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The Blade Itself

Posted on: February 24, 2015 at 12:50 pm, in

by Joe AbercrombieThere are plenty of epic fantasy series out there, but this is one of the best I’ve ever read. Set in a world with magic, magic is nevertheless set aside for handy swords and shields and pure brute strength.  As is often the case, there are no real “good guys”. There are people […]

Real Mermaids don’t wear heals

Posted on: February 22, 2015 at 9:02 pm, in

By Helene BoudreauI am a big fan of mermaids; from my love of T.V series H2O to my collection of mermaid figurines these creatures of the deep facinate me. This is the reason that I first started reading the “Real Mermaids” series. This is the third book in the series and follows Jade as she […]


Posted on: February 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm, in

Tellby Frances Itani Deseronto, Ontario in 1919 is a town coming to terms with its past.  World War I is over and the boys are coming home.  Hopeful, yes.   But Kenan, once an outgoing and happy young man has been disfigured in the war.  His suffering is obvious and goes far deeper than physical scars.  […]

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire

Posted on: February 10, 2015 at 8:00 am, in

by Patrick WeekesI’m perfectly happy to admit that I’m a gamer, so when I see that a whole series of books are based on a series that I enjoyed, I’ll give it a go.  Dragon Age is a fantasy series set in a world very much like medieval Europe (as many fantasy series are), with […]

Cruel Beauty

Posted on: February 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm, in

By Rosamund Hodge Cruel Beauty is an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast with some Greek Mythology thrown in. Our main character, Nyx, since birth, has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, because of a bargain struck by her father. Also since birth Nyx has been training to kill her future husband, […]

Face Off

Posted on: February 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm, in

Edited David BaldacciHave you ever wondered what it would be like if your favourite mystery detectives met and worked together? Well this collection of short stories gives readers a chance to see into a world where thriller and mystery writers come together along with their most popular characters. Face Off is a collection of stories […]

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Posted on: February 6, 2015 at 3:07 pm, in

Leroy Ninker Saddles Upby Kate DiCamillo If you liked Mercy Watson, read on!  First in a new series called Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up tells the story of would-be cowboy Leroy Ninker.  He’s ready for cowboy life and already has his boots, lasso and hat.  He’s only missing one thing – a […]

September 17

Posted on: February 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm, in

September 17 by Amanda West Lewis This story took a while to get going but once disaster struck, it was well worth reading.  During World War II, nightly bombing attacks on England are sending everyone, young and old, into bomb shelters.  Homes are being lost and many are dying.   The British government has decided to […]

Half-Minute Horrors

Posted on: February 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm, in

Edited By Susan RichHalf-Minute Horrors is a fun collection of short stories, poems and even graphic illustrated tales. If you enjoy a spine chilling thriller and you like short reads then this is the book for you. Authors like Lemony Snicket, James Patterson and Margaret Atwood have all contributed to this book. From adaptations of […]