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Into the Shadow Mist (Legends of Lotus Island #2)

Into the Shadow Mist (Legends of Lotus Island #2)

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Scholastic Press
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Another fun read from Christina Soontornvat. This series will delight early readers who have ‘graduated’ from Dragon Masters, but aren’t ready for longer fantasy. I’m hooked on Plum’s adventures and curious to see her powers develop.

Audrey I-Wei Huang, Belmont Books, Belmont, MA
July/August 2023 Kids Indie Next List


From three-time Newbery honor recipient Christina Soontornvat comes a compelling new young middle grade fantasy series for readers who love stories about animals, magic, and kids like them embracing their power to change the world.

Plum and her friends are traveling to the misty Bokati Island. There they will study with the mysterious Guardian Master Em, who is the keeper of the ancient forest there. The field trip comes just in time for Plum, who still can’t figure out why she’s so different from the other Novices on Lotus Island.

At first, Plum doesn’t know what to make of this quiet and sometimes gloomy place. But it doesn't take long to discover that Bokati is brimming with an incredible array of fascinating animals and plants.

When an unseen force begins to destroy the trees, putting the entire ecosystem at risk, Plum and her classmates must spring into action. Plum is determined to help, even though she's hiding secrets about her own Guardian powers from even her closest friends.

About the Author

Christina Soontornvat is a three-time Newbery Honoree, a Sibert Honoree, and a Kirkus Prize winner. Her highly acclaimed backlist includes the middle grade books The Tryout, The Last Mapmaker, A Wish in the Dark, and All Thirteen; the picture book To Change a Planet; and the chapter book series Diary of an Ice Princess and Legends of Lotus Island. Christina lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. You can learn more about her work at