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It’s already that time of the month which means today I will be telling you all about the book the Middle Grade Marvels book club has decided to read for April.
But first, let’s see where we got to with our March books!
This month, the Middle Grade Marvels have been reading two books: Nightbooks by J. A. White and The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike. A few of us have finished Nightbooks, but I’m still on the third section of both and hoping to finish them both in the next days. Nightbooks is definitely the book I have been enjoying the most. It is so very unique, really well written, engaging, creepy, and just a bunch of great fun. While I want to love The Last Spell Breather, I’m just struggling with it a little bit so far. The third section was better, but I keep asking myself questions about the world, the magic system and I don’t trust the characters. I just hope the final section will wrap things up nicely and give me the answers I need.
If you don’t know what this book club is, head over to my announcement post here, Noly’s announcement post here, and Holly’s announcement post here. If you are interested in joining our book club on Twitter or Goodreads, you can find all the information you need for March in the pinned tweet at @GradeMarvels.
The April BOTM information Tweet has been published and pinned, so you may already know that in April we will be reading The Gallery of Wonders by Marc Remus, which is the first book in the Magora series.
I hadn’t heard of this book at all until Holly told us about it and we all decided it would be a great book to read. This one sounds really unique, it has a really cool cover and hopefully, a lot of great things will happen in it. I can’t remember the blurb exactly, but I know it’s about some children actually travelling inside a painting, which sounds so fun, so I’m excited to pick this one up.
Eleven-year-old Holly O’Flanigan discovers an unusual paintbrush and a canvas with the image of a fantasy world that her late grandfather has left behind. She falls into the magical land of Magora, where everything and everyone is made of paint.
There she learns to weave art and magic at Cliffony Art Academy, but her carefree life is soon overshadowed by dark events.
Valuable paintings have been stolen from the Gallery of Wonders. During Holly’s search for the thief, she discovers the Unfinished—monstrous beings created when a painting is left incomplete. Like vampires, the Unfinished hunger for the one thing that can flesh out their bodies—blood. And they want Holly’s most of all.
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If you would like to purchase this book, you can find it here: Amazon UK – Amazon FR – Amazon US – AbeBooks – The Book Depository – BetterWorldBooks
If you haven’t yet joined our book club and you love reading Middle Grade books, what are you waiting for?
You can sign-up on this form to tell us where you want to discuss the book (Twitter, Goodreads), if you will read the BOTM with us or just read something from your own TBR. Those already in the Twitter chat no longer need to sign-up, so you can sit back, relax and get ready for some great reading in April! If you are in the MGM – BOTM Twitter chat, but do not want to follow the April BOTM discussion, you are free to leave, and of course if you would like to come back in the following months, just fill out the form again, or you can just stay in there and join back in with the conversation when you are ready!
As usual, the Nominations form is still open and this is where you can give us your nominations, and please remember to join us on Goodreads where we post our BOTM discussions for you to join in if you are not on Twitter. We have also posted the Recommendations list and Nominations board for you on there. If you are not on Goodreads, you can find our Recommendations list here.
If you don’t want to read our BOTM for April and you can’t find anything else that takes your fancy, either on your TBR or our Recommendation list, then feel free to DM one of us (Holly, Noly, me) to ask about alternatives and ideas! And of course, you can read any Middle Grade book you have on your TBR, just let us know what you will be reading with the hashtag #middlegrademarvels on Twitter!
Holly, Noly and I are so excited for the April book and we hope that you are too! Join our club if you love Middle Grade stories and want to discuss some amazing books with our amazing members! Looking forward to having you on for the ride!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,
Middle Grade Marvels Book Club links: Twitter – Goodreads – Recommendations List – Monthly sign-up form – Nominations Form