Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Book: Of Sorcery and Snow (The Ever Afters) by Shelby Bach

Of Sorcery and Snow (The Ever Afters) by Shelby Bach was released last month. It's the third in a series, following Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters) in 2012 and Of Witches and Wind (The Ever Afters) in 2013. A fourth book will be released next summer, The Ever Afters #4 (Ever Afters).

Do you know what amuses me most about this series? I haven't read it but I like the twist that there are two girls and a boy on these adventures. All too often it's one girl only if there is a mixed gender group of three or more. I bet this series passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors.

Book description Of Sorcery and Snow (The Ever Afters):

Rory might be ready to star in her own fairy tale, but there’s more danger than happily-ever-after in this third book in a series that Kirkus Reviews calls a “fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy.”

Life at Ever After School has become familiar for Rory. She’s been on two quests, she’s a great sword fighter, and she has terrific friends. But familiar is no fairy tale, and she’s still anxiously awaiting the chance to star in her own.

But as her connection to the Snow Queen continues to grow, Rory realizes her starring role might be well underway. When the Snow Queen sends the Pied Piper to kidnap several children, including the sibling of a fellow EAS-er, the teachers think this mission is too dangerous and won’t send any kids. But Rory, Chase, and Lena are determined to help, and it’s not long before they find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Because it wouldn’t be Ever After School if things worked out according to plan…

1 comment:

  1. I am loving the cover. Do they already have an animation for this? The characters are well displayed. I'm sure that it'll catch the eye of pre-teens to teens.