Book: Puppet by Pauline C. Harris
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Publication Date: October 2014
# of Pages: 246
My Rating: Five Stars
Puppet is a very suspenseful and intriguing read. This book is about a sixteen year old girl named Penelope who lives in a foster home. Penelope makes a very dangerous deal with Jed, a marionette-obsessed scientist. She must undergo his experiments and tests for him to be able to take her out of the foster home. This ultimately creates the world’s first living marionette.
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A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Think 1920s Prohibition, except alcohol is not what is illegal. Magic is. Enough damage was done by past magic users that any and all evidence of magic is shunned and banned. But not all traces of magic are gone. With anything that is prohibited, the lure is just all that more enticing. Shine rooms attract customers who gladly pay to experience the intoxicating effects in the form of magic-infused water.
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Imagine that you are a seven year old boy in England, and that books are your refuge from a world without any friends. Then, one day, almost like a story from the books you love, you discover that the 2 women and 1 eleven year old girl- the Hempstocks- living at the end of your lane are possessed with magical capabilities beyond your greatest imaginings; and through these powers, even forces that can destroy worlds can be beaten.
This is the premise of Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Despite Goodreads, other websites, and the author himself stating that this is an adult horror novel, I did not view it this same way. To me, this has the makings of a classic of children’s literature…as long as the child reading this tale does not mind a few monsters and a bit of death.
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Name – Half Lost.
Author – Sally Green.
Publisher – Viking Books for Young Readers.
Publication date – 29th March 2016.
Series status – Final book in the Half Bad trilogy.
This review may contain spoilers for books 1 and 2.
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