So you like dystopian fiction…

I hope you enjoyed the featured series of reads this week. Old Harmonie sounds familiar doesn’t it. For me it brought back memories of The Giver by Lois Lowry, the movie that is. I have read the entire quartet and it gave me quite a lot to think about. Mostly my thoughts centred on how amazing of a writer Lois Lowry was to create a unique world in those books and sparked our imagination into captivating us with her words. As a librarian I understand the need when young readers come and ask for the popular books but I prefer to direct them to those authors who have similar books with, at times, better stories and characters. 

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History and SciFi collide in these reads

Hi everyone, I hope the New Year is treating you all well. For those in the US or UK, so sorry for the cold weather. Here in NZ, summer has reached a steady rise. My next post for January features a trilogy of SciFi reads. You will meet up with a cast of contemporary characters and will need to be prepared to have your perception of science knocked up on its head!! I will let you decide if you like it or not, but, a small spoiler; I loved them all!!

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A supernatural infused SciFi series

Hi and welcome to January’s first review post!! I thought I’d start this month with a series of books I had read some time ago. These stories had me gripped from the beginning and rekindled my interest in Science Fiction as a genre. Not that it had died away, just gone into hibernation for a decade or two. So if you enjoy, blended tales of fantasy and sci fi, read on.

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The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the titles I’ve reviewed so far. Since the last few posts have taken you on journeys around most of the northern hemisphere, I thought we should navigate our way into a region south of the equator. The title this week is set somewhere in the past and our young heroes find themselves inside our planet’s largest rainforest…

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Let’s journey around Europe with these reads…

Hi everyone, I hope your needs to travel across Europe has been sparked by the first post earlier this week. These few extra titles I found took me across Europe; climbing the Alps, walking on cobbled streets in the Italian countryside and racing across hidden places of London. Although I haven’t been to all of Europe over my travels, every time I read travel stories, I find myself transported there. Hope you enjoy these titles!!

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Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

Hi everyone, you wouldn’t believe it but after weeks of waiting for this last title of Jackie French’s Matilda Saga, it turns up a month earlier at the library I work at!! I might as well confess now, I actually write up these posts a month in advance! Yes, I know, a bit too organised, that’s me!! So if you were waiting for the last story, have a read of my review below…

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The Matilda Saga by Jackie French

Welcome everyone to this last week of November!! This post features, as promised, a whole saga of stories. Jackie French is hands down one of my favourite authors to date. I discovered her books by chance a few years ago and fell in love with her writing, especially the historical fiction novels she has created. So if you enjoy generational stories featuring formidable matriarchs, feisty young heroes and strong characters, then settle down into a comfy seat and get stuck in to this post!

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