The Fog Diver, by Joel Ross

The Fog DiverTitle: The Fog Diver
Author:
Joel Ross
Publisher:
 HarperCollins
Publication date: May 26th 2015
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0062352938
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
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Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull, this fantasy is filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world.
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WhipEye, by Geoffrey C. Saign

20508452Title: WhipEye
Author:
Geoffrey C. Saign
Publisher:
  KiraKu Press
Publication date: June 19th 2014
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0990401308
Source: MD Book Reviews
Rating: 1.5/5
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Samantha and her neighbor, Jake, have no idea that Samantha’s best friend, a parrot named Charlie, is a thousand years old. Charlie is also at the center of a secret battle between an ancient, evil man’s monsters and magical creatures. When Charlie asks Samantha and Jake to protect him, they are chased by monsters from both sides. To save Charlie, and two worlds, Samantha and Jake have twenty-four hours to figure out how to use the supernatural staff, WhipEye, and find the courage to confront what they fear most…

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The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)Title: The Blood of Olympus
Author:
Rick Riordan
Publisher:
 Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: October 7th 2014
Pages: 502
ISBN: 1423146735
Source: Myself
Rating: 5/5
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Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

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Murder Most Unladylike, by Robin Stevens

Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong, #1)Title: Murder Most Unladylike
Author:
Robin Stevens
Publisher:
 Random House Children’s Publishers
Publication date: June 5th 2014
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781448193158
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4/5
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The first gripping, Agatha Christie-style mystery starring a brilliant new double act: feisty, funny schoolgirl detectives, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t, really.)

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The Iron Trial, by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)Title: The Iron Trial
Author:
Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
Publisher:
 Doubleday Children’s
Publication date: September 9th 2014
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780857532497
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2/5
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Synopsis

From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will — is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It’s a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.

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Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge

Title: Cuckoo Song
Author:
Frances Hardinge
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
First publication date: May 8th 2014
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780330519731
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
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Synopsis

The first things to shift were the doll’s eyes, the beautiful grey-green glass eyes. Slowly they swivelled, until their gaze was resting on Triss’s face. Then the tiny mouth moved, opened to speak.

‘What are you doing here?’ It was uttered in tones of outrage and surprise, and in a voice as cold and musical as the clinking of cups. ‘Who do you think you are? This is my family.’

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Doll Bones, by Holly Black

Doll BonesTitle: Doll Bones
Author:
Holly Black
Publisher:
Doubleday Childrens
Publication date: May 7th 2013
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9780857532671
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5
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Synopsis

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice.
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