Michelle Harrison: A Storm of Sisters (Simon and Schuster 2022)
Two of Michelle Harrison’s books on the adventures of the Widdershins girls are now available also in Hungarian. The fourth volume of the series will be published in English in February. The characteristic of the series is that the episodes can be read separately, it is not necessary to go in order. I liked the first two books so much that I’m just reading the third in English so I can start the fourth in February. I don’t know how much trouble the girls will get into, but it is certain that bad luck will haunt them…
Tamzin Merchant: The Mapmakers (Penguin Random House 2022)
Tamzin Merchant has been featured in movies and series since she was 17 years old. Her first book, The Hatmakers, is already published in Hungarian, introduces us to a world where making hats, capes, watches or boots is an ancient skill that only a few Maker families have. In this story, Cordelia learns not only about the Mapmakers, but also about the nature of magic. In this volume that will be published in February, we can see beautiful illustrations by Paola Escobar. I hope this book will soon be released in Hungarian.
Dominique Valente: Starfell – Willow Moss and the Magic Thief (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)
Anyone who has read the blog before should not be surprised that the Starfell series is one of my biggest favorites. I also feared it would be a trilogy, but from the end of the third volume I thought there would be a sequel. The author said in an interview that the series was originally designed for four books. In the fourth volume, published in March, Willow and her friends go on a larger and more dangerous adventure than ever before. I can’t wait to read it and I’ll definitely be writing about it on the blog.
Sophie Anderson: The Thief Who Sang Storms (Usborne Publishing 2022)
The works of the English author Sophie Anderson are usually inspired by Slavic tales and legends and have already won numerous prestigious awards. Her stories do not form a coherent series, but rather depict different characters from the same world. The main protagonist of this book is Linnet, whose greatest desire is to unite the torn Island of Morovia with her magical singing. However, there is something much more powerful than she thinks during her trip…