Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by JDTop

I'm not generally one for unicorns, but this book was written in an inviting way and made wonderful use of fantasy. I would recommend this book for young readers interested in exploring strange new worlds. This book would definitely be welcome on my classroom shelf - a nicely written text.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Night of the Unicorn - By Jenny Nimmo

Unicorn Book Feature

The Night of the Unicorn

By Jenny Nimmo

One morning, after seeing shooting stars, Amber wakes to all sorts of discoveries. Hennie, her favourite hen, has vanished; a strange white horse has appeared and Luke Foster, the unhappy new boy at school, confides in Amber his impossible wish.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Jenna

Jenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will give this book 5 stars! “The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm” a fun, enchanting story you just want to dive into and stay lost in! Unfortunately I finished it in two short nights, even though this book is surprisingly long… It’s been so long since I’ve read something with such magical, creative elements that didn’t feel super cliché or something I’ve read a dozen times before. So rare in this genre! … Sybrina Durant has perfected the delicate balance of creating an imaginative and complex magical/alternate world that isn’t confusing or frustrating or overwhelming –especially for younger readers-- but is just complex enough to keep us totally hooked! And I like how it is written in such a way that we see multiple character/unicorn POVs, as well as a narrator to show us the bigger picture. But Durant tackles some pretty heavy themes here and like that she doesn’t dumb it down for her younger audience (some really shocking moments and some sad ones as well). A great read, one I can see being in the libraries of junior highs… might skew a bit young for the High Schoolers but the story has enough substance to appeal to a mass audience. Recommend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Unicorn's Secret - Silver Bracelet - By Kathleen Duey

Unicorn Book Feature

The Unicorn's Secret

The Silver Bracelet

By Kathleen Duey

Heart must hide her beloved unicorn, Moonsilver, from Lord Dunraven's hunters. She and her animal friends join a troupe of traveling minstrels. Everyone thinks Moonsilver's horn is fake -- just part of the act. Then Moonsilver heals a badly injured boy right in front of the audience, and the unicorn's secret is in danger. Can Heart's mysterious silver bracelet, which makes her dream of the magical Mountains of the Moon, help her find the one place Moonsilver might be safe?

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Monday, September 17, 2018

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Marcella G

Marcella Gonzales rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is it weird that I want to live inside this book? Please? Haha. “The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm” by Sybrina Durant is such an utterly charming story, one which I would have no hesitation having my children read, and even adult will like it as well. It is a “clean” fantasy suitable for most ages, but it is definitely geared toward the younger YA/ Upper MG crowd (12-18 I’d say), but it is a rare story that will transcend age groups. Sybrina Durant has a great way of writing in a believable manner that is intelligently constructed with great worldbuilding and lore, and characters we love and love to hate. Absolutely love the vibrant pictures that brighten the pages (and storyline). A well-written and tightly knit and action-packed plot will appeal to all readers, not just fans of fantasy. It has a solid universal message that everyone can understand and appreciate, and it is a lot of fun to read. I loved the ending as well, but keep reading to the last pages because there is a helpful pronunciation guide and some very cool drawings that relate to the story. This is such a cool niche here that Ms. Durant has tapped into and I would definitely love to read more like this in the future! Highly recommend.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - Creative Haven Unicorns Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) by Marty Noble

Unicorn Book Feature

Unicorns Coloring Book

For Adults

By Marty Noble

Unicorns have captured the imagination for centuries—now, sophisticated colorists will be enchanted by more than 30 illustrations of these legendary creatures. Set in a variety of poses against intricately embellished natural backgrounds, these mythic scenes will foster a sense of creative serenity.

Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Unicorns and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Nicole

By Nicole L 

I am a huge fan of unicorns and was super exited when I found this book! "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is true gem. "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is a beautifully illustrated fantasy novel that pulls the reader directly into an incredible fantasy world that you don't want to leave.
The illustrations done by Dasguptarts perfectly match the story and help set the atmosphere. The love the beautiful color map provided that clearly identifies locations such as, Egada Home of the Cussers, Muzika Woods, and the Rainbow Colored Bands of Weita.
Author Sybrina Durant takes us on an adventure, following Blue, the unicorn who was was supposed to be the savior of his fellow unicorns. He was born without magic or the metal horns attributed to his tribe of unicorns. Fast forward twenty years and the adventure truly begins.
"The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book' is such an imaginative, creative tale. I truly enjoyed reading it. I hope Sybrina Durant will publish future books similar to this. "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is easy to read and a true joy. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy young adult fantasy books. "The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm Illustrated Book" is quick, fun read for all.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Unicorn's Secret - by Kathleen Duey

Unicorn Book Feature

The Unicorn's Secret

The Journey Home

By Kathleen Duey

Heart is convinced that the old man from Castle Avamir can help her find her family -- the only people she dares to trust with the Unicorn's secret. But the old man has been taken prisoner by Lord Dunraven. Heart's search for the truth is leading her into the most dangerous place of all: the depths of Dunraven's heavily guarded castle.

Heart's quest is nearing its end -- and what awaits her is beyond her wildest imaginings....

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Jennifer R

In the Tribe of Metal Horned Unicorns there is a prophecy that tells of a unicorn who will save them from the evil sorceress Magh who uses their horns and hooves for spells, but when he is finally born the Blue Unicorn has no metal in his horn. Without a metal horn the Blue Unicorn has no magic, but he still must find a way to save his people or they will all be doomed.Along the his way on the perilous journey he has the help of many friends, like Gaiso the Stag and Girasol the Firebird. With the help of both forest friends and magical friends alike, Blue Unicorn must battle his way through the magical land of MarBryn to get his tribe back to Unimaise or face extinction.

The cover art caught my eye as soon as I saw it and I was delighted to find that the same vibrant and detailed illustrations are found throughout the entire book. A map in the beginning of the book make it easy for readers to follow both the Blue Unicorn's journey and the separate trek of his Tribe as they make their way to Muzika Woods. Each section has a small black and white illustration and is only two pages of text, making it easy to pick up and put down. Following each section is a full-color 2 page spread version of the black and white picture on the text page. The formatting in the e-book great, but is best enjoyed on a color tablet or computer screen to get the full color illustrations.

Seeing each of the unicorns special abilities corresponding to each unicorns unique metal horn is creative. Although Blue is without magic, he certainly isn't helpless and his ability to stay positive throughout the book definitely helps him on the way. The writing style is appropriate for the age category. The story moves at a steady pace and kept me hooked from beginning to end. Readers should be warned of the inclusion of death near that end, which may be too dark for younger readers.This coming-of-age story is sure to delight fantasy and unicorn enthusiasts.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Unicorn Book Feature - The Lost Soul -Enchena Book 1- by K.S. Marsden

Unicorn Book Feature

The Lost Soul

Enchena Book 1

By K.S. Marsden

~Part one of the epic fantasy duology~

Enchena's history is written by the victorious. Through war and betrayal, King Hrafn's reign has spread across the land. The rebellion is stirring again...

In a world where the evil nature of humans has infected the very forests and animals surrounding them, they are crying out for a new hope; a new hero.
Natural enemies must come together, to overcome the curse.

Two innocent people must be brought from another world. One will bring the rebellion the way to succeed; the other will be their destruction.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Book Reviews for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Sage

This book is aimed at younger readers and has many underlying life lessons in its story. It follows a unicorn named Blue, who is the prophesized savior to save the tribe of MarBryn from the evil sorcerer Magh.Though the writing is easy to follow and as I read the story I could imagine myself reading it out loud to a child.There are parallels to real life in the story and the book will likely teach young readers the value in believing in themselves despite the pressure that is put on their shoulders. The illustrations are well put together and will help young readers visualize the story. I do wish that some of them appeared larger on the screen in a higher resolution, but they served their purpose regardless.Not everyone appreciates how complicated it can be to write a children’s book. You have to use language that easily flows, while also being conscious of word choices that will help build upon a child’s vocabulary. It takes real talent, and I believe that the author has paid close attention to the writing of this book as well as the visuals.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Book Announcements and GiveAways 2018 September - The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm book

Book Announcements and GiveAways

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm 

book for teens and older readers

September 2018

Sybrina is giving away a mini version soft back of The Blue Unicorn’s Journey To Osm Illustrated Book for Teens and Older Readers. 

Winner will also receive a tee shirt featuring a character of their choice from the book.   

This book is available in audio as well as soft and hardback print and all ebook formats.  There is an accompanying Coloring Book/Character Description Book and a Children’s Picture Book, too. Finally, there’s lots of unicorn bling to be scooped up from 

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 This contest runs from September 1st, 2018 through September 29th, 2018.  Winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter.  Winner’s mailing address will be requested at that time.