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The Prince of Nowhere



by
Rochelle Hassan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780063054608
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General
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This sweeping middle grade fantasy debut by Rochelle Hassan follows Roda and Ignis, a girl and a shapeshifter who must put aside their differences and work together to best a nefarious force that threatens their past, present, and future—think Howl’s Moving Castle meets When You Reach Me.

Open the door.

I’ll be waiting for you.

Roda knows monsters are real; they live outside the wall of deadly, freezing mist that surrounds her small town and keeps the monsters out. So when Roda finds an injured crow on the instruction of her secret pen pal, Anonymous—whose letters arrive without warning and correctly predict the future—she’s surprised to learn she’s brought home a monster from the outside world. Because her crow is really a shapeshifting boy named Ignis.

Ignis doesn’t remember where he was going before he crash-landed. But Anonymous knows something. The only way to find out why Anonymous brought Ignis and Roda together is to follow a trail of confusing instructions and clues in Anonymous’s letters. Their perilous journey leads them into the mist and beyond, to a mysterious place called Nowhere. But Ignis is hiding some startling secrets, and the farther they get, the more Roda doubts she can trust him. As a nefarious force closes in, they’ll have to put aside their differences and work together. For after all, they might be each other’s only defense against an enemy who threatens their past, present, and future.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

336

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2022

Book Genres

Fantasy, Magic

Topics

Monsters. Shapeshifting. Voyages and travels. Action and adventure. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-7-Twelve-year-old Roda remembers perfectly the day she rescued a crow from the mists surrounding her town. The first two notes she'd received from someone known only as Anonymous had been fairly innocuous in their predictions of future events and odd riddles-so when the third told her to save the crow, she never would have guessed how completely that one action would change her life. Now Roda and the crow, actually a shape-shifting boy named Ignis, must follow Anonymous's instructions and venture outside the mists protecting Roda's home on a perilous journey in search of a place called Nowhere. They hope to find a way to save Roda's mother, unlock Ignis's missing memories and possibly travel back in time to prevent the events that led to his family's death. Hassan's debut is a wonderful blend of speculative genres, featuring a rich world and complex characters readers are sure to love. Roda and her family are white; other characters present more diversely, in a fantasy context. VERDICT A highly recommended purchase, excellent for fans of Studio Ghibli, Rick Riordan, and Madeleine L'Engle alike.-Kaitlin Frick

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-7-Twelve-year-old Roda remembers perfectly the day she rescued a crow from the mists surrounding her town. The first two notes she'd received from someone known only as Anonymous had been fairly innocuous in their predictions of future events and odd riddles-so when the third told her to save the crow, she never would have guessed how completely that one action would change her life. Now Roda and the crow, actually a shape-shifting boy named Ignis, must follow Anonymous's instructions and venture outside the mists protecting Roda's home on a perilous journey in search of a place called Nowhere. They hope to find a way to save Roda's mother, unlock Ignis's missing memories and possibly travel back in time to prevent the events that led to his family's death. Hassan's debut is a wonderful blend of speculative genres, featuring a rich world and complex characters readers are sure to love. Roda and her family are white; other characters present more diversely, in a fantasy context. VERDICT A highly recommended purchase, excellent for fans of Studio Ghibli, Rick Riordan, and Madeleine L'Engle alike.-Kaitlin Frick

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