Every ten years the Dragon takes a girl from the valley. Not to eat, of course – he’s a wizard, not an actual dragon. But that doesn’t change the fact that these girls are gone from their homes for ten years, and when they’re released, they’re not the same. So needless to say no one… Continue reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik
In 2171, humanity has not only colonized the Moon, but also Mars and even a few asteroids. We’ve lived on Mars long enough to be past the frontier-roughing-it-stage and thoroughly entrenched in the political-upheaval stage. Casseia Majumdar is a student at the University of Mars when she and over eighty per cent of the student… Continue reading Moving Mars by Greg Bear
This is small town life – under a magnifying glass. It seems to be a normal October day in Chester’s Mill, Maine when the town is suddenly forcibly seceded from the rest of the world. The Dome appears suddenly, without any fanfare or noise, but the consequences of its appearance are deadly. And even after… Continue reading Under the Dome by Stephen King
Hi! I’m Karen, and I work at an independent bookstore…but not in the book department. And while I am a master of all things trinkets, greeting cards, and jewelry, I also have had a love affair with books that started at the age of three when I got my first library card. Even if I’m… Continue reading Hello!