but I‘m not really guilty for reading them 🙂
Last year I was able to explore paintings with Olive and three very interesting cats,
got lost in an unusual world with a bunch of lost children,
circumnavigated a flying machine of my own making in a strange world
(that even now I can’t even figure out what I read)
and discovered 100 cupboards in an attic.
No romance, no love triangles, No teen angst….
just a vivid imagination of a child in a world created just for them.
I’ve talk about Twisted Fairy Tales and how much I love them
I reviewed books that were young adults and even paranormal romance’s that
make you tingle, but never told you about my love for middle grade books.
So in this post and maybe a couple of other ones I decided to take a few of my favorite
or at least ones I have read last year and share them with you
and a couple that I am looking forward to reading.
I read a lot of these books for my kids.
Both are still in the process of learning to read
and I am happy to be able to recommend books to them
when they are looking for something to read.
So to begin this blog I will start with my one of my favorites the fourth book
in the series is coming out this year 7/16/13 (may not be exact date)
and it’s called
(The Books of Elsewhere #1)
Fun, Excited, Mystery and a lot of Imagination. I absolutely adored this book.
Spellbound (The Books of Elsewhere #2)
With no way into the house’s magical paintings, and its three guardian cats reluctant to help, Olive’s friend Morton is still trapped inside Elsewhere. So when Rutherford, the new oddball kid next door, mentions a grimoire – a spellbook – Olive feels a breathless tug of excitement. If she can find the McMartins’ spellbook, maybe she can help Morton escape Elsewhere for good. Unless, that is, the book finds Olive first.
The house isn’t the only one keeping secrets anymore. Mystery, magic, corruption, and betrayal abound (plus just enough laughs to take the edge off). You’ll never guess what happens next in this thrilling, chilling second volume in the critically acclaimed series.
The Second Spy (The Books of Elsewhere #3)
In Olive’s third adventure, what lurks below the house could be as dangerous as what’s hidden inside . . .
Some terrifying things have happened to Olive in the old stone house, but none as scary as starting junior high. Or so she thinks. When she plummets through a hole in her backyard, though, she realizes two things that may change her mind: First, the wicked Annabelle McMartin is back. Second, there’s a secret underground that unlocks not one but two of Elsewhere’s biggest, most powerful, most dangerous forces yet. But with the house’s guardian cats acting suspicious, her best friend threatening to move away, and her ally Morton starting to rebel, Olive isn’t sure where to turn. Will she figure it out in time? Or will she be lured into Elsewhere, and trapped there for good?
The next two in the series were just as amazing as the story continues to follow Olive, Morton, Horatio, Leopold and Harvey and trying to defeat the evil that lives inside the house. The story has some great Twist and turns. Gives you a lot to hold your attention and when the third book is done you can’t wait to read more.
For kid/adults of all ages I recommend these book.
I gave them 5/5 Stars. Well written and completely unique story 🙂
(The Books of Elsewhere #4)
7/16/13 (may not be exact date)
It’s Halloween night when strangers come to Linden Street…and something dear to Olive goes missing. To what lengths will she go to get it back? Can she trust the strangers? Will she turn to a new and dangerous magic within the paintings of Elsewhere? Or will she put her faith in her own worst enemies to save the people and home she loves?
The stakes grow higher, the secrets more dangerous, and mystery and magic abound as Olive, the boys, and the cats uncover the true nature of the house on Linden Street. A must-read fantasy series for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline, and Septimus Heap.
I am very excited about this book I have been waiting for it for over a year…..I HATE waiting 😉 Not sure how many are in the series. I have heard this is not the last one.
I do hope you enjoyed this post about my favorite Middle Grade Book
Feel free to share them with me.