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Have You Heard About... Castle Hangnail

… the evil castle that needed a new Master or Mistress? Castle Hangnail has fallen on hard times, and it needs a proper Evil Wizard, Wicked Witch, or Necromancer to take over. Even a Mad Scientist would do! The suit of armor is having trouble getting around due to the rust in its knees, dandelions are growing in the blasted moor, and the Board of Magic … well, it’s better not to talk about that. However, the new Mistress is not exactly what the inhabitants expect.

Have You Heard About... The Aeronaut’s Windlass

… the great new fantasy steampunk series by popular author Jim Butcher? The Aeronaut’s Windlass opens the doors of the Cinder Spires series – a fantastical world where people live in huge towers over the dangerous surface below.

Have You Heard About... Chocolat

… the delightful novel that was turned into a movie, starring Johnny Depp?  Magical, atmospheric, arresting, Chocolat welcomes the reader to Lansquenet, a small French town, right at the moment it becomes enchanted by Vianne Rocher, a chocolatier and possibly a witch.

Have You Heard About... Jackdaw

… the police officer who loved the wrong magician? KJ Charles shifts her focus to a new pair of characters with Jackdaw. Ben Spenser was a police constable until he was betrayed by the man he loved. Recently released from prison, he is determined to hunt down Jonah Pastern and make him pay.

Have You Heard About... Awkward

… the fight between the art club and the science club? Penelope likes to draw, so she joined the art club when her family moved to town and she started classes at Berrybrook Middle School. However, she starts to get trapped in the middle of the club rivalry when she makes friends with the science nerd assigned to tutor her. Tensions rise as the two groups compete for a table at the school’s club fair. Kids (and adults) on both sides make bad decisions, causing more and more disruptions for the school. Can they find a resolution, or will both clubs get canceled?

Have You Heard About... Cold Copper

… the Western territories, filled with glim pirates, curses, and odd devisers? Devon Monk combines fantasy, steampunk, horror, and western in Cold Copper, third in the Age of Steam series*.

Have You Heard About... Nimona

… the supervillain Ballister Blackheart? His new sidekick is the shapeshifter Nimona. She’s a huge fan of his villainy, but she’s actually far more bloodthirsty and amoral than he is. Lord Blackheart is an old-school anti-hero, with style and cunning plans where almost no one actually gets hurt. Ambrosius Goldenloin has been his nemesis since they were in training together at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.

Have You Heard About... From a High Tower

… the long-haired woman living in an isolated tower in a German forest? Mercedes Lackey adapts another folktale for her Elemental Masters series* with From a High Tower. Giselle is very different from Rapunzel, however!

Have You Heard About... Hilo

… the boy with super powers? I’m sure you’ve heard of lots of different ones, but none of them are like Judd Winick’s Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. DJ comes from a big family, and all of his siblings are amazing at something. DJ’s the kid in the middle, and he thinks he’s just sort of … boring.

Have You Heard About... My Neighbor Seki

… the serious students in Japan? My Neighbor Seki, by Takuma Morishige, certainly turns that ideal on its ear! Rumi Yokoi is a diligent student who tries to focus on her teachers. However, she is constantly being distracted by Toshinari Seki, the boy at the next desk.

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