The Creative Fire

The Creative Fire: Book One of Ruby’s Song By Brenda Cooper Ruby grew up gray. She will service the ship. Without the grays, nothing would happen. There would be no clean water. There would be no fruit. Without the grays, the Creative Fire, the great generational ship, will never find home. They’ve been gone for […]

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A Bandit’s Tale

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket by Deborah Hopkinson Rocoo Zaccaro might be a scoundrel. He was denounced by the leading man of his Southern Italian town. His father disowned him and sold him to go to America with a padrone. Once there, he ended up as a pickpocket. Then he targeted […]

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Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape

Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde by Robert Venditti Illustrated by Dusty Higgins All over the world, parents tell their scared children, “Don’t worry. Gilded will protect us.” For fifty years Gilded has been the only superhero on the planet, centered in Atlanta, Georgia. The golden one has protected innocents […]

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Airborn

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel Matt Cruse is lighter than air. His father fell to his death working on an airship, and Matt is only ever at home where he can feel his father with him: in the sky. He serves as cabin boy on the Aurora, the finest passenger airship to fly the skies. On […]

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Orphan’s Song – A Review

If this sounds like your classic coming of age fantasy story aimed at adolescents, I can’t argue with you. The recipe is adapted a little, but it’s still the same cake we’ve eaten before. There’s a gryphon (or is it a hippogryph?), a magic sword, a streetwise urchin, and a stirring rebellion; in short, many of the classic elements of a good ol’ fantasy adventure story.

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Parasite

Parasite by Mira Grant Everyone has a tapeworm. Symbogen has genetically engineered the tapeworm that will bring you true health and happiness. It secretes whatever meds you need – never worry about missing a pill! Birth control? Insulin? Antacids? Steroids? Whatever your medical needs, the Symbogen Intestinal Bodyguard is there for you! In fact, it […]

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