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A Dark and Mysterious Adventure: Coraline

25 May

Coraline
Calling all book readers, if you like reading dark fantasy books, then you will like this book a lot. Come join the fun, and read the ebook or listen to the audiobook from Hoopla for free! The story is about Coraline Jones. A young girl who gets to enjoy life in another world, where she has an “other mother” and an “other father.” She is unsatisfied with her new home life after she moves with her “real parents.” Eventually, all Coraline really wants to do, is explore life in the “other world.” Then, Coraline finds out that everything is not what it seems.

Join Coraline Jones on her dark and mysterious adventure to the “other world.” In a battle of wits, will Coraline Jones escape her “other mother” and save her “real parents?” Read Coraline and find out! Full of wonder and suspense, any reader will surely enjoy this other worldly story.  You can read more about Coraline and some of Gaiman’s other works in previous blog posts.

For adults who enjoy the work of Neil Gaiman consider joining us for our online discussion of his short stories which happen every Friday at 2 PM.  Click here to learn more about this Friday’s Discussion.

Written by:
Michelle Valle
Circulation Assistant

Flawlessly Written Dark Fantasy: Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight

6 May

Nevernight
If there is anything one should take note of, it is that Nevernight is not YA. That is not insult YA by any means, but this is a simple fact that needs to be stated. Many are of the belief that this book in intended for a YA audience, however, upon reading the first chapter, one quickly learns that is not the case.

Enter our protagonist, Mia Corvere, a girl out for revenge against the man who murdered her family. She must find the Red Church and pass each each trial if she wishes to achieve this goal.

Kristoff’s writing for this is flawless, everything from the narration down to the footnotes pulls you into the story’s grip and refuses to let go. It’s an excellent introduction to the trilogy and builds the perfect amount of hype for the next two books to follow. If you’re seeking a dark fantasy with memorable characters, vicious fight scenes, and a great revenge plot, then Nevernight is the book for you.

Looking for YA works written by Kristoff? You can read a previous blog post about another of Kristoff’s books, Illuminae, part of a YA series co-written with Amie Kaufman.

Written by:
Lauren Lapinski
Circulation Assistant

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