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This week’s theme is ‘Books I Hope Santa Brings’, but to be honest I haven’t really asked for many books this Christmas. So instead, I thought I’d talk about some of the Middle Grade novels on my TBR!
I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor series over the past month, and 2020 has been such a horrible year, and those books such a comforting escape, that it’s made me realise I should be reaching for more and more Middle Grade. So here are ten I’ve got my eye on!
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson: Anderson won the very first Wales Book of the Year Children & Young People Award for The Girl Who Speaks Bear this year and I’ve been meaning to give her work a try. I love the sound of this one!
Wilde by Eloise Williams: Sticking with the Welsh theme, Williams is Wales’s very first Children’s Laureate and this is her latest novel which I believe involves witchcraft.
Glass Coffin by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch: This is the next book in The Darkwood Series, which I love, and it’s due out in June. This series has such a good sense of humour and I’m looking forward to joining this group of fairy tale misfits on their next adventure.
The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar: This historical novel follows a young girl from Seville who joins a crew of ruthless women, which, frankly, is all I want from my fiction. This one sounds like perfect summer reading!
The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery: This one, on the other hand, sounds like the perfect winter read, and follows a young boy in the Second World War who teams up with his imaginary friends to save his sister from the Midwinter King. It sounds so charming.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: I’ve put the Percy Jackson series off for years because I’ve always had a feeling I wouldn’t click with Riordan’s sense of humour, but this series has such a huge fanbase that I’d like to give it a try myself.
A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison: This novel follows three sisters trapped by a curse and, as one of three sisters myself, it’s one I’d like to try.
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia: I’ve wanted to get my hands on this one since it was first announced, I love the idea of a Middle Grade novel about La Llorona, and I keep meaning to give Tehlor Kay Mejia’s work a try.
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens: This is the first in a historical Middle Grade series about two girls who start solving crimes, and to be honest that sounds like everything I need in a book. I’ve bought this one for my niece this Christmas so I hope she likes it!
A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis: There’s so much fantasy set during the Regency era out there and this series sounds so sweet. I’ve read and enjoyed work by Burgis before, so I should give this one a try!