WISHLIST WEDNESDAY

[WISHLIST WEDNESDAY] Middle-Grade edition

Putting Wishlists together is maybe just as much fun as buying the book themselves I think. I love discovering new books and add them to my wishlists so I can hopefully buy them in the future. I have many different Wishlists on different webshops like Bol.com, the Bookdepository, and Amazon – the shops I most often buy from.

At the moment, there are a couple of hundred books on my wishlists – I kid you not; #booknerdissues – and I like to highlight a few of them in my Wishlist Wednesday article.

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In today’s edition I’ll be talking about some of the Middle Grade books/series I’ve added to my wishlist over time. I don’t often read Middle Grade, but whenever I do I’m mostly always surprised by how much I just seem to enjoy it still. That made me add more books to the wishlist and me wanting to set a goal for this year in which I’ll be trying to read more Middle Grade. The books on today’s Wishlist Wednesday list are the ones I want to buy first. 

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Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn
(Valkyrie #1)

I couldn’t just not add this book to my wishlist. I recently fell in love with Kate’s first book in the Pegasus series (Middle Grade) and when I saw that she had also written a series about Valkyries (also Middle Grade) and other Norse mythology elements, I got so excited. I truly cannoy wait to get my hands on this book and read it! 

ValkyrieFreya is dreading the start of her fourteenth year. This marks the official end of her childhood and when she takes up the full duties of a Valkyrie – an angel of death and collector of souls from humanity’s battlefields. But Freya is unlike any other Valkyrie. She doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her. As she observes humanity from her norse home on Asgard, she tries to understand what it is to be human: to share in the simple pleasures of friendship with girls her own age and laugh with boys, without the fear of causing their death with one touch. Little does she know that her dreams will soon be realized: on her first battlefield mission, Freya reaps the soul of a soldier with unfinished business that will send her to the human world on a deadly quest. And there she must battle both ordinary and extraordinary enemies to create a new VALKYRIE legend.

♥ The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
(Wings of Fire #1)

I love books with dragons and the synopsis of this one as well as some reviews/ratings I’ve come across from bookish friends, made me add this series to my wishlist. This looks like its a really fun read that has lots of dragons in it! 

The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, #1)The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy — a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war.

But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when the select five escape their underground captors to look for their original homes, what has been unleashed on the dragon world may be far more than the revolutionary planners intended . . .

Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
(The Guardian Herd #1)

After reading The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn I’ve been searching for more books to read that has Pegasus/Winged Horses in it. The Guardian Herd series was one that I came across ten and I immediately thought it looked really interesting. In this we follow the horses pov and combined with the really interesting synopsis, it had me excited! 

Starfire (The Guardian Herd, #1)Fans of the Warriors, Survivors, and Guardians of Ga’Hoole series will love this first book in an action-packed tween fantasy series about winged horses from debut author Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. The Guardian Herd: Starfire tells the thrilling story of a young foal, Star, who controls the fate of the land of Anok and the five pegasi herds that live there.

Once every hundred years, a black foal is born, prophesized to either unite or destroy the five herds of flying horses that live in the land of Anok. He is fated to become the most powerful pegasus in all of Anok.

Star is this black foal.

Even though Star has malformed wings that make him unable to fly, the leaders of each herd will take no risks and want to execute Star before his first birthday. With the help of his friends, Star must escape the clutches of the powerful leaders, and his epic journey of self-discovery turns into a battle between good and evil that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
(The Land of Stories #1)

The Land of Stories series is one I’ve come across more often in the past years. It looks really good and something I’d definitely enjoy if I read the books, so I couldn’t just not put them on my wishlist.

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
(Keeper of the Lost Cities #1)

I own a couple of books from a YA series by this author and read bits and pieces of it so far that I was quite enarmored with. When coming across this Middle Grade series thanks to other book friends of mine, it had me really excited to someday buy and read at least the first book in the series and find out for myself what I’d think of it. The synopsis looks really good!

Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities, #1)Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain.

Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.

Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”
There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.

In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
(Cassidy Blake #1)

Victoria Schwab is an author I have enjoyed so far – one book more than the other though. I’ve heard good things about this first book in the Cassidy Blake series and seeing I like the synopsis, I thought I’d add it to my wishlist. It’s a book that doesn’t have priority to buy, because the books I talked about above look way more interesting to me, but I’m hoping that one day I will be able to get around to buy and read it. Maybe when my son’s older, so we can read it together 🙂 If he’s anything like me, he’s going to love mysterious and scary reads in a couple of years xD.

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspecters, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspecters head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.

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When prowling through the Middle-Grade books lists on Goodreads, I definitely came across many more books/series that I’d be interested in. But for now, I’ll have more than enough to choose from with the ones I listed above. I also have some MG books on my shelves that I still need to read, like Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge and The School for Good and Evil.

Do you read Middle Grade books?
Which ones are your favorite then
and would you recommend me?

Thanks for reading!

 

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