Synopses & Reviews
Wildly inventive. Like this novel, Lucy is brave, smart, and destined for greatness.”Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s
Lucy Darrington has to run away from boarding school. Her father has been away too long doing research in Saarthe, a remote territory populated by towering redwoods, timber barons, and the Lupine people. Upon arriving there, she learns her father is missing. Rumor has it hes gone in search of dreamwood, a rare tree species with magical properties that could hold the cure for the blight thats ravaging the forest. Determined to find her father, Lucy and her friend Pete follow his trail to the deadly woods on Devils Thumb.
"A stunning debut with equal parts originality and heart.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Gorgeous and lush, a fantastic setting for a fantastic tale.” Booklist
Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost named Po appears from the darkness.
That same evening, an alchemist's apprentice named Will makes an innocent mistake that has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.
Are bogles eating the missing children of Old London? Birdie McAdams aims to find out.
Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan,and#160;is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames (see glossary!). Or so it seemsand#8212;until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .
The adventures continue for the young assistants to the best monster catcher in Victorian London! In this thrilling companion to How to Catch a Bogle, Jem becomes a boglers apprentice and gets the fright of his life in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.
Jem Barbary spent most of his early life picking pockets for a wily old crook named Sarah Pickles—until she betrayed him. Now Jem wants revenge, but first he needs a way to earn his living. He’d like to work for the bogler Alfred Bunce, who kills the child-eating monsters that lurk in the cellars and sewers of old London. But Alfred has wanted to give up bogling ever since he almost lost his last apprentice, Birdie McAdam.As more and more children disappear under mysterious circumstances, though, Alfred, Jem, and Birdie find themselves waging an underground war. Soon they discover that there’s only one thing more terrifying than facing a whole plague of bogles: facing the sinister people from Jem’s past . . .
About the Author
Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA bestselling novels Before I Fall, Panic, and Vanishing Girls and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestselling novels. She is also the author of three novels for middle grade readers: The Spindlers; Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; and Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head, co-written with H. C. Chester, and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYUs MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of the boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit.