Monday, January 31, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Magyk (Septimus Heap #1)

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. I couldn't resist being a part of such brilliance.

Magyk
by Angie Sage

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)

Goodreads Blurb: 
The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus? 

The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

This is a wonderful MG series. The characters are utterly lovable, the stories pull you in and hold you, and the tension continues to build from one book to the next. I'm sure most of you are familiar with this series, but it's been a while since we've had a new one, so I thought a reminder was a good thing.  If you have an MG reader, this is a five-star series!!

Happy Monday!

32 comments:

Diane said...

This sounds so fun! Love the blurb alone. :O)

Lindsay said...

Ooh, I've been meaning to read this series for a while. I think I'll have to check it out. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

I LOVE these books! I just started reading Harry Potter to my daughter (although son and husband are listening in as well!) so when we finish, this is going to be the next series I read to my kids.

Hardygirl said...

Wonderful!!! I must join you middle graders ...

sf

Jonathon Arntson said...

I have looked at this series a hundred times and something causes me to set the books back down each time... I am not sure what is up with that, but I'll give it a try come summer.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I need to read this :)

Michelle Merrill said...

My husband is right in the middle of the second book...and I need to catch up with him. I'm excited to read this!

Laura Marcella said...

Oooo, I haven't heard of this series! It sounds fantastic. Thanks for the suggestion!

Patti said...

I think this book is sitting in my sons shelf, sounds like its time to go dust it off. Thanks for the review.

Angela Felsted said...

Love the premise!

Angelia Almos/Angie Derek said...

My daughter is currently reading it and enjoying it.

Meredith said...

I haven't heard of this series, but it sounds like my kind of story!

Shari said...

Thanks for the review. I have seen these around, but wasn't sure about them. Now I know!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This is new to me but it does sound fun.

Yvonne.

Robyn Campbell said...

Superb review as usual, bff. I have written this down for my next trip to the bookstore.

Sending an extra dose of hugs to you today. (Hugs are almost better than chocolate.) ;)

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Conda V. Douglas said...

I agree--this is a fun series--even for adults!

Bethany Mattingly said...

Thanks for the review! I've seen this in a couple stores and always wondered if it was as good as it looked. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I've seen these books all over the place, but never read them--I'll have to check out Magyk!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! wow magyk and potions and spells! that for me. it going on my wanna read list for sure.
...hugs from lenny

Heather said...

A five star series with lovable characters, how can I say no to that?! This one does look good. I've had my eye on it. Thanks for the review.

Old Kitty said...

I have totally fallen in love with the amazing book cover!!! Wow!!!

Thanks for the review and the info - this sounds fabulous!!! Lucky middle grade kids!! Yay!! take care
x

Jennie Englund said...

That Goodreads blurb sounds GREAT!

(How's your WIP coming?)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love this series. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Rocho said...

I don't read a lot of MG but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover and the premise. Thanks for the tip!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

I love middle grade monday :)

Jemi Fraser said...

This book is very popular in my classroom - I haven't been able to get my hands on it to read it yet! :)

Myrna Foster said...

Oh, we love these books! Great choice!

Carolyn V. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the suggestion. I'm showing my daughter right now! =D

Tracy Loewer said...

This series is a favourite in our house!

Melissa said...

This sounds really interesting!!

ali said...

Ahhh! My son LOVES these books. He says they are his very favorite (possibly pushing HP out of the top spot! gasp!)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. sounds a very good series .. something I'd have loved to have read as a child .. Magyk .. great - I might find myself a child?!

Cheers Hilary

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