Beauty and the Beast, A Recommendation from O’Fallon Public Library

Loved Emma Watson in Harry Potter? Go see her take on a different role-Belle-in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Everyone knows the story...the beautiful but eccentric daughter of an inventor takes her father's place in a magical castle as prisoner. There she encounters a hideous Beast who terrifies her soul. A beast who was once … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast, A Recommendation from O’Fallon Public Library

Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Check out this review from one of our own O'Fallon librarian's blogs! This is the second book in the Seraphina series. Seraphina is a half dragon/half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered … Continue reading Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Gardens of the Moon (Malazan #1) by Steven Erikson, A Book Review

Gardens of the Moon is an extraordinarily complex fantasy about a million different characters. I'm kidding, there aren't a million, but there are quite a number. The over-arching story: the Malazan Empire (a militaristic conglomeration of nations) is invading the continent and trashing cities as it goes. The Empress of Malazan, her High Fist Dujek … Continue reading Gardens of the Moon (Malazan #1) by Steven Erikson, A Book Review

Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee, A Book Review

From The Giver to Hunger Games, dystopian literature has consistently been a great seller.  So much so, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to find something that distinguishes itself from the pack. I was at first hesitant to read Ted Dekker's Forbidden.  I'd never read his work before, and I don't like to start with trilogies.  It's just too big a … Continue reading Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee, A Book Review