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Magic Marks the Spot
Magic Marks the Spot | Caroline Carlson
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Pirates! Magic! Treasure! A gargoyle? Caroline Carlson's hilarious tween novel The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot is a seafaring romp like no other. The paperback features an Extras section containing an interview with the gargoyle, Hilary's application to the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, and a sneak peek at the second book in the series, The Terror of the Southlands. Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. There's only one problem: the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags. But Hilary won't let this stop her; instead, she sets out to find her own piratical adventure and gets swept up in a madcap quest involving a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a talking gargoyle, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherousand unexpectedvillain on the High Seas. Written with uproarious wit and an inviting storyteller tone, the first book in Caroline Carlson's quirky series is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society.
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Sharanya
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This was...fine? It all felt Very Typical. Every character is a cardboard cutout of the Quintessential Middle Grade Novel. Plucky Young Girl Who Is Constantly Underestimated, Proper Grown Ups Who Are Either Absentminded Or Very Interested In Being Proper, etc. It was nice, but I wasn‘t riveted. I drifted in out of the story without feeling any attachment at all. Cute, mildly interesting, but not particularly new. 4th for #24in48. ★★★☆☆.

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Sharanya
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*yaaaaaaaaawn* good morning, bookworms! Been tinkering around the house, showering, getting coffee, etc., while listening to this cute little book. How are y‘all doing? #24in48

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Sharanya
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#currentlylistening | Getting coffee & sending some emails while I listen to this silly, fun book #24in48

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Andydear
Magic Marks the Spot | Caroline Carlson
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If you ever want the satisfying adventure of running away to be a most fearsome and respected pirate, then this is your tale! I loved the world that was built, I adored the use of letters and gossip columns and what have I ever done without a good gargoyle? Truly a fun read! ✨🗡

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Andydear
Magic Marks the Spot | Caroline Carlson
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Just finished rereading Carry On and I thought I might as well make a library run while I'm out! Absolutely adore the cover for Wild Robot, so I went with the theme! 🤖

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Magic Marks the Spot | Caroline Carlson
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This fresh fun author is coming out with an entirely new book in May. An homage to the great detectives. I am really looking forward to it!!

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