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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Welcome to 2020

A new decade begins…

Welcome everyone to this new year and new decade!! They say that a new decade brings things into perspective; for me, it’s actually happened. As of a few weeks ago I changed my address for the second time in twelve months!! This new place makes my commute to work a bit longer but sometimes it’s worth it. I get to wake up to some amazing views and fresh crisp air that only trees in a forest gives! 

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Trendy Travel Reads for Teens

Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s post!! I’m changing things up a bit this week. The selection of titles are all from teen fiction reads I found interesting and captivating. Unlike the tween books, these reads will take you around the world with some extra content that is better suited for older readers. So why not dive in and take a journey with the teens in this post! 

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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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