The Golden Specific (Mapmaker's Trilogy) #2

Author(s): S. E. Grove

Middle Fiction (8-12) | Sale Fiction

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.


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Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiralled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they're all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else...until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.

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 "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

S.E. Grove( is a historian and dedicated traveler who has spent years studying the world of maps. Her parents are from the United States and Central America, and she was raised in both places. Since then she has explored many corners of the globe, present and past. Right now, she lives in the Northeast with her family.She is working on the third volume of the Mapmakers trilogy."

General Fields

  • : 9780142423677
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Puffin
  • : 0.386
  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 32mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 528
  • : Paperback
  • : S. E. Grove