Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Robert our Youth Services Assistant. We first met Robert as a tutor for the SIUE America Reads program. He impressed everyone so much that he was asked to join the staff last summer. Robert is always friendly and eager to help young … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Robert S.
Young adult fantasy books dominate the genre so you may have trouble even just sifting through the ones only published in 2018. To make that choice easier, I've picked three Young Adult Fantasy novels to read this Spring. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi "I'm going to write a story that's so good … Continue reading 2018’s Top 3 Young Adult Fantasy Novels
Excellent review from To Read or Not to Read is Never a Question 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
Check out this review of Epic by Conor Kostick by one of O'Fallon's own librarians on her book blog. It is a young adult fantasy in the vein of Ready Player One. Perfect for fans of Ready Player One or anyone who has ever enjoyed playing an MMORPG. Erik, a young boy in a futuristic … Continue reading Guest Post: Epic by Conor Kostick — The Help Desk
Check out this great review of The Bookman from A Bookish Type Blog! Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman introduces us to a bold alternate world flavored by Western literature. I lost count of all the literary references in this tale about an orphan (called Orphan, for clarity) who suddenly becomes very interesting to the government … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar — A Bookish Type
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