Quick Thoughts: “Unspoken”

“Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) “ by Sarah Rees Brennan

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

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Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

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Discussion: In Defense of Princesses

let's talkWhat does the word Princess bring to mind for you? How about Princess books? Probably some fluffy fairy tales where a princess needs to be rescued by a prince.

I think that’s what comes to mind for a lot of people so intentionally or unintentionally they write princess books off because of the women featured. Let’s be honest, a book where a woman has to be rescued by a man is clichéd and boring.

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Quick Thoughts: “Blue Lily, Lily Blue”

“Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)” by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

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Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

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Currently: July 5th

Reading

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

I’m only ~50 pages in but I’m liking it so far. The pieces are being set down so I can see how it’s going to be a fun mystery. It’s got a nice MG voice going on. It’s not too juvenile or off-putting (so far). I’m a little bummed that Book Scavenger isn’t a real game (but you can hide and find books on the book’s official site).

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Storytime- Pet Edition

I’m now a library paraprofessional! I now have more responsibilities so this will be a somewhat regular feature where I talk about what I’m trying and how it’s working/not working.

A new job means new and different responsibilities. I was called in to fill in for a storytime with about a week to prep for it. I’ve never done a storytime in a professional setting but I’ve read stories to children in my personal life. I also went to a training workshop a few years ago with our system.

I opted to go for something simple that is always a hit with kids… pets! I did a slight twist on pets and read stories about unusual pets.

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Quick Thoughts: “The Arctic Incident”

“The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2)” by Eoin Colfer

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Library

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Summary from Goodreads:


At the start of his second adventure, Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya—a man Artemis thought he would never see again—his beloved father. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves

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Quick Thoughts: “The Dream Thieves”

“The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)” by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

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Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same.

Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life.

Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…

 

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