My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Raincoast Books Published: March 13th, 2018 Publisher: First Second Recommended Age: 8+ Pacing: Normal Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Humor, Adventure, Dragons
In Monsters Beware!, the third and final book of the Claudette graphic novel series, Claudette is put to the ultimate test. With her honor on the line will she learn that there’s more to a fight than just winning? Continue reading →
My rating: 3 of 5 stars Received: Hachette Book Group Canada Published: November 6th, 2018 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books Recommended Age: 14+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Violence, LGBTQIA+, Sex, Power
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest. Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge. Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Published: July 11th, 2017 Publisher: Speak Recommended Age: 10+ Pacing: Normal Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Magic, Culture, Friendship, Secret Society
Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But just as she’s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them against a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs? Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Publisher First Published: 2009 Publisher: Razorbill Recommended Age: 12+ Pacing: Slow-Normal Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Vampires, Love, Dark, Family
The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa–the one she has sworn to protect no matter what–and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most? Continue reading →
Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles Reçu: Maison d’édition Parution: Avril 2015 Éditions: Les Malins Âgerecommandé: 10+ Rythme: Rapide Sujets: Roman, Jeune adulte, Vacances, Histoire de famille, Sœurs, Romance, Paris, Célébrité
Marie-Douce s’envole pour Paris. Là-bas, elle tombe dans le monde des célébrités! Après une poussée de croissance spectaculaire et les soins d’un styliste, elle est méconnaissable. Que faire lorsque les garçons s’intéressent à elle? Elle a peut-être l’apparence d’une jeune femme, mais dans sa tête, elle est toujours aussi timide et maladroite! Et puis, il y a le mystérieux Lucien qui la trouble tant! La vie sociale de Laura est une catastrophe. Abandonnée par Érica et par Marie-Douce, elle s’en remet à Constance, une fille un peu ennuyeuse. Que fera-t-elle, lorsque Alexandrine tentera de la convaincre de laisser tomber Constance pour rejoindre sa gang? Et comment arriver à ne pas faire de gaffes devant le beau Samuel?Continue reading →
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Bought Publication Date: April 5th 2016 Publisher: Tor.com Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative Recommended Age: 14+ Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Death
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.