“A Door in the Woods” by James Dashner

September 3, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist The Maze Runner series by James Dashner is so popular right now, and as a fan of the book series, I decided that it was time to discover other books written by the author. To my surprise, I found that Dashner has written other series in addition to The Maze Runner: The Jimmy Fincher Saga and The 13th Reality series, as well as a contributor to The Infinity Ring series. I’m such … Continue reading

Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston

August 5, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist Like most readers, there are a couple of things that have to catch my interest before I decide to read a particular book. First, I have to find the cover appealing, and secondly, the description on the back of the book has to leave me intrigued. I can tell you from just the cover alone that Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston did not disappoint! Reading the plot description I learned right off … Continue reading

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

July 18, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager Let me preface this by saying that my mother has been hounding me to read this book for years.  So, like all strong-willed daughters, I kept putting it off.  I mean, really, Mom?  Time traveling romance, do you even know me? But, with a long trip ahead of me and the audiobook available for checkout, I gave it a try.  Let me just say this: Mom really does know best. The book begins … Continue reading

The King by J.R. Ward

July 10, 2014 by  

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Reviewed by Jamie Bayne, Information Specialist The long awaited 12th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward was definitely not a disappointment.  The King represents the best of Ward: tough men with hearts of gold; rough language; steamy, intimate scenes; and the continuation of the Vampires’ history.  In The King, Ward comes full circle and returns to the story of Wrath, son of Wrath, the Blind King.  The first novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Dark … Continue reading

Zeek Meeks a riot!

June 20, 2014 by  

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By Denise Dillow, Youth Services Supervisor There are few books that are just so funny, I can’t help but laugh aloud! Zeke Meeks vs His Big Phony Cousin by D.L. Greenjust happens to be one of them. Zeke is a boy in 3rd grade who has some very interesting classmates. Zeke is not exactly in love with the thought of going to school or learning new things, so when Mr. McNutty assigns the students in Zeke’s class to do a … Continue reading

Pistols, pirate coats and eel ravioli

June 11, 2014 by  

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By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist Although they say to never judge a book by its cover, in this reader’s case, it was the cover that made me reach impulsively for the book, shining bright like a diamond in the rough amongst a pile of dark, boring book covers on a “to-be-shelved” cart. Illuminated by a vibrant teal background stands a rather voluptuous, red-headed she-pirate, hoisting a pistol and wearing  an elaborate (which is a polite way of saying gaudy) … Continue reading

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