18 May Staff Favorites: Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron
Twelve-year-old Maya prefers reading comic books over doing her math homework. But when strange things start happening in her neighborhood, her normal life is turned upside down.
It starts when all the color drains out of the world, as if someone sucked it away through a straw. Then werehyenas appear, prowling the streets at night. These monsters are the darkbringers. They want nothing more than to spread nightmares and darkness. For a long time, Maya’s father has been the guardian of a veil that shields the human world from these terrible creatures.
But now Maya’s father is missing. The veil is crumbling and more darkbringers are creeping in. Can Maya restore light and peace to the human race before darkness consumes them all? And can she do it in time to visit Comic Con at the end of the summer? Check out Maya and the Rising Dark to find out!
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