The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds #1) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma (Illustrations), Matt Rockefeller (Illustrations), Boya Sun (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher

This is going to be an extremely short review. Seriously:

A sudden rebellion destructs the relative peace holding together the worlds and invites chaos to reign supreme. Only a not very good sanddancer and her two sidekicks, one of them distinctly manmade, can save the five worlds from subordination by a very evil being as villains usually are.

Splendid characters, wonderful art, and a brisk narrative pace lead to a fun story that will be a favourite among middle graders looking for fun series to start. Strongly recommended.