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A Quill Ladder (Derivatives of Displacement #2)

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Abbey Sinclair would just like to return to her physics textbooks, but the witches who just moved in across the street seem to be up to something, and one of them has offered to give her lessons in witchcraft. She also has to decide what to do with the instructions on how to save the world that seem to have come from her future self.

Meanwhile Mark is increasingly obsessed
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published November 10th 2014 by Moonbird Press (first published October 31st 2014)
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Jennifer Wilson
Nov 23, 2014 Jennifer Wilson rated it it was amazing
A Quill Ladder is the exciting sequel to Jennifer Ellis’ first book in the Derivatives of Displacement series. Abbey Sinclair is determined to uncover the meaning behind the strange clues left by her future self, despite the fact that her parents have forbidden her from using the Stones to travel through time. There is plenty in the present time to keep her busy though, and the reader will not be disappointed by the introduction of a few more characters as the story builds in complexity. Abbey ...more
Stacie
Jan 25, 2015 Stacie rated it it was amazing
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A Quill Ladder is the second book in The Derivatives of Displacement series and picks up right where A Pair of Docks, the exciting first book, leaves off. I must say that A Quill Ladder does not disappoint with its introduction of a host of new and colorful characters as well as its seemingly endless thrilling adventure.

With the witches free from Nowhere life has yet to return to normal for the Sinclairs. In fact, it's gotten a whole lot weirder. Abbey, Caleb, and Simon have been forbidden, by
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Jigme Datse
This book, it is the second one of the series. I read the first one a while ago, and thought that I wanted to read the second one.

I finished this book this morning, which was really nice. It's taken me far too long to read this book. It is just under 400 pages (very close to 375) and I felt that there were probably about 100 pages of text which would not have damaged the story one bit if they had been removed.

I know that I tend to be far more wordy than I really like to read, at least if I don'
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Jemima Pett
Mar 03, 2016 Jemima Pett rated it really liked it
The second in Jennifer Ellis’s mind-boggling Derivatives of Displacement series is a worthy successor to the first.

Having discovered that the strange stones take them to the future… and that multiple futures exist, Abbey, her twin Caleb, older brother Simon and friend Mark (probably with Asperger’s, and the one I find myself most at home with!) are beset with the problems that spilled over from the last book. Strange people who appear to threaten their existence, or at least their future existen
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Kate Matson
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The adults of Coventry, or at least the ones with witchblood, seem once again quite willing to draw Abbey, Caleb, Simon, and Mark into their schemes, except this time the stakes are higher. Abbey and Mark race to unravel the secrets of the maps and the stones in advance of some of the less trustworthy adults, while trying to figure out who's on the good side... if there is a good side.
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I LOVED this plot. I found it much better than the first book, given you don't need to be explaine
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Daniel
I really enjoyed this follow up to Ellis' A Pair of Docks, and I think the series in general is perfect for middle-grade readers that enjoy science fiction and fantasy, but could still be fun for older readers as well.

From my review on www.skiffyandfanty.com:

"A combination therefore of portal fantasy with science fiction involving time travel, alternate worlds, and quantum physics, A Pair of Docks and A Quill Ladder are rich playgrounds for young genre enthusiasts. Abbey is a refreshingly fabul
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Nancy Jones
Nov 10, 2015 Nancy Jones rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading A Quill Ladder, the second book in Derivatives of Displacement Series. The story picks up where the A Pair of Docks left off. We are introduced to new characters in this story. I look forward to reading the third book.
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Jennifer lives in the mountains of Canada where she can be found writing, hiking, skiing, borrowing dogs, and evading bears. She also works occasionally as an environmental researcher.

Jennifer writes science fiction, romance and dystopian fiction for children and adults, including Apocalypse Weird: Reversal in Wonderment Media's Apocalypse Weird world and A Pair of Docks, which was a bestseller in
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