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Lexicon Chase: Scrolls of the Harlequin

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“This is the kind of book you'll want your daughters (and sons) to read.”
~ New York Times Best Selling Author Lorraine Bartlett

Lexicon Chase has never worn makeup or beautiful gowns, known the elegance of a gala, swung a sword, or even rallied an army. Lexicon only knows the infamy of living on the wrong end of an obscure town, with hand-me-downs and a life spilt between her grandmother’s bungalow and her mother’s trailer.

Her birthday came and went with a whimper, until her grandmother changed everything with a single gift: the key to the magical kingdom called Everhope. She discovers a realm of friends, pageantry, and nobility that all exists just for her, but can she find the courage and the strength to keep her new kingdom from ruin?

330 pages, Paperback

First published September 25, 2015

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Jonathan Fore

9 books15 followers
Jonathan Fore was born in Marysville, Ohio in 1968, the third son of Dave and Judy Fore. After graduating Manalapan High School in 1987, Jon enlisted in the United States Navy, serving a combat role during Desert Storm.

Jonathan lives in Florida with his beautiful wife Lisa, and three wonderful children, two dogs (Katie aka. Nutter-Butter-Butt and Po-po), and a cat or two. The cats' names were withheld because cats don't really use them. I mean, why would they? They never come when you call them. I suppose if you could spell the sound of a cat food can being opened ...

Now Jonathan works as a full-time technologist, fails as an impromptu comedian, works with inspiring writers both young and old, and is a full time biker (almost always successful).

Jonathan is currently writing a young adult novel series called Lexicon Chase and the Kingdom of Everhope, the first title, Lexicon Chase and the Scrolls of the Harlequin was released to critical acclaim on September 25th of 2015.

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435 reviews8 followers
July 24, 2015
If you enjoyed the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by: C.S. Lewis you will enjoy this book. Lexicon or Lexi is a just a poor girl living her life the best she can. She tends to be shy, undetermined and lonely. When her grandmother passes the rose onto her she finds herself in a world she will come to love and fight for no matter what.Very good read kept me reading
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3 reviews
November 10, 2015
Let me be brief, but concise: this book was incredible! Well-plotted, with a familiar world and some new twists, with memorable characters and themes, Lexicon Chase is a book not only for beginning readers but for hardcore fantasy enthusiasts as well. It's really hard to talk about the book without spoiling any of it, but the thing I was most pleased with was that this was clearly an attempt to provide the kind of proactive, self-assured heroine that young girls could not only idolize but empathize with. Also, there are many other wonderful, strong, smart, and capable female characters in the book, which I'm sure is by design. This is a book that you enjoy on long, leisurely days with a cup of tea. It's a book that you read to your children, bit-by-bit, to inspire and foster a love of imagination and wonder in them. It's a book to be treasured, again and again, and I can't find any other praise for it other than to say that my kids adored it, male and female, and it was simply fantastic. Some plot threads are left hanging in obvious preparation for a sequel and this is a welcome thing as I am now eagerly awaiting the next book with the same anticipation I reserve for authors like Jim Butcher. This is a fantastic read and you should all get it, in whatever format, as soon as you get the chance. You won't be disappointed!
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1 review1 follower
February 10, 2016
My family and I are reading this book for the third time in a row! Our children, 9, 8 and 4 are huge fans! Each night we read about the adventures of Lexicon Chase. Our first time through, the girls didn't want us to stop reading, they needed to know what was going to happen next. Now, as we finish a nightly read, our youngest talks about what is coming up. This is such a wonderful book, it captures you and simply brings you into its pages. We can not wait for the next book in the series to release. In the meantime, we purchased the audio book for car rides. Highly recommend this book!
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331 reviews
November 6, 2015
I won this book on Goodreads and I can't wait for the second book in the series. From the first page the author draws you in and you find it difficult to put the book down. The main character, Lexi, goes from victim to victor in the blink of an eye. Great book for young adults and big kids like me.
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1,197 reviews11 followers
August 21, 2015
I cannot adequately express how much I loved this book. I was captured in the pages and could not put the book down. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!!!

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via LibraryThing.
379 reviews2 followers
September 23, 2015
so excited I won a copy on Goodreads!
could not put it down, was sad that the next book isn't coming out til 2016 but am waiting for it to come out. Love the switch between the two worlds
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Author 7 books23 followers
August 4, 2018
LEXICON CHASE AND THE SCROLLS OF THE HARLEQUIN is the perfect fantasy book for young girls. Don’t get me wrong, boys will enjoy it too but certain girls will love it. I liked this series a lot and if it keeps up the fun and excitement in books to come we may have another Harry Potter on our hands. Lexicon Chase starts in a fashion similar to Harry Potter. We have a smart quiet person who is bullied and tormented. It’s impossible for Lexicon to know her worth in our world and one of the most powerful scenes in the story is when after Lexicon’s abrupt arrival in Everhope, Maybell the chambermaid does her makeup and for the very first time in her young life, the young Lexicon feels beautiful. She is so overwhelmed she cries.

Lexicon is now a princess Instead of being bullied and teased everyone respects or even fears her. It is a big adjustment but Lexicon jumps into her new life of magic, assassins, and a lost library as if she has been given a new lease on life. She dives into her new life and her new kingdom and we get to watch her grow and mature. She has always been a good person, a great person even but she just couldn’t bloom in our modern, mundane world. The writing is excellent. The morals and lessons are relevant to kids and teenagers everywhere. Jonathan Fore has a sure winner here and I won’t be surprised to see Lexicon on the big screen one day.
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