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Title: The Crooked Sixpence
Author: Jennifer Bell
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers (Random House imprint)
For fans of the Apothecary series and "The Doldrums" comes the first in a fantasy trilogy where a city beneath London hides objects endowed with magical powers!
When officers brandishing toilet brushes arrive at their door, eleven-year-old Ivy Sparrow and her older brother, Seb, go tumbling into Lundinor, a secret underground city. The siblings find themselves in a world of enchantment, where uncommon people, alive and dead, trade in uncommon goods belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with curative properties, and other enchanted objects capable of extraordinary feats.
But the charm wears thin when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time and if they don t find it, their parents lives are forfeit. It s a race against time as Ivy and Seb attempt to unearth the treasure and rescue their parents.
Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series.
Since I've been super enchanted by middle grade this fall, I'm looking forward to this. Mysterious middle grade with weird magic and running and outsmarting enemies? Yes.