HEARTSEEKER IS A 2018 SUMMER/FALL INDIES INTRODUCE PICK: Indie bookstores are already celebrating Melinda’s writing, and are very eager to support this series.
CLASSIC ADVENTURE: Historical fiction with a pinch of fantasy, this story is accessible and imaginative in a way that makes it just right for readers of Lisa Graff and A Snicker of Magic.
TRUE MIDDLE-GRADE: The main character’s journey is relatable and appropriate for younger middle graders, a voracious population that is constantly looking for new stories to devour.
COMPLETE DUOLOGY: This two-book series is short and sweet, and with the publication of Mayquin, the whole story will be available to readers to snap up and binge-read.
INDIE BOOKSELLER AUTHOR: A bookseller at The Curious Iguana, an independent bookstore in Frederick, MD, Melinda Beatty is actively engaged in the indie community.
Praise for Heartseeker:
A 2018 Summer/Fall Indies Introduce Book
“It’s kind of like the new generation’s Ella Enchanted.”—GeekMom
“A smart, captivating fantasy-adventure that will leave readers hungry for more.”—Booklist
“Beatty crafts a world rich with its own mythology and filled with strong heroes. This well-developed and original fantasy is a must-have for any middle grade collection.”—School Library Journal
“Beatty creates a cast of memorable characters and entrancingly vivid settings, immersing readers in a magical realm worth revisiting.”—Publishers Weekly
“As high fantasy has skewed older in recent years, it’s refreshing to see one that’s solidly middle-grade, helmed by a believable 11-year-old whose growth in savvy and understanding of her own privilege come naturally.”—Kirkus Reviews
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