Fairy Stories

It's a Nicole-favourite episode this week, as we fall deep into the fairy realm and fantasy! All of these books feature fairies of some kind, with a couple series, standalones, YA and adult titles for variety. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube... Continue Reading →

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

There are a bunch of us at the library who are enamored with Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles.  They’re about Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the druids.  Atticus looks about 21 years old, but is actually 21 centuries old.  One of the secrets to his longevity (besides a tea that keeps him young) is an... Continue Reading →

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

- Everyone dies. We all know there’s no getting out of this life alive. For most of us, death is a mystery, something that may strike out of nowhere, or maybe happen gradually from disease. But not for Miriam Black, the heroine of Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds. With a simple touch, like a handshake, Miriam will... Continue Reading →

Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise

Every now and then you come across a book that, from the premise alone, you know will be an excellent read.  Joseph Nassise's Eyes to See is just one of those books.  This is the story of Jeremiah Hunt.  Hunt's life is turned upside down when his daughter is stolen from under his nose.  Desperate... Continue Reading →

Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinski / The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox

So I recently read both these books, and they have a lot in common - stereotypical high school situations with some light bullying, self-consciously “outsider” girl investigators who mock the jocks and cheerleaders, and of course, ghostly interference. However, our heroine in Spookygirl talks to ghosts, while the ones in The Dead Girl Detective Agency... Continue Reading →

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

There were many, many things I really liked about The Chaos. I loved how real Scotch's voice was and her interactions with her brother and family rang very true for me. It may be a cliche for the teen girl to change into more conservative, parent-approved clothes before heading home, but it helps establish Scotch's... Continue Reading →

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