Category Archive: Fantasy

Book Review : The Scorpio Races

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. 2011. Speaking very broadly, I would say that there are two types of horse stories that young people love.  First is the kind where a girl or… Continue reading

Book Review: Tuesdays at the Castle

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Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George. October, 2011 (ARC copy). Castle Glower has a mind of its own, literally. Every Tuesday it creates new rooms and corridors, and it shows preference for… Continue reading

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. 2011. Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well. Are you intrigued yet? Wishes, teeth, mythical… Continue reading

Book Review: The Night Circus

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. September 13, 2011. (ARC Copy) “The Circus arrives without warning.” This intriguing sentence starts off a tale of magic, romance, and wonderment in debut author Erin Morgenstern’s… Continue reading

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. 2011. Ransom Riggs’ first novel is not only creep-tastic, it is a well-developed story that will have you fascinated until the very end. The… Continue reading

Book Review: The Abandoned Lighthouse

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The Abandoned Lighthouse by Albert Lamb and David McPhail (illustrator). 2011. This book may be named for the lighthouse, but it is the rowboat that will pique readers’ curiosity. A bear finds a… Continue reading

Book Review: A Tale of Two Castles

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A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine. May, 2011 At the age of twelve, sorry, fourteen, Elodie bids her parents farewell and crosses the sea for the City of Two Castles.… Continue reading

Fantastical Fiction for Intermediate Students

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Author Paul Sweeney once said, “You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” That is exactly how… Continue reading

A Bit of Magic

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Sometimes what a story needs is just a little bit of magic to give things a push in the right direction. These stories are all set in a world that looks a lot… Continue reading

Book Review: Entwined

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Like most girls, I grew up on fairy tales. I watched all the Disney movies and read as many fairy tale books as I could get my hands on. Whether it was Ariel… Continue reading