My 10 year old says: "I'm loving this one."
Middle Grade Ninja calls it: "...a very funny little book you can curl up with and have a good time." (read the full review here--there are lots of great passages quoted!)
I said (in my own review): "If you are looking for a fantasy book for your kids (or yourself) that is tremendously entertaining (in a chuckle out loud way), which doesn't take itself too terribly Seriously, but yet has a nice tight plot; a book which has nice generous spacing so your reluctant reader won't be daunted, but which can be enjoyed by all ages, I highly recommend The Call."
Just leave a comment, and you'll be entered to win a signed copy!
Courtesy of its publishers (HarperCollins), I have a signed copy of Michael Grant's new book, The Magnificent 12, to give away! I have been looking forward to this book myself for ages...a well-known YA author (the Gone books) writing middle grade fantasy! Exciting story! Funny!
I haven't read it myself yet, because my review copy got lost in the mail (sadness). So I can't, yet, offer my own review. But here's the publisher's blurb:
"Twelve-year-old Mack MacAvoy suffers from a serious case of mediumness. Medium looks. Medium grades. Medium parents who barely notice him. With a list of phobias that could make anyone crazy, Mack never would have guessed that he is destined for a more-than-medium life.
And then, one day, something incredibly strange happens to Mack. A three-thousand-year-old man named Grimluk appears in the boys’ bathroom to deliver some startling news: Mack is one of the Magnificent Twelve, called the Magnifica in ancient times, whatever that means. An evil force is on its way, and it’s up to Mack to track down eleven other twelve-year-olds in order to stop it. He must travel across the world to battle the wicked Pale Queen’s dangerous daughter, Ereskigal—also known as Risky. But Risky sounds a little scary, and Mack doesn’t want to be a hero. Will he answer the call?
A laugh-out-loud story filled with excitement and magic, The Magnificent Twelve: The Call is the first book in bestselling author Michael Grant’s hilarious new fantasy adventure series"
And here's the Magnificent 12 website, full of extras and news and games!
To win a Signed Copy of this book, just leave a comment before midnight, next Wednesday (October 6th)!!!!