Avalina Jones: And the Eye of the Storm (Paperback)
*Nominated for LibraryReads List*
*Nominated for Indi Next List*
"Adams' pirate-centric story teems with entertaining bits of magic...A well-crafted, supernatural pirate tale with a capable, young hero." KIRKUS REVIEWS
"This novel is packed with creativity. Lori Adams has outdone herself in describing the magical ship and all of its components. . . I really enjoyed the story of Avalina Jones and her pirate adventure...any Hogwarts fans might find themselves equally enthralled by Avalina and her time aboard the Aquatiery." SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
"I feel this story has the potential to become what HP was for the generation back then . . . Can't wait to read the next one " NETGALLEY REVIEWER, AMY W.
"I just adored this book...I found I couldn't put it down, lol. Lori Adams has an amazing knack for whimsical descriptions that just made me smile every page...If you are a fan of the ocean, pirates, fun adventures or mystery, then there will be something in this book for you to enjoy...filled with great friendships, over-coming bullies and good-natured fun." NETGALLEY REVIEWER, JENNIFER F.
"The book has mystery and excitement ...I had a hard time putting it down I liked it so much...I have never heard about anything like this. The idea of a pirate school ship is a brilliant one." NETGALLEY REVIEWER, KIERAH K.
"Fun middle grade read...action packed adventure story. Will be gifting many copies next year..." NETGALLEY REVIEWER, TAMMY, H.
When Avalina Jones learns she is the Last Heir of the infamous pirate Davy Jones, she is whisked away to begin life aboard an enchanted schoolship for Pirate Heirs where danger and excitement awaits.
Contemporary kids who happen to be Heirs of the most nefarious pirates in history. Superstitions, mysteries, curses, secrets, strange ocean creatures, and undead pirates will thrill middle-grade readers in this rollicking, globe-trotting adventure.
Raised as a Landlubber, Avalina quickly realizes bizarre and danger are normal aboard Pirate Heir schoolships-food fights back, school supplies giggle or explode in your face. And not everyone can be trusted. When she is accused of a terrible crime, Avalina races to solve the mystery and makes a dangerous discovery that threatens everyone aboard. With help from her deckmates, Avalina draws closer to the truth, unaware that a deeper, darker fate awaits.
Worlds collide for readers who will love the fast-paced thrills and interplay of fantasy and reality. Author Lori Adams expertly delivers a timeless story, blending elements of sea lore, magic, and adventure. Avalina Jones is a romping tale for middle graders searching for the next enduring fantasy classic.