THE WILD WAYS
Huff returns to the Enchantment Emporium universe with book two. This leisurely romp is likely more accessible to those well-entrenched in the Gale family and their world, but timely environmental themes can easily draw in new readers.
Conflict heats up between Charlie Gale and one of her big bad aunties as selkies are endangered by offshore drilling. Charlie only wants to enjoy her life as part of a traveling Celtic band, but her magical family has a way of preventing that when she’s forced to face an auntie and help raise Jack, a dragon prince who only wants to be a real boy. Charlie must learn what her true powers are and embrace them, even if she doesn’t want to. (DAW, Nov., 331pp., $24.95)