Friday, August 5, 2016

The Forbidden Library

The Forbidden Library
By Django Wexler
Kathy Dawson Books, 2014. Fiction, 373 P.
Also available as audiobook and on Overdrive

When Alice overhears her father talking in the kitchen with an angry yellow and black fairy, she is forced to embrace the impossibleand things just keep getting stranger. First her father's ship goes down and everyone assumes he's dead. Then Alice is sent to live with an uncle named Geryon she's pretty sure isn't even family. Once settled in, she discovers that the library building on the estate grounds houses secrets as well as books, and her magical connection to those books might just get her killed.

Young readers should be aware that The Forbidden Library brings up issues of death and deceit, as well as using some selective swearing. Alice's new life is no picnic, and she's going to have to learn how to survive and who to trust.

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