The last time I got to hang out with Aimee Carter she told me a little bit about the Middle Grade title she was working on, and I was immediately taken with it. I still am, and look forward to reading with my 11 year old, though I am sure the book will simply get ripped away from me so she can read it on her own first. *wink*
SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF'S DEN has a new cover since it was announced, and I LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Check it out – you're going to love it too!
SIMON THORN AND THE WOLF'S DEN
Author: Aimee Carter
Release Date: 2.2.16
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
A thrilling debut in the tradition of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull about a boy who discovers a secret race of animal shape shifters.
Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn’s life has never been easy or normal, but things like being bullied at school and living in a cramped Manhattan apartment with his Uncle Darrell are nothing compared to his biggest secret: He can talk to animals.
But when his mom is suddenly kidnapped by a herd of rats, Simon finds out that he, his mom, and his uncle are all Animalgams—people born with the ability to change into an animal at will.
In search of his mom, Simon discovers the Animalgam Academy based at the Central Park Zoo. There he learns about the fractured five kingdoms that make up this secret world . . . and realizes he may be the only one who can save it.
This action-packed page-turner is perfect for fans of the Spirit Animals and The School of Good and Evil series.