Time Snatchers by Richard Ungar
Publication Date: March 15, 2012
A thrilling middle-grade sci-fi
Caleb's blinders are off. The small group of orphans who were also "adopted" by Uncle used to feel like family, but the competition to be the top time snatcher and the punishment for failure has gotten fierce. Time traveling to steal valuable objects can be a thrill, but with bully Frank trying to steal his snatches, his partner Abbie falling for Frank's slimy charms, and Uncle's plans to kidnap innocent kids to grow his business, Caleb starts thinking about getting out. But Uncle's reach extends to any country in any time period, and runaways get the harshest punishment of all.
Caleb can steal just about anything from the past, but can he steal a family for the future?
Time Snatchers sounds so great. I love middle grade books like that! Kidnapped orphans, time travel, competitions that end in punishment. OK, that sounds kind of horrible... I really want to read it!
While I'm on a middle grade kick - did you guys read the first Beyonders book by Brandon Mull last year? A World Without Heroes was a really fun and humorous adventure story. I can't wait to get my hands on book 2 - Seeds of Rebellion!
Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series!
After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor.
Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that could turn the tide of the entire quest. And as soon as Jason succeeds in crossing over to Lyrian, he’s in more danger than ever. Once the group reunites, they strive to convince their most-needed ally to join the war and form a rebellion strong enough to triumph over Maldor. At the center of it all, Jason and Rachel realize what roles they’re meant to play—and the answers are as surprising as they are gripping.
Time Snatchers and Seeds of Rebellion come out the same week in March. I'll probably be giddy from fun fantasy overload!
What's on your wishlist this week?