Books

Jackaby

By William Ritter

Jackaby

Plot: Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. Continue reading “Jackaby”

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

By Leslie Connor

Plot: Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth—and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home. Continue reading “All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook”

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

By Stacy McAnulty

Plot: When Lucy Callahan is struck by lightning, she receives the ability to calculate complicated math problems in her head, lightning fast. Lucy is so smart, she had the chance to go to college at twelve years old! Unfortunately, her grandmother decides to put her through the ultimate trial first: middle school. Continue reading “The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl”

The Bone Witch

By Rin Chupeco

Plot: Tea lives on a small farm, dreaming of an unreachable goal: becoming an asha, a powerful, beloved position across the lands, restricted to women with magic. When Tea’s brother dies, she realizes she is a bone witch, a witch who specializes in raising the dead and using dark runes. After her raising her brother back to life, she is taken in by another bone witch. Soon, the fate of her world depends on her rare powers. Continue reading “The Bone Witch”

Keeper of the Lost Cities

By Shannon Messenger

Plot: Sophie Foster is a prodigy in the human world, but she feels out of place. She realizes why when Fitz Vacker, an elf, tells her she is actually one of them! She is whisked off to the Lost Cities, home of the elves, where she learns the Lost Cities is in trouble, and only she can save it… Continue reading “Keeper of the Lost Cities”

William Ritter Teen Read Week Writer’s Workshop

At this workshop, William Ritter gave some great writing advice. For example, he talked about how when writing a chapter, instead of the whole book applying to a story map, (you know, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, that sort of thing.) You have every chapter apply to a story map. You also need to “end with one foot over into the next threshold.”

William Ritter has personally requested that I put his info in here so…

Twitter – @willothewords

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Website – willritter.wordpress.com

I was really excited to be able to go to the Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk. I had never been to a book signing or author talk before, and it was really fun to have this experience.

In my opinion, Will ritter is an amazing author! His Jackaby series is one of my favorite books in the world! It was exciting to hear more about my favorite series from the author. Continue reading “William Ritter Teen Read Week Writer’s Workshop”

Keeper of The Lost Cities Flashback Tour! Shannon Messenger Author Talk

She [Shannon] told us that she was really glad she was done writing Flashback, not only because it is a huge accomplishment to write an 800 page book, but also because she would get to sleep again!

www.shannonmessenger.com

I finished the KOTLC series around March, and it was agony having to wait until November to get Flashback, the seventh book in the series. But when November 11th rolled around, I was even more excited for the Flashback tour! KOTLC is one of my favorite books ever, and I was really excited to see Shannon Messenger in person. Continue reading “Keeper of The Lost Cities Flashback Tour! Shannon Messenger Author Talk”

The Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk

William realized that “The most important book is the one that makes you want to read another one.” This led him to believe that the most important book in ALL the world is…

William Ritter has personally requested that I put his info in here so…

Twitter – @willothewords

(:

Website – willritter.wordpress.com

I was really excited to be able to go to the Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk. I had never been to a book signing or author talk before, and it was really fun to have this experience.

In my opinion, Will ritter is an amazing author! His Jackaby series is one of my favorite books! It was exciting to hear more about my favorite series from the author. Continue reading “The Teen Read Week William Ritter Author Talk”