This is my new weekly meme celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too!
How to take part:
- Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
- Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
- Write three words to describe the book.
- Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.
This week, I’m celebrating …
Favourite Sentence from Page 11:
Set upon bleak, drizzly marshes and overlooked by a vast prison, Crowstone wasn’t a place people came to unless they had to.
This book in three words:
MAGICAL, SISTERHOOD, WITCHY
A Sprinkle of Sorcery is the absolutely irresistible, and most welcome, return to the Poacher’s Pocket and the lives of the Widdershin sisters and their wonderfully crotchety, straight-talking, protective Granny. This unforgettable, thrilling adventure captivated me just as much as my introduction to these incredible girls in the equally amazing A Pinch of Magic. I’m lucky enough to have signed copies of both of these books.
I am in awe of Michelle Harrison’s imagination and skill in writing this story: hidden islands of legend, will-o-the-wisps in different guises, pirates, witches and a sprinkle of sorcery. The strong bond between the sisters is such a strength of this book. The Widdershin sisters epitomise strong bonds of sisterhood: they may have their arguments and disagreements– what sisters don’t? – but, what really stands out, is that they look out for each other and love each other sincerely and deeply.
You can read my full review of this magical story here: A Sprinkle of Sorcery
I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!