THE LITTLE GREY GIRL, by Celine Kiernan, Candlewick Press

In the second book of the Wild Magic trilogy, courageous young Mup and her family are trying to heal and restore the kingdom when they uncover an ancient and powerful anger. The old queen and her raggedy witches have fled Witches Borough, and Mup’s family has moved into the cold, newly empty castle. But the … Continue reading THE LITTLE GREY GIRL, by Celine Kiernan, Candlewick Press

SERVANT OF THE FOREST, by SHONA HUSK, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: “Remember to be wild,” Orabella’s mother would say. But her mother is dead and Orabella’s days are taken up with chores for the small estate that barely keeps her stepmother and stepsisters fed. Then an invitation arrives. The King is throwing a three day party for the Prince, a last attempt to find a … Continue reading SERVANT OF THE FOREST, by SHONA HUSK, Self-Published

SHADOW WEAVER, by Marcy Kate Connolly, Book One, Duology, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that's filled with shadows, danger, magic, and has the feel of a new classic. Emmeline's gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world, but she's grown to … Continue reading SHADOW WEAVER, by Marcy Kate Connolly, Book One, Duology, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books

Selena and Julie are sisters. As children they were close, but as they grow older, a rift develops between them. There are greater rifts, however. Julie goes missing aged seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her again. When Julie reappears, she tells Selena an incredible story about how she has spent time … Continue reading THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books

STRANGERS, The Reckoner Series, by David A. Robertson, Book One, Portage & Main Press, HighWater Press, Middle Grade, Teens & YA

Description When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and reemerging questions about Cole’s role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured … Continue reading STRANGERS, The Reckoner Series, by David A. Robertson, Book One, Portage & Main Press, HighWater Press, Middle Grade, Teens & YA