L. D. Lapinski: The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Secrets of the Stormforest (Orion Children’s Books 2022)
When Flick moves from the big city to the quiet Little Wyverns to finally live in a house with a garden instead of an apartment, she’s not as happy about it as her parents are. Looking around the small town, she enters the Strangeworlds Travel Agency and her life changes in one fell swoop: she joins the Society, which deals with the mapping and conserving of different worlds. In the closing volume of the trilogy, Flick has to face that how little she knows about the Society itself for which she is risking her life.
Cerrie Burnell: Wilder than Midnight (Penguin Random House 2022)
Silverthorne is a mysterious place with winding roads, thorny forests and a mysterious castle. In the story, we can follow three girls: Saffy, a little girl from the village who always follows the rules; Aurelia is locked in the castle tower; and Wild Rose was raised by wolves. Together, they will change Silverthorne forever. The story shows similarity to the works of Sophie Anderson, so I look forward to it! Plus, Flavia Sorrentino created the beautiful illustrations for it.
Vashti Hardy: Firesong (Scholastic 2022)
It is also concluding part of a trilogy. Arthur and Maudie, the Brightstorm twins, embark on a mission with the Aurora airship to the north this time, where years before their parents discovered the moth, which had become the symbol of their family. But their malicious aunt, Eudora Vane, is still on their trail, and the farther the Aurora travels, the more long-buried secrets come to light … Vashti Hardy is known for her steampunk-style books. This book is also likely to be incredibly exciting.
Emily Kenny: The Extraordinary Andventures of Alice Tonks (Oneworld Publications 2022)
Alice Tonks would love to make friends at boarding school, but she’s always found it hard to fit in. Then she realizes she can talk to animals, and that’s not all … As soon as she begins to discover her new ability, she learns that some animals have disappeared from the school grounds. Only Alice can solve this mystery, but she will need a little help from her new friends – both animals and humans – to solve it. The interesting thing about the story is that our protagonist is not a typical hero, yet she has to behave heroically in this situation.