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Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:43am

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Comet Rising by MarcyKate Connolly (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 6:36pm

Emmeline and Lucas are safe from the evil Lady Aisling and her soldiers for the time being. The only thing that mars their peaceful life is Emmeline's imprisoned former shadow, Dar.Then one night the Cerelia Comet, the reason for their magical abilities, returns... but it's twelve years too early. The return of the comet can only mean one thing: Lady Aisling has a Sky Shaker under her control and is hoping for a new batch of talented children to add to her collection.Emmeline and Lucas decide to journey to find other magical children to help in the fight against Lady Aisling. But when Dar escapes, and the two friends realize many of the children they seek have already been taken, they know they are in for the fight of their lives.

I am writing a review on the book Comet Rising. I thought it was a fantastic book and I could not put it down. It was the second book in a duology. I had never read the first book, but you wouldn't know it if the book didn't say so. I would suggest the book for kids between the ages of 10-14. All in all, it was a book full of wonder and magic.

-Amber, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Titans by Kate O'Hearn (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 8:08pm

Titans is about a titan, named Astraea and her friend, a Pegasus and how Olympus was destroyed. Now that Olympus was destroyed the Olympians have to live on Titus with the titans. When Astraea finds Jake, a mortal boy, on Titus she must save him before anyone else finds out! Fifteen years ago, Olympus was destroyed and the Olympians were resettled on Titus. Since then Earth has been declared a quarantined world. Neither Titans nor Olympians are allowed to visit and under no circumstances are humans allowed on Titus. The Titans and Olympians are keeping the peace. But the deep-seated mistrust still lingers, so when a human ends up on Titus, he could be the spark that reignites the war...

I would rate Titans written by Kate O’hearn a 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for anyone who likes fantasy and roman mythology. My favourite character is Nesso, a snake!

-Alex, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Maybe a Mermaid by Josephine Cameron (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 4:03pm

Eleven-year-old Anthoni Gillis is not the kind of kid who believes in fairies, unicorns, or even the word “maybe.” She’s more of a comic-books girl. So when her mom brings her to Thunder Lake for a summer at the Showboat Resort, she doesn’t believe the local rumors about the Boulay Mermaid.Anthoni has bigger fish to fry. She’s always wanted a True Blue Friend. But it’s been hard to find one, since for the past five years she’s been bouncing from town to town, helping her mother sell Beauty & the Bee cosmetic products to keep them both afloat. This summer will be different, though. Anthoni has a plan—a foolproof checklist for making lifelong friends! There won’t be any maybes this time.

Maybe a Mermaid is a wonderful book. I admire how Josephine Cameron didn't give anything away by the title of the book. I found the start to be a little slow but it mixed well with the rest of the book. I thought the word choice fit with the book and made it come together nicely. I liked how the main character, Anthoni Gillis, had to make a lot of hard decisions throughout the book. I like how Cameron mixed a quest to find true friends with a little mystery. All together I enjoyed this book greatly.

Zoey, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Planet Earth Is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 9:28am

Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger--it's the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home.While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can't express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential, and for the first time, she is making friends without Bridget.

I thought Planet Earth is Blue was a fantastic book! It was creative and funny at times. If you have read Wonder by R.J. Palaco, or Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, and enjoyed them you should read Planet Earth is Blue. I think it would be a good book for ages 10-14. There were times in the boook where you would laugh, and others when you would cry. This was a great book and you would benefit from reading it!

Arin, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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