This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. Aerin forges her own pather to find her power and save her kingdom. Magic swords, dragons, and adventure. It's a perfect read.
This duck and mouse live well! They may have been swallowed, but they have no intention of being eaten. It turns out that you don't need to worry about wolves eating you if you are already inside one.
A grindhouse/midnight movie style satire about a prison planet for "non-compliant" women. If you're a fan of Handmaid's Tale, this is a great graphic novel companion.
A striking look at how anti-immigrant hate and a lust for profit revived the KKK in the 20s and 30s. Striking parallels to the anti-immigrant movement of today. It will make you think.
Young Garion has led a sheltered life under the careful eye of his aunt Pol. But litter does he know that his obscure lineage is the key to a prophecy that binds gods, men, and sorcerors.
The eldrich power of the Old Gods vs. the might and intellect and sheer Britishness of Sherlock Holmes. Everything I could hope for in a Lovecraft/Conan Doyle mashup.
Steifvater delivers a story about miracles, owls. and pirate radio stations that is unlike any of her others.
One thing you'll wish for fter reading it - that fantastic hyperboles could tuck themselves so neatly into real life.
One thing you'll fear - that you'll never meet an eclectic group of people so set on changing the world one person at a time.
Jane Alice and Hanna
The story of the Ingalls family journey from THE HOUSE in the BIG WOODS (Wisconsin) to Kansas Indian Territory - told from Caroline's viewpoint. How she did it so gracefully with two small girls and another on the way is truly heroic.
Fern's family is struggling. Her stepdad is looking for work, her brothers are wild, and she has a big STEM project due at school. Families in the community are struggling too. When a fracking company comes to town Fern is not convinced the money is worth losing her beloved forest for.
Simple: the most beautiful, inspirational flower gardening book I've ever seen! (And I've seen a lot of them!
- NO MONEY!
- NO CAR!!
- NO GIRLFRIEND!!!
- NO LAWN MOWER!!!!
What's a guy to do?
I'll admit this is an odd book - maybe even weird, but I liked it. It's about moving from the past, letting go of fear, and finding the moral strength to look beyond oneself and do what ought to be done. Oh, and it's funny.
Quite simply the best science fiction I have read this year. Phenomenal characters, a fascinating world, and surprises at every turn.
"For if we are destroyed, the knowledge is dead, perhaps for good."
- Cora Lee