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Steven Universe (DVD)

Rebecca Sugar
5
Rated by
Rachel C.
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Steven Universe is everything I never knew I wanted in a show.

Book cover of stacked mobile homes with the title Ready Player One.

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline
5
Rated by
Nancy D.M.
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

I used to read dystopian novels regularly believing they gave insight into the problems of our current world as well as hints of a difficult future if we didn’t pay attention. Ready Player One also fills this role but makes it all so much more fun than the average tale of dystopian hardships. Ernest Cline’s novel is set in a dismal future that has turned the global population toward a virtual computer-generated OASIS to escape the filth, crowding and poverty of reality.

book cover shows girl's face inside gemstone

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy

Rae Carson
5
Rated by
Stefanie E.
Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Elisa is a princess and she is also the bearer of a godstone—a stone with magical properties found in the navel of a chosen bearer once every 100 years. To keep her secret safe, Elisa's father arranges a marriage to a king in a distant land. Although Elisa has never met him and knows little of him, she marries the kind King Alejandro. Shortly thereafter, Elisa is kidnapped by rebels . . .

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The Lost Tribes

C. Taylor-Butler
4
Monday, Apr 13, 2015

Combining world travel, video games, puzzles, archaeology, advanced technology, mysterious parents, growing danger, and a group of ambitious teenagers, this is quite the adventure.

A mysterious golden box surrounded by cryptic markings and circling golden bees

Angelmaker

Nick Harkaway
4
Rated by
Hope H.
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

Over the top! There's just no better way to describe Angelmaker.

The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Sony Computer Entertainment
5
Rated by
Rachel C.
Saturday, May 31, 2014

If you've played the original PS2 versions of both of these games, then the PS3 upgrade doesn't make that much difference. Sure, the games are prettier in HD, and the textures are gorgeous to behold (and if that's your thing, then I'm hardly going to discourage you!), but the glory of these games lies in the content, not the resolution. If you've never played either of these, then this is a perfect opportunity for you.

The Middleman: The Complete Series

The Middleman: The Complete Series

Javier Grillo-Marxuach
5
Rated by
Josh N.
Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014

Great Caesar's ghost! I missed this series when it aired on ABC Family in 2008. Heck, I'd never even heard of it until a couple of weeks ago when I randomly stumbled across it. And boy, am I glad I did!

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse

Cassandra Rose Clarke
4
Rated by
Josh N.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

Ananna is the only daughter of the leaders of the Tanarau pirate clan. When her parents try to marry her off to the son of the Hariri clan, Ananna chooses to flee both families and the arranged marriage. The Hariri are so angered, they send a magic-using assassin after her. But when the assassin, Naji, confronts Ananna and she accidentally saves his life, he becomes bound to her through a powerful, magical curse. They set out on a quest to break this "impossible curse," all the while fleeing the angry Hariri clan and strange, otherwordly beings with a mysterious agenda.

Doll Bones summary

Doll Bones

Holly Black
4
Rated by
Terri B.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014

Zach, Poppy and Alice are at an age where they should be putting away such things as dolls. At least this is what everyone keeps telling them. By using their action figures, Barbies and dolls they have purchased from Goodwill, they have created their own unique fantasy world of pirates, ladies and one bone-china doll they have dubbed Queen. To save their friendship, Poppy takes Queen out of her mother's cabinet and strange things begin to happen.

Man holding a milk bottle and dinosaur dressed like an inventor, both riding in a hot air balloon

Fortunately, the Milk

Neil Gaiman
4
Rated by
Hope H.
Monday, Dec 2, 2013

I'm generally proud of myself when I successfully make it home after a Saturday stop at my local wholesale store, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to the fantastical adventures that ensue during this run to the corner store for milk.

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