The four books in Marissa Meyers’ Lunar Chronicles series were all super fun.  I have a soft spot for fairy tale rewrites and these campy, sci-fi versions sat well with me.

Then she did this.


This was a number of short backstories of all of our favourite characters, as well as a random android that I couldn’t for the life of me place, and then a neat tidy up conclusion.  I felt it was a desperate attempt to squeeze out every last drop from the cash cow.

2 stars.

A Lesson Book

magnus2I love Rick Riordan.  I enjoyed everything I have read by him so far.  They are teaching books without getting in your face about it.

Until this one.

I appreciated the diversity of characters, however, instead of just sneaking in strong Muslim or gender fluid characters and having them speak for themselves, I felt like our friend Rick was really trying to hammer home, (ha ha, that was an accidental pun), the fact.  I found it came off as a bit preachy and distracted from the plot at times and so I took longer than usual to read this one.

He almost lost me until he referenced “The Princess Bride”.

Overall, I liked revisiting the Norse mythology that I read about as a kid and will keep up with the series.

4-Star Review

fablehaven-1“This is the tale of Kendra and Seth, two kids that spend two weeks at their grand-parents house and realise that it is a sanctuary for mythical creatures. This book has been one of my favourites for a long while. It was the book that really got me into the fantasy genre. It starts off slow, but give it a chance and I think you will enjoy it greatly as well.”  ~ Maxim V., 12

Activities this week: Monday, November 14 to Sunday, November 20

fiercetartan_logoFIERCE TARTAN : GAME DEVELOPER CLUB with Mark Sibthorpe

An opportunity to create your own video game with a pro developer to help you understand the various programming platforms. Bring your laptop.

Topic: Twitch Show

Registration required.

Thursday,  November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.


petites-mainsPETITES MAINS CLUB with Geneviève Lussier: Hardware Bracelet

Come and discover the world of haute couture workshops, where petites mains are experts in weaving, crocheting, embroidery, sewing and knitting. You will have fun carrying out a project.

Registration required.

Sunday, November 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. – bilingual.