Series: Elementals #1
Published by HarperCollins on March 27th 2018
Genres: Middle-Grade, fantasy
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Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.
So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he has to question whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Anders knows that Rayna is his best and only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.
To learn what he needs to rescue her, Anders will have to enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than blind obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shape-shifting force of all.
New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman delivers heart-pounding adventure and breathtaking magical inventions in this unforgettable story about finding one’s place in a sharply divided world.
I am beyond excited for this book. Magic and shape-shifting and siblings and sworn enemies and boaring school?!?! Sign. Me. Up. Plus, I’m a big fan of middle-grade books and a huge fan of fantasy, so I try to read them when I can get my hands on them. And while I completely admit that I’d love for Amie Kaufman to be working more on her young adult series, I’m totally okay that this is the type of book she’s also spending time writing. Anything that I can share with my kids, who are also big readers, gets high praise from me. And if she can keep up her amazing and intriguing and unique stories with great characters and carry it all over into middle-grade books, I think there are going to be a lot of happy and excited new readers!
Do you guys read middle-grade books? What are some of your favorites?