Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Eight new middle grade novels adults will (also) love

At the BN Kids blog Charlotte Taylor tagged "eight recent books, a mix of science fiction/fantasy and realistic fiction, that will appeal to adults as well as to their intended [8 to 12-year-old] audiences," including:
Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded, by Sage Blackwood

In a walled city, kept safe by magic, Chantel attends Miss Ellicott’s School for Magical Maidens. Along with useful spells, deportment features prominently in the curriculum; Chantel excels at the former, and struggles with the later. Chantel’s disinclination to be a biddable girl comes in useful when the sorceresses who have defended the city disappear. She leads her friends in investigating the secrets and subterfuges that are taking place, and with the help of a dragon companion and a long-dead queen she sets things to rights in fine style! Chantel is a strong young woman to cheer for, and the rush of alarms and excursions that fill the story makes for entertaining and thought-provoking reading!
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded.

Writers Read: Sage Blackwood (April 2017).

--Marshal Zeringue