Friday, June 16, 2017

Book Gnome Summer reading recommendations part 4

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee. Young girl Ophelia finds a strange boy trapped in a room in the Museum her father just accepted a job at. With Ophelia’s help the young boy hopes to right a wrong made long ago. Reminiscent of a young Pan’s Labyrinth mixed with Narnia, I loved this book. There were terrifying moments with monsters both seen and imagined but still, humans are the most terrifying. More on her worlds at http://www.karenfoxlee.com/

Magyk, by Angie Sage. This series is like Harry Potter but focusing on a family much like the Weasleys. A family with many sons loses their seventh son on the night of his birth when the midwife claims he is dead and disappears before a young girl is given to the family in his stead by a stranger. The children grow up and the young girl is unable to do the magic that everyone else in her family is capable doing.  She and a young guard, with only a number for a name, are thrown together on the run from assassins and monsters. It is a massive seven book series that now has a few side stories as well. Great fantasy adventure tropes and an oddly quick read for such a large first book. If your readers have already read the Potter books this is a good next series for them. More information on the author on her website http://www.angiesage.com/

Keep tuned in for some adult recommendations coming soon!


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