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Review of Neverwhere: onward with my Neil Gaiman read-a-thon

After reading two great Neil Gaiman books, I decided I needed to read everything the man’s written. So I picked up something outside of YA sci-fi/fantasy (I know *gasp*!), but it turns out I didn’t go very far outside. Neverwhere … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fairy Tale: Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek

Opal  by Kristina Wojtaszek This is the story of an owl who is changed into a girl when her mother dies— which seems almost the reverse of your usual fairy tale when the changing happens the other way. In Opal, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Recommends: Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinder has a problem with her foot. It’s the wrong size. Not her shoe, her foot. Because Cinder is a cyborg. Intriguing twist on Cinderella huh? Fairy tales seem to be made to be re-told and … Continue reading

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Cold howling teens in love: Review of Shiver

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater This is a teenage werewolf love story. I’m not giving anything away here. A wolf attack survivor, Grace is obsessed with the a wolf she’s seen in the woods behind her house, every winter ever since … Continue reading

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Odd and the genius of Neil Gaiman

Odd and The Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman This is a story for kids and for adults, in typical Gaiman style. Odd is a twelve-year-old Norse boy with a twisted foot, a terrible step-dad, and an annoyingly constant smile. One … Continue reading

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Book v. Movie and Howl’s Moving Castle

In the ongoing battle over which is better: the book or the movie, I’m usually on the book side. However, Howl’s Moving Castle is a special case: the book is fantastic and so is the movie—but they are almost completely … Continue reading

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Fantastic Recommends: The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater What would you do if your kiss was fatal? Never kiss anyone, right? Sixteen-year-old Blue knows that she’s fated to kill her true love with a kiss. She knows this because everyone in her family … Continue reading

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