Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Small Fry Pick of the Week: A Riddle in Ruby

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A Riddle in Ruby by Kent Davis

Well, a thief in training. And a pirate's daughter.  A smuggler.  A picklock.  In a world ruled by alchemists who mix magic and science, Ruby has always relied on nothing more mysterious than her skill and her sneakiness.  Swindling and stealing are straightforward.

At least they are supposed to be, until she bungles the robbery of a young aristocratic lord.  Now Ruby's father has been captured, and she must flee deep into the heart of a city filled with characters both honorable and nefarious.  The Royal Navy and the leaders of a notorious secret society are hot on her heels.

Because Ruby has a secret.  One even she doesn't know.  The world is filled those who would help her, and thos who would use her to their own dark ends.  Can Ruby trust anyone?  Can she even trust herself?

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Small Fry Pick of the Week: The Copper Gauntlet

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The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black

The Enemy is close.  Very close.  Callum Hunt's summer break isn't like other kids'.  His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc.  His father suspects him of being secretly evil.  And, of course, most kids aren't heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.

It's not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.  Call escaped to the Magisterium--but things only intensify there.  The Alkahest--a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic--has been stolen.  And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes--and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.

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