Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Memes: Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones. This middle grade fantasy has been on my TBR mountain since I bought it on March 13, 2010. Here is the description from Amazon:
Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble—a powerful sorcerer who lives at Melstone House.

But when Aidan arrives on the doorstep, he finds that the sorcerer's grandson, Andrew, has inherited the house. The good news is that Aidan can tell immediately that Andrew's brimming with magic, too—and so is everyone else at Melstone. The bad news is that Andrew doesn't remember anything his grandfather taught him. Chaos is swiftly rising, and he has no idea how to control it. A sinister neighbor is stealing power from the land, magic is leaking between realms . . . and it's only a matter of time before the Stalkers find Aidan.

If Aidan and Andrew can harness their own magics, they may be able to help each other. But can they do it before the entire countryside comes apart at the seams?
Beginning:
When Jocelyn Brandon died—at a great old age, as magicians tend to do—he left his house and his field-of-care to his grandson, Andrew Brandon Hope.
Friday 56:
"But I'm not a magician, any more than you are!" Andrew protested. 

13 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun middle grade read. Diana Wynne Jones writes some great books.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda

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  2. This one sounds good. A couple years ago, my son would have been all over this. He's moved on to YA but my daughter is just getting into middle grades books. Will check this out for her.

    My Friday 56 is from The Opposite of Loneliness: http://www.foofynotfoofy.com/foofynotfoofy/2015/8/14/the-friday-56-the-opposite-of-loneliness-by-marina-keegan

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  3. I love a good magic book. I'll add this to my list of read alouds for when my son is a little older.

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  4. Diana Wynne Jones is a masterful writer. And her books are funny as we'll as exciting.

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  5. Very interesting! It sounds like a book that's right up my alley.

    My f56: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/friday-56-rook.html

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  6. This sounds like a really cute book.

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  7. Thanks for introducing me to this author!!

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  8. I really enjoy middle grade adventures. Makes me see through young eyes for abit. Such a delightful cover!

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/14/the-friday-56-73-the-haunting-of-gillespie-house/

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  9. What a fun children's book and the 56 reminds me a little of Harry Potter. Happy weekend!

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  10. Sounds like a fun read! Happy Friday!

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  11. This sounds really cute, thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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  12. You had me with magicians. LOL
    Happy weekend!

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