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KELCIE MURPHY and the ACADEMY for the UNBREAKABLE ARTS

A school for children with magical abilities. Sounds like Hogwarts, but AUA has its own unique plot with a memorable cast of characters. ******************** The Otherworld is at war. The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts trains warriors. And Kelcie Murphy—a … Continue reading

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UNICORN ISLAND Secret Beneath the Sand

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I was first introduced to this series last year with Book 1, Unicorn Island. It has memorable characters and an enchanting story line. Sam is the main character and when visiting an uncle she … Continue reading

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WINGBEARER

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY This graphic novel takes readers on a fantasy adventure. Just that one sentence will be enough to entice those in grades 3-7. But it’s the story line that won me over. Zuli is extraordinary—she … Continue reading

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KINGSTON AND THE ECHOES OF MAGIC

I’ve BEEN HERE before. Every sight and every sound feel as familiar as yesterday Whenever that was. *********************************** Those three lines begin our second journey with young Kingston. I reviewed the engaging first book last year, KINGSTON AND THE MAGICIANS … Continue reading

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THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER

I was looking for something fun and different to begin my review year and THE UNFORGETTABLE LOGAN FOSTER came through in super hero ways. The cover alone is enough to make one curious. Logan is a twelve-years-old orphan who narrates … Continue reading

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THE TROUBLED GIRLS OF DRAGOMIR ACADEMY

Marya Lupu is quickly finding out the kingdom of Illyria is the worst place to be a girl. It’s male dominance everywhere you look. Boys are watched carefully for any indications of magical potential. They are a much needed protector … Continue reading

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THE MERMAID QUEEN

The fourth book in the WITCHES OF ORKNEY SERIES has its debut this week. It’s an exciting adventure full of witches, mermaids, and a nasty serpent who can destroy entire worlds. The question you might first ask is “Can I … Continue reading

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SEA OF KINGS

A fantasy sea adventure like none other with a pirate ship taken over by a group of kids. The journey is led by Noa, the boy prince, and is loaded with action and great characters. So what brought this new … Continue reading

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THE MEDUSA QUEST

This second title in the Legends of Olympus series will appeal to adventure seekers and those interested in Greek Mythology. If you start with book 2 you’ll have no problem picking up the plot from where it left off. The … Continue reading

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CASEY GRIMES at Trickery School

Against all odds, Casey Grimes is beginning his studies at Trickery School, one of America’s premier monster-control academies. But classes like Extreme Climbing and Land Creature Defense are the least of his worries. He realizes a mysterious enemy is after … Continue reading

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