Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 2:13pm

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Mirrored by Alex Flinn (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 at 11:08am

Mirrored by Alex Flinn is a modern retelling of Snow White. I have always loved reading retellings because they always end up adding so much more to the original stories. This is not Flinn's first retelling novel either. Most may know her for Beastly, which was also a very well written novel. So really, Flinn is already a pro at capturing the original story's essence along with adding a few of her own special twists.

The things I liked most about this book would have to have been reading from three different perspectives. I got to experience the mindsets of Violet, Celine, and Goose. I would have to say that one of my favourite characters from this novel though was Celine. She proved to be strong and fierce in all the right ways. Another thing I really liked about this novel was the story itself. I saw some similarities to Snow White, but the story itself had so many unique aspects, which ended up making it so much better.

Overall Mirrored was a really great read and I rate it a 9 out of 10 stars. I also highly recommend it too those who have read any other novels by Flinn or to those who enjoy modern fairytale retellings.

- Sabrina, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Mirrored will be available September 15.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

Beastly Bones by William Ritter (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 6:03pm

Beastly Bones by William Ritter is a skilled blend of mystery and supernatural that combine for one intriguing novel.

Being the second  book in this series by Ritter, Beastly Bones follows the story of Abigail Rook and her employer Mr. Jackaby, characters  first introduced in the series opener Jackaby. Ms. Rook and Mr. Jackaby are supernatural investigators who investigate crimes in the town of New Fiddleham in 1892.

I enjoyed this book due to my love for the characters and other characters they reminded me of. For example, Jackaby’s character features light notes of BBC's classic character The Doctor in Doctor Who mixed with Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock. As a fan of both shows, I can vouch that fans of either are sure to be delighted by William Ritter's series.

- Reese, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Beastly Bones will be available September 22.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

The Eternal City by Paula Morris (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:03pm

On the last day of a Europe class trip, Laura Martin, a junior from Indiana, is a little freaked out. While in Rome, and she wasn't sure what she was seeing and hearing at the ancient Pantheon. Was it real, or was she possibly hearing an ancient God? Only the other junior on the trip, Morgan, can help her out and figure out what is really happening.

- Alissa, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 2:33pm

Miranda and her family went out to their cottage on the Connecticut River hoping to have a normal summer. But when Miranda's sister Lander is wrongly arrested for murder, Miranda has to prove to the police that Lander is innocent. Will she be able to do it?  Find out in No Such Person.

I liked this book because it had an air of suspense the whole time I was reading it. I would recommend this book to people who like mystery books. All in all, it was a great book.

- K.H., a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
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