Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CITY OF ISLANDS by Kali Wallace / #SummerReading #MGLit Spotlight #CityOfIslands

How's your summer reading going? Our summer reading is going okay. Not bad, but not as good as I had hoped it would. Though we are only in the beginning of our summer vacation. Our summer reading pile seems to be never ending. Anyone else have that problem? There are so many titles to read, and too little time to get them all read in. 

To add to my pile, is a book that was just recently put on my radar, CITY OF ISLANDS by Kali Wallace. I'm completely intrigued with it. I am loving this book cover. The book isn't out until July 24th, but when it releases I'm picking it up. You can currently enter to win an arc of it on Goodreads, here. Keep reading to find out more about the book below:


By: Kali Wallace 
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
To Be Released on: July 24th, 2018
Ages: 8 & up 
Pre-Order from: Harper Collins 
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A dark and riveting middle grade fantasy from the critically acclaimed Kali Wallace about an archipelago of magical islands and one girl’s dangerous discovery on the ocean floor. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Kate Milford. 

In a foggy archipelago called the City of Islands, twelve-year-old Mara has always been fascinated by the magic that drifts on the air as songs. But as a servant for the powerful Lady of the Tides, Mara must earn her keep by searching for magical treasures deep in the murky ocean.

Then Mara finds the skeletons of strange hybrid creatures that haven’t existed in the city for centuries—all humming with a powerful spell-song. Convinced her discovery will earn her the opportunity to study magic, Mara shares them with the Lady. But instead of a reward, the Lady gives Mara a new challenge: to sneak into the island fortress, the Winter Blade.

Now Mara must dive deeper than ever before to survive her mission. The chilling truths that Mara uncovers along the way, about her past as well as about the secrets of her beloved city, are more dangerous—and magical—than she ever imagined.


“City of Islands is a richly imagined, thoroughly engrossing adventure featuring terrible secrets hiding in murky depths, power-hungry mages battling over ancient magic, and, best of all, one brave girl with the vision and heart to set things right. I loved this book.” - Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs and The Real Boy
City of Islands churns with mystery and adventure, friendship and betrayal. I fell right under its singing-spell, and didn’t want to leave.” - Sally Pla, author of The Someday Birds
“A thrilling, magical adventure, full of surprises.” - Claire Fayers, author of The Voyage to Magical North
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Good children's literature appeals not only to
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