Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Crooked Sixpence

The Crooked Sixpence
(Uncommoners #1)
by Jennifer Bell
Crown Books, 2017. Fiction. 309 p.
While Ivy and Seb are staying with their grandmother, they are suddenly thrown into the world of the "uncommoners," people who can feel the magic in random everyday objects.  They attend an "uncommon" market day and soon find out that the actions of their ancestors have put them at risk in this new world. Ivy and Seb work with a few new friends to learn the truth about their family's past as they try to defeat the dark forces within the Uncommon government.

Bell has created a face paced, original fantasy for kids who like Gregor the Overlander.  The "uncommon" world is delightfully creative and the uncommon uses of everyday objects are clever and sometimes funny. Ivy and Seb and likable characters and readers will be eager for the next in the series.

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