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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (43): The Vengekeep Prophecies


"Waiting On" Wednesday...is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm excitedly waiting on....

“You can’t convict what you can’t confirm.” That’s the motto of 12-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx and his infamous family of thieves. And while Jaxter may not have his father’s burglary prowess, his mother’s forgery skills, or his little sister’s mastery of sleight-of-hand, his book-fed knowledge of non-magical solutions to magical problems makes him invaluable to the family’s heists. But the Grimjinxes may have pulled one con too many in their hometown, Vengekeep.  After swapping the prophetic tapestry used to guide Vengekeep’s actions for a fake concocted by Jaxter’s mother, the Grimjinxes are stunned when the false prophecies begin coming true, bringing destruction in their wake.
Suddenly, Vengekeep is besieged by “natural” disasters and rampaging monsters, courtesy of the secretly enchanted counterfeit tapestry.  With his family forced to stay and combat the impending doom, Jaxter must leave his hometown in search of a way to keep the increasingly dangerous prophecies from wiping Vengekeep off the map.

The Vengekeep Prophecies 
Brian Farrey
10/23/12
Harper Collins

I'm super excited for this MG book! I love the idea of a family of thieves working together; I mean how fun and exciting does that sound?! I really can't wait to meet Jaxter and join him on his adventures. Plus, this book releases on my birthday, which is awesome ;)

What are you waiting on this week?!


6 comments:

Kayla Beck said...

This sounds like such a cute book! I am always on the lookout for new MG books - thanks for sharing. :-D

Kayla @ Bibliophilia, Please
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Amy said...

This book sound fantastic!! I love the premise of it too.

roro said...

this sounds super fun. tnx 4 sharing

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The Readdicts said...

Aww, The Vengekeep Prophecies has such a cute cover. :)
The book looks good too. Good pick!

It would be nice if you could atop by my WoW post. :)

DMS said...

This is one of the most unique stories I have heard about this summer. I am really looking forward to checking it out! I love the premise, and the name Jaxter is brilliant. So glad I popped by, you always post about such awesome middle grade books : ) ~ Jess
http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/

Dani Chapman said...

Great pick! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!