For this Pokemon type, I’m going to be a little bit more abstract, these are going to be books where the ground underneath the characters’ feet was shaken or taken from underneath them.
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers
The Greystone kids thought they knew everything about their life and their mother. It’s just been the four of them after all. Chess has been a protector to his younger siblings, Emma, who loves math, and Finn who seem naive and loves being silly.
But things change when their mom finds a report of three kidnapped children with their exact names, first, middle, and last. They also share identical birthdays. Before they can ask their mom about all this she leaves them with a relative stranger Ms. Morales and her daughter Natalie. Their mom claims she’s going on a work trip but the kids don’t quite buy it.
But soon the kids discover clues that lead them to an even stranger mysteries. Ones with hidden rooms and ciphers, and things that will turn their whole world upside down.
You can also find my review of the book here, but be careful of spoilers.
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Marowak
The reason I chose Marowak is that mothers play a big role in Marowak’s mythology, and while this book is not so extreme, mothers are still at the center of some world-shattering secrets.
Elliot has suffered from extreme anxiety from birth. He usually stays in his room and his medication takes care of the most extreme symptoms he has. But his anxiety is always still there, waiting for a chance to strike.
When a mixup happens at the pharmacy on Christmas Eve, Elliot’s mother must go out to get Elliot’s pills herself right before a snowstorm is about to hit, she should be back in minutes.
Hours later when she still hasn’t returned Elliot sees no choice but to push past his fears and leave the house to find her, but what happens as the rest of the medication wears off and his anxiety comes out full force?
Will he be able to face his fears and find his mother, or will his anxiety bring him to his breaking point?
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Diglett
Elliot spends lots of time in his room like Diglett does underground but when it does come up to fight it is a strong Pokemon.
Serafina and the Seven Stars
Serafina and Braeden have faced down all nature of paranormal things over the years at Biltmore. Serafina is now considered the Guardian of Biltmore Estate, but after having won battle after battle peace is making her jumpy.
She also not certain of her place now that Braeden has gone away to boarding school in NYC. So when Mr. Vanderbilt asks her to move upstairs to a grand room to help her keep an eye on guests coming for a Biltmore tradition she thinks maybe she’s finally found a new place.
But as Serafina investigates she begins to mistrust her home and her own senses, was Braeden really home for a night or is he far away in NYC? Is the house turning against itself or is she jumping at shadows?
After Serafina witnesses a crime that shouldn’t be possible she begins to doubt her own heart? After all, how can all that once seemed good and worthy of protection now be evil? Will she find her way with Braden’s help or will her world truly stay turned upside down.
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Golett
Golett reminds me of the enemies they face Serafina and the Seven Stars.
The Disaster Days
This one is a tiny bit more literal about the ground being shaken under your feet.
Hannah Steele loves her home outside Seattle on tiny Pelling island. It’s a bit disconnected from the outside world but that’s never been a bad thing. She’s also always felt totally safe there.
That’s why when she’s asked to babysit after school one day it should be no big deal, Zoe and Oscar are next-door neighbors, she’s taken a babysitting class, that makes her an expert right?
No matter that she left her inhaler at home today.
And things would have been fine except for the earthquake, it only lasts four minutes but it changes everything, damaging the house, knocking out the power, making cell service non-existent.
What’s worse, both the ferry and the bridge that connect the kids to help and their parents are down, which means they are alone and stranded with Hannah in charge as things go from bad to dangerous.
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Groudon
Because a legendary Pokemon literally called the Continent Pokémon, which could shift continents and cause earthquakes.
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