Monday, January 17, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - The Unicorn Secret Series

 
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The Unicorn Secret Series
by Kathleen Duey
 
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.

Moonsilver (book 1)
old cover / new cover


 Goodreads Blurb:
Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove — until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Heart is thrilled when she realizes Avamir is in foal. But when the colt is born weak and disfigured, Simon decides to sell Heart's beloved horses to be slaughtered by the town's soapmaker. Can Heart find a way to protect them — and the only love she has ever known?
 
I've reviewed mostly boy books for MG Mondays. I love boy books! But not this week . . .

I can't tell you how much I love this series. Even though it is probably more girl than boy book, there is a strong boy character that my sons loved. The first time I read these books was when my 13 year old was only six. We bought the first three at a school book fair, and we read them aloud. Oh. How. I. LOVED. Them!! And the best part is that he loved them too. We devoured them all and I mourned the end of the series.

Then, I read them with my middle son. Yep! He loved them too.

Now, I'm almost ready to read them with my daughter. She will love them too (whether she wants to or not!). They are just that good.

Buy them! Read them! You, too, will LOVE them!  
I do solemnly swear.

22 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

Ahhh, unicorns. Who doesn't love the mystery and magic of a unicorn?

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for suggesting them. I love unicorns.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My daughter would love this!

Love the new cover. :D

Theresa Milstein said...

My daughter's obsessions are now horses and dogs. I know she'd love this series, so I'm putting it on our list. Thanks for the excellent recommendations, as usual.

Happy Monday!

storyqueen said...

I know lots of kids who would love a book like this!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! mostly i dont like girly stories. ack! but maybe i could like this one cause you said your boys liked it lots. unicorns are soooo cool!
...hugs from lenny

Akoss said...

Thanks for sharing with us. I do find it extremely interesting so I'm adding it to my TBR pile.

Robyn Campbell said...

Excellent recommendations, bff. Dang you ARE smart. :) I'd actually heard of these but never got them. Will, this week, because now I don't have to buy FAIRIES AND THE QUEST FOR NEVER LAND since I won it at Shannon M's blog. WOOT!

Did you notice heavenly fireworks last night? That was our prayer power lighting up the night sky.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I loved (still do) unicorns when I was growing up! I would have died to read this when I was a little girl.

Angela Felsted said...

Love unicorn stories.

Bethany Mattingly said...

I'm a sucker for unicorns :) and the covers are gorgeous!

Alexia561 said...

I love your comment that your daughter will love the books whether she wants to or not! Go Mom! :)

Carolyn V. said...

Unicorns? Sweet! It's on the list. =)

Taffy said...

My daughter would LOVE to read these! Thanks for bringing them to my attention!

Catherine Denton said...

I'm rooting for Heart already. This sounds good, thank you!

Melissa said...

This sounds interesting. I really like unicorns.

Jemi Fraser said...

I have this one in my class. I haven't read it yet, but several of my students have loved it! :)

Myrna Foster said...

I love that your daughter will love them "whether she wants to or not!" LOL! Thanks for the review! They sound wonderful.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

These look sweet :)

Jen Chandler said...

How have I missed these? Thanks for the review!

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like a wonderful series. Thanks for sharing about them. Both covers are nice.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I bought this book for my daughter last summer and had Kathleen Duey sign it, but we have the old cover. The new one is gorgeous!

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