Follow ups to awards winners, a pair of new adventure series, and a funny tale for Charlotte's Web fans.
Two new fantasy adventures featuring boys:
THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock must defend what is left of humanity against terrible monsters in this epic fantasy for Harry Potter fans. Young people are apprenticed to a guild during the annual Culling ceremony in this fantasy with a medieval feel. Neither Zed nor Brock were prepared to be chosen for the Adventurer’s Guild, hoping instead for the more prestigious Mages or Merchants. The Adventurers Guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers-hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes.
MAX TILT: FIRE THE DEPTHS by Peter Lerangis. A new adventure series for boys by the author of Seven Wonders series. Max Tilt’s orderly world collapses when his parents leave suddenly on a life threatening medical emergency and an unfamiliar cousin comes to take care of him. Financial problems escalate rapidly and the two are ready to sell anything to keep the bank from foreclosing. When Max and Alex explore the attic, they unearth a manuscript by a famous ancestor: Jules Verne. What the manuscript says is potentially more valuable than its intrinsic value: there really was a Captain Nemo and there are untold riches awaiting he who can decipher and follow the manuscript’s clues. Max and Alex embark on a serio-comic fly by the seat of your pants adventure, complete with a sinister evil foe.
GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION by Jake Burt. Thirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to join a family in witness protection. The addition of a daughter should disguise the profile of the Trevors as they hide from the criminals out to get them, but Nicki soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.
And for mystery fans:
GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford. Return to Greenglass House, the rambling old inn with secretive guests, a mysterious map and riddle solving student detectives. Another winter has come, and Milo is hoping for this winter break to be as exciting as last year’s, when he and his friend Meddie unraveled long held secrets. He is not to be disappointed. The first Greenglass House won an Edgar award; this book is a worthy sequel.