Yash Recommends: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He’s sixteen years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they’ve shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son’s duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years …

Janet Recommends: The Blackthorn Key by @kevinsandsbooks

“Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a …

Jane the Raincity Librarian Recommend: Whatever Happened to my Sister?

Something is wrong. Suddenly my big sister is acting weird. Suddenly she wants privacy. Ciraolo’s ingenious book Whatever Happened to my Big Sister was recommended to me by Jane for this month’s Book Club theme. As a big sister myself this book struck so many chords with me. It made me …

Maleficent – Revisionist Fairy Tale Motherhood

I realized that we Book Warriors hadn’t yet done a review of Maleficent, Disney’s newest Sleeping Beauty retelling from the perspective of the antagonist – Maleficent.  Now, Sleeping Beauty was always one of my favourite movies as a little girl. I remember arguing fervently with my little sister that the blue dress was way prettier than …