Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Publication Date: May 15, 2012

IK_ThornBased on the fairy tale, “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers Grimm, Thorn tells the story of Princess Alyrra, a royal who is grown up in a very duplicitous and violent environment. While on her way to meet the prince she will marry, Alyrra is the victim of a magic attack and her identity is switched with that of another woman. Becoming someone new is the freedom that Alyrra has always wanted and never had. When Alyrra realizes that things aren’t what they seemed will she summon the strength to save them all?

 

 

 

 

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A Friend Like Annabel by Alan Davidson

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Publication Date: November 7, 2011

 

AD_AnnabelleA FRIEND LIKE ANNABEL is a compilation of five stories surrounding 13-year-old Annabel Bunce.

  1. Annabel and the Duckling
  2. Who Dunnit?
  3. Annabel and the Third Year Fiasco
  4. Annabel Peacemaker
  5. The Bunce Saga

 

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Return to Finndragon’s Den by Richie Earl

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Publication Date: May 29, 2013

RE_Return_Finndragon_DenWelsh siblings, Megan, Emma and Scott are home and reunited with their mother having been told never to return to Dafydd’s Kingdom. The problem is that the children haven’t found their father. There’s also the matter of the prophesy about the siblings defeating the evil wizard. How can they stay away when the Kingdom needs them? Return to Finndragon’s Den (Tales of Finndragon Book 2) is the sequel to Earl’s 2011 release, The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse (Tales of Finndragon). The first novel was reviewed on this site earlier in the year. Click here to read that review.

 

 

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Delilah Dusticle by A.J. York

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Publication Date: March 3, 2013

AY_Delilah_DusticleDelilah has a talent for making dust disappear. She runs up walls with her special dusting tools making houses sparkle. She is highly regarded among London’s elite and by her employer, Mrs. Fenchurch-Whittington. Delilah is deeply in love with Charlie, the Fenchurch-Wittington’s son and when he brings home a bride, Delilah’s heart breaks. The heartbreak leads to problems for Delilah that she never would have anticipated.

 

 

 

 

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The Great Empty by Anita Melillo

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Publication Date: January 27, 2013

AM_Great_EmptyDonovan is an English boy who is known for his rebellious streak. When he slips away from his guardian and sister at the airport in Australia and hops on a bus to what he believes is a crocodile farm, he finds himself stranded in the Outback. Forging through the bush he meets Neji, an Aborigine boy. Together they fight horrible dangers both unseen and a matter of the elements. Can Donovan find his way back to his family and civilization?

 

 

 

 

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The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse by Richie Earl

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Publication Date: December 22, 2011

RE_Legend_Finndragon_CurseEmma, Megan and Scott’s father disappeared eleven months before Emma found a mysterious verse in the lining of her father’s backpack. Could he have found Finndragon’s Gate? The siblings set off on an adventure which takes them to a mystical and dangerous world 1,500 years in the past and pit them against magical creatures. Can they find their father in time? The Legend of Finndragon’s Curse (Tales of Finndragon) is YA fantasy.

 

 

 

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Amy’s Pendant by D.L. Morrese

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Publication Date: March 9, 2013

DM_Amys_PendantAmy gets a pendant from her cousin, Muce, for her 14th birthday. Her aunt believes it might be magical; and the more Amy handles it, the more she agrees. The pendant starts to glow when Amy visits a spot on her grandparent’s farm. So when life (her mother losing her job) forces her to make the long journey back, Amy revisits the place to find something on the other side of a cave wall that she would have never imagined. Artificially intelligent squirrels, rabbits and a special raccoon named Ralph bring a new knowledge that the medieval world she left is not all that is out there. What is out there doesn’t want her to go home? Can she beat Mark Seven and return to her beloved family with the help of her furry friends?

 

 

 

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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

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Publication Date: October 2, 2012

 

JF_Last_DragonslayerDragons and the people of Hereford have lived by the Dragonpact for 400 years. When 15-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of a magical employment agency, hears that the seers are predicting that the last dragon will die at the hands of the Last Dragonslayer, she has no idea that she is indeed that Dragonslayer. She’s determined not to carry out the prophesy but something big is coming and no one, not even the Last Dragonslayer, may be able to stop it.

 

 

 

 

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