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Under My Hat

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ISBN: 9780375868047
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Bluefire - August 6th, 2013

Eighteen short stories told by some of today’s note-worthy young adult authors brew up tales of witches and magic. Mature supernatural themes explore the world of bewitchment with characters where some know of their abilities and others learn along the way.  Strahan’s introduction provides background for witches and also touches on the origins of the pointy hat.  Author biographies are included. Ages 13 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Twisted Fairy Tales

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By Maura McHugh, Jane Laurie (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780764165887
Availability: Backordered
Published: B.E.S. Publishing - February 1st, 2013

Twenty sinister fairy tales are retold with fantastical detailed, beautiful and macabre illustrations. Told in the traditional gothic format of their Brothers Grimm origins, Little Red Riding Hood; Snow White; Pinocchio and other less familiar tales are told in splendid, graphic details.  Those fans of today’s fairy-tale themed shows and movies will gobble them up. Ages 13 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Kissed by Death V01 Inbetween

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ISBN: 9781620610831
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Entangled Select - August 7th, 2012

Emma’s life has been one accident after another since the car crash that took her father’s life. What she doesn’t realize is that she was supposed to die that day, too. But Finn, the Reaper assigned to her, made a fateful decision that day. He decided to follow his heart instead of his instructions to “reap” her. What follows is a test of how strong love can be—even from the grave. Continue the Kissed by Death series with Blurred. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

May the Fourth Be With You

After reading this blogs title you might be asking yourself, “Did I read that right?” Yes, you did. This Saturday, May 4, has been designated Star Wars Day. So on this day all of us fan boys (and girls) can let our Millennium Falcon Flag Fly proudly! And we can do that with some of these fun books.

Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book by Tom Angleberger: In this newest companion to the Origami Yoda series, Angleberger shows young Padawans dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure by Matthew Reinhart. Brief text and pop-up illustrations explore the characters, places, and technologies of the Star Wars movies. Reinhart has outdone himself with a book for fans of all ages. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9781419705342
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 26th, 2013

Exploring Dystopian Stories

One day at lunch I needed a book to read and picked up Shards and Ashes. It is a short story collection of dystopian stories. The first story was so amazing I pushed my break until the last possible second before I went back to work!

Shards and Ashes is by Melissa MarrKelley Armstrong and seven other authors. These nine stories take us on journeys to what it means to be human: especially when the old rules and definitions have been tossed aside. How do you find the light amongst the darkness? The questions are as numerous as the answers given.

These all too possible worlds were created by humans, ecological events or other outside forces. Each deals with such issues as when is a good time for revolution, what would you do for love, how far would you go for freedom, what is faith and more. Each story is told by one of today’s fantastic authors in strong voices and amazing language. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9780062098450
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - February 19th, 2013

There’s a New Genre in Town

We all know the vampire craze. It never dies. Every generation has their books. However, there is a new genre in town: the Angel vs. Demon. Gothic, romantic, fantasy and modern twists combine in stories that are as captivating as the boys (and girls) of the undead.

So if you are tired of vampires, werewolves and zombies (oh my!) try one of the below that are just a few of the great titles that fall into this realm of books. (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9780312674366
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Published: Square Fish - August 30th, 2011


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