ARC Review | Fantastic Tales of Nothing by Alejandra Green & Fanny Rodriguez

Title: Fantastic Tales of Nothing

By: Alejandra Green & Fanny Rodriguez

Series: Maybe

Pages: 320

Published: November 17th, 2020

By: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Middle Grade – Fantasy – Magic – Graphic Novel

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In the first book of this full-color fantasy graphic novel series filled with humor and hijinks, the fate of the land of Nothing hinges on Nathan and an unlikely team of magical beings to save the day—perfect for fans of Amulet and Estranged.

Welcome to Nothing! Despite its name, this is a fantastic land where humans and magical volken coexist peacefully—at least they try . . .

This is the tale of Nathan, an ordinary human (or so he thinks) living an ordinary life (or so he wishes). Everything changes when he meets Haven, a mysterious creature who is neither human nor volken. Oh, and the two of them are being chased by volken mercenaries—a grumpy wolf named Bardou and a delightful crow named Sina.

Nathan soon learns he has mysterious powers, even though humans aren’t supposed to have magic. But there’s no time to dwell on that because this discovery sets the group on a perilous quest across windswept terrain, through haunted forests, and in ancient tombs. Nathan and his unlikely friends must prevent an impending war and defeat a dark evil to save their land.

No pressure, of course. If they fail, everything will turn into, well . . . nothing. 

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Book Review | Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2) by Victoria Schwab

Title: Tunnel of Bones

By: Victoria Schwab

Series: Cassidy Blake #2

Pages: 304

Published: September 3rd, 2019

By: Scholastic Press

Genre: Middle Grade | Paranormal | Horror

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Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.

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Book Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

28110143Title: Furthermore

By: Tahereh Mafi

Published: August 30th 2016

By: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Genre: Middle Grade-Fantasy-Magic

Alice Alexis Queensmeadow 12 rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is Oliver whose own magic is based in lies and deceit. Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss. 

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Book Review: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

22456248Title: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

By: Rick Riordan

Published: June 28th 2005

By: Disney Hyperion Books

Genre: Fantasy- Middle-Grade-Mythology

The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

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Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

22456224Title: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

By: Rick Riordan

Published: June 28th 2005

By: Disney Hyperion Books

Genre: Fantasy- Middle-Grade-Mythology

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

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Book Review : “A Monster Calls” By Patrick Ness

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Title : A Monster Calls

By : Patrick Ness

Published : September 27th 2011

By: Walker Books

Genre : Middle Grade  – Contemporary –  Dark – Fiction

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.



Rating

5 / 5 Stars



Review

 

“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”

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