Time's Edge by Rysa Walker

In Time's Edge we are seeing J. F. Kennedy’s murder and an exploration of racial tensions including riots and lynchings. Rather deep topics for a young adult fiction book. Rysa Walker handles the topics quite well; juxtaposing necessary decisions and actions within ethical and moral boundaries.

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The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy

The Glass Gauntlet is filled with non-stop fun and action that would take the energy of a pre-teen or magically enhanced grown up to keep up with. Your child's heart rate may increase but it shouldn't be too dangerous. Don’t forget though; you have to accept danger to be a member of the Blood Guard.

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The Blood Guard by Carter Roy

As the Percy Jackson books are based upon Greek mythology, The Blood Guard series is based upon Jewish mysticism. In both series’ there is a component of magic. If you are comfortable with those two issues then this is a great book for your child. The message is positive in that it’s protagonists seek to overcome evil. They are kind to strangers and odd-balls, incorporating them into their sphere without question. Good things happen and it is a truly fun story to read.

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