Un Lun Dun

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ISBN: 9780345458445
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Published: Del Rey - January 29th, 2008

What is Un Lun Dun? It is a world of magic, mystery and very much like our world. If you think men with pins and needles in their heads, half-ghost boys, thrown out milk cartons as pets (who enjoy a good petting), flying busses and bridges that show up when they feel like it is like our world. Mieville has created a novel influenced by Wonderland, Narnia, Tolkien, Pullman and many others, not to mention the bizarre, amazing inventions of his own, with Un Lun Dun. Follow best friends Zanna and Deeba as they explore this fantastical world: a world that is not always what it seems; old friends not so friendly and giraffes not so cute or cuddly! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Theft of Swords

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ISBN: 9780316187749
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Published: Orbit - November 23rd, 2011

A great, character-driven fantasy epic that will have you on the edge of your seat. While the world Sullivan creates is fun - complete with dwarfs, elves and magical demons - it is the all too human emotions of the protagonists which drive this novel. This was a big ebook hit before coming to print and book 2 & 3 arrive soon. A fun, adventurous, imaginative romp. Enjoy! ~ Chris Morrow


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ISBN: 9780060987107
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 28th, 2000

Digging into the life of someone deemed "Wicked" has never been so wickedly awesome. This is a great "biography" of the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, or Elphaba Thropp, that I could not put down. I've always held a soft spot for Elphaba, and apparently Maguire has too because you will be unable to look at "The Wizard of Oz" the same way again. Entirely captivating and pleasantly faithful to L. Frank Baum's Oz,Wicked is an instant classic that will "get you, my pretty." ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

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ISBN: 9780061350962
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Published: Harper - September 25th, 2007

Out of Oz

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ISBN: 9780060859732
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2012

It's here at last! I didn't want this series to end, but I'm so glad Maguire did so with such intensity and realism. Well, as much realism as you can get for a series inspired by the Wicked Witch of the West. This time around we follow Elphaba's granddaughter Rain as she navigates through warring Oz with Brrr, the cowardly Lion, Tip, an orphan as lost as Rain, and Dorothy Gale, from Kansas, who has just been convicted of murdering the Thropp sisters (and one cow during her latest return to Oz) in Munchkinland. This is one of those amazing stories that is destined to become timeless for its fidelity to classic fairy tales, and indeed the original Oz itself. Out of Oz features an ending like no other that is so unconventional I literally gasped when I finished it. Clear off a space on your bookshelf: you're going to want to re-read this final installment (and the whole Wicked series!) until the binding falls apart like mine is! ~ Reviewed by Jess Hanlon

The Heroes

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ISBN: 9780316193566
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Published: Orbit - October 21st, 2011

Yet again, another amazing story from the author of The First Law Trilogy and Best Served Cold. Abercrombie writes his epic battle scenes so well you can hear the suck of the blood and mud under your feet, smell the fear and feel the breeze as an arrow barely misses your head. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


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