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3 11, 2018

Book of The Week: The Tales of Beedle The Bard

2018-11-03T12:55:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling, illustrated by Chris Riddell "An essential companion to the Harry Potter books" - In this stunningly illustrated edition, you can read Hermione Granger's favourite book of wizarding fairytales in all their colourful splendour! Full of five fantastical tales of magic and adventure, annotated and commented on [...]

27 10, 2018

Book of the Week: Dracul

2018-10-27T12:12:40+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, News, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|Tags: , , , , |

Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J. D. Barker In the year 1868 a young Bram Stoker is locked inside an abbey for what is about to be the the most chilling night of his life - one that would shape the history of horror - this is the true origin story of Count Dracula! Told [...]

26 05, 2018

Book Of The Week: Children of Blood and Bone

2018-05-26T12:17:48+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Recommended for ages 12+ Zelie is learning to fight to protect her village from the evil king. Her people, the Maji, used to have magic to protect themselves; to protect the balance of power in the Kingdom, but no longer. Not since magic, and the gods that [...]

24 03, 2018

Book of The Week: Skulduggery Pleasant

2018-03-24T12:55:34+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy It's not often that you find out that a newly deceased relative was caught up in magical dealings, but Stephanie Edgeley takes it pretty well. When she crosses paths with Skulduggery Pleasant, the re-animated skeleton of a long-dead sorcerer, now working as a detective for the magical community, her own [...]

3 02, 2018

Book of The Week: The Wrath & The Dawn

2018-02-03T12:00:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

  The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh Shahrzad's best friend is the latest victim of Khorasan's sombre young ruler, Khalid. Every day, without explanation, he takes a wife and by sunrise the next morning, she is hanged. Shahrzad wants to break that cycle, and kill Khalid. She volunteers herself, and with her wits [...]

25 11, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #6 • Never Let Me Go

2017-11-25T11:41:07+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a rare discovery because when it haunts you, you welcome it. The story revolves around the short and entwined lives of Ruth, Tommy, and Kathy; the last of whom explains everything from her perspective - from early childhood to the age of thirty. Kathy is a carer, [...]

18 11, 2017

Book of The Week: Uglies

2017-11-18T10:33:57+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , |

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld   Tally's life doesn't begin, in her opinion, until she turns sixteen. When she turns sixteen, she will undergo a mandatory, life-changing series of brutal operations, and be spat out the other side of it fully transformed from an Ugly to a Pretty. Pretties live glorious lives of celebrity, luxury... and [...]

28 10, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #4 • A Clockwork Orange

2017-10-26T12:19:36+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

First and foremost, this is a book only recommended for adults. Trust me. The saving grace in regards to the now-infamous horror between the pages of A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is that, through the narrator, everything from milk-drinking to ultra-violence is filtered. While civilians are terrorised by each other in Burgess' dystopia, these [...]