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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

September 15, 2014 · No Comments · Fantasy

Every November on the beaches of the town Thisby, crowds come to view the Scorpio Races.  Riders attempt to ride the wild and dangerous capaill uisce (water horses) for the fame and profit.  This year Puck Connelly is determined to ride her beloved horse Dove against the blood-thirsty capaill uisce and win.  Winning will mean […]

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Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

August 6, 2013 · No Comments · Action/Adventure, Fantasy

Book One of the Ranger’s Apprentice series, The Ruins of Gorlan, finds Will excited about the prospect of improving his station in life. Will  is a ward of Baron Arald, the Lord of Redmont.  He arrived as a baby in a basket with a note which stated, “His mother died in childbirth.  His father died […]

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The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

August 6, 2013 · No Comments · Fantasy, Mystery

As a fan of fairy tales and libraries,  I couldn’t help but be drawn to this book.  Mr. Mauskopf, Elizabeth’s social studies teacher, recommends her for a job at the New York Circulating Material Repository after reading her research report on the Brothers Grimm. The Repository is similar to a museum with artifacts but the […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

October 26, 2012 · No Comments · Fantasy, Science Fiction

  Jacob, tramatized by the violent death of his grandfather, travels to a British island near Wales with his father to honor his grandfather’s last wishes.   Exploring the island,  Jacob finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  Rummaging through the ruins of the old house, Jacob discovers a trunk of pictures that show that the children […]

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The Land of Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer

January 1, 2012 · No Comments · Fantasy

The Land of Silver Apples is Farmer’s sequel to The Sea of Trolls.  Back from his adventure with the Vikings, Jack is continuing his training as a bard.  Lucy is even more spoiled by their father, and nearly brings the whole village bad luck during the Need-Fire ceremony by wearing a metal necklace.  At the […]

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The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

November 25, 2011 · 2 Comments · Action/Adventure, Fantasy

Percy Jackson is back! Although, he is not quite sure who exactly he is since Juno has stolen his memory. He finds himself battling gorgon sisters all the way from Napa to the Berkeley HIlls where Juno leads him to Camp Jupiter, a Roman camp for demigods. Here Percy meets Hazel Levesque and Frank Zhang. […]

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The Wizard Test by Hilari Bell

November 16, 2011 · No Comments · Fantasy

Dayven wants with all his heart to become a Guardian but then he passes the Wizard Test. Wizards are distrusted by the Guardians, the protectors of Tharn. Dayven’s cousin and best friend, Soren, will soon take the Guardian’s oath. Dayen is told he has a choice as long as he doesn’t heal a person with […]

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linger by maggie stiefvater

October 11, 2011 · No Comments · Fantasy, Romance

Linger, the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls and sequel to Shiver, finds Sam surviving the winter on his own without his pack. Sam and Grace are inseparable. When the temperature warms, Cole and Victor shift from wolves to humans. Victor is unable to maintain either form leaving an unfeeling Cole, who wants […]

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

July 16, 2011 · No Comments · Action/Adventure, Fantasy

Westerfeld’s latested series goes steam punk (a blending of future and past). World War I is on the horizon. Clankers (Austrian-Hungarians and Germans) versus the Darwinists (British). The Clankers have machines that walk and zepplins. The Darwinists have genetically altered beasts for every kind of job. Leviathan tells the story of Alek, a young prince, […]

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The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

July 8, 2011 · No Comments · Action/Adventure, Fantasy

This sequel to The Red Pyramid finds Sophie and Carter Kane on another hero’s quest to save the ways of Ancient Egypt.  Apophis, the Chaos snake, threatens to break free of his prison.  The magicians of the House of Life do not trust the Kanes.  Sadie and Carter with the aid of their Uncle Amos,  Bast and […]

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