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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 30/07/2015
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The sequel to S.E. Grove's New York Times best seller, The Glass Sentence. The events of The Glass Sentence transformed the world, as well as the life of 14-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, as an explorer's apprentice. When Sophia learns that her mother's diary - and the story of her parents' fate - is in a foreign archive, she makes a split-second decision and sets off on the journey with an almost complete stranger. As soon as Theo learns she is gone, he sets off on a voyage of his own. Written in alternating voices, studded with extracts from Sophia's mother's diary, and filled with all manner of wonders, including startlingly new kinds of maps, The Golden Specific is that wonderful thing - a second book that is even better than the first.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780670785032
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 654 g
Dimensions: 210 x 139 x 40 mm


MEDIA 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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