New arrivals at the library means a whole new crop of great reading!
Got my hands on these new series starters, and they're fantastic.
The first one features an MC, a girl who's born under a curse, doomed to die and bring her bad luck to everyone she touches, until she is stolen away to another realm, one of magic, a minute before the curse can come to fruition!
The second book is already out and sitting on my bedside table.
The second features a young girl with gills, who tends to plants in a dirigible-type ship to keep it afloat. When pirates raid the ship, she learns they are collecting skylungs like herself -- for some mysterious, unrevealed reason.
The third features a MC, a boy, "on the spectrum," who helps unravel a mystery left in a chest in his house attic by his long-ago ancestor, the great author Jules Verne. His quest has shades of Around the World in 80 Days, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and more!
The fourth is the tale of a girl, Only Fallow, who can see when people tell lies (lies appear as different colors) and because of her ability, is pressed into serving her realm's king as a truthseer and sayer, aka a "heartseeker." The book chronicles her obstacles in getting to the court, and abruptly ends when she arrives. There's a second book in the offing, coming in 2019.
Note to Parents: A Google search of "Heartseeker" brings up a rated T, for Teen, avatar in an online role playing game, League of Legends. Amazon searches for "Heartseeker" bring up adult, romance fiction by the exact same title. I had to scrutinize numerous hits to find the book, but if you include the author's name in the search, it comes up right away.