Hello, hello! I went to a local bookfair today and added quite a few books to my ever-growing collection. All of the books (except for the very last one) featured in this post were picked up at the bookfair.
Let’s begin! :)
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer — TBR.
I’ve read The Wishing Spell before — in fact, I’ve read the entire Land of Stories series — and it’s probably my favorite book in the series. When I saw it at the bookfair, I just had to get it! Isn’t it amazing to reread your favorite books? You already know what’s in store for the characters, but you get to meet them again, before terrible things happen to them . . . *shudders*
May Bird Series: The Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson — reading.
I just thought that it had an interesting cover. ;) According to the synopsis on the back, The Ever After is about a girl named May Bird who falls into a lake. When she crawls out of it, she’s in a new, weird world that’s populated with humanoid things that walk through walls and other strange stuff. There’s an evil person named Bo Cleevil that can turn May into nothingness. She proceeds to try to return to her world.
I’M SO GOOD AT EXPLAINING STUFF.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein — TBR.
Of all the books in my TBR stack, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is the one I’m most excited to read. Plus, it’s got an awesome cover. :D
When Kyle learns that the world’s most famous game maker has designed the town’s new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on the first night, he’s determined to be there. But the tricky part isn’t getting into the library — it’s getting out. Kyle’s going to need all his smarts, because a good roll of the dice or lucky draw of the cards isn’t enough to win in Mr. Lemoncello’s library.
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann — reading.
Some other bloggers were talking about this series — Emma and Clara, I think? — and I decided to check it out. I’ve got to say that the cover is pretty epic. ;) When I first saw the colorful creates flying around near the bottom, I thought, Are those . . . origami dragons? And then I read the the synopsis, and I’m starting to think that they really are . . . o.O
The Unwanteds: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann — TBR.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart — reading.
The cover reminds me of THIS image of a fanciful writer’s retreat. That’s what made me stop and look at it in the first place, and then I read the synopsis . . .
“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. With their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?
The Secret Series: If You’re Reading This, it’s Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch — TBR.
I’ve read the hilarious Secret Series several times before, and it’s honestly one of my favorite series ever. The books are funny, but they have an intriguing, mysterious plot, surrounding the enigmatic Secret. Did I mention that they were funny? If You’re Reading This, it’s Too Late is the second book in the series.
The Secret Series: You Have to Stop This by Pseudonymous Bosch — TBR.
A class trip to the local natural history museum turns dangerous, or perhaps deadly — and I don’t mean in the bored-to-death way — when Cass accidentally breaks a finger off a priceless mummy. Forced to atone for this “crime” of vandalism, Cass and her friends Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji go to work for the mummy exhibit’s curator, only to be blamed when tragedy strikes. To clear their names — and, they hope, to discover the Secret — the trio must travel deep into a land of majestic pyramids, dusty tombs, mysterious hieroglyphs, and the walking dead. Egypt? Or somewhere much stranger . . .
The One and Only by Valerie Tripp — reading.
I don’t usually read historical fiction — I prefer fantasy and sci-fi — but since this book came with my Maryellen Larkin doll (read about her HERE), I am going to read it. The One and Only is about a girl growing up in the 50’s, who “learns to stand out and be her own person.”
Have you read any of these books?
This sign-off will not last much longer, for it is almost springtime! Your time is almost up, little snowflakes . . . *evil laugh*