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Scorched by Mari Mancusi (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 5:18pm

I read a book called Scorched, and it was a really good read. I found it was well written and flowed nicely.

It's about a teenage girl, Trinity, whose parents have died, and who lives with her grandpa. They're struggling to keep a crumbling museum open and are almost failing. But Trinity's grandfather gets a hold of an egg to draw people to his business. He claims it's a dragon egg, the last one on the planet. Trinity doesn't believe him, until Connor, a mysterious boy from the future, comes to the museum and tries to take the egg. Connor wants to destroy the egg, thinking he's saving the world from a dragon apocalypse. Only his twin brother, Caleb, needs to save it and take it to the Dracken, an organization set out to hatch the dragon from the egg and help the world with the dragons it could create. But is the Dracken the good guys or the bad guys? Should Trinity listen to Connor or Caleb?

A good read for young teens, Scorched is now one of my favorite books and I want a sequel!

- Sabrina, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Scorched will be available on September 3rd.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

On Little Wings by Regina Sirois (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 5:26pm

On Little Wings tells the story of Jennifer and her search for answers, family, and first love. When Jennifer discovers an aunt that she never knew existed, she defies her mother and travels to Smithport, Maine to discover all the answers, family, and love that Smithport has to offer.

This book was beautifully written and it was easy to become invested in the family drama that surrounded all their secrets. I give the book and Regina Sirois two thumbs up and would recommend this book to anyone.

- Laura, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

Impostor by Susanne Winnacker (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 11:56am

Tessa has a very special talent; she is able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. When a serial killer rocks a small town, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate a local teen to find the killer before he strikes again.

Impostor is the first book in a new series. I could follow the story quite easily and was not confused at any point. Imposter is unlike anything I have read and it has a very unique story line. I would recommend Impostor to those who like mystery books that keep you guessing. I'd give this book 3 out of 5.

- Jensen, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

Thin Space by Jody Casella (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at 8:39pm

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Marsh Windsor is consumed with guilt after his twin brother dies in a car crash. Desperately wishing to rescue his brother from the clutches of death, Marsh searches for a thin space, where the barrier between this world and the next is weak enough for someone to slip through. Marsh believes that he'll set things right with the help of the new girl, Maddie, who has just moved into the house where Marsh is sure a thin space exists. Is he delusional?

Thin Space is perfect for readers who enjoy the paranormal world of mystery.
Two thumbs up!

- Sabastien, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Thin Space will be available on September 10th.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 9:40am

$21.99 Add to Cart

Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston is a very good book. After reading the first couple of pages, I was sucked right in. I've read a lot of good books, but Little Red Lies is definitely at the top of my list.

The book starts off with Rachel waiting at the train station for her veteran brother, Jamie, to come home from the war. Though she is glad to see him, she is mad that he never wrote to her in the three years he was away fighting. Rachel also decides to start acting and is very eager to help with the annual play her school puts on, especially since her teacher is very handsome. Everything seems well, until Jamie starts to feel sick and is diagnosed with leukemia. Just when Rachel and her family think things couldn't be worse, her mother becomes pregnant and Jamie becomes even more snappish than she ever. The situation provokes more arguments and tension than the family can handle, and it makes for a very engaging story.

What I really like about this book is how real it is and how relatable it will be for so many people. Teens everywhere struggle with what Rachel does: fitting in at school, first loves, difficult family members, and becoming an adult without letting all of your childhood go. As you read, you will identify with Rachel and her problems, and it may help you decide what to do if you have a similar situation.

Little Red Lies is an amazing book and I highly recommend you read it this fall when it comes out. I really enjoyed reading about Rachel's adventure as she discovers herself and how she wants to live her life, and I think you will too.

- Claire, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Little Red Lies will be available on September 10th.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
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