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sixteen-year-old Charlotte Flynn, moving into the heart of the Michigan woods
with her family is the biggest adventure she’s ever had. A self-proclaimed geek
girl with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes, she wonders if she’ll ever have an
exciting quest of her own.
But when she discovers an antique carousel tucked into the woods near her new home, her life soon spins out of control. For the ponies are so much more than their faded paint portrays. Filled with primal magic, the ponies are alive, and they have been waiting for her for a long time.
With the help of a young carousel caretaker named Black, Charlotte soon discovers that the Flying Ponies are in danger from others who want to possess them and their magic. Drawn into a battle for the carousel and ultimately the entire world while navigating her first true romance, Charlotte may have more adventure than she ever bargained for . . .
"This was a really fun and unique read! I greatly enjoyed the concept of the magical carousel and think the author did a splendid job of bringing each of the ponies to life, especially the "crazy" one. Plus, the magical experience was simply fun to read about it!" (ARC reviewer, Goodreads)
"The target age range for this novel is young teenagers, and I feel that this age group could easily relate to the struggles of Charlotte and her many siblings. Lift boasts a large cast of characters, all of whom have unique characteristics and mystery wrapped around themselves." (ARC reviewer, Goodreads)
"This is a great read for you or your young adult reader. It's an enchanting read told through the eyes of the modern geek-girl teen. There are references to all the favorites -- Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter -- but Ransom does a fine job of relating to each of these without trying to be any of them. She has a fine voice that is all her own and she keeps you guessing at every step of the way." (ARC reviewer, Goodreads)