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I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my family and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My latest middle grade fantasy novel, THE STAR SHEPHERD, is available now from Sourcebooks Young Readers!

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HOLLOW DOLLS Launch Party! @ Toadstool Bookshop
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COMET RISING

”A captivating volley of revelations and resolutions.”
-Kirkus Reviews
COMET RISING by MarcyKate Connolly

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: 1/1/2019
ISBN: 978-1492649984
Hardcover, ebook
Upper Middle Grade Fantasy

Something is very wrong with the sky…

Emmeline and Lucas are safe from Lady Aisling and her soldiers for the time being. The only thing that mars their peaceful life is Emmeline’s former shadow, Dar. Still shut in her cage, she constantly tries to manipulate Emmeline to set her free.

Then one night the Cerelia Comet-the reason for their magical abilities-returns… Twelve years too early. The return of the comet can only mean one thing, Lady Aisling has a sky shaker under her control and is hoping for a new batch of talented children to add to her collection.

Emmeline and Lucas journey to find other talented children who can help in the fight against Lady Aisling. But when Dar escapes, and the two friends realize many of the children they seek have already been taken, it’s clear the sky shaker might be the least of their worries.

The thrilling conclusion to MarcyKate Connolly’s Shadow Weaver duology that follows Emmeline and Lucas as they face the darkness that has shadowed their lives.

WINTER 2019 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

 

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Would you like a signed copy of Comet Rising? Now you can order them through Porter Square Books. Simply put "signed copy" and the name to make it out to in the order comments and I'll sign your book before it's shipped to you!

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Praise for Comet Rising

"A captivating volley of revelations and resolutions."


Kirkus

"Connolly again spins a magical tale; she deftly crafts moods and creates a sense of urgency that will leave readers breathless."


Booklist, starred review

For Educators

A Discussion Guide & Event Kit for Comet Rising is available!

Also, I love chatting with students and offer free 20-30 minute Skype visits. Learn more about School & Library Visits or request a Skype visit via my contact form.