WINGS: A FAIRY TALE, by E.D. Baker, Bloomsbury USA Children's
Books, $16.99; ages 9-12.
Tamisin always felt a little out of place. The Halloween she was
11, she was sure she saw very odd creatures running around that no
one else could see. By high school, she began dancing under the
full moon with the fairies. Then, weirdest of all, one day she
sprouted wings. She was kidnapped, taken to a land of fairies and
goblins and told to seek out the Fairy Queen.
Tamisin discovers the truth about her existence, the real
meaning of love and how wonderful it is to fly.
THINGS HOPED FOR, by Andrew Clements, Puffin, paperback $6.99; ages
Gwen has left West Virginia to live with her grandfather in New
York so she can concentrate on her violin and her upcoming audition
for the Manhattan School of Music. School, family, friends and
violin combine to be so much to handle.
Have you read Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements? The surprise
will leave you happily amazed.
GUINEVERE'S GIFT (CHRYSALIS QUEEN QUARTET), by Nancy McKenzie,
Knopf Books for Young Readers, $15.95; ages 12 and up.
At Guinevere's birth a prophecy was told that she would one day
be the highest lady in the land. Guinevere, an orphan living with
her aunt and uncle, does not think much of the prophecy or even
believe in it, but then she meets a tribe in the woods. The tribe's
sole mission is to protect her. As Guinevere's heritage becomes
clearer, trouble is brewing in the castle.
FABLEHAVEN: GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE (book 3), by Brancon Mull,
Shadow Mountain, $18.95; ages 9-12.
Kendra and Seth are living with Grandma and Grandpa, but summer
is almost over and soon it will be time to go home. Seth discovers
an evil force turning all the light creatures into dark. It soon
becomes clear that this evil is taking over Fablehaven and Grandpa
is becoming helpless to keep them all safe. In the meantime Kendra
is invited to become a member of the Night of the Dawn and is asked
to go on a dangerous mission. Will Kendra's wisdom and Seth's
bravery be enough?
MELTDOWN, by Andy McNab and Robert Rigby, Putnam Juvenile, $16.99;
ages 12 and up.
Danny and his grandfather are alone in the cabin in the woods. A
top M15 agent tracks them down and makes an offer: One last mission
and Grandpa Fergus' name will be cleared and Grandpa and Danny can
stop hiding. But this mission is a very perilous one. The most
dangerous drug ever made is being manufactured somewhere in Europe.
Danny and his grandfather must infiltrate and destroy the drug
before it takes over mankind.
This is the final book in the series and the most exciting of
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