A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen

Yolen Plague of Unicorns

From bestselling and award-winning author Jane Yolen, this new middle-grade fiction reminds us that heroes come in all sizes.

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Jinx’s Magic is now in paperback!

In this second installment of the Jinx trilogy, Sage Blackwood’s daring hero is called upon to save the Urwald. The more he learns, however, the clearer it becomes that this quest will require more than the magic of a solitary wizard’s apprentice, and soon he’ll have to call upon all of the Urwald—witches, werewolves, wizards, and trees—for help.

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Currently reading… Doon.

Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance

Last night I stayed up late in the night reading Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (Blink YA Books). It’s so captivating! While earlier I would say any teen could read it, the more I get into knowing the characters I strongly recommend it for a mature teen (13 & Up) that is ready to be exposed to things such as kissing and romantic emotions as well as teenage attitude. It has some fairly harmless things in vocabulary and such, but so far overall the story is worth it…

The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz

Alex Knight struggles to find a place between superheroes and supervillains in this explosive sequel to The Cloak Society, which School Library Journal praised as having “the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books.”

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The Shadowhand Covenant (The Vengekeep Prophecies) by Brian Farrey

Jaxter Grimjinx is back in this exciting sequel to The Vengekeep Prophecies, a “rich fantasy” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) featuring a family of thieves that “couldn’t be more likable” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters by Diane Zahler

Author Diane Zahler transforms a classic fairy tale into a dazzling new story about Sleeping Beauty’s daughters, Princesses Aurora and Luna, and the perilous quest they undertake when Aurora falls prey to a terrible curse.

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DawnSinger (Tales of Faeraven 1) by Janalyn Voigt {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Janalyn Voigt and the book: DawnSinger (Tales of Faeraven 1) Harbourlight Books (June 29, 2012) ***Special thanks to Janalyn Voigt for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Janalyn Voigt’s unique blend of adventure, romance, suspense, and fantasy creates worlds of. . .

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Illuminated by Jackie Castle {Preview}

Alyra, mockingly known as Princess, was captured at an early age by the evil ruler, Darnel, and brought up in the dark land of Racah. At the age of seventeen, she considers herself nothing special. She has no recollection of who she is or where she came from. Her hope of ever finding freedom dims.

Until the messenger arrives. Until he brings to light the meaning behind the medallion she’s kept hidden. Until she accepts the blinding truth.

Now she flees for her life.

Alyra’s journey leads her down a narrow road with strange traveling companions. Together, they encounter a kingdom where nothing is what it first seems.

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