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@DisneyHyperion releases Burning Magic by Joshua Khan

Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for providing this book for review.  
All opinions are mine.  
I'm the kinda' reader who just can't dive into a book that's part of series without reading the previous books in the series.  So before diving into Burning Magic by Joshua Khan, I had to find copies of the previous books in the series.
As luck would have it my kids had Shadow Magic and Dream Magic right on their bookshelves.  This series has the makings of a great on screen movie.  A strong, female lead character paired with a rebel of sorts boy.  The pair lead a cast of unforgettable characters sure to transport middle school readers into a world of magic and mystery.

The chapters are short but the adventures of Lily and Thorne are HUGE!

BURNING MAGIC (Disney-Hyperion; On Sale: April 10, 2018) by Joshua Khan is the third and final installment in the Shadow Magic trilogy. In this sizzling adventure, Lily the sorcerer queen and Thorn the giant-bat-whisperer journey to the Sultanate of Fire to help their friend K'leef in a no-holds-barred contest for the throne.
When Lily, aka the "witch queen" and bat-rider extraordinaire Thorn travel to Sultanate of Fire, things go terribly wrong. Instead of celebrating a reunion with their old friend K'leef, they are thrust into royal murder, an epic quest, and a deadly battle for the throne.

While investigating the murder, Lily learns shocking truths about her life that could destroy all she has achieved. Yet, among the ruins of her old life, she has the opportunity to become someone greater . . . and more terrifying.

Thorn and the magnificent bat, Hades, join the timid K'leef and the idiotic Gabriel Solar in a quest to find a phoenix. These fire birds are the key to saving the sultanate, but they nest within the Shardlands. The boys must defeat not only the monsters of that magical wilderness, but also rivals eager to claim the throne for themselves. Rivals that include a renegade from House Shadow.

Khan has done it again and even though I hate saying goodbye to Lily and Thorne, there is some sense of closure.   Readers are finally given answers about the background of Lily and Thorne and the reveals are surprising.  I am hoping for at least one more adventure...
Burning Magic is available at bookstores nationwide.  If your child enjoys adventurous tales with magic and mystery, then Burning Magic and other books in the Shadow Magic trilogy are probably a book they would enjoy.
What books does your middle schooler enjoy reading?  


Ann Snook said…
I've never heard of this series but it sounds really cool! I am actually still partial to middle-school age book series when I want an easy read. This sounds like it could be the Harry Potter of today.
This sounds like a neat series. I have never heard of it before. But, then again, I do not have any middle schoolers yet. I will keep it in mind for when my daughter is a little older.
Terri Steffes said…
I'm a huge fan of series books. This one sounds intriguing. I also fall in love with characters and miss them when I am done with the book! I love adolescent lit!
Ali Rost said…
My son is a huge lover of fantasy fiction and has been reading this series. He said this third book really has done a great job of continuing the Shadow Magic series and is a wonderful end to the trilogy. As with any great series, he was left wanting more and hoping the characters might show up again in the future!
Melissa Chapman said…
My middle schooler would love to dig into a book like this one! Thank you so much for putting this title on my radar- we are always looking for new fantasy fiction series books for our boy!
Masshole Mommy said…
I am the same way - I need to read the entire series or I feel weird about it. This sounds like a great read!
If it is a story line that is easy to pick up I can do the same. Seems like I always go back and start from the beginning anyway so I might as well do it in the first place. Sounds like a great book.
AiringMyLaundry said…
This sounds like a fabulous book series! I"ll have to pick it up for my kids. I'm sure they'll enjoy it.
LisaLisa said…
I can see my oldest daughter enjoying this book. She loves any type of fantasy fiction book. I've never heard of this series before myself, this would make a great gift for her since her birthday is coming up soon. Thanks for sharing!
Tammy said…
Sounds like a wonderful series. Will have to check it out for the grandkids
Tasheena Womack said…
I have to look into getting this book for the kiddos. It looks like a great read.
Jeannette said…
I have never heard of the series but it would be a fun one for my kiddos to read. He's not all that keen on reading but stuff like this he really loves a lot. I can't wait to show it to him.
Censie Sawyer said…
My son is turning into quite the reader. While he is only 7 I think he could read this book soon. Thank you for the book review.
Tami Q said…
Right now, we are reading Dr. Seuss and Franklin books. However, my son is only five, not a middle schooler just yet. I do collect books along the way that he will eventually read.
cheryl e. said…
ALWays on the hunt for books for my readers. Love action. And fantasy. May need to read it before they do!!
Lisa Favre said…
This story looks like it's packed with adventure and action! My friend is a huge fan of the fantasy genre so this would totally be up her alley.
I think my daughter would love the books by this author! She reads quickly and we are always looking for new series for her to get into. She's into mystery and magic so this sounds perfect.
My middle schooler loves mysteries, love stories and some science fiction. She loves to read!
Angela Ricardo said…
I truly have not heard of this book or series before! I am missing out. I will check this asap.
Aileen Adalid said…
This is the first time I've heard of this series but it absolutely sounds interesting! I may be old but this would still appeal to me. Thanks for sharing!
Marysa said…
Sounds like a great book - I'll have to check this out for my daughter. She does enjoy reading this kind of book, and it sounds like a fun story for getting kids engaged in the plot.
I'm the same way about books, television series and movies. If there's a previous installment I need to read or see it before I read or see the newer release.
Chubskulit Rose said…
I like reading book series too. I just don't like it when I can't find the next one or the one in between.
Sara Welch said…
This is a new series for me! I've never heard of it but I wonder if my kids have. I have a couple that would love it.
Unfortunately the closest middle schooler is El Dr and his idea of a good series is Captain Underpants. Si, BB knows. She's working on expanding his horizons. Hopefully this will be the series to do that. Gracias for the intro.
Vanessa Palma said…
My kids really enjoyed the Happy Potter series. They are now working on the Divergent series and it is a hit in our house. Mom likes them too!
Jennifer Mitchell said…
This looks like it would be a really great series. I really need to check it out!

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