Posts Tagged "HarperCollins Publishers"

The Book of Living and Dying by Natale Ghent

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 1 comment

Summary: After her older brother John’s death from cancer, Sarah finds herself adrift in grief. Constant headaches led Sarah to self-medicate with alcohol and pills, but when her brother begins to haunt her, Sarah steps up her substance abuse. Trying to rid herself of her brother’s ghost, she confides in her friend Donna and tries different rituals from The Book of Living and Dying to help him move on to the afterlife. When it doesn’t work, Sarah finds herself descending into madness, having repetitive dreams that don’t make sense, hearing voices, and fixating on a...

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Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Kelley Winslow is excited to be promoted from understudy to the role of Titania, queen of the faeries in an off-Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream when the lead actress breaks her ankle. Though Kelley is immersed in the world of faeries in her professional life, when the faerie world starts bleeding into her personal life, she remains a bit skeptical. A chance meeting with Sonny Flannery sparks an attraction and a trip down a rabbit hole of sorts as Kelley finds out that not only is she a faerie herself, but she is the daughter of the...

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This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: In the untold story of Victor Frankenstein’s early years, Victor is constantly competing with his older by two minutes twin, Konrad. Raised by liberal parents, Victor is taught to believe in science above all, but when Konrad falls suddenly falls ill and is close to death, Victor turns to alchemy for a cure. Seeking the help from an alchemist rumoured to have saved others, Victor and his friends gather ingredients for an elixir of life that he hopes will save his brother. Things are complicated by Victor’s inferiority complex and the love triangle that exists between...

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Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: Working on an airship to support his mother and sisters after the death of his father, Matt is more at home in the air than he is on the ground. His part in the recovery of a hot air balloon and its passenger puts him in line for a promotion, but he is passed up in favor of a young man who has gone to airship school. Matt’s dedication to his ship never wavers though, but when a spirited passenger named Kate starts shaking up his life he struggles with having to choose between his beloved ship and his growing attraction to her. Their journey across the Pacificus will be the...

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Night Runner by Max Turner

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: With no parents or family, and a complicated, undefinable medical condition, Zach has lived for the past eight years in a mental institution. One night Zach’s world opens up when a strange man runs his car into the facility, claiming that someone is after Zach and that he should run before it is too late. The uncle Zach never knew he had appears a short time later, telling Zach that he is a vampire, and before he died Zach’s father was a vampire hunter. Suddenly the pieces of Zach’s life are all falling to place, but getting out of the mental institution and facing...

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