Kids Book (Dec 14 challenge). 1st bk in Samurai Kids series. Range of characters, good for boys & girls from ages 8 up. Has adventure, humour and life lessons as well as a wee bit of Japanese language. JODY
Jimmy Mars, Alien in my belly button. From the younger end of our requested age range. Pete has an itchy foot... what could be causing it? An alien animal of course! Full of smelly ickiness to entertain the kids, Pete helps the alien capture the escapee. Sally
Quite a thought provoking book in that it encompasses the far reaching consequences of one photo text message, sent in a crazy moment. It had enough detail in it to keep an adult interested at the same time as having a strong enough storyline to keep younger readers engaged.
This book should be read tongue in cheek! The story is set in a Victorian society tolerant of werewolves, vampires and preternaturals. Alexia is a soulless preternatural meaning she can negate supernatural powers useful when dealing with vampires and werewolves. She accidentally kills a vampire and Lord Maccon, a werewolf investigates and a romance ensues. Reading this book was outside my comfort zone. I found it predictable, highly amusing and thinking disconcertingly mmm werewolf!
FANTASY. Loved, loved, loved this book. A traditional fantasy with a young boy on a quest. Includes dragons, magic, mystical creatures set in a historic setting, but tempered with humour, the hint of romance, music and adventure. Looking forward to reading the next book. JODY
Gold, cowboys, a saloon, six shooters, a woman out for revenge and a school marm who is not what she seems to be - what more could you want. This action western was definitely a 'goody and baddy' book but which was to be honest a bit of a drag to read.
Well written, fascinating & humorous, story of the lives of three generations of two related Scottish Families who live in the fictional Argyll town of Gallanach on the Western Coast of Scotland. The story takes place between the 1940s & 1991 & at first seems a little disjointed, with a number of parallel plots, and going backwards and forwards in time, showing characters at different stages on their lives. However, it all comes together in the end as family secrets are unraveled. Nerida
HISTORICAL - Following the story of geisha Sayuri from her origins in a small fishing village and through her apprenticeship in 1930s Kyoto, this is a well-written insight into a time, place and culture very unlike ours. (Katie)