Scion of the Fox by S. M. Beiko - Review

I have loved stories who blur the boundaries between humans and animals since I read Philipp Pullman’s Dark Materials series. They restore—even by mean of Fantasy—a sense of connection with Nature, an acknowledgement that we share a fundamental experience—life on…

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Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen - Review

Every so often, one must read a Young-Adult novel. Especially when there is a cat lady involved, as well as a witty title. Besides, I couldn’t resist Optimists Die First‘s book cover, which is darn awesome, no pun intended. Okay,…

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Everything was irrelevant except that I didn’t fit in, had never fit in, and it would be best if I didn’t fit in somewhere else. Recently, Lisa Genova introduced me to another kind of diverse literature; a literature in which…

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The Page Turners #2: Economy of Fear by Kevin T. Johns

Reading books always brought me life. The stories filled me with something that wasn’t there before, took me to other places, and taught me new ideas. There’s nothing as exhilarating as a book exceeding your expectations by a thousand times….

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Les îles du ciel de Daniel Sernine, roman fantastique, nominé Boréal 2015

Les îles du ciel de Daniel Sernine est le seul ouvrage adapté à un jeune public dans la liste des nominés pour le prix Aurora / Boréal 2015, catégorie « meilleur roman ». Il s’agit du sixième tome du « cycle de Neubourg…

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce #7) by Alan Bradley, Mystery Book

 I don’t even want to talk about it except to say OMG WTF.  (Alison MacCarty about this book) Indeed. I wanted a mystery for a change and picked As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust for the never-ending praises about the Flavia…

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The Page Turners by Kevin T. Johns, Horror YA book

The Page Turners is one of those novels I almost dropped during the first chapter and I’m glad I didn’t. The introduction consists of a two-page extract of a fictive heroic-fantasy novel which entirely failed to catch my interest. Then, the first chapter…

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The Voices in Between by Charlene Challenger, Fantasy Novel

The Voices in Between snatched my attention with its unusual, atypical heroine: fourteen years-old Adoni could have been drawn out from a bleak social documentary. She is a school failure and outcast. Her “bulging flesh” and her “brown skin and…

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