Monday, March 4, 2013

MMGM -- Hollow Earth


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. 

Hollow Earth
by John Barrowman & Carole E. Barrowman

 


Blurb:
Imagination matters most in a world where art can keep monsters trapped—or set them free.
Lots of twins have a special connection, but twelve-year-old Matt and Emily Calder can do way more than finish each other’s sentences. Together, they are able to bring art to life and enter paintings at will. Their extraordinary abilities are highly sought after, particularly by a secret group who want to access the terrors called Hollow Earth. All the demons, devils, and evil creatures ever imagined are trapped for eternity in the world of Hollow Earth—trapped unless special powers release them.

The twins flee from London to a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in hopes of escaping their pursuers and gaining the protection of their grandfather, who has powers of his own. But the villains will stop at nothing to find Hollow Earth and harness the powers within. With so much at stake, nowhere is safe—and survival might be a fantasy.

I loved this book! It is filled-to-bursting with mystery and suspense, fabulous characters, and an amazing storyline that had the writer in me drooling. Wow. This is without question one of my favorite reads of 2013 so far. If you are a fan of MG fantasy and adventure, DO NOT MISS this one!!



11 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds goood. I love the cover.

Patti said...

I've missed your book reviews and the cover on this one is awesome.

Old Kitty said...

Is it written by a husband and wife team!? How lovely!!!

Aww Shannon - glad to see you back with another great book!! Yay! take care
x

Barbara Watson said...

Mystery and suspense works for me!

Brenda said...

The blurb and cover make this very intriguing.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds great. I love the cover. Thanks for sharing it, Shannon.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds awesome! Definitely putting that one on my wishlist!

Books4Learning said...

The premise of entering painting sounds fascinating. Thanks for this review. I will check this book out for my son.

DMS said...

I definitely plan to read this one after seeing what yo had to say! The cover is beautiful and the story sounds great. I love that their last name is Calder- great art reference. Thanks for sharing!
~Jess

Carolyn V said...

I love the book review! YAY! It's on the list for me and the kids. Thanks Shannon! ;)

Jeffry Willis said...

@Old Kitty, I believe it's a brother/sister team rather than husband/wife team.

John Barrowman is the actor who plays Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood.

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