Games Wizards Play (Young Wizards #10)
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Games Wizards Play (Young Wizards #10)

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Once every eleven years, Earth’s most senior wizards stage an event called “The Invitational” – a gathering of hot young wizardly talent from all over the world at which the Seniors judge which of their younger colleagues will be in the forefront of the next generation’s battle against every wizard’s ancient enemy, the Lone Power. Part science fair (except that as part of...more
Expected publication: 2015
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Feb 25, 2014 Skye marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2015

UPDATED 6/24/13

Expected publication 2014!?

ARC Please? :(

UPDATED 2/25/14

Well now this is getting depressing... it's been pushed back yet ANOTHER year!? :*(
Aug 03, 2014 Sarah marked it as to-read
Edit 8/3/14

Okay, why isn't this book out yet? Why does it say 2015? My old person college brain is going to forget everything that's happened in the series by the time it comes out.

Edit 4/29/12

The description! The. DESCRIPTION.

Between this, Harry Potter, and other witch culture, I want to be a witch/wizard. So bad.


I want to read this book right now! It kills me to just have a title. Hopefully this will be out before 2013.
Madeleine R-A
Why have I rated this book 5 stars and put it under six-star-books? Because I'm Nita Callahan, that's why! (The only other people who would get this are the YW fans on FF!)

I just need to read this book! I've been deprived of YW since... Beginning of seventh grade? That's a full two years! When I began reading he books, I was astounded at the quality of the writing...and I hadn't even tried any trashy books by then!!! True, Animorphs began my reading career, but until I began reading SYWtbaW I wa...more
May 19, 2012 Kelsey marked it as to-read
I wish she didn't take FOREVER to come out with each new book. Honestly, it's painful to wait. And I never want to read all the books over again until I know when the next books is coming out. That would be absolutely wonderful to have a release date. Really. Please.
Rachael Fielding
I read the last Y.W. book (#9 in the series) in 2010, so it really has been quite difficult waiting for the next book in the series - it seems more like at least a decade ago! True, I did get to read all three feline wizard books (just fabulous - I'm a cat person after all, and fluently speak cat & dog in all dialects!) as well as the Y.W. Halloween short story too, but I can't remember the last time I squirmed so bad for a book release (other than currently awaiting for the Magic Thief book...more
Catherine Bradford
Jun 24, 2014 Catherine Bradford marked it as to-read


Okay, I just really hope to see Nita and Kit and Nita's sister and that one guy with super long hair who I'm pretty sure isn't actually (view spoiler)

clearly I haven't read it in a while...



Nita’s wizard-sister Dairine has also been assigned mentoring duty. Unfortunately she hates not only her own mentoree candidate, an infuriatingly self-effacing girl called Mehrnaz, but the whole job that takes her aw...more
Dec 12, 2011 Drakonflight marked it as to-read
Shelves: coming-soon
I totally want to read this book . . . I've grown up with this series, and it's been fun watching Nita, Kit, and Dairine grow up with me.

Kind of wish I hadn't read the summary just now, though. I feel like it gives too much away.

Proceeding to forget about this until 2013 when I can make my own opinion about the newest installment.
Jan 14, 2014 elissa marked it as to-read
Shelves: youngadult, sffantasy
Now that I finally finished #9, I don't want to forget that this is coming out in 2013 (now changed to 2015, after being changed earlier to 2014)!
Give it to me. NOW!
I cannot wait for the wonderful day in 2015 when this book is released. It was maybe two years ago when I finished the last book, and for those two years, I couldn't help but think about what would come next:

1. When will Dairine find Roshaun? In the review it says that she'll find a vital clue, so I'm hopeful...

2. The potential romance in the story. The author finally added a little bit of romance between Nita and Kit in A Wizard of Mars, and I'm so eager to see how it plays out.

3. It seems like...more
Savannah Koehne
May 23, 2014 Savannah Koehne marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2014 Meghan marked it as to-read
I feel like I have spent half my life waiting for the next YW book to be released!

...oh wait... ::does math::...

I'm 24 years old and have been reading this series since the 4th grade, so I have spent a lot of time looking forward to these releases.

You may ask, "still, after all this time?" ...Always.

But really, I can't say enough about how phenomenal this series is. I recommend it to anyone who was a fan of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc. Actually, there are a lot of parallels between YW an...more
Nov 14, 2012 Sarah marked it as to-read
I will change this review once the book comes out! I coulda sworn it was sent to be published early in 2012...

I have read this series since I was 13 years old. I am now 20, and I refuse to keep reading them. THAT should tell you something! You will be hooked on these books.
May 05, 2014 Kimberly marked it as to-read
Having read the first book in this series when I was 12, I have literally spent more than half my life reading these stories and WAITING for the next book.

Fingers crossed 2015 publication sticks!
Ilana Ellis
Sep 01, 2012 Ilana Ellis marked it as to-read
Can't wait for this one to come out!!! Consumed the whole series after a friend suggested it and am now a Young Wizards addict!
Oct 10, 2012 Lightning marked it as to-read
Shelves: need-to-buy
Though I don't know that much about the cover, I'm /EXTREMELY/ psyched to read this! It's gonna be a long wait though...
Dec 21, 2013 Tria marked it as to-read
I wonder if NetGalley will be doing an eARC? *keeps an eye out, patiently*
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Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for more than thirty years.
Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the "Middle Kingdoms" epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe, and many scripts for live-action and a...more
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