Monday, October 1, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - The Magnificent 12, #3

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 Magnificent 12:The Key
  by Michael Grant
The Key (The Magnificent 12, #3)
Goodreads Blurb:
Time is short for Mack MacAvoy and the Magnifica Mack hates doing homework (that's what golems are for), but it seems that the only way to defeat the Pale Queen and her evil daughter, Risky, is to learn the magical language of Vargran. If only ancient, magical languages came with cheat sheets . . . 
. . . Oh But they do (Or at least, this one does. We can't speak for any other ancient, magical languages.) 
Mack, Jarrah, Xiao, Dietmar, and Stefan travel to Europe to find the Key, an engraved stone that unlocks the power of Vargran. But can they locate the invisible castle of William "BlisterthOng" MacGuffin, who guards the Key? 
(Yeah, we said "Blisterthong." Yeah, it's as painful as it sounds.) 
Mack has less than thirty days to master Vargran, round up the rest of the Magnifica, and defeat Princess Risky. Will the Key be enough? Or is there something else Mack must find in order to save the world? 
"The Magnificent 12: The Key" is another fast-paced episode in bestselling Michael Grant's hysterically funny fantasy adventure.
I have loved these books from the first. This is book three, and they show no signs of disappointing us--ever! Full of humor and adventure, I always devour them in one or two sittings. 
Michael Grant's books--whether MG or YA--are guaranteed to be awesome, page-turning, riveting journeys from beginning to end. I love them all. My kids love them all. And my students love them all. 


Natalie Aguirre said...

I've heard great things about this series but haven't read it. Thanks for sharing about it.

Barbara Watson said...

Humor and adventure. Always a good mix.

Old Kitty said...

Love the name Princess Risky!! LOL!! take care

Joanne Fritz said...

Gotta love that Michael Grant! He's a prolific author. Of course, I have yet to read this series... said...

It sounds like a fun read. I've never heard of it before so it's going on my tbr list.
Thanks for the feature.

Michael G-G said...

Your love shines through, Shannon!

Jemi Fraser said...

I loved the 1st book in the series - haven't read the 2nd yet - but it's on my list. As is this one!! :)

DMS said...

I can't believe that I haven't heard of this series. It sounds fabulous and right up my alley. I can't wait to check them out. Thanks for the introduction.

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like a good series. Thanks for sharing about it.

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