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The Man with the Red Bag
The Man with the Red Bag

Bridget Colontonio, September 26, 2007

Kevin Sanders is a typical twelve-year-old with a penchant for writing mystery novels and in on a sightseeing tour with his adoring Grandmother, he gets a chance to solve a real one. Also taking this trip is a mysterious-looking man with bushy-black eyebrows and moustache, carrying a red bag the tour company provided very close to his body. His name is Charles Stavros, and he claims to be Greek. Right away, Kevin doesn’t trust the man, or his red bag, and suspects he is up to something. He enlists the help of his newfound friend, Geneva, to try and figure out just what he’s hiding in that red bag. Along the way, you’ll also get acquainted with other colorful passengers, some who share in Kevin’s suspicions. Follow them through some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring sites to be seen in America, all the while, Kevin keeping a keen eye on Charles Stavros and wondering which landmark he plans to carry out his “plan of attack”.
When the truth is revealed, you will be amazed and saddened. A cleverly written book that will have you looking, or not looking, at people quite the same way.
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Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Bridget Colontonio, September 19, 2007

You know the saying, “If You’re Lucky Enough To Be Irish…You’re Lucky Enough”. Perhaps Ms. MacKayla Lane should adopt this motto, for she herself is an adopted Lassie from the Emerald Isle just beginning to accept the fact of who, and more importantly, what she is. We follow MacKayla Lane, a sidhe-seer, to Ireland on a mission to avenge her sister’s death and to fulfill her dying request, to find the Sinsar-Dubh, the million-year-old book that goes beyond mere witchery and is downright dangerously powerful. “Mac’s” ability to sense what we cannot helps her, and her cohort/employer, Jerricho Barrons, come closer to the answers she seeks. Along the way, what they encounter is almost more than Mac can bear, but knows she must continue to probe the deepest darkest corners of Man and Fae before The Lord Master, who’s also responsible for the death of her sister, can bring any more malicious terror to the world of Man, which has already begun. This second book in the series finds a stronger, fiercer, and a more daring Mac sharpening her unusual characteristic traits, and when offered help she’s naturally suspicious of everyone and everything, as she very well should be. However, we meet a few new characters that will either hinder Mac or help her in her quest with what she needs and what needs to be done. Will she be able to face and defeat the nightmarish monsters that no mere man can conjure up in order to save us? Or will she succumb to living a life far worse than a mortal death? Find out in this exciting second book in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series.

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Walking on Glass by Alma Fullerton
Walking on Glass

Bridget Colontonio, September 9, 2007

Author Alma Fullerton has created a heart-wrenching story that will probably only take you fifteen minutes to read, however, the emotional weight attached to it will stay with you long after finishing it. Meet a young man faced with an ordeal most of us could not bear. Although his mother attempts the unthinkable, he's faced with something far worse than her death. He's understandably angry with her and blames himself, however, he also realizes that she has taught him a great deal about life. The enormous guilt this young man carries is heartbreaking and understandable. Throughout the story, he begins to realize that his mother's actions had nothing to do with him and that she loved him so very much. Anyone reading this story can feel how desperate this young man was to set his mother free. After realizing that this is not what his mother intended for him or his father, he then gathers the courage to finally set his mother free. His final act of love for his mother who had suffered in silence for so long before trying to take her own life. You'll never forget this story.
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Kino No Tabi Volume 1: Book One of the Beautiful World by Keiichi Sigsawa
Kino No Tabi Volume 1: Book One of the Beautiful World

Bridget Colontonio, September 7, 2007

The book KINO NO TABI is destined to become a favorite among young readers. From the very beginning, the reader gets to follow Kino on her new life path, with Hermes, her motorcycle, and the many sensational adventures that await them. The diversified people and places they come across on their journey are told in vivid detail, you feel as though you too are riding Hermes and can almost feel the wind in your face and smell the "forest perfume; like incense in a shrine". Kino's sense of calm and coolness pervades all she comes into contact with, and her fearlessness in the face of danger is inspirational. There are many colorful characters in this story that the reader will not soon forget, and some they can relate to, and some they would rather forget. But more importantly, Kino and Hermes, teach us to trust and believe in ourselves in the face of great opposition.
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No Time for Goodbye (07 Edition) by Barclay
No Time for Goodbye (07 Edition)

Bridget Colontonio, September 5, 2007

Linwood Barclay knows how to masterfully integrate an intelligent, cleverly written thriller and proves this with No Time For Goodbye. From the very first page, you will be genuinely concerned with this family’s uncertain calamity. Cynthia Archer, has no idea what happened to her family one fateful night when she was 16 and came home drunk, fighting with her parents, only to awaken the next morning to find them all gone without even so much as leaving a note. For the past 25 years, she has been wrought with guilt and is still looking for answers, answers that may give any indication of what happened to her family that night. What the future holds for Cynthia, her husband and daughter, will have you gasping between the pages, and will leave you stunned when the truth is finally revealed.
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