Author Archives: Audviral, Mistress of the Stacks

About Audviral, Mistress of the Stacks

Teen Services Librarian for the Rita & Truett Smith Public Library of Wylie, Texas.

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino

Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch is the third in Valentino’s Villians series. This edition retells the story of the Little Mermaid but, from Ursula, the jaded sea … Continue reading

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Auracle by Gina Rosati

Today’s Tuesday blog review is from teen Hailey Bellamy! If you are a teen interested in contributing to the blog please follow the directions to the right and we would love to post your review! Auracle by Gina Rosati Auracle is … Continue reading

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And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich Synopsis: Sisters Silla, seventeen, and Nori, four, are trapped in their aunt’s cursed manor and can only escape with the help of a mysterious boy. (taken from SPL catalog) Lauren’s Thoughts: What … Continue reading

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke Polish-Catholic Irene Gut is 17 years old in 1939 when the German Panzers roll into Poland crushing everything in their path. A nursing student, unaware of the fate … Continue reading

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A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

  A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass About: Mia Winchell has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, and taste shapes. Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color … Continue reading

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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

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And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich About: Sisters Silla, seventeen, and Nori, four, are trapped in their aunt’s cursed manor and can only escape with the help of a mysterious boy. (TLC summary) Lauren’s Thoughts: What an eerily … Continue reading

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