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The Forgotten Worlds Trilogy 

The Forgotten Worlds Book 1:
The Emerald Tablet

Benjamin and his best friend Andy are different from normal. They love being able to read each other's minds and use telekinesis to play tricks on other kids. In fact, they are getting all set to spend their entire summer doing just that when Benjamin's mirror starts talking. Suddenly, Benjamin's looking at eight weeks of summer school someplace which can only be reached by a teleporter inside the ugly picture in his hallway.
And that's the most normal thing he does all summer.

The Forgotten Worlds Book 2:
The Navel of the World

At the end of summer school, Benjamin was given one task—find his missing brothers. Should be easy right? But Benjamin can't locate a trace of them anywhere. Then he finds a mysterious file written in ancient Lemurian with his name on it, which wouldn't be so weird except the file happens to be several thousand years old. Who would have known about Benjamin that long ago? And then Benjamin and his friends begin to wonder, have they been looking not in the wrong place, but in the wrong time?

The Forgotten Worlds Book 3:
The Necropolis

The situation in Lemuria is rapidly deteriorating. In fact teleportation between the hidden continent and the outside world has become so dangerous, all agents and their families have been recalled. Although Benjamin is psyched to be living in Lemuria full time, he knows he needs to find his last brother soon. However, between classes, a murderous half-brother, and complications with his friend Heidi, Benjamin can barely focus. Besides, there’s only one place left they haven’t searched—the hidden continent of Atlantis.

Awards and News

*** Hungarian Rights for the Forgotten Worlds trilogy have sold to Fonix! ***

*** TriState Books of Note List ***

*** Gold Star Award for Excellence from Teens Read Too ***

*** Austin American Statesman Best-seller ***

*** Cybils nominees in the Middle Grade Fantasy category ***

Praise for The Emerald Tablet

"Highly recommended for later elementary and middle school readers, boys and girls, fans of traditional fantasy or not." -- Jen Robinson, Jen Robinson's Book Page

Five Stars - Recipient of the Gold Star Award for Excellence
"I loved every minute that I was reading it, and I feel like I want to reread the book over and over again. ... While reading the book I kept thinking that in a way it was almost like a myth that was being told and how cool it would be if it was actually true... Fans of Rick Riordan’s PERCY JACKSON series will particularly enjoy this book." -- Teens Read Too

"I loved this one...Its playful style--with everything being so matter of fact--charmed me... This one is light, fun, and hard to put down." -- Becky's Book Reviews

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"What a fantastic debut novel! I really can’t wait to read the rest of this series." -- The Story Siren

"THE EMERALD TABLET draws readers in from the first page with likeable characters and surprising mysteries... Readers will be eager to read more fantastic adventures by P.J. Hoover." -- Linda Joy Singleton, author of THE SEER and DEAD GIRL series

"This is a wonderful beginning to a fantasy middle-grade trilogy. Hoover's writing is extremely compelling and makes the book hard to put down." -- Book Chic

"Step aside, move down, you unworthy Newberry Award winning books, and such! This book qualifies as the greatest, most AMAZING book in the history of books! I couldn't put it down." -- Bookworms' Reviews

"This is FREAKING awesome! ... I ended up being very surprised by which characters were revealed as villains at the end. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes a great fantasy read." -- Eleanor at Present Lenore

"I finished this book yesterday, and it made me wish I had a whole list of ten-year olds to find Christmas presents for, because this book is going to make a lot of ten-year-old bookworms very, very happy." -- Shelf Elf

"PJ Hoover really nailed the voice of a 13-year old boy....This is a story sure to please anyone looking for an adventure." -- Reader Rabbit

"The Emerald Tablet, is one of the best books I have ever read." -- The Not So Closet Geeks

Praise for The Navel of the World

"The Navel of the World is excellent middle school grade fiction...I highly recommend the Forgotten Worlds trilogy for later elementary and middle school readers." -- Jen Robinson, Jen Robinson's Book Page

Five Stars - Recipient of the Gold Star Award for Excellence
"Goodness, these books are good! They are so jam-packed with adventure that it is hard not to love them. With the combination of the great plot and characters, along with the flawless writing, it was quite difficult to put the book down." -- Teens Read Too

"The Navel of the World is one of those wonderful times where the sequel of a series is even better than the first. It was funnier, more original and faster paced. This book was just so much fun to read!" -- Reader Rabbit

"What did I enjoy about this one? I loved the use of mythology. I loved the adventure. I loved the humor. And most of all I loved the time travel." -- Becky's Book Reviews

"Fast paced action keeps the reader turning the pages...Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series will enjoy this fantasy as will Garth Nix fans too!" -- YA Books Central

"This one is better than the first. If you liked THE EMERALD TABLET, you'll love THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD." -- Beth Revis, Writing it Out

Praise for The Necropolis

"This exciting finale explodes with action, adventure, time travel, twists, and turns—a must read! " -- Jessica Lee Anderson, author of BORDER CROSSING, TRUDY, and CALLI

"Hoover has created a world full of drama, hidden lands, time travel and mythology. Anyone who has the chance to read the series straight through, should do just that as you'll find yourself enthralled in not only the characters, but the nicely woven plot that takes you on a race to rule the world. " -- Lori Calabrese

"The mix of gods, mental powers, and teenage interpersonal relationships is just right for the target audience. Highly recommended." -- Jen Robinson, Jen Robinson's Book Page

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