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Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer Author: Leigh Bardugo Series: DC Icons, Book 1 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 384 pages Source: ALA Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and…

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Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Title: The Travelers Authors: DJ MacHale & Carla Jablonski Series: Pendragon Before the War, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Hardcover: 240 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon’s fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every…

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Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Title: Gregor and the Code of Claw Author: Suzanne Collins Series: Underland Chronicles, Book 5 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 412 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep the new prophecy, The Prophecy of Time, from Gregor. Gregor knew from the beginning that it must say something awful, but he never imagined just how awful: The prophecy calls for the warrior’s death. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 This was a decent…

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Book Review: The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon

Book Review: The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon

Title: The Floating Island Author: Elizabeth Haydon Series: The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, Book 1 Publisher: Starscape Paperback: 368 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Long ago, in the Second Age of history, a young Nain explorer by the name of Ven Polypheme traveled much of the known and unknown world, recording his adventures. Recently discovered by archaeologists, a few fragments of his original journals are reproduced in this book. Great care has been taken to reconstruct the parts of…

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Book Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Book Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

Title: The Aeronaut’s Windlass Author: Jim Butcher Series: The Cinder Spires, Book 1 Publisher: Roc Paperback: 630 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in…

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Audiobook Review: Timeline by Michael Crichton

Audiobook Review: Timeline by Michael Crichton

Title: Timeline Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Books on Tape Duration: 15 hours 11 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that…

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Audiobook Review: Jingo Django by Sid Fleischman

Audiobook Review: Jingo Django by Sid Fleischman

Title: Jingo Django Author: Sid Fleischman Narrator: Charles Carroll Publisher: AudioGO Edition: Unabridged Duration: 3 hours 59 min Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Jingo Hawks is out of luck when Mrs. Daggatt from the orphan house hires him out as a chimney sweep to the awful General Dirty-Face Scurlock. But it’s gypsy luck that puts Jingo into the right chimney and then into the care of the mysterious Mr. Peacock, who claims to know Jingo’s scoundral father. Together they set out…

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Audiobook Review: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Audiobook Review: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Title: Flush Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Michael Welch Publisher: Listening Library Edition: Unabridged Duration: 5 hours, 22 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) On Father’s Day, Noah visits his dad at the local jail. Dad is a feisty environmentalist with a short fuse. Convinced that the Coral Queen was dumping raw sewage into the harbor, he decided to take matters in his own hands. He sank the floating casino (at least temporarily), but ended up in the hoosegow. Noah knows that…

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Book Review: Lord of Souls by Greg Keyes

Book Review: Lord of Souls by Greg Keyes

Title: Lord of Souls Author: Greg Keyes Publisher: Del Rey Paperback: 304 pages Series: The Elder Scrolls, Book 2 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Forty years after the Oblivion crisis, the empire of Tamriel is threatened by a mysterious floating city, Umbriel, whose shadow spawns a terrifying undead army. Reeling from a devastating discovery, Prince Attrebus continues on his seemingly doomed quest to obtain a magic sword that holds the key to destroying the deadly invaders. Meanwhile, in the Imperial City, the spy Colin…

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Book Review: The Briar King by Greg Keyes

Book Review: The Briar King by Greg Keyes

Title: The Briar King Author: Greg Keyes Series: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 1 Publisher: Tor Paperback: 553 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Briar King, Greg Keyes’s latest elegant entry into the world of high fantasy, lays the groundwork for what promises to be a mesmerizing four-book series–the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone. Keyes spins his tale in a meticulously crafted fantasy realm on the brink of apocalyptic change. The Briar King, a legend cobbled from children’s stories and…

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