I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Mapmakers by Tamzin Merchant
Series: Cordelia Hatmaker #2
Published by WW Norton on May 3, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Family / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Technology / General
Format: ARC, eBook
Return to Cordelia Hatmaker’s spellbinding world of magic and millinery in this sparkling sequel to The Hatmakers.
Cordelia Hatmaker has saved England from war. She stopped Lord Whitloof’s sinister plans, rescued the King and Princess, and restored the Makers Guild. But she still hasn’t found her missing father. Ever since Cordelia discovered the hidden map in her father’s telescope, she’s been searching the streets of London by starlight, trying to uncover its secrets.
She never expects to stumble upon a secret society of Mapmakers—or to learn that magic isn’t limited to the few Maker families, but instead is all around, if you know where to look. But danger is lurking around every corner, and Cordelia must convince the rival Maker families to work together for once—not only to bring her father home, but to save the very essence of magic itself. . . .
With exceptional and inventive storytelling and a lionhearted heroine, Tamzin Merchant once again draws readers into her captivating London and takes them on a breathless new adventure full of wildness, wit, warmth—and magic.
Once again this is the second book in a series and I did not read the first! The first is called The Hatmakers, and I had enough “backstory” in this one to get up to speed. This is a fantastic little fantasy novel that really reminded me a lot of my own favorite book series, the Fly by Night books by Frances Hardinge. (Weird to call them a series but there are only two. Possibly more eventually??) I love Cordelia, the main character of this book, and it’s an excellent middle grade. Five stars. Would recommend to any middle-grader. Bookshop link.
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