"Red Rocks" is a great read. You will find it in the Heaton LRC in the General Fiction collection, shelved in the K section at KIN. (And our copy has been signed by Rachael King her
Tuesday McGillycuddy’s mother, Serendipity, is a famous children's author. When Serendipity goes missing, Tuesday and her dog set off to her find her. They are magically transported to a different world that authors visit when they are writing their stories. In this “Story World” Tuesday encounters dangers and adventure, but will she find her mother and how will she return to the real world?
A great read for those who like a bit of fantasy with their adventure stories. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
We have a batch of new books in the LRC! If you like any of the following types of books, then there will be something for you:
The new books are currently on display in the LRC so they can’t be borrowed yet, but you can place a Reserve and be first in the queue to borrow a book when it comes off display.
If you want to find out more about these books check for reviews on this Blog or ask me – I’ve read most of them!
Conrad is up early every morning training for the upcoming swimming Champs. One dark morning on his way to the pool he has a frightening encounter with a crazy old man. As he discovers more about the man and his horse-loving granddaughter, he befriends them, but will he be able to help them before tragedy strikes?
A book for sporty, mystery lovers who like real life stories set in NZ!
Ashleigh is having difficult time with her parents and when she gets into trouble at school she is required to do community service at a workshop for people with intellectual disabilities. There she meets Joyous: a “huge bloke, big as a truck, with hair the colour of cornflakes and boggley eyes and hands that don’t always do what he wants them to do”. Joyous calls Ashleigh “Moonbeam” and they develop an unlikely friendship in which it is Joyous, with his own special philosophy about life, who helps Ashleigh, rather than the other way around.
The chapters are told alternatively from the viewpoints of Joyous, Moonbeam/Ashleigh, and Joyous’ mother, each with their own unique voice. Although dealing with sad and difficult situations, it is ultimately a heartwarming story about friendship, love and the power of having a positive attitude.
I would recommend it for mature readers who are in the mood for a realistic story with some depth to it.
"W.A.R.P. : The Reluctant Assassin" is the first book in the latest series by Eion Colfer. W.A.R.P. is a top secret scheme, devised by the FBI, whereby they protect witnesses for upcoming legal trials by hiding them, not in a particular location, but in a different time. A time machine transports people back into the past for safekeeping, to be brought back into the present when required. Not surprisingly things go horribly wrong!
Chevie is a teenage FBI agent who joins up with Riley, an orphan who has accidentally arrived from the time of Victorian London. Chevie and Riley time travel between current day and Victorian London, while being hunted by the evil assassin Albert Garrick.
This is an entertaining and fast paced read that will appeal to fans of action/adventure stories with a bit of sci fi and humour added to the mix.