Adventure, ARC Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Grades 4 – 6

train to impossible places

The first book in a new middle grade trilogy, The Train to Impossible Places is full of action sure to please readers of all ages. The Impossible Postal Express is a magical train run by trolls that makes deliveries everywhere from the bottom of the ocean to outer space. When the train barrels through Suzy’s living room, she sneaks on board and finds herself in the middle of a grand adventure that she never thought possible.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

Adventure, ARC Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Grades 3 – 6bob

Livy and her family are visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. It is then that she remembers something, or rather someone, that she left behind – her invisible friend, Bob. She may have forgotten him in the last five years, but he sure hasn’t forgotten her, or her request for him to wait for her in the closet for all this time. Reunited again, Livy and Bob start a journey together to find out Bob’s background and who he truly is.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye

wizard for hireGrades 3 – 6

Ozzy’s parents, who are scientists, have been kidnapped after discovering a potion that induces mind control. Ozzy is only fourteen years old, and  he needs help. Afraid to go to the police, Ozzy finds an ad in the paper for a “wizard for hire.” What does he have to lose? He answers the ad, and meets Rin, the wizard on the other side of it. Ozzy is skeptical at first, when he discovers that Rin doesn’t know any spells, but he gives Rin a chance, and can never imagine the adventure that lies ahead.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Fantasy, Series, YA Fiction

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Grades 9-12

black-witch

Carnissa Gardner is the last prophesied black witch, and there is evil on the horizon. Her granddaughter Elloren hopes to fight this evil, but there’s just one problem: she has no power in the magical society whatsoever. Elloren puts the evil out of her mind when she is given an opportunity to study to be an apothecary. She is excited to pursue her lifelong dream, but she soon realizes that evil has followed her to the university and life as a student there won’t be as easy as she thought.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.