Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free for an honest review.
Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy
(Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books
Finding out you were wrong about something important can be a let down. But Poppy is pleased to learn she’s not just a Monday. She’s a Cusper, a weekday lucky enough to have TWO powers. Poppy’s elation is short-lived when she, Ellie, Logan, and Sam return to Power Academy as camp counselors, only to find themselves out of their element and struggling with the new drama teacher and his disaster of a school musical.
When some campers go missing, Poppy and her team of weekdays are on the case. Soon, Poppy begins to realize that much like her powers, the seemingly-perfect town of Nova has some flaws, and the origin of her powers is as questionable as Headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby’s choice in outfits.If only there were more days in the week!
I have been waiting for this book to come out! I reviewed the first book in this series, Poppy Mayberry, the Monday, a little over a year ago. It was such a cute one, I gladly signed up to review this even though my schedule is crazy!
Poppy and her friends are back to Power Academy this summer as camp counselors. They’ve each got a special student to mentor this time. You’ll have to read the first book to understand the powers the kids have.
When kids start disappearing, everything changes! Where are the kids going? How can Poppy and her friends find them? Well, Poppy and her friends and their special abilities come in handy during this crazy time. They also learn something very shocking about their powers!
This book is just as cute as the first one. Your young middle grade students are going to love these magical stories. They’re full of adventure and fun characters. It is filled with heart and is lots of fun! I definitely recommend this book!
“It’s almost as if he disappeared.”
“And that’s my job,” Logan said, cracking a smile.
Ellie rolled her eyes. “Ha, ha, ha,” she said without an ounce of humor.
“Maybe he had an emergency at home,” I offered, but deep down, I knew I was wrong. Something felt off. Just like it felt off last year with the whole Pickle situation. I should never have decided to come back to this place. Maybe I should just get out of here now. Pickle whined, as if she knew that I needed some snuggles right now.
“They aren’t telling us something,” Logan said.
“Yeah. Did you see the way those N.P.C. guys showed up today? That was just plain weird.” Ellie said.
“Maybe we should ask Larriby or Masters what’s going on?” Logan offered.
“I’m already in enough trouble with Larriby as it is. There’s no way I’m gonna ask her about this,” I said.
“Then let’s just listen in as best we can today and see what we get,” Ellie said to me. This was a logical idea. I had a Thursday power, after all. I might as well use it to listen in on thoughts. Sometimes my ditzy friend surprised me.
“We will figure this out,” Logan said, pulling me in for a hug.
About the Author
Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middle grade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled yorkie.In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN.