They say miracles don’t happen, and that’s true, to an extent. However, in Bicho Raro, that’s something you’ll never hear anyone say.
From the dawn of time, the Soria family trades in miracles. For generations, the members of this extraordinary family, the Saints as the pilgrims call them, have helped people in need of redemption on the condition that they’ll never interfere with their healing process or else, they’ll suffer from consequences, too.
What happens when one breakes this unwritten rule? All The Crooked Saints will help you find out.
A dystopian future where people are infected by a disease that turns them into the walking dead. It is hinted that a university experiment got out of hand but is not confirmed. The city of Oakridge Anywhere USA is the epicenter of the outbreak that spreads like lightning through the city and beyond reducing people to hunters, raiders, the hunted or grayskins. The story is told between two young lady’s points of view and between a stretch of three years. Both girls are from Oakridge but have been down interesting and unique paths in the last three years.
The Book of M is a brilliant story about a world where for some unknown reason people’s shadows start to disappear. It’s discovered that shortly after someone loses their shadow, they start losing memories. Memories like how letters make words, or how a doorknob opens a door, or that eating food keeps you alive. The world spins into chaos and we follow a cast of honest, grounded characters who try to navigate it the best they can while keeping an eye on their own shadow, or a grip on their fading memories.
The Book of M is hard to put down. Peng Shepard’s writing and storytelling style is captivating and encompassing.
Artemis Fowl is a great book. It’s the first in this children’s series, and such a great story! If you read it you will love it and buy the rest of the books. This is a series that you will read all of them, back to back!
It’s perfect for those who enjoy fantasy. Artemis is an incredibly smart boy whose father was killed when Artemis was much younger. Artemis’ mother is emotionally devastated and spends most of her time by herself, leaving Artemis to his own devices. And while this is sad for Artemis, it’s not overdone or depressing. It also makes him a fantastic character that kids become completely invested in.
If you have a child, or know of one, who is always thinking, always wanting to experiment… a kid with a vivid imagination who’s just too clever for their own good, this is a fantastic book for them. Heck, it’s good for anyone who loves a reading adventure!
With the new road being built in the Louisiana swampland, all the gators are leaving, and Jean LeBlanc’s trapper father must go to work in the offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Jean, at 14, is suddenly the man of the house, and just taking care of his mother and small sister requires manhood enough. When an escaped convict appears on the scene and steals Old Red Gravy, Jean’s dog, Jean finds himself up to his neck in swamp water and trouble. The author has caught the special inflection of Louisiana backwoods talk as well as a feeling for both the resignation and pride of poor people leading lonely, hard lives.
George Harmon Smith, born in the Louisiana swamp country, is the author of several award-winning, best-selling Young Adult novels. He came to literary recognition with Bayou Boy, which was made into a Walt Disney movie, with fourteen editions published, and the winner of 37 literary awards. Readers have urged Smith to write more Young Adult novels. By popular demand he has recently had published Where the Pale Lilies Bloom, and now this third new one, Dark Delta Deep, Blue Goodbye.
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Sophie and her dad are on a hiking trip. She wakes up on one morning to find her dad and everyone else has disappeared. There is no electricity, computers, phones or anythings else that makes up her world. People and entire towns are gone. Even the animals are new, not the ones she knows. Then she finds Zach and they start the journey through the Sea of Dreams.
This is a very interesting take on a very old tale. It is not your childhood fairy tale Cinderella. The characters are complex and have multiple motives. This book tells the story of Iris, one of the ugly step sisters and how they came together.
Vasilisa Petrovna never knew her mother who died not long after giving birth to her, but she inherited her mother’s gift: the ability known as second sight. Able to see and commune with the various guardians of the houses and forest, Vasilisa spends her youth exploring and running wild through the forest of her father’s land. Nature is kept in balance and Vasilisa enjoys the company of the various guardians until one day a stranger arrives in town. The changes he sets in place begin to tip the order of things.
I don’t know how to take this book. It takes place in 1862 during the Civil War. Willie Lincoln has died of typhoid. The President and First Lady are mourning there son and all the men dying in the war. That is when it gets into the ghosts in the cemetery.
The reviews are mixed. It seems to be one of those books that you either love it or hate it.