Rarely do I love a character as much as I loved ST, the wise-cracking crow who acts as our tour guide through this zombie apocalypse. Buxton's writing is hilarious, warm, and moving. I genuinely laughed and cried.
These events all took place at our Rutland store.
A fantasy novel unlike any other! Leckie weaves politics, history, and magic into a smart and twisty mystery, but it's the story's brilliantly unique narration that will keep you hooked.
It’s 1585 and Christopher Marlowe is in his final year at Cambridge. Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster approaches him to spy on Mary ex-Queen of Scots as she plots to seize the throne from Elizabeth. Clever, witty, and funny, the author leads us on a wild romp!
This book is gold if you are hoping to understand the complex impacts of trauma aka if you are attempting to understand the complexities of being human. The science is explained so well and you come out the other side with a deeper sense of self.
"Love Between Equals" uses science spiked spirituality to teach you how to turn personal love into true love. When reading this lovely set of instructions, I had so many "aha" moment, and so will you if you pick it up!
Nothing But Blackened Teeth has a vicious, lingering bite. Don't be fooled by its short page count -- Cassandra Khaw uses their beautiful, brutal writing style to full effect, creating a pitch-dark horror story that still makes me think twice about turning off the lights. Not every monster in this book is supernatural, though, and Khaw's representation of friendships turned sour is equally haunting. You'll want a strong stomach for this one, too -- Khaw doesn't hold back.
It’s only January 2022 and this will probably be one of my top 10 books of the year. It’s a middle-grade book that adults will love. A News of the World for tweens that is as well written and engaging as that book was for adults. Set in the mid-1800’s 12-year-old Silas embarks on a quest with his imaginary friend and Pony to rescue his father from the horsemen who absconded with him in a cloud of mystery. An adventure sure to be everyone’s new favorite classic!
Fan of graphic novels? Folklore? Add Oksi to your collection!
Hauntingly beautiful. Compelling. Even if, like me, you are not too familiar with Finnish mythology. I enjoyed all 391 pages in one sitting, but found myself pausing enough to really appreciate the visuals and themes. A truly immersive reading experience.
Oh no! The Berzerkers - or Zerks, legendary warriors who fight on the side of humans in the war against monsters - are trapped by the evil WitchHead. Barb was always told she's too small or too young to help. But now she's their only hope! Follow Barb's awesome adventures as she travels to the Northern Zerks for help. Along the way, she expectedly fights monsters. She surprisingly saves and befriends monsters, too. These characters are zany and impossible not to like. (I dare you not to fall in love with Porkchop the Yeti.) The artwork is bold and powerful - simple and scribbly AND detailed and nuanced. The thematic elements hold positive messages. And Barb is one fierce, brave, kind, compassionate, vulnerable, smart heroine. No wonder that by the end, an eclectic bunch of new friends joins her to save them all. Pure entertainment! I can't wait for the next book.
Short and sweet, but packed with good stuff -- folklore, friendship, endearing characters, adventure and triumph, and delightful graphics.