Tag Archives: fantasy

Book Review: Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell

Sometimes, you pick a book off the shelf because it has a great cover. When I saw Lynne Jonell’s The Sign of the Cat had arrived, I decided to take it home in spite of the cover (which I found looked a … Continue reading

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New on DVD!

For something a little bit different, we have some great new additions to our DVD collection. These are only a sampling of many new movies coming in, so check back with us often: we also have a growing selection of … Continue reading

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Favourite: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

“Three hours before the avalanche hits, William Everett is sitting on an upturned crate, waiting for his father.” Kenneth Oppel’s The Boundless starts strong, gripping, and full of adventure, and the pace doesn’t let up until you’ve read the book cover to cover. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

What if every time you closed your eyes, you saw someone else’s life , someone living in a world entirely foreign to you, full of magic and danger? That is the premise of Corinne Duyvis’ debut novel Otherbound, a book which surprised me and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

During the summer months, I go through audiobooks faster than at any other time of year, and I’m not the only one! Most people are more likely to pick up an audiobook and give it a try in the summer, probably … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

There are some writer/illustrators that are so tremendously talented that it feels necessary to read everything they have written. Shaun Tan is the perfect example of an author and illustrator who is not to be missed. His books are beautifully rendered, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: Chapter Books Edition

Some intriguing new chapter books will debut in the department this weekend! We have a few sequels, one of which is being compared to Harry Potter (The Ability). From the action-packed to the fantastical (or both), these could be your next summer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jaclyn Moriarty’s The Colors of Madeleine

When you read the first book in a series, you are often in for a fascinating ride, meeting lots of characters, getting to know a brand-new world, and finding out what sort of story you’re in for. I love getting excited … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I try not to judge books by their covers, but Shadow and Bone jumped out at me from our new YA display. It had the intriguing look of a sophisticated, engrossing fantasy, and once I started it, it was impossible to … Continue reading

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Quick Reviews: YA and Middle Grade Chapter Books

Every time I pick up a book these days, it’s been absolute gold. It is hard to choose from this crop of great chapter books and YA that I’ve read recently, so here are some quick reviews that I hope … Continue reading

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