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Welcome to my attempt at blogging. I am a true to heart bibliophile. Here I will discuss and review books as I read them. You are welcome to do the same. The only rules are no profanity, no politics, no religion, and have fun!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Shadow of the Unicorn

A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror.

Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change in the world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. Danger of a more sinister nature threatens when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley and their leader, Ishmael, discovers the healing power of the unicorns’ horns. Azaria, now a young stallion, must use his wits to save the herd from complete extinction.

my thoughts

What a delightfully unique book.  Unicorns and dinosaurs facing changing conditions.  Darius is a young dinosaur capable of seeing the future.  Azaria is a young unicorn who becomes a friend and learns from Darius.
Yes, there are humans in this book.  They are the villains of the story.  Greedy beasts.  

I think both boys and girls will love this story.  Very quick paced and easy to read.  A delightful story, and I look forward to more from this author.

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Genre – Middle Grade Fantasy

Rating – G

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Monday, January 28, 2013

about the book:

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.

As if that weren’t enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.

Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who is the bigger problem.

When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.

And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!

my thoughts:
Action, Adventure, Time Travel, and...CHARLIE, yes Charlie. A boy so uninspiring that he is a nonentity. One of the so called 'invisible people' no one remembers.  
  This is an amazing book by an amazing author.  I love Andy Gavin's work.  I'm pretty new to steampunk, but I've found out, not everyone can do it right.  Andy Gavin has the ability to create unique characters, place them in unique situations and make it totally believable.  
The characters are exciting. Charlie and Yvaine are two time travelers.
  You will love them, and you will love this book.

*****5 stars*****

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                                         Genre – YA / Time Travel & Romance

                                                              Rating – PG

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