A powerful ring. A dangerous web.
When Maria inherits a strange, spider-shaped ring from her grandmother, she doesn't realize she's also inheriting a strange power - the power to control spiders and have them do whatever she wants. This is a pretty cool thing when it comes to fetching objects from another room... or if Maria wants to use the spiders to get back at some mean kids in her class.
But it's NOT a cool thing when Maria attracts the attention of the Black Widow - who is trying to get all the spider magic for herself. The Black Widow is not going to let anything stand in her way - especially not Maria.
A spider showdown is being woven like a web - and Maria is going to have to do everything she can to not get trapped within it.
Andrew Harwell is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. After growing up in the woods, he isn't scared of real spiders, but spiders in stories - from the giant ones in Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter to the Other Mother in Coraline - he finds absolutely terrifying. The Spider Ring is Andrew's first book for young readers.