I recently finished reading another middle class book that I adored endlessly. I read Percy Jackson in the summer and I totally enjoyed it, so I wanted a little more middle class and tried Lori M Lee’s Pahua and Soul Stealer. I also really enjoyed it (review coming soon) and it made me realize that the middle class fantasy could be another genre of books that I can seriously lag behind.
But I have no idea what is good in the middle class world. Since I usually read science fiction and fiction by adults and young people, I asked a few close people what middle-class fantasy books they would recommend. I already have Persian Jackson and the Olympians on my list, but I also wanted to get involved in other really great middle class readings. Here’s what he recommended to me:
Cursed girl avoids death and finds herself in a magical world – but then she is tested beyond her wildest imagination
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born in Eventide, the most unfortunate birthday of any child, she is blamed for all the local disasters, from hail to heart attacks, and worst of all, that curse means Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.
But as Morrigan awaits his fate, a strange and extraordinary man named Jupiter North appears. Persecuted by black smoke hounds and shadow hunters on horses, he leads her to the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It was then that Morrigan learned that Jupiter had chosen to apply for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. To join, she has to compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each of whom boasts an extraordinary talent that sets them apart – an extraordinary talent that Morrigan claims he doesn’t have. To stay Nevermoor safe forever, Morrigan will have to find a way to pass the tests, or she will have to leave town to face a deadly fate.
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah tends to spread the truth to suit the school. While her classmates vacation with families in exotic locations, she will spend the fall vacation at home, at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mother to return from her last archeological trip. Isn’t it surprising that Aru creates stories about being royal, traveling to Paris, and having a driver?
One day, three school friends show up at the doorstep of Aru to catch her lying. They do not believe her claim that the Bharata lamp in the museum is cursed, and Aru dares to prove it. Only fast light, Aru thinks. She can then get rid of this mess and never again fib.
However, inflammation of the lamp has dire consequences. She inadvertently frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty is to awaken the God of destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother freeze in time, and Aru manages to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary brothers Pandavas, characters in the Hindu epic poem. Mahabharataand a journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how should one girl with Spider-Man pajamas do everything? when?
THIRTEEN YEAR MIN derived from a long line of fox spirits. But looking at her will never know it. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox magic such as charm or shape change. They must always look human.
Mine feels wrapped up in the rules of the household and outraged by the endless works, the cousins who oppress her, and the aunts who judge her. She would want nothing more than to escape Jinju, its abandoned, dust-covered and impoverished planet. She counts the days before she can follow her older brother Jun into the space forces and see more thousands of worlds.
When word comes that Jun is suspected of leaving his post in search of the Dragon Pearl, Minas knows something is wrong. Jun will never leave his battle cruiser, even because of a mystical object that is proclaimed to have tremendous power. She decides to run to find him and clear his name.
Mine’s task is to meet gamblers, pirates and vengeful ghosts. This will include deception, lies and sabotage. She will be forced to use fox magic more than ever before and rely on all her ingenuity and courage. The result may not be what she expected, but it may exceed her wildest dreams.
Recently, seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to spot monsters like that man in a fancy suit who was a bleacher in her basketball match. He turns out to be Mr. Charles, the new boss of her father at the oil and gas company, and he is alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother Mac, their Navajo heritage and the legendary twin heroes. Nizhoni knows he is threatened, but her father will not believe her.
When Dad disappears the next day, leaving the message “Run!”, Brothers and sisters and Nizhoni’s best friend Davery embark on a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of the holy people of Diné, who are all disguised as strange characters. Their help will come at a price: children have to go through many trials in which nature itself seems to want to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the Sun House, they will be provided with what they need to defeat the old monsters revealed by Mr. Charles. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero for whom it was intended. . .
Seventh-time Tristan Strong feels only strong because he failed to save his best friend when they got into a bus crash together. All that remained of Eddie was a magazine written by his friend. Tristan fears the month he plans to spend on his grandparents ’farm in Alabama, where he is sent to recover from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature appears in the bedroom and steals Eddie’s magazine. Tristan is chasing him – is it a doll? -and between them a rope is pulled under the bottle tree. The last time he tries to pull the log out of the creature’s hands, Tristan hits the tree with his fist, inadvertently tearing the gap into the MidPass, a fickle place with a burning sea, chasing bony ships and iron monsters hunting the inhabitants of the land. the world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American gods John Henry and Brer Rabbit tired. To return home, Tristan and these new allies will have to seduce the god Annan, the Weaver, out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But exchanging with a cunning Anansi always costs money. Can Tristan save this world until he loses more of what he loves?
All the time, from Redlands to Gray, no one is as lucky as Rapunzel. She lives in a magical tower that obeys her every desire; she reads amazing books in which she plays herself as a heroine; her hair is the longest, greatest thing in the world. And she knows it, because the witch tells her so – beloved witch that protects her from the evil princes, dangerous land under the tower, even unhappy thoughts. Rapunzel imagines no other life.
Then a thief named Jack enters her room to steal one of her enchanted roses. He’s the first person Rapunzel has ever met and who hasn’t impressed her at all (well, the first person she’s met, really), and he’s annoying, especially when he hints that the witch isn’t telling her the whole truth. Driven by anger at Jack and her nameless fears, Rapunzel lands on earth for the first time and finds a world filled with greater danger than the Witch promised … and more beauty, wonder, and adventure than she could have dreamed of.
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The uniquely talented author’s debut in a curl on the couch.
Eleven-year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents ’bookstore since her mother disappeared shortly after her birth. Like her entire family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape to the pages of her favorite stories.
One day, Tilly realizes that classic children’s characters appear in the store through the magic of “book wanderers” – moving from page to real life.
With the help of Anne from Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she boldly steps into the unknown, not knowing what adventure awaits and what dangers she may face.
What mid-range books would you like to check out?