Monday, January 7, 2013

MMGM - The Paladin Prophecy



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. 


The Paladin Prophecy
by Mark Frost
 


Blurb:

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and is being followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of--physical and mental feats that should be impossible--and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.

Co-creator of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, Mark Frost brings his unique vision to this sophisticated adventure, which combines mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural.


My oldest son read this first; he couldn't resist the awesome cover. He reads 1-3 books per week, depending on his homework schedule, so he's pretty up on the current MG and YA literature. That said, he declared this one of the best books he read last year. From him, that is a HUGE statement. And you know what . . . he's right, it's a great story. I highly recommend it!

 




12 comments:

Carolyn V said...

Your son reads up to 3 books a week??? That is AWESOME Shannon!!!
(That's why I love coming here, you always know the good books.) ;)

SA Larsenッ said...

I hadn't heard of this one. Thanks to you and your son for sharing it! I'll look into it for my 9-year-old son. He's a massive reader.

Barbara Watson said...

That's quite the recommendation from your son. Wow!

Patti said...

I'll have to pass this one along to my kids. Thanks for the recommendation.

Myrna Foster said...

I hadn't heard to this one. Thanks, Shannon!

Meredith said...

That IS a great recommendation! This one sounds so fun!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the cover. And I really liked Twin Peaks so you've got me curious. Thanks Shannon.

Deb Marshall said...

Alright...just wrote this one down on my MMGM read list AND put a star beside it. Thanks for the recommend and yep yep on that cover!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Shannon. Your son reads up to three books a week? All I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing about this book.

Heather said...

Wow, that's a lot of books a week, I'm impressed! And motivated to read more myself. This one looks great. I love the cover too!

Vicki Rocho said...

Love the sound of this one! I need y'all on speed dial so I can remember these when I'm at the library / book store!

theaccidentalnovelist said...

You sold me when you said the author was co-creator of Twin Peaks (and I'm old enough to have watched the originals on TV)

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