Thursday, 14 November 2019

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books: US Kids/Young Adult Book Picks - November 2019

Alex Bell (Author), Tomislav Tomic - The Forbidden Expedition (2) (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club) - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 12, 2019) -  ISBN-13: 978-1534406490 - Hardback

Stella and the gang travel to Witch Mountain to save Felix and what they find along the way could change the course of their adventures forever in this second novel in the whimsical Polar Bear Explorers’ Club series.

Stella Starflake Pearl has been eagerly awaiting her next adventure, ever since she and Felix returned from the Snowy Icelands. She fears, however, that she might never be sent on another expedition, especially since the president of the Polar Bear Explorers’ Club himself is afraid of her ice princess powers. But when disaster strikes and Felix is snatched by a fearsome witch, Stella and the rest of the junior explorers—including a reluctant new ally from the Jungle Cat Explorers’ Club—must set off into the unknown on a forbidden journey to the top of Witch Mountain.



What awaits them there is a mystery. The only thing they know is this: No one ever returns from Witch Mountain.

In the second installment of Alex Bell’s magical The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club series, Stella and the gang face villainous vultures, terrifying witch wolves, flying sharks, and eerie picnicking teddy bears on their daring quest to save one of their own.


Jeremiah Franklin - Dark Tomorrow II: Cult of the Crow - Published by Month9Books (November 12, 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1948671958 - Paperback 
Kill or be killed is the new normal for Sawyer, Sara, and the survivors of the deadly virus that has all but annihilated the human race. With the death of Sara’s father and the disappearance of the strange boy known as Mason, the teens are left reeling, but alongside the enigmatic ex-Marine, Edward, they soon forge an alliance with a collection of young survivors led by the sage and charismatic Kai. Nevertheless, when their new companions begin to mysteriously disappear, the group is once again thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, where only the most cunning and relentless will prevail. Ultimately, among whispers of top-secret military bunkers, lost gold, and a shadowy group known as the Cult of the Crow, Sawyer, and Sara must face the grim realization that death and betrayal lurks in every corner, and when it comes to the end of the world--nothing is what it seems.

 Amélie Wen Zhao - Blood Heir - Published by Delacorte Press (November 19, 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-0525707790 - Hardback 

This hot debut, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and An Ember in the Ashes, is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father's murder. 
 
In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls. 

When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.

Matthew Swanson (Author), Illustrator (Robbi Behr) - The Real McCoys: Wonder Undercover - Published by Imprint (November 5, 2019) - 

  • ISBN-13: 978-1250307828 - Hardback 
  • In the third book in the critically acclaimed middle-grade series about mystery-solving siblings, Moxie McCoy, fourth-grade detective, goes undercover. 
    Moxie joins the Wonder Scouts to investigate a suspected saboteur in the badge competition. She’s never liked the Wonder Scouts, but once she joins the group, Moxie becomes enchanted with earning badges herself! 
    Meanwhile, someone has broken into Tiddlywhump’s Local House of History, and it’s up to Moxie’s little brother, Milton, to begin his own investigation. 
    Can this irrepressible detective duo crack two different cases? 
    Richly illustrated and laugh-out-loud funny Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr’s Wonder Undercover is a must-have for young readers. 
    There are more mysteries in The Real McCoys series:
    The Real McCoys 
    The Real McCoys: Two’s a Crowd 
    The Real McCoys: Wonder Undercover

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

BOOK COVER WARS HEAT THREE 2019/20 - Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books

We are back again at Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books. This time it is Heat Three of the Book Cover Wars to find our favourite front cover. We do this is to support the unsung heroes of the children's book world - the illustrators and the creative teams behind all the books we love. So, please share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers on social media #bookcoverwars. Everyone is welcome.

For any follower of this site, this is the chance for you to become part of the weekly book cover wars. I have selected another five book covers for you to vote from. The winner from last week has now made it through to the grand final. However, you still need to decide, over the next following weeks, which other book covers will join it and get a chance to be crowned as 'Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Winner 2019/20'.


Week One Winner: P.G Bell - The Brain Robbery - (A Train to Impossible Places Adventure) - Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino/Katharine Millichope/Usborne - 79 Votes

Week Two Winner: Sita Brahmachari - Where the River Runs Gold - Illustrated by Evan Hollingdale/Samuel Perrett/Orion - 111 Votes

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover War Rules:
There will be five weekly heats (one more than normal) with five book covers to vote for. All heat winners will make the grand final. 


As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a prize each week. This week's prize is a £10 Book Token. Please leave a comment to show your interest and RT (re-tweet) my pinned Tweet. Good luck all and have fun. 

If you are interested then all you need to do is:
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll - HERE 
  • Leave a comment through this post or poll - HERE
  • RT /Twitter my pinned tweet at the top of @Enchantedbooks. Have fun, watch the voting develop and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). Please note that this competition is open to the UK only.
  • This poll will end on 18.11. 2019 at Midnight UK time. 
So here are the FIVE brilliant book covers to vote for this week:


BOOK ONE: Chris Vick - Girl. Boy. Sea. - Published by Zephyr (8 Aug. 2019) - Book Cover Illustration by Jessie Price - VOTE HERE


BOOK TWO: Nizrana Farook - The Girl Who Stole An Elephant - Published by Nosy Crow Ltd (9 Jan. 2020) - Book Cover Illustration by David Dean  - VOTE HERE



BOOK THREE: Danny Weston - Inchtinn: Island of Shadows - Published by UCLan Publishing (17 Oct. 2019) - Book Cover Illustration by Helen Crawford-White - VOTE HERE



BOOK FOUR: Thomas Taylor - Malamander (The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea) - Published by Walker Books (2 May 2019) - Book Cover Illustration by George Ermos - VOTE HERE


BOOK FIVE: Juliette Forrest - The True Colours of Coral Glen - Published by Scholastic (4 July 2019) - Book Cover Illustration by Jamie Gregory - VOTE HERE




Sunday, 10 November 2019

Robert J. Harris - Artie Conan Doyle and the Scarlet Phantom - Book Review - Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books


Here we are, the sleuths are back again with the third brilliant book in The Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries. The Scarlet Phantom is the work of Scottish writer, Robert J. Harris, and features the young amateur detectives of Artie Conan Doyle (Boy Detective) and Edward Hamilton (Stalwart Companion). The book has already been published (October) by Floris Books (a small independent children's publisher in Edinburgh).  

It's time to investigate the criminal mind with another unusual and thrilling mystery to ponder over. I really love this series; it's one of my personal favorites as it reminds me of the books I used to read when I was a young person. It has the same DNA profile as the books I read and loved at that time such as The Hardy Boy Stories which were full of vivid action and great moments. It also has great settings and characters similar to The Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators books. Around every corner, there's suspense and deadly peril. These books made me an avid reader as they expanded my imagination and created a great appetite for new and exciting books. 

Wandering around the back streets of Edinburgh, August 1873, and something is afoot once again. A mystery is sweeping across the murky Scottish streets leaving the public fearing for their lives. Priceless jewels are being stolen by an invisible thief who walks through walls and disappears at will. All of which is bafflingly the local police force. However, the Scarlett Phantom is just about to pull off the biggest robbery in history. Can the greatest detective (not Sherlock Holmes) solve the puzzle before he or she gets away? Or will a strange paranormal investigator, who claims he can capture this phantom burglar, get there before them? You'll have to read the book to find out. 

In this story, we are introduced to a new female character, Peril Abernetly (Girl Scientist), to aid the detective team in finding out the answers to this fiendish plot. This character adds another interesting dimension to the story. She introduces a scientific approach to the inner-thought processes and dynamics of the sleuthing trio. In contrast, there is also Edward who is always hungry and has food about his person but is not always hungry for adventure. He especially fears danger and has to be persuaded by his best friend (Artie Doyle) to follow him in his thirst for solving inexplicable crimes.  

Like all the other books in this series, there is a fantastic plot full of imagination, which has been executed particularly well. It has twists and turns which leave many possibles alternatives to develop and explore. There are many quirky details included which provide a great reading experience. The time and gothic setting have a wide and fantastic appeal. Historically, it makes the story very interesting and atmospheric.

This is another fantastic book aimed at the younger reader. It will feed their imagination and set them off on an amazing fantasy adventure. As the story comes to a climatic and turbulent end, it will leave them feeling content. It's a book that is definitely worth tracking down. You never know, it may even inspire new avid readers to be born. So are you ready to solve the clues and follow in the footsteps of the characters? If so, then you definitely need to read this book.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books: Children's/Young Adult Book Picks - November 2019


Brandon Sanderson - Starsight - Published by Gollancz (26 Nov. 2019) -ISBN-13: 978-1473217898 - Hardback - Pre-Order Signed Edition

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true - he deserted his flight during a battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them. 
Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars - and it was terrifying. What she learned turned her world upside down. Everything Spensa's been taught is a lie. 
But Spensa also learned a few things about herself - and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to. 


Eoin Colfer - The Fowl Twins (Fowl Twins 1) - Published HarperCollins Children's Books (5 Nov. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-0008324810 - Hardback

 

Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day – just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.
A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . .
Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.
The first book in the blockbusting new series from global bestseller Eoin Colfer.

Meet Eoin Colfer - Book Signings 

Waterstones - Leeds - West Yorkshire
Saturday 23rd November 11:00 - 12:00
Come along on Saturday 23rd November 11.00am-12.00 to meet internationally bestselling author Eoin Colfer! He'll be here to sign copies of his new book The Fowl Twins, the first book in an exciting new series from the Fowl family.
Waterstones - Harrogate - North Yorkshire 
Saturday 23rd November 13:30 - 14:30
Meet award-winning author, Eoin Colfer. Eoin is visiting us to sign his latest book, The Fowl Twins - an Artemis Fowl story.


Katharine Orton - Nevertell - Published by Walker Books (7 Nov. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1406385182 - Paperback 
A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers.
A world of magic is only a whisper away…
Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves. The children will need every ounce of courage - and a whisper of magic - if they are to survive…
How it all started:
Nevertell is a story of friendship, survival, sorcery, and courage. It’s been brewing inside me for years, feeding on everything from family stories and interests to all the books I’ve read and loved, to the very first time I heard the unsettling phrase, ‘history is written by the winners,’ in school.
Nevertell comes out on the 7th of November 2019. It’s aimed at ages 9-12, but really it’s for anyone to read and enjoy. You can pre-order it now. https://www.katharineorton.com/books

A. J . Hartley - The Mirroculist Mission (Beyond the Mirror) - Published by UCLan Publishing (4 Nov. 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1912979028 - Paperback 

Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's ordinary life changed forever when he was given a magical mirror, a portal to the wonderful world of Silbrica. Darwen defeated the terrible monsters released from the mirror once. Now, an even more terrifying beast has escaped through the mirror. Darwen and his friends, Rik and Alexandra, must journey to Costa Rica to save the world from a giant tentacled creature that leaves destruction in its wake. This time, old allies can't be trusted, and the danger runs deeper than Darwen could have ever imagined. The problem with doors is that they open both ways. There are monsters inside, and some of them are trying to get out ...

UCLan Publishing is a not-for-profit, independent, trade children’s publisher based at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. We are unique in our innovative approach to publishing, combining the best in publishing education with exciting live projects. Website:https://uclanpublishing.com

Monday, 4 November 2019

BOOK COVER WARS HEAT TWO 2019/20 - Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books is excited to be running another Book Cover Wars competition this year.  We do this is to support the unsung heroes of the children's book world - the illustrators and the creative teams behind them all. We are looking for our favourite book cover illustration. If you are returning to the site for another year, or you are new to this competition, then I send you a very warm welcome. It is FANTASTIC to have your company and support in the book cover war arena. Don't forget to share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers on social media #bookcoverwars. Everyone is welcome.

For any follower of this site, this is the chance for you to become part of the weekly book cover wars. We are now featuring heat 2 of this competition. With 4 more weeks left, I have selected another five book covers for you to vote for. The winner from last week has now made it through to the grand final. However, you still need to decide, over the next four weeks, which other book covers will join it and get a chance to be crowned as 'Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Winner 2019/20'.


Week One Winner: P.G Bell - The Brain Robbery - (A Train to Impossible Places Adventure) - Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino/Katharine Millichope/Usborne - 79 Votes

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover War Rules:
There will be five weekly heats (one more than normal) with five book covers to vote for. All heat winners will make the grand final. 


As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a prize each week. This week's prize is a £10 Waterstone's Gift Voucher.  Please leave a comment to show your interest and RT (re-tweet) my pinned Tweet. Good luck all and have fun. 

If you are interested then all you need to do is:
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll - HERE 
  • Leave a comment through this post or poll - HERE
  • RT /Twitter my pinned tweet at the top of @Enchantedbooks.  Have fun and watch the voting develop and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). Please note that this competition is open to the UK only.
  • This poll will end on 11.11. 2019 at Midnight UK time. 
So here are the FIVE brilliant book covers to vote for this week:



BOOK ONE: Sita Brahmachari - Where the River Runs Gold - Book Cover Illustrated by Evan Hollingdale/Designed by Samuel Perrett - VOTE HERE.

BOOK TWO: Kiran Millwood Hargrave - The Deathless Girls - Book Cover

Illustrated by Olga Baumert - VOTE HERE



BOOK THREE: Martin Howard - Alfie Fleets Guide to the Universe - Book Cover Illustrated by Chris Mould - VOTE HERE



BOOK FOUR: Sophie Green - The Haunting of Peligan City: Potkin and Stubbs 2 - Book Cover Illustrated by Karl James Mountford - VOTE HERE



BOOK FIVE: Julie Pike - The Last Spell Breather - Book Cover Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova - VOTE HERE 





Happy Voting!

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Amy Ephron - The Other Side of the Wall - Book Review - Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books


We all love a good book cover and I think this book cover has been illustrated brilliantly by Jennifer Bricking. It captures the story inside particularly well - there is a lovely use of blue and sparkling imagery to set alight the main themes. 

The Other Side of the Wall is the third thrilling installment from Amy Ephron that will be published in the US (but can also be bought in the UK) by Philomel Books on October 15, 2019. This story features the brother and sister duo (Tess and Max) undertaking another great adventure. 

You only have to open the first page to be nostalgically transported back in time as snow is falling and Christmas is on the horizon. The story is set with Tess and Max staying in London at the posh Sanborn House with their Aunt Evie. The story starts very sedately as the setting takes hold of you like a good old friend and shakes you by the hand. It's a perfect place for an adventure starting with a horse and carriage ride to Hyde Park which sets the wheels precariously in motion. Soon an air of mystery falls, like a shower of little confetti stars, as a mysterious boy named Colin turns up on the scene. 

Colin lives at the Sanborn House hotel all year round. He appears to stay on the 8th floor, but Max is sure the elevator only had 7 floors the day before. This sets the brother and sister duo with a mystery and puzzle to solve. It soon comes to light that no one in the hotel can see Colin. However, a curious glass marble that refracts light may just hold the key to the secret. 

You will be absorbed in a slightly mild and creepy tale that seems to get stranger and stranger. For example, a visit to a 1920s costume party and shadows that pass through walls. It's a very captivating story that fits in marvelously with the rest of the series. 

This is a very entertaining middle-grade read told with bucket fulls of imagination. The plot will captivate and entice you to read more. You'll find yourself moving between the present and the past which all makes for an entertaining ride for everyone. This is a good old classic family adventure that you will want to both read and own. Don't hesitate to pick up a copy and engage in a really great story.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books - BOOK COVER WARS HEAT ONE 2019/20

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books is excited to be running another Book Cover Wars competition this year.  We do this is to support the unsung heroes of the children's book world - the illustrators and the creative teams behind them all. We are looking for our favourite children's book cover illustration. If you are returning to the site for another year, or you are new to this competition, then I send you a very warm welcome. It is FANTASTIC to have your company and support in the book cover war arena. Don't forget to share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers on social media #bookcoverwars. Everyone is welcome.

For any follower of this site, this is the chance for you to become part of the weekly book cover wars. Each week, starting from today for the next 5 weeks, I am going to select five book covers for you to vote for. The winner of each heat will then go forward to the grand final and get a chance to be crowned as 'Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Winner 2019/20'.

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover War Rules:
There will be five weekly heats (one more than normal) with five book covers to vote for. All heat winners will make the grand final. 


As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a prize each week.  This week's prize is a £10 Waterstones Gift Voucher and a mystery book. Please leave a comment to show your interest.

If you are interested then all you need to do is:
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll - HERE or at the bottom of the post. 
  • Leave a comment through this post or poll - HERE
  • Sit back, you might want to share on social media. Have fun and watch the voting develop and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). Please note that this competition is open to the UK only.
  • This poll will end on 03.11. 2019 at Midnight UK time. 
So here are the FIVE brilliant book covers to vote for this week:
Book One: Dominique Valente - Star Fell (Willow Moss and the Lost Day) - Illustrated by Sarah Warburton - Published by HarperCollins - VOTE HERE

Book Two: Jasbinder Bilan - Asha And The Spirit Bird - Illustrated by Helen Crawford-White - Published by Chicken House - VOTE HERE


Book Three: P.G Bell - The Brain Robbery - (A Train to Impossible Places Adventure) - Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino/Katharine Millichope and Team - Published by Usborne Publishing - VOTE HERE
Book Four: Jamie Littler - Frost Heart - Illustrated by Jamie Littler - Published by Puffin Books - VOTE HERE

Book Five: Abi Elphinstone - Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings - US Book Cover Illustrated by Petur Atli Antonsson - Published by Aladdin Books - VOTE HERE

Friday, 25 October 2019

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books: US Children's/Teens - Books Picks - November 2019

Ryan Calejo  - Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones  - Published by  Aladdin (November 12, 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1534426610 - Hardback - Age 10+

Picks 
Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this bold sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, which Booklist called “a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan” in a starred review, follows Charlie as he continues on his quest to embrace his morphling identity. 

Charlie Hernandez still likes to think of himself as a normal kid. But what’s normal about being a demon-slaying preteen with an encyclopedic knowledge of Hispanic and Latino mythology who can partially manifest nearly any animal trait found in nature? Well, not much. But, Charlie believes he can get used to this new “normal,” because being able to sprout wings or morph fins is pretty cool.

But there is a downside: it means having to constantly watch his back for La Mano Peluda’s sinister schemes. And when the leader of La Liga, the Witch Queen Jo herself, is suddenly kidnapped, Charlie’s sure they’re at it again.

Determined to save the queen and keep La Liga’s alliances intact, Charlie and his good friend Violet Rey embark on a perilous journey to track down her captors. As Charlie and Violet are drawn deeper into a world of monstruos and magia they are soon left with more questions than answers—like, why do they keep hearing rumors of dead men walking, and why is Charlie suddenly having visions of an ancient evil: a necromancer priest who’s been dead for more than five centuries?

Charlie’s abuela once told him that when dead men walk, the living run in fear. And Charlie’s about to learn the truth of that—the hard way.


Maggie Stiefvater - Call Down the Hawk (The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1) - Published by Scholastic Press (November 5, 2019) -  ISBN-13: 978-1338188325 - Hardback - Age: 12+


The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.


Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. 

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed.
. . 

Denis Markell - The Ghost in Apartment 2R - Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (November 12, 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-0525645719 - Hardback - Age: 10+


What if there was a ghost in your brother's room? 
This kid-friendly mystery about three friends who try to help a restless spirit find peace is perfect for fans of Under the Egg and The Book Scavenger.


It stinks that Danny's older brother moved out and went to college. But you know what's worse? He left behind an angry ghost in his room!

With the help of his friends Nat and Gus, Danny interviews everyone in his Brooklyn neighborhood to find out about spirits. Is it an Arabian ghoul? A Korean gwishin? A Polish haunting? Maybe the answer lies with Danny's own bubbe and her tales of a dybbuk, a Jewish mythological ghost. Regardless of its origins, what does the spirit truly want? And can Danny manage to bring the phantom to rest?

Jeremiah Franklin - Dark Tomorrow II: Cult of the Crow - Published by Month9Books, LLC (November 12, 2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1948671958 - Paperback - Age: 10+

Kill or be killed is the new normal for Sawyer, Sara, and the survivors of the deadly virus that has all but annihilated the human race. With the death of Sara’s father and the disappearance of the strange boy known as Mason, the teens are left reeling, but alongside the enigmatic ex-Marine, Edward, they soon forge an alliance with a collection of young survivors led by the sage and charismatic Kai. Nevertheless, when their new companions begin to mysteriously disappear, the group is once again thrown into a desperate struggle for survival, where only the most cunning and relentless will prevail. Ultimately, among whispers of top-secret military bunkers, lost gold, and a shadowy group known as the Cult of the Crow, Sawyer, and Sara must face the grim realization that death and betrayal lurks in every corner, and when it comes to the end of the world--nothing is what it seems.
Dark Tomorrow II: Cult of the Crow is an action-packed dystopian novel for fans of Netflix's The Society, CW's The 100, and How it Ends.