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Music Boxes by Tonja Drecker Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

“I only desire your talent…” Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay’s biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights. When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can’t believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right… One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself. **Music Boxes was recommended by The Barnes & Noble Kids Blog as one of the 5 Spooky New Middle Grade Books for Campfire Chills!!****Now available in audiobook!!** Add to Goodreads Amazon * B&N

After finishing her BA in International Studies at the University of Denver, Tonja Drecker spent many years in Europe devouring chocolate, cheese and wine while investigating the birth places of myths, legends and mysterious tales. Currently residing somewhere in the back woods of the Ozarks, she writes away while tending to chickens, cows and her family of six. Her stories have been published in several collections and magazines including In the Shadow of the Eagle’s Eye in REAL GIRLS DON’T RUST (Spencer Hill Press, 2013), A GLOWWORM (Black and White Publishing Company, 2017) and Meringue, Murder and Marzipan in FULL DARK (Obsidian Books, 2017) . She’s an avid book reader, professional children’s book reviewer, outdoor addict and always in search of a new adventure (based in reality, the imagination, or otherwise). Website * Facebook * Twitter * Amazon * Goodreads

Lindsey hurried out to the middle of the floor, while the other dancers flew past. Being right in the
middle of them was like being caught in a flock of exotic birds. The girls wore sparkling costumes, and
some of the guys wore capes—debonair. Lindsey’s snow boots, thick winter coat, scarf, and hat made
her a clumsy, overly rounded snowball.
Darting back to Madame Destinée, she struggled to pull off her scarf.
“Is there a problem, darling?”
“Nope.” She tossed the scarf to the side and jerked off her boots, letting them plop to the floor with a
pair of thuds. Then, she went back out to the floor. One minute. That’s all she needed. She’d dance, and
Mom would never know.
Letting the music take over, her feet moved as light as fluttering butterfly wings. Allegro. On the far end
of the studio, she balanced up on one leg to extend into an arabesque. Except her jeans refused to
stretch. Fighting back frustration, she went from 2nd position into 5th and révèle for what would

hopefully be a pirouette. As she swung around, the girl in red soared right at her. Lindsey stumbled
backward to avoid a collision and plopped down onto her backside with a loud thump.
The whole floor vibrated. Everyone stopped and stared. Lindsey glanced over at her boots and scarf,
wanting to crawl under them, hide, and pretend she wasn’t there.
Madame Destinée cleared her throat. “Darling, I’m afraid this won’t do.”
Heat burned Lindsey’s face as she pulled herself up from the floor. Ugh. It wasn’t even her fault. But by
the looks on everyone’s faces, nobody cared. She should have never agreed to come inside. She did not
belong there.
“Come back tomorrow, and we’ll try again.” With a flick of the wrist, Madame Destinée shooed the
dancers back into motion. But the girl in red stood there a second longer with her lips curled into a
vicious grin.

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  1. this cover is intriguing

  2. Michelle H. says

    The book sounds like a nail biter.

  3. This story sounds F’ed up lmfao.. Lord help me.. I wanted to read more..

  4. I like the book cover and the plot sounds intriguing!

  5. I love the cover. It takes me back in time

  6. Denise Montgomery says

    It is a book that I would love to read.