The Eighth Day


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The Eighth Day Series 
(MG Fantasy)

HarperCollins


In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.
When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.
Character drawings by high school student
Rachel Gillespie
And there's a reason Evangeline's hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out.

"Ancient magic pairs nicely with modern intrigue as Jax is forced to navigate his dangerous new reality. Complicated alliances, unclear motives and ruthless villains will keep the pages turning... A promising start to a new trilogy." ~ KIRKUS

"There is an unparalleled mix of evil villains, humor, and background ... The characters are vivid, and Jax is the star. The quest is action-packed, and the world that Salerni builds is unique and engaging. This series is absolutely necessary for middle grades." ~ VOYA

"[The Eighth Day] melds Arthurian legend into present day in much the same way that Rick Riordan uses Greek and Egyptian mythology, with characters being descendants of heroes long thought to be folklore ... The story lends itself to further adventures and readers will be excited to follow Jax and eager to see what happens next." ~ SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Adventure, magic, and Arthurian legend combine in a roller-coaster ride of secrets and mythology." ~ BOOKLIST 


Character Art by Rachel Gillespie at Artistic Expressions.

9 comments:

  1. I have this book to read! It sounds amazing and I can't wait to get to it in my TBR pile. :) Best of luck!
    ~Jess

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  2. We really enjoyed The Eighth Day and The Inquisitors Mark. When is the next book coming out?

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    1. Hi, Donna! Thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed the books. The next book, The Morrigan's Curse, is coming out January 26, 2016. You can see the cover and read the synopsis here at my website:http://diannesalerni.com/books/the-eighth-day-series/

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  3. We really enjoyed The Eighth Day and The Inquisitors Mark. When is the next book coming out?

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  4. I LOVED the series, but when is the 4th book coming out?!?!πŸ˜πŸ“™πŸ“šπŸ“–

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you're a fan! Sadly, the publisher has not chosen to publish a 4th book at this time. But I'm ready to write one if they ever change their minds!

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  5. I really enjoyed reading the series and getting acquainted with all the characters of the story.Is there really no way of a fourth book is going to written?Its really dissapointing as I enjoyed and really want to know how the story ends

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed the series! Never say never in the publishing world! It's possible there might be more books, but not any time soon, I'm afraid.

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  6. Been waiting for a fourth book for a long time!Still hoping it's going to happen

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