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Attica by Garry Kilworth April 21, 2011

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Attica is a book about growing up and discovering yourself.
The story starts with Chloe, Alex and their new half brother Jordy, the three of them move to a new house with their parents. The weird man that rented them half of the house he lives in sends them in an adventure to look for an old singing clock, from an old lover, that’s lost in the attic. When the three of them begin their journey they come across a whole new world, Attica. With its own weird residents and rules, this world will help them appreciate all they have and learn to get along with each other.
Throughout the whole journey the kids have to keep their hearts in the right place or else they’re going to end up trapped inside Attica for ever.

Every kid once had been intrigued by the mysteries of an attic and Garry Kilworth brings them all to life with his beautyful descriptions and unstoppable imagination.

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The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

Magician(Apprentice & Master)

Our story begins at Crydee, a peaceful frontier of the Kingdom of the Isles. There two friends, Pug and Tomas start their apprenticing when they turn 13. But when they discover a wreck ship the destinies of two worlds are changed forever. An invading army from another world threatens the Kingdom and Pug and Tomas find themselves in the middle of the conflict, while they both discover that they are destined for greatness.

Silverthorn

This is the sequel to magician, after the 12-year riftwar is over. Now, a new evil that raises the dead and makes corpses do battle with the living threatens the new king of Midkemia. And a new quest for the antidote to a poison has to be made in order to save the life princess Anita. With Prince Arutha on the lead a new adventure is unfolding and new characters are intoduced. Silverthorn is a stirring tale of magic, chivalry and romance.

A Darkness At Sethanon

A new enemy is threatening Midkemia. The dark elves are on the move with their new leader, the legendary Murmandamus. Prince Arutha, with his young squires Locky and Jimmy are set on a journey to stop Murmadamus, while Pug and Tomas start a search for Macros the Black to save their world. A Darkness at Sethanon introduces us to new faces, so many more battles and excitements, while letting us know a little bit more about the history of Midkemia and the whole Universe.

Raymond E. Feist is the most brilliant epic fantasy writer and The Riftwar Saga is only the beginning to a long journey of 28 books and counting! If you want to learn more about the world of Midkemia and Feist please visit crydee.com/

 

Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld

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  • The Secret Hour
  • Touching Darkness
  • Blue Noon

Jessica is a typical 16-year-old girl, who happens to be born at midnight. This doesn’t mean anything to her until the day she moves with her family to Bixby. Soon she discovers that she and a few others, the Midnighters, are able to live one extra hour every midnight, while everyone else is frozen. This is all fun until she learns that they are not the only ones moving through midnight. Darklings and Slithers are coming after her and she has to be protected.

The first book is introducing us to this new midnight world and follows Jessica as she learns about her new powers. On the next book Darklings and Slithers are not the only ones after the Midnighters, humans are starting to get involved in a dangerous chase and a secret from a long lost Midnighter comes to the surface. The final book of the series climaxes the action while one of the Midnighters is going through a huge change, he’s becoming a halfling, half-midnighter half-darkling. Also, mysteriously enough, time frozes in the middle of the day, leaving humans unprotected from the terrors of midnight. Finally, there is one last confrontation with the Darklings on the most dangerous midnight of them all, Halloween.

 

The Prophecy of The Stones by Flavia Bujor

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Jade, Opal and Amber are three totally different girls.

Jade is rich living with her father, spends half her time daydreaming, and the other half landed in reality.

Opal is living in with her aunts in a normal town, with everyday-life destroying her fantasy.

Amber is poor living with her sick mother, with her mind never in the real life, always dreaming.

They all have the same birth day, and when they turn 14 their parents tell them they are adopted and give them their birth stones. After that they are send to meet each other, with the warning that they are enemies, and the destination of a magical kingdom, to learn about their prophecy and stop the Council of Twelve.

With their story we also learn the one of Joa, a sick girl in the hospital. The girls are actually in her dreams.

The book has a fast, interesting plot and intoduces us to a magical world where the laws of nature don’t apply. The main subject is hope, that people can change everything, even fate, as long as the have faith.