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The Forbidden Stone, The Copernicus Legacy – Does The Past Draw In Readers?

Book Review : The Forbidden Stone                        The Copernicus Legacy By Tony Abbott Spoiler Alert! Summary The Copernicus Legacy has everything middle-grade readers love-an international adventure, a compelling friendship story, … Continue reading

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Caraval – Is It A Game Worth Playing?

Book Review : Caraval By Stephanie Garber Spoiler Alert! Summary Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has … Continue reading

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The Pirates Of Pompeii – An Explosive Mystery

Book Review : The Pirates Of Pompeii The Roman Mysteries By Caroline Lawrence Spoiler Alert! Summary It is late August of A.D. 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hundreds of refugees are living in a makeshift … Continue reading

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The Lost Book Of The Grail – Why Do We Seek After King Arthur and The Holy Grail?

Book Review: The Lost Book Of The Grail By Charlie Lovett Spoiler Alert! Summary Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among … Continue reading

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Legend in Green Velvet – A Book To Read On The Beach, or Plane or When In Scotland

Book Review : Legend In Green Velvet By Elizabeth Peters Spoiler Alert! Summary Susan loved all things Scottish. So, when the opportunity presented itself, there was no question in her mind but that she would go to the archaeological dig in … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase, Lockwood & Co. – Who Is The Intended Audience?

Book Review : The Screaming Staircase Lockwood & Co. #1 By Jonathan Stroud Spoiler Alert! Summary When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has … Continue reading

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Black Flowers, White Lies – A YA Thriller

Book Review : Black Flowers, White Lies  By Yvonne Ventresca Spoiler Alert! Summary Her father died before she was born, but Ella Benton knows they have a supernatural connection. Since her mother discourages these beliefs, Ella keeps her cemetery visits secret. But … Continue reading

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