Sea Witch

By Kari Patrick In Sea Witch, Sarah Henning brings to life an unexpected fairy tale retelling that focuses on the villain’s background rather than that of the original protagonist. Over a century ago, Hans Christian Andersen wrote his classic, “The Little Mermaid.” As the years passed and Disney brought their version of the story to…
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If you like Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. Artemis Fowl is an upcoming American fantasy adventure film based on the first two novels in the series of the same name by Eoin Colfer…
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Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

By Annie Brulatour Min leads a boring life on a dusty little planet on the outskirts of the Thousand Planets civilization. Her family has long had Fox powers - the ability to shapeshift and the power to charm people into cooperation. But she’s never been allowed to use them. The one person who understands her…
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Book Corner: Add a few teen novels to your winter reading list

Though winter can sometimes be dreary, for readers in our area, it’s an exciting time because it means the Adult Winter Reading Challenge is underway at Central Rappahannock Regional Library. I’m halfway to meeting the challenge of finishing four books and am having a fun time following the challenge’s Facebook page, where there are great…
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7 Science Fiction & Fantasy Films to Check Out on Kanopy This Month

From contemporary to classic cinema, Kanopy has plenty of fantastical and far-out films you can watch right now! Please note: On Kanopy, you receive 10 play credits per month to use. As soon as you click “play” on a movie, a play credit is deducted. Once a movie is played, you have 72 hours to watch it, using 1 play credit…
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If you like Mortal Engines

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.  Mortal Engines Mortal Engines is an upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers and with a screenplay…
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If you like Animorphs

Sometimes weird things happen. Just ask Cassie, Jake, Marco, Rachel, and Tobias. One night they spot a strange light in the sky. Soon they are face to face with an alien from another planet who informs them that the Earth is being invaded by evil Yeerks, and gives them a special power to fight back…
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If you like Red Queen

In a world divided by blood - those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities - seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths…
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