Series: Uncommon Magic

Waiting on Wednesday – A Pocket Full of Murder (Uncommon Magic #1) by R.J. Anderson

May 6, 2015 Bonnie Middle Grade, Waiting on Wednesday 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – A Pocket Full of Murder (Uncommon Magic #1) by R.J. AndersonA Pocket Full of Murder by R.J. Anderson
Series: Uncommon Magic #1
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers on September 8th 2015
Pages: 352
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Ultraviolet, Quicksilver

A determined young girl joins forces with an adventure-loving street boy to solve a magical murder mystery—and save her father’s life—in this action-packed novel with classic mystery appeal.

In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.

Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence. Quiz, the eccentric, eye patch–wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can’t resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton’s most influential citizens and save Isaveth’s beloved Papa from execution. But is Quiz truly helping Isaveth out of friendship, or does he have hidden motives of his own?

About R.J. Anderson

R. J. (Rebecca Joan) Anderson is a Canadian author of contemporary fantasy and SF for older children and teens.

Her debut novel Knife, which has sold more than 50,000 copies in the UK, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and won the Concorde Book Award, while her teen psychological thriller Ultraviolet was shortlisted for both the Sunburst Award in Canada and the prestigious Andre Norton (Nebula) award in the US. Her eighth book, a magical mystery entitled A Pocket Full of Murder, will be released in the fall of 2015.

I read very few Middle Grade stories but this one sounded too fun to pass up. I really loved the authors Ultraviolet YA Sci-Fi series so I have high hopes for this one! Plus, have you seen that adorable cover??

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