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Thank you for participating in the Winter Reading Challenge! Check back soon for information about the Summer Reading Challenge!

Winter reading participants are asked to write BRIEF book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing.
The more reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win!
Submissions can be Adult or Young-Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction.
No children’s titles, please!

What MUST be included:

A brief description of the book….…What’s it about?
Did you like the book...Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?
You may also include: Are there similar authors or titles others might like? Have you liked other works by the author?

What NOT to include:
Spoilers! Please do not reveal crucial plot elements
Children’s books
Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks
Phone numbers, mail addresses, or URLs

The library reserves the right to edit or remove reviews that do not follow these guidelines. Please refer to the Contest Guidelines for more information.

Reviews
Review
Stuttering Bil Denbrough and his friends face an unearthly monster in their childhood and then return to kill it once and for all as adults. This is a classic that I re-read every couple of years and the timing seemed right following the release of the first of two planned movies.
Title
It
Author
Stephen King
Rating
5
Review
Veronica Speedwell returns to solve the mystery of a stolen diadem, part of a shipment of Egyptian artifacts. She and her colleague, Stoker, are soon involved in a murder investigation involving a minor branch of the royal family. Who stole the diadem, and whose body is actually in the sarcophagus? I look forward to more adventures in this series.
Title
A Treacherous Curse
Author
Deanna Raybourne
Rating
5
Review
Intent on showing that not only women can do magic, but Robert Weekes also trains himself and defies the ordinary rules to become one of the best fliers of his age. Along the way, he meets resistance both from women who rule the roost and from men determined to end the female dominance. I look forward to more of this story.
Title
The Philosopher's Flight
Author
Tom Miller
Rating
5
Review
Lisabeth Salander returns in a new adventure pitting her against the people who ran her childhood. When her friend is murdered, she embarks on a mission of vengeance.
Title
The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye
Author
David Lagercranz
Rating
4
Review
The last of the Amelia Peabody series focuses one the greatest Egyptian treasure outside of Tut's tomb, the painted bust of Queen Nefertiti. Amelia and her family dodge assassins, looters and the desert to determine which of the busts is real. Joan Hess does a fine job finishing the series based on Elizabeth Peters' notes.
Title
The Painted Queen
Author
Joan Hess
Rating
4