Reviews and Blog Posts: adventure

The signature of all things : a novel

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Reviewer Rating:
5

I admit, I was hesitant to read this latest book by Elizabeth Gilbert, whom you'll probably remember as the author of the wildly popular Eat, Pray, Love. It was precisely because of my not-so-great-fondness of Eat, Pray Love that I approached this new title with reluctance. Well, I did...

The dog stars : a novel

by Peter Heller

Reviewer Rating:
5

"The Dog Stars" follows loveable Hig after a flu-pandemic that killed much of the known population, including his wife.  In the mean time, he protects his little piece of Colorado, as he seeks something greater.  "The Dog Stars" was a book that appealed to me from the very vague blurb, though...

The icebound land

by John (John Anthony) Flanagan

Reviewer Rating:
3

For an adventure series, these books by John Flanagan are highly recommended. The characters and settings mimic a kind of Robin Hood medieval time and land, although everything here is in an imaginary land. However, the adventures are not supposed to be magical or fantastical but really possible and the...

Life of Pi

Reviewer Rating:
4

  I normally don't watch movies that are based on books but the premise behind this story seemed so intriguing that I decided to give it a whirl.  The movie details the adventures of a young Indian boy called Piscine (French for swimming pool) but who goes by Pi. His...

Fortunately, the milk

by Neil Gaiman

Reviewer Rating:
4

Dad goes out for milk so his kids can have breakfast (and, more importantly, so he can have his tea). He's gone for longer than he should be. His story involves dinosaurs, pirates, wumpires, a volcano, a hot air balloon, a time machine, and some aliens...Fortunately, he never lets go...

Num8ers

by Rachel Ward

Reviewer Rating:
4

Jem is a teenager with an unusual ability.  She can look into someone’s eyes and see the date they will die.  Jem doesn’t like to look at people.  It’s too difficult to know how long they will live.

Jem has always been an outsider with a difficult life.  Jem’s mother died...

The kingdom keepers

by Ridley Pearson

Reviewer Rating:
4

Five teens, including Finn Whitman, are hired by Disney World to be Disney hosts.  Holographic images of the teens wander Disney World interacting with park visitors.  Everything seems fine until Finn and the others start having strange, very realistic dreams of Disney World after closing.  Evil powers are at work. ...

Mirage : Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt

by Nina Burleigh

Reviewer Rating:
4

Napoleon Bonaparte's loss was the world's gain when a group of trained scientists followed him into Egypt. Through the scientists efforts, and sometimes life-ending dedication, they began cataloging the contributions of a little understood culture resulting in a 26 volume encyclopedia. Great read for those who like stories of discovery.

November is Thrilling!

Death of a Nightingale

If you're fan of thrillers and mysteries, November is going to be a great month for you! Place your holds on these hot books now! (and don't worry, we have other great stuff coming, too!)

Mysteries & Thrillers:

Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol

Dust by Patricia Cornwell

King & Maxwell by David Baldacci

Mirage by Clive Cussler

Doll bones

by Holly Black

Reviewer Rating:
4

Zach, Poppy, and Alice are best friends who share in a secret, made-up game based on collected action figures and dolls. This game is presided over by a Queen, a delicate china doll locked away in a glass cabinet. But then one night the Queen appears to Poppy in a...

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