • ISBN : 9780143185727

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Book Review:

Overflowing with wit and invention, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery by his brutal master, Mr. Seamus. One fateful afternoon, as he's picking the pockets of townspeople enraptured by a travelling haberdasher, he "discovers" (steals) a box of magical eyes. When he tries on the first pair, he is instantly transported to the island at the top of the world, where he meets the maker of the eyes, Professor Cake. The Professor gives Peter a choice: travel to the mysterious Vanished Kingdom and try to rescue a people in need ... or return back to his master and a life of crime. Peter chooses wisely, and together with Sir Tode, a knight errant who has been turned into a rather unfortunate combination of human, horse and cat by a grumpy witch, he embarks on an unforgettable adventure in a book destined to become a classic.

Pretties

Pretties
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2010-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781847389107

Pretties Book Review:

The second installment of Scott Westerfeld’s international bestselling Uglies series – the global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. In Tally’s world, looks are all that matters. And now that she’s finally undertaken the surgery to become a ‘Pretty’, everything seems perfect: her looks are flawless, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she's completely popular. But beneath the fun of non-stop parties, high-tech luxury and apparent total freedom, Tally can’t stop a nagging sense that something is wrong. Something important. Then a message from her ‘Ugly’ past arrives, forcing Tally to remember the truth she learned before her transformation, and the fun stops cold. Because the true price of this perfect world is more than Tally is willing to pay…

Shatter Me

Shatter Me
  • Author : Tahereh Mafi
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2011-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780062085511

Shatter Me Book Review:

The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. And don’t miss Defy Me, the shocking fifth book in the Shatter Me series!

Almost Super

Almost Super
  • Author : Marion Jensen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-01-21
  • ISBN : 9780062209634

Almost Super Book Review:

Perfect for fans of Pixar's The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Filled with humor, heart, and just the right kind of heroics, Almost Super is a winning story that will satisfy would-be heroes and regular kids alike. Everyone over the age of twelve in the Bailey family gets a superpower. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it's their duty to protect the world from the evil, supervillainous Johnson family. *shake fists* But when Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny get their superpowers, they're, well . . . super-lame. Rafter can strike matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie. Along with Rafter's algebra class nemesis, Juanita Johnson, Rafter and Benny realize that what they thought they knew about superheroes and supervillains may be all wrong. And it's up to the three of them to put asides their differences and make things right. They may not have great powers, but together, they're almost super.

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood
  • Author : Nancy Springer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 71
  • Relase : 2003-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781101524015

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood Book Review:

It has been little more than a year since Etty-once Princess Ettarde, promised to the power-hungry Lord Basil-escaped from her father and joined Rowan Hood's band of misfit teens and outlaws-in-the-making. Etty is so happy, she cannot imagine returning to her old life. That is, until her father appears to reclaim her. King Solon is determined to bring Etty back to barter her hand for peace. He will do anything. Even use his wife, Ettarde's mother, as bait. In a cage. In Sherwood Forest. In winter. Etty will not stand for it. Neither will Rowan Hood. An intergenerational battle of wit, will power, and wisdom follows in this third tale of Rowan Hood.

Summerkin

Summerkin
  • Author : Sarah Prineas
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-04-23
  • ISBN : 9780062208545

Summerkin Book Review:

Summerkin, the second book in award-winning author Sarah Prineas’s fantasy-adventure series that begins with Winterling, follows Fer, a young healer and warrior who’s fought to become the Lady of the Summerlands and now faces the task of ruling over a magical people in an enchanted realm. Although Fer defeated the Mor, the evil, false Lady who terrorized the Summerlands, there are still those who do not trust her. To prove herself, Fer, aided by her deep connection to the natural world and her healing arts, enters a challenging contest. If Fer fails, she will lose her land and the realm will be closed to her forever. Sarah Prineas combines a brave and resourceful young heroine with a richly detailed fantasy world and beloved folklore into a story that will delight middle-grade fans of Diana Wynne Jones, Ingrid Law, and Rick Riordan.

Bella at Midnight

Bella at Midnight
  • Author : Diane Stanley
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2014-06-24
  • ISBN : 9780062044174

Bella at Midnight Book Review:

In the little village of Castle Down, in a kingdom plagued by war, lives a peasant girl called Bella. Blessed with a kind family and a loving friend, she manages to create her own small patch of sunlight in a dark and dangerous world. Bella is a blacksmith's daughter; her friend Julian is a prince -- yet neither seems to notice the great gulf that divides his world from hers. Suddenly Bella's world collapses. First Julian betrays her. Then it is revealed that she is not the peasant she believed herself to be: She is Isabel, the daughter of a knight who abandoned her in infancy. Now he wants her back, so Bella is torn from her beloved foster family and sent to live with her deranged father and his resentful new wife. Soon Bella is caught up in a terrible plot that will change her life -- and the kingdom -- forever. With the help of her godmother and three enchanted gifts, she sets out on a journey in disguise that will lead her to a destiny far greater than any she could have imagined.

Foxheart

Foxheart
  • Author : Claire Legrand
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2016-10-04
  • ISBN : 9780062427755

Foxheart Book Review:

"A heart-pounding adventure."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Orphan. Thief. Witch. A classic fantasy-adventure reminiscent of Howl's Moving Castle from New York Times–bestselling author Claire Legrand. Twelve-year-old Quicksilver lives as a thief in the sleepy town of Willow-on-the-River. Her only companions are her faithful dog and partner in crime, Fox—and Sly Boots, the shy boy who lets her live in his attic when it’s too cold to sleep on the rooftops. It’s a lonesome life, but Quicksilver is used to being alone. When you are alone, no one can hurt you. No one can abandon you. Then one day Quicksilver discovers that she can perform magic. Real magic. The kind that isn’t supposed to exist anymore. Magic is forbidden, but Quicksilver nevertheless wants to learn more. With real magic, she could become the greatest thief who ever lived. She could maybe even find her parents. What she does find, however, is much more complicated and surprising. . . . Acclaimed author Claire Legrand’s stunning and original novel explores the danger of lies and the power of truth, the strength found in friendship, and the value of loving and being loved . . . even if it means risking your heart. Full of magic, adventure, and an original and compelling cast of characters, Foxheart will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones.

The Fog Diver

The Fog Diver
  • Author : Joel Ross
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-05-26
  • ISBN : 9780062352965

The Fog Diver Book Review:

Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. This Texas Bluebonnet selection—a fantasy filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world—is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull. Once the Fog started rising, the earth was covered with a deadly white mist until nothing remained but the mountaintops. Now humanity clings to its highest peaks, called the Rooftop, where the wealthy Five Families rule over the lower slopes and floating junkyards. Thirteen-year-old Chess and his friends Hazel, Bea, and Swedish sail their rickety air raft over the deadly Fog, scavenging the ruins for anything they can sell to survive. But now survival isn't enough. They must risk everything to get to the miraculous city of Port Oro, the only place where their beloved Mrs. E can be cured of fogsickness. Yet the ruthless Lord Kodoc is hot on their trail, for Chess has a precious secret, one that Kodoc is desperate to use against him. Now Chess will face any danger to protect his friends, even if it means confronting what he fears the most.

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
  • Author : Nikki Loftin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2012-08-21
  • ISBN : 9781101575536

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy Book Review:

Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read. Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy—Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister? It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones—and might even pick them clean! Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.

Tell Me My Name

Tell Me My Name
  • Author : Amy Reed
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-03-09
  • ISBN : 9780593109731

Tell Me My Name Book Review:

For fans of The Grace Year and We Were Liars comes a mesmerizing, can't-put-it-down psychological thriller—a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby that will linger long after the final line On wealthy Commodore Island, Fern is watching and waiting—for summer, for college, for her childhood best friend to decide he loves her. Then Ivy Avila lands on the island like a falling star. When Ivy shines on her, Fern feels seen. When they're together, Fern has purpose. She glimpses the secrets Ivy hides behind her fame, her fortune, the lavish parties she throws at her great glass house, and understands that Ivy hurts in ways Fern can't fathom. And soon, it's clear Ivy wants someone Fern can help her get. But as the two pull closer, Fern's cozy life on Commodore unravels: drought descends, fires burn, and a reckless night spins out of control. Everything Fern thought she understood—about her home, herself, the boy she loved, about Ivy Avila—twists and bends into something new. And Fern won't emerge the same person she was. An enthralling, mind-altering fever dream, Tell Me My Name is about the cost of being a girl in a world that takes so much, and the enormity of what is regained when we take it back. New York Times: "13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring" "A lush, gorgeously crafted page-turner." —Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie “Absolutely took my breath away.” —Geek Mom ★ "As much Hitchcockian suspense as Fitzgerald’s tarnished glitz." —BCCB (starred review) “A kaleidoscope of light and shadow that will keep you flipping page after page.” —Amber Smith, author of The Way We Used to Be “Only Amy Reed could write a novel this dark, this gorgeous, this forward-looking while speaking to our present moment.” —Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home "The best kind of literary thriller—one with as much conscience as pulse." —Brendan Kiely, co-author of All American Boys “I haven’t felt this way since reading We Were Liars—mind blown.” —Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit ★ "Immersive [and] smartly written.” —SLJ (starred review) "This novel is amazing . . . A pulsating, hypnotic retelling.” —Lilliam Rivera, author of The Education of Margot Sanchez “Relentlessly compelling . . . Reed's latest is a literary thrill ride.” —Kelly Jensen, author of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and editor at BookRiot "Takes the unreliable narrator to new levels . . . Mesmerizing." —SLC “[A] harrowing tale of personal trauma in a violently polarized society.” —Kirkus “A compelling and propulsive thriller.” —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King "I barely breathed the last 100 pages. Simply stunning.” —Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter

Impostors

Impostors
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2018-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781338151534

Impostors Book Review:

Deception. Risk. Betrayal. Redemption. Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld is at the top of his game, and back to his most famous realm. Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But only one of them is ever seen in public.Frey is Rafi's twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must. When her father sends Frey in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her . . . .

Seventh Grade Vs. the Galaxy

Seventh Grade Vs. the Galaxy
  • Author : Joshua S. Levy
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781541528109

Seventh Grade Vs. the Galaxy Book Review:

In 2299, seventh-grader Jack and his classmates find themselves in hostile alien territory after Jack accidentally launches their rickety public schoolship light years away from home.

Shadow School #2: Dehaunting

Shadow School #2: Dehaunting
  • Author : J. A. White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2020-08-25
  • ISBN : 9780062838339

Shadow School #2: Dehaunting Book Review:

Return to Shadow School for the second installment of the spooky middle-grade series from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of Nightbooks and The Thickety series. Cordelia Liu’s first year at Shadow School was a success. She studied hard and made friends. She also sent hundreds of ghosts into the afterlife, because Shadow School isn’t a normal school, and Cordelia Liu isn’t a normal girl. But her second year is already different. Ghosts are refusing to move on, the teachers are acting weird, and Cordelia’s best friends, Benji and Agnes, aren’t as interested in rescuing the ghosts as they used to be. Benji is busy hanging out with the girl he befriended over the summer, while Agnes spends all her time building a machine that might be capable of dehaunting the school forever. Cordelia is the only one who believes that something sinister is happening right under their noses. But what if it’s even worse than she could imagine? Praise for Shadow School #1 Archimancy: “Just the right balance of humor, mystery, and scariness. Readers will be eager to see more of this smart and spunky trio in further spooky adventures.” —Kirkus “The story balances the spookier elements with the humorous and difficult going-ons of middle school. An easy quick pick for a just creepy enough read.”—BCCB “A well-paced thriller. Tension builds to a crescendo, and the ending promises more adventures to come for Cordelia and her friends.”—Booklist

The Old Brown Suitcase

The Old Brown Suitcase
  • Author : Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 202
  • Relase : 2008-03-01
  • ISBN : 1553800575

The Old Brown Suitcase Book Review:

Fourteen-year-old Slava Lenski recounts her family's adjustment to life in Montreal after fleeing Warsaw, Poland, in 1947.