Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ransom Riggs Rocks!!

I just finished reading (and loving) the first two books in the series by Ransom Riggs; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City.  What was most intriguing about this thrilling fantasy is that the story is weaved around a strange collection of vintage photographs. You are quickly pulled into the story of young Jacob and his adventures to discover what secrets his grandfather was trying to share.  I included the book trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  I am sure that this will lure you in.  I can not wait for the next book!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Another Librarian Recommendation

I hope you are having an excellent summer break!

The Fire Wish by Amber Lough will be released on July 22. Zayele's family have made an agreement with the royal family of Baghdad. As part of the agreement, Zayele is to marry the Prince. Marriage is the last thing on Zayele's mind, and when she gets a chance to capture a Jinni, she wishes herself out of the deal. The only problem is that Najwa, the Jinni, takes Zayele's place.

The Fire Wish has action, adventure and a little romance. This is a great choice if you enjoy fantasy books. I would recommend it for grades 9 and up. - Mrs. Rouleau