Eagle Strike (Alex Rider #4)

eagleEagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2003
Publisher: Puffin Books
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Espionage, Action, Mystery, Summer, Science Fiction


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Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world’s most famous pop star. But still it’s not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it’s the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. Underneath the luster of glamour and fame lies a twisted mind, ready to sacrifice the world for his beliefs. But in the past, Alex has always had the backing of the government. This time, he’s on his own. Can one teenager convince the world that the most popular man on earth is a madman bent on destruction-before time runs out?  Continue reading

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Ramures – bellebrute

belleRamures by bellebrute

Ma note: 3 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Maison de publication
Parution: 14 octobre 2016
Éditions: Bayard Canada
Âge recommandé: 12+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Bande dessinée, Solitude, Amour, Santé mentale, Fantasy


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« C’est comme si on m’avait arraché à ma vie, à mes repères. Du jour au lendemain, je me suis retrouvé transplanté en ce sol inconnu, avec mes racines endolories. J’aurais peut-être dû rester en dormance, mais la chaleur de ses rayons m’a saisi par surprise. Comment peut-on être envahi à la fois par la peur etle bonheur? » Continue reading

A Bride’s Story, Volume 2

bride 2A Bride’s Story, Vol. 2 by Kaoru Mori

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 25th 2011
Publisher: Yen Press
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Manga, Historical Fiction, Family, Marriage, Culture


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Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori’s tale of life on the nineteenth-century Silk Road continues as the young bride, Amir Halgal, struggles to remain with her new groom despite the wishes of her family, who would see her wed another. Will Amir be able to preserve the bonds she has cultivated in her new home? Continue reading

The Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn #6)

magic stormThe Magic Storm by Dana Simpson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: October 17th, 2017
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Recommended Age: 7+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Adventure, Friendship, Fantasy


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Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm. Continue reading

Unicorn Crossing (Heavenly Nostrils #5)

crossUnicorn Crossing by Dana Simpson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Recommended Age: 7+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Halloween, Slice of Life, School, Friendship,


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Time flies in this fifth volume of Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn! Follow the lovable duo as they experience somewhat-spooky Halloween parties, ecstatic snow days, and looming summer reading assignments. Although the journey of growing up can sometimes be difficult, along the way Phoebe and Marigold discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting—their one of a kind friendship. Continue reading