The fifth and final book in The Books of Elsewhere, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling, fan-favorite seriesabsolutely not to be missed.
Annabelle McMartin is gone for good, but something worse lurks just out of sightwatching, waiting, preparing to strike. Then a field trip to the local art museum reveals a shock. What Olive discovers will create a chain of events that propel her to discoveries she may not wish to uncover, involving Morton's vanished parents and the very deepest, darkest roots of Aldous McMartin's creepy painted world. In this fifth and final book, Olive must seek the full, complex story of Elsewhere, its magical origins, and its creator, and in so doing, face her own fears and limitationsand possibly the destruction of Elsewhere itself. How far will Olive go to save the people and home she loves? And what will be the final cost?
A must-read fantasy series for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline, and Septimus Heap.
About the Author
A two-time Pushcart nominee for poetry, Jacqueline West lives amid the bluffs of Red Wing, Minnesota, with her husband and their dog, Brom Bones. This is her fifth novel.
What People are Saying About This
PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE, VOL. I: THE SHADOWS:
New York Times bestseller
"A suspenseful plot. . .handily amplified by Bernatene's moody and dramatically lit black and white illustrationswill have readers anxiously awaiting the next book."Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This will be a hit with young fantasists ready for a measured helping of menace."BCCB, starred review
"Recommend for fans of Neil Gaiman's Coraline."School Library Journal
Amazon Best Books of the Month, "From the first few pages of The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere, middle grade readers will be hooked on this spooky new series."Amazon.com
"Middle grade writing as it should be."Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Spook-tacular fun!"Discovery Girls
"A fantastic story full of magic and mysteries."San Francisco Chronicle
"This haunting fantasy thriller brings together the quirkiness of Roald Dahl and darkness of Neil Gaimen."Austin Family
"The story was well-written, clever, and completely unpredictable...a great summer read that will let your imagination run wild."TIME for Kids
"The Shadows does not disappoint. . .West introduces a spooky magical world that will captivate middle schoolers."Bookpage.com
"Full of magic and mystery, this spine-tingling tale features a spunky heroine and first rate storytelling."Education.com
"The Books of Elsewhere just blew me away."New Richmond News
A Junior Library Guild Selection
winner of the Cybil Award
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brilliant end to a brilliant series. Please give this one a try. This does not read like a middle grade book. The author's writing is brilliant, beautiful, captivating, exciting. I am so sorry that this series has ended, but will be anxiously awaiting Jacqueline West's next effort. Thanks Olive for the adventures!
I love this series! My teacher Mrs Kragness suggested it and it is great! Thanks Mrs Kragness!
Best Elsewhere book yet!