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Sunday, November 22

Great Finds Issue #13

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store? Two words – Thrift Shop!



Hardbacks:

Comes The Blind Fury

Comes the Blind Fury by John Saul

The Loch by Steve Alten

Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn



Paperbacks:

Petals on the Wind (Dollanger Saga)


Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume

The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery #17 Dawn and the Halloween Mystery by Ann M. Martin

The Baby-Sitters Club #123 Claudia’s Big Party by Ann M. Martin

The Baby-Sitters Club #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke by Ann M. Martin

Petals on the Wind by V.C. Andrews

Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Field Day by Ann M. Martin

Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Copycat by Ann M. Martin

The Baby-sitter 3 by R.L. Stine

Bone Chillers: Beware The Shopping Mall by Betsy Haynes

Sweet Valley Twins #21 Left Behind by Jamie Suzanne

Saturday, November 14

Book Review - Battling the Unknown: The Last Rawl Trilogy

Battling the Unknown: The Last Rawl Trilogy

Battling the Unknown: The Last Rawl Trilogy

BY: Meg Christian

PUBLISHED BY: Infivity Publishing.com

PUBLISHED IN: 2008

ISBN: 0-7414-4793-2

Pages: 146

Ages: Teen & Up

Reviewed by Billy Burgess

In book one of the trilogy, the young author Meg Christian has created the fantasy world of Umberodia. In this land is a sixteen year old Katrina Rawl. Her mother passed away when she was very young. Since then, she has lived with her aunt. Katrina spends her days selling vegetables on the side of the road. She likes to read books which is something that is forbidden by the Emperor.

Katrina stumbles upon a letter written by her mother. In the letter is a message that she is suppose to give to Amile the Warrior. Soon after, the Emperor sends out his army to do a routine house by house search. The army reports back to the Emperor telling him of a young girl named Katrina Rawl. The Emperor knows this must be the only daughter of Marianne Rawl. He orders his army to retrieve the girl.

When the army arrives the next night, Katrina slips out of the house and escapes. She heads to Ioni where she hopes to find the Amile the Warrior. On the way she finds may other dangers. She also meets a skittish bird named Twitter and a young man named Arlon who help her on the journey.

This is an adorable tale set in an original world of Umberodia. Meg Christian’s love of adventure and storytelling is shown in Battling the Unknown: The Last Rawl Trilogy. The young author is donating all of the profits to the Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good quest and wonderful characters.

Saturday, November 7

Book Review - First Night


First NightFirst Night
BY: Tom Weston
PUBLISHED BY: Tom Weston Media
PUBLISHED IN: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-981-94130-1
Pages: 253
Ages: Teen & Up
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Author Tom Weston brings us an old fashioned ghost tale in First Night. The story begins with Sarah Pemberton who has caught the small pox. A family friend, Captain John Ayres, gives her an ivory bracelet to wear. Sarah dies.

The story skips to the present day. Alexandra O’Rourke and her younger sister, Jackie, are spending their New Year’s Eve with their aunt and uncle in Boston. They’re California girls and rather be home partying than spending their vacation in Boston.