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The Golden Specific: Mapmakers Trilogy (Book 2) (Paperback)
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The Golden Specific: Mapmakers Trilogy (Book 2) (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 15/06/2016
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The events of The Glass Sentence transformed the world, as well as the life of fourteen year old Sophia Tims. Since then she's continued searching for clues to her parents' disappearance, combing Boston's archives and libraries. Across the country, her friend Theo is searching, too. When Sophia learns that her mother's diary and the story of her parents" fate is in a distant archive, she makes a split second decision and sets off with an almost complete stranger on a sea voyage to a place where she knows no one. Weeks later, Theo returns to Boston and immediately sets off on a new voyage of his own. This book is written in alternating voices, studded with extracts from Minna Time's diary, and filled with all manner of wonders, including startlingly new kinds of maps.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780142423677
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 196 x 134 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC
"This delicious blend of magic, history, and science will continue to delight fans of intricate world-building and rich storytelling."--School Library Journal

"Readers who have already read the first installment will gladly savor another journey with Sophia and marvel at the worlds they enter. Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder."--Kirkus Reviews

RAVES FOR THE GLASS SENTENCE
A New York Times Bestseller
An IndieBound National Bestseller
A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection
A Top Ten Kid's Next Selection
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start
A Washington Post Summer Book Club Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Reads
An Amazon Summer 2014 Reading Selection
An Amazon Top 20 Children's/YA Book of 2014
An ABC Best Book of 2014


* "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Stellar . . richly layered and emotionally engaging from the first page through to the intriguing cliffhanger end."--BCCB, starred review

* "A mind-blowing debut . . . The bookmaking behind this first novel is as elegant as the maps within it."--Shelf Awareness, starred review


"Wonderful. This author's imagination is just amazing." - Nancy Pearl on NPR.org

"I am in no doubt about the energy of S.E. Grove as a full-fledged, pathfinding fantasist. I look forward to the next installment to place upon the pile. Intensely." - Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review

"Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book."--Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings

"Absolutely marvelous. It's the best book I've read in a long time."--Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the Scorpion

"A page-turner . . So imaginative."--Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

"Exuberantly imagined [and] exquisite."--Elizabeth Wein, New York Times best-selling author of Code Name Verity

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