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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: A Pair of Docks by Jennifer Ellis


I'm thrilled to be spotlighting Jennifer Ellis' middle-grade sci-fi fantasy, A Pair of Docks, today! Plus, two lucky winners will win a copy...

A Pair of Docks
(The Derivatives of Displacement #1)
by Jennifer Ellis
12/9/13
Moonbird Press

What if you could see your future?

Fourteen-year-old Abbey Sinclair likes to spend her afternoons in the physics lab learning about momentum and gravitational pull. But her practical scientific mind is put to the test when her older brother, Simon, discovers a mysterious path of stones that allows them, along with Abbey’s twin, Caleb, to travel back and forth between their world and what appears to be...the future.

Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones who know about the stones, and they soon realize their lives are in danger from a man known only as Mantis. Abbey, Caleb, and Simon must follow a twisting trail of clues that will lead them from their neighbor with Asperger's to a strange professor who claims to know the rules of the stones, and to multiple futures—some of whose inhabitants don’t want to stay put.

It will take all of Abbey’s analytical skills to unravel the secrets of the stones, uncover the threads that tie the futures together, thwart Mantis’s plan, and, most importantly, keep her family alive—now and in the future.

A Pair of Docks is an action-adventure for kids and adults that explores Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, parallel universes, time travel and the boundary between science and magic. It is the first novel in the Derivatives of Displacement series. Lovers of fantasy and science fiction will find plenty to like in A Pair of Docks.


Praise for A Pair of Docks

“Exquisite, marvellous, fantastically scientific. I adored reading every bit of this book, including night shifts and this didn't happen since the time of Harry Potter…I found it incredible the crescendo of the characters as the story unfolded and the detail chronicled to uphold the timeline.” Amazon 5 star review
“This was a great book. It is billed as a young adult/middle school book, but I loved it. Abbey is adorable and wonderfully geeky. All three siblings are easily relatable and wonderful characters.” Amazon 5 star review
“With smooth, flawless writing, Ellis takes readers on a time travel adventure that is both clever and captivating. "A Pair of Docks" contains hints of dystopia and witchcraft that is scientifically grounded - concluding with an ending that is satisfying but not complete.” Goodreads 5 star review
“This is definitely one of the books you should read this year.” Grade 5 student book report


Jennifer lives with her husband and two boys in the mountains of BC where she can be found writing, skiing, running, and working as an environmental researcher. She has a PhD in Geography and has been known to read tarot cards.

Her first novel, A Pair of Docks, is a science fiction fantasy for middle-graders and adults. A Quill Ladder, the sequel to A Pair of Docks, is coming in November 2014.

Win a copy of A Pair of Docks!
Jennifer has generously offered a print copy of A Pair of Docks for one winner and an ebook copy of A Pair of Docks and its sequel A Quill Ladder for another winner.
DETAILS
-US/CAN only
-ends 11/7
-one winner will get the print copy and one winner will get the ebooks
-must be 13+ to enter
-winners will be emailed and must claim prizes within 48 hours
-Word Spelunking is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen prizes

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1 comment:

Rebecca (The Reading Den) said...

Two words: Time Travel.

I love the idea of time travel. I need to read everything with time travel. If only there were more books about time travel that did not give me a headache.

Sounds interesting. I also love that she likes science.