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Missing L #AtoZChallenge, Lizzie Speare and the Cursed Tomb

I hate when that happens.  You know you have a book and you can’t find it anywhere.  Kinda like my Looking for Alaska book by my BF John Green.  I lost it and it’s killing me.  Well it happened again.  I lost the Lizzie Speare book.

BUT I FOUND IT!!

Lizzie Spear and the Cursed Tomb

Lizzie Spear is by Ally Malinenko, who if you remember, did a guest post a minute ago. Check it out here. Ally is on Goodreads! Here’s what they’re saying about Lizzy Speare…

MEET LIZZY SPEARE…

…a normal twelve year old girl with a talent for writing, who has a very not normal family secret. And when Lizzy’s father vanishes, that secret will change her life in ways unimagined. (Spoiler Alert! It turns out that Lizzy, or Elizabeth S. Speare, is the last living descendant of William Shakespeare. Shhh! Don’t tell anybody!)

Then Lizzy and her best friend Sammy are kidnapped, awakening in the faraway land of Manhattan. Their host is Jonathan Muse, whose job is to protect Lizzy from becoming the latest victim in a family feud nearly five hundred years old. Could that be why the mysterious, eye patch-wearing Dmitri Marlowe is after her? (Spoiler Alert 2—he’s the last living descendant of Christopher Marlowe, a friend and rival of Shakespeare’s. But keep it to yourself!) Is Marlowe after Lizzy’s family fortune rumored to be kept in Shakespeare’s tomb? Does he seek artistic immortality? Or Revenge (with a capital R) for a death long, long ago?

In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, Lizzy and Sammy are thrust into the realm of the mythical and fantastic—from satyrs and Cyclopses to Middle Eastern cab drivers and Brooklyn hipsters—in what is truly “an improbable fiction” as the Bard himself once wrote.

what what?

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.