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The Grimm Legacy and The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman (2 winners): 250+ Book Giveaway! (USA/CAN)

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library - a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That's where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales; seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White's stepmother's sinister mirror that talks in riddles.

When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime or captured by the thief.

Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.

Goodreads Summary

Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells’ science fiction novels might actually exist. And when a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, he has no idea who the tiny, beautiful girl is riding it. But in the few moments before it vanishes, returning to wherever—and whenever—it came from, he recognizes the other tiny rider: himself!

His search for the time machine, the girl, and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray—and one very famous time machine. And when Leo’s adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention. A race for time is on!

In this grand time-travel adventure full of paradoxes and humor, Polly Shulman gives readers a taste of how fascinating science can be, deftly blending classic science fiction elements with the contemporary fantasy world readers fell in love with in 
The Grimm Legacy.

Goodreads Summary

Author Bio/Links:

Polly Shulman has edited and written articles about books, infinity, edible jellyfish, planets, circuses, and many other subjects for the New York Times, Science, Salon, and many other publications. She is an alumna of Yale, where she majored in math. She puts cayenne pepper in her chocolate cookies and reads forgotten books with frontispieces. In high school she worked as a page at the New York Public Library's main branch, where the librarians trusted her with the key to the special materials storage cage. She lives in New York City with her husband.

Follow her on Twitter: @pollyshulman 


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  1. Natasha said...:

    I love the fairytale part.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. I like these books because there are about the Grimm Fairy Tales and Contemporary Fantasy also with Time Traveling that is so cool! thanks for the great giveaway!

  1. I love that it has elements of the Grimm fairytales in it. I cant wait to read the authors take on them.

  1. I love the Grimm Fairy tales and a twist is a;ways nice to see and bring out. It helps the new generation enjoy your old books in a new way and we enjoy them with them because we remember the old tales

  1. I really like the fantasy and the time travel in the one novel.

  1. I like that they are about the Grimm Fairy tales!! :)

  1. bn100 said...:

    The time travel part sounds interesting

  1. Amy Mays said...:

    I love that it's about the Grimm fairy tales and looks like a cute series.

  1. I love Grimm fairytales and retellings are always so much fun!

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    OHHHH! LOVE the way this book sounds!!!!

  1. Makaela T said...:

    I really enjoyed the first book. Looking forward to seeing a continuation of the amazing repository! =)

  1. Daniel M said...:

    i like everything thats magic! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Alyn Yang said...:

    I like that they involve a library!