Book: Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier
Genre: YA Fantasy
This is the 2nd in this trilogy about a girl named Reason, who discovers that she has some pretty cool magical powers. In this book, she also learns about an ancestor of hers that puts a bit of a twist on the whole magical delimma she is facing. Like in the first book, we get to jump from Sydney Australia, to New York City in a flash. It's fun to see the differences in culture and vocabulary between these two cities.
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
I can see why so many kids are loving these books! They are a hoot! This book, also a 2nd one in the series, continues the diary started by Gregory when he goes to 7th grade. He has to deal with his crazy older brother, Roderick, who has some sort of secret on him, and therefore Gregory has to pretty much do whatever his brother says. Not a good situation to be in!
There's more to come in this series, so stay tuned!