|March 23, 2012||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult|
Plain Kate is a delight to read and will be quickly devoured by any young reader; it is a book worth reading and sharing.
|May 28, 2011||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Fantasy, Fiction|
Stoker and Holt continue the story of Dracula in this catchy sequel. The intrepid team of vampire killers from the original story all play a role in this sequel, except…
|May 28, 2011||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Children's Lit, Fantasy, Fiction, Short stories, Uncategorized|
Although parents may be tempted to use Foltales of Scotland as a source of bedtime stories, I would caution them to pre-read the story first. These are authentic folktales.
|January 24, 2011||Posted by Katie Cudmore under Fantasy|
Chris Knox is a writer who has completely built his life around the written word, even to the point of neglecting to bond with his young son at the expense of finishing his next novel. His son, David, wants to read the Lord of the Rings, because all his school buddies are reading it. Instead . . .
|December 3, 2010||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Fantasy, Young Adult|
Plain Kate by Erin Bow is anything but plain. The book is full of mystery, magic, and wonder. The supernatural is woven throughout the story, but it also contains real-life experiences of friendship, personal growth, and loss.
|October 20, 2010||Posted by Kristina Matevski under Fantasy, Young Adult|
Clockwork Angel is the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to her bestselling The Mortal Instruments series. In The Mortal Instruments, Clare introduced us to the secret world of the Nephilim, or Shadowhunters; people whose job it is to rid the world of demons and to maintain the peace between Downworlders such as werewolves, vampires, warlocks, and fairies. With the background of the Shadowhunter world already established, Clare moves her attention to the ancestors of some of her more popular Shadowhunters and sheds a little more light on their family history.
|October 20, 2010||Posted by Milagros Sanchez under Fantasy, Young Adult|
Crescendo is Becca Fitzpatrick’s second book and the sequel to her first book Hush, Hush. This time around, Nora begins to doubt Patch’s loyalty to her when he begins spending more and more time with Nora’s enemy, Marcie Millar. To get back at Patch, she begins to hang out with her old friend, Scott Parnell. Without realizing it, once again, she gets caught up in the Nephilim’s world.
|September 12, 2010||Posted by Donco Matevski under Children's Lit, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult|
Missile Mouse is a full colour graphic novel with an action-packed story and limited dialogue that is sure to please the kids. Though there are a few moments that may startle very young readers, there is no overt violence, bloodshed, or gore that is rampant in other graphic novels.
|September 6, 2010||Posted by Kristina Matevski under Canadian, Children's Lit, Fantasy|
For the past few months, Eric has come across clues that he believes can lead him to actual pirates living in the forests of Nova Scotia . . .
The Folk Tales of Scotland: The Well at the World’s End and Other Stories (Retold by Norah and William Montgomerie)
|August 27, 2010||Posted by Kristina Matevski under Children's Lit, Fantasy, Short stories|
The stories are a reflection of the places they come from, like Islay, Orkney, the Lowlands, Shetland, and Aberdeen, and like many folk tales, they feature all sorts of fantasy creatures . . . princes and princesses on missions that test their courage, and rewards given to those who are kindhearted and selfless while punishing those who are greedy and selfish.
|May 27, 2010||Posted by Kristina Matevski under Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult|
Fever Crumb is set in London about fourteen years after the common people rose against the rule of the “cruel and wicked” Scriven, a race of humans with slight genetic anomalies, namely having pale skin blotched and dappled with markings. Here we meet Fever Crumb, an orphaned teenager raised by the Order of Engineers…
|May 25, 2010||Posted by Cheryl Wartman under Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult|
I am fascinated with the idea of humans living under the ocean so the underwater settlement of Dark Life was absorbing even more so because the story really worked; the under ocean aspect stayed in the background of this character-driven book.