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Offline Dan D Jones

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2012, 09:44:33 PM »
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This is a fantasy book targeted to younger readers, probably a YA by modern standard. Story is about a girl's journey to do something and she has a talking crow with her. I think she has to gather some stones of power along the way.

Sound's like Mary Brown's The Unlikely Ones.

Offline Ken

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2012, 04:16:27 AM »
There was one called Gublak's Greed. In that, the girl is a runaway princess who has a stone of power. Some children from our world have to go and rescue her because a goblin wants the stone for himself. The crow "helping" the princess is a spy for the goblin.
Thanks. I've read the synopsis and I don't think that was it.

Sound's like Mary Brown's The Unlikely Ones.
The cover doesn't ring a bell but the story sounds familiar. I'm going to track down a copy and see if that's it. Thanks.

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Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 01:42:14 PM »
Hey, so this has been bugging me for over a year now. I long ago read in the library a book of short stories. I believe there was one anthology of fantasy short stories and one of scifi, with the same sort of cover and such.

The short story I'm trying to remember was about a young boy who wasn't aware he was a clone, and plays what seems to be some kind of futuristic sport sim game all day long. He wakes up one day with a leg missing, and learns that he was a clone of some rich guy's son, who had an accident playing some kind of sport and lost a leg, and it's revealed the clone is a Never Let Me Go style insurance policy for such an event.

It was a short story, at least 10 years old I think, and I've never been able to find it again. When I first heard of Never Let Me Go, I thought, that reminds me of a short story I read years ago, and it's been bothering me ever since.

Offline Senescence

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 08:48:19 PM »
There is one story that's been bothering me for a few years now. I read it back in middle school, and I can't remember a whole lot of it but the main characters were a boy and a girl. I don't exactly remember their details.

I believe this took place on a jungle island of some sorts, at some point in the story they were stranded in the wilderness.

There was also a large mansion-like building, owned by a character named Wolfe.

I want to say the title of the book was Raptor, but I don't think that was it as I haven't been able to find anything on it.

If I can remember anything else, I'll be sure to edit this.
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Offline JoWarne

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2013, 07:15:54 AM »
I was travelling in the UK in October 2012 and was reading a few fashion magazines whilst waiting at airport - and I read a book review that went something like this: a young girl (5yo) lives with her father who knows the Occult and teaches her things. The father is murdered and the girl is raised by acquaintances or family of the murdered and a high ranking woman in that family takes a particular interest in the young girl and her knowledge of the occult and uses the young girl's knowledge for her own power. The review ended with 'fans of Phillipa Gregory will enjoy this book'. Now I must have known the author because I remember thinking 'oh, i will look for that'. Does this summary / plot ring a bell? It was in either Marie Claire UK or In Style or Red - I have emailed and tweeted these magazines and looked online but no luck. Please if someone can help that would be great! I did think the title contained 'daughter or daughters' but I have had no luck searching.

Offline dontfeedtheron

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 02:22:09 PM »
I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read when I was a kid which was fantastic, but it's driving me nuts. I think it was set in post-reformation england, I'm sure it was an alternate history fantasy and the main character was a priest who made deals with various devils to increase his powers of sorcery and increase his standing in the church. I think the faerie were involved too. It was quite dark. Can anyone tell me what the name of this book might be?

Offline graveyardhag

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2013, 09:16:49 AM »
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?
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Offline Idlewilder

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2013, 09:25:29 AM »
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?

The Pagemaster! But I've only ever seen the film. Didn't realise there was a book.
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Offline graveyardhag

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2013, 11:45:35 PM »
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?

The Pagemaster! But I've only ever seen the film. Didn't realise there was a book.

Thank you! That's the one! Wikipedia tells me the movie precedes any book adaptions. Now, I just need to try and find it...
"Eva, can I stack Rod's sad-ass dork cats in a cave?"

Offline Idlewilder

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 08:17:56 AM »
Ok, i'm trying to find a book for my son that I read as a kid. I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. A boy and his dad are building a treehouse/cubby house, the boy goes to buy nails or something, there is a storm, he takes shelter in a library, the books (3 of them?) come to life and adventures happen.
Sound familiar to anyone?

The Pagemaster! But I've only ever seen the film. Didn't realise there was a book.

Thank you! That's the one! Wikipedia tells me the movie precedes any book adaptions. Now, I just need to try and find it...

I used to love that film - saw it in the cinema when I was about 7. It's actually quite dark for a kids film.
Make Another World.

Offline graveyardhag

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 12:28:35 PM »
Well I found it on Amazon, but i'm hoping to find it through an Australian seller. I might even see if my bookstore can order it. I took a picture though and sent it to my mum so she could have a look and try to find it.

I think I was around 10ish when I read it, my boy is nearly 5. I always just skip disturbing or too mature stuff or change it when I read to him
"Eva, can I stack Rod's sad-ass dork cats in a cave?"

Offline Idlewilder

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 12:43:09 PM »
Well I found it on Amazon, but i'm hoping to find it through an Australian seller. I might even see if my bookstore can order it. I took a picture though and sent it to my mum so she could have a look and try to find it.

I think I was around 10ish when I read it, my boy is nearly 5. I always just skip disturbing or too mature stuff or change it when I read to him

Well when he's a little older, try and get the movie for him - it really is great. Brilliant message about the importance of books and it's just really fun.
Make Another World.

Offline Nicole Luiken

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 09:14:07 PM »
I have one book I remember reading years and years ago, I think I took it out of my local library:

DESCRIPTION: I think the title had something to do with 'the last scion' or something, I've googled it but no luck. It was about a boy who lives on an island and it is ruled by some sort of oppressive regime (I think), but anyway every twenty years someone is chosen to attempt to overthrow the ruler, but always fails, and it has become some sort of joke or there is an expectation of failure. Anyway, he ends up succeeding (I remember he had to climb up the inside of a mountain or cliff or something). It is part of a trilogy or quartet. The later books get quite weird and I think one of them is mostly spent on a makeshift raft floating about the ocean.
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--Could it be Lady in Gil by Rebecca Bradley?  Book two is titled Scion's Lady and book three is Lady Pain.  I definitely remember the part about climbing a cliff and all the other champions failing.

Offline JonRock411

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 11:57:07 PM »
I have one book I remember reading years and years ago, I think I took it out of my local library:

DESCRIPTION: I think the title had something to do with 'the last scion' or something, I've googled it but no luck. It was about a boy who lives on an island and it is ruled by some sort of oppressive regime (I think), but anyway every twenty years someone is chosen to attempt to overthrow the ruler, but always fails, and it has become some sort of joke or there is an expectation of failure. Anyway, he ends up succeeding (I remember he had to climb up the inside of a mountain or cliff or something). It is part of a trilogy or quartet. The later books get quite weird and I think one of them is mostly spent on a makeshift raft floating about the ocean.
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--Could it be Lady in Gil by Rebecca Bradley?  Book two is titled Scion's Lady and book three is Lady Pain.  I definitely remember the part about climbing a cliff and all the other champions failing.
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"In the seventy years since the barbarous occupation of the kingdom of Gil, its exiled Scions have tried time and again to recover the legendary Lady in Gil -- a statue whose powers will overthrow their usurpers. But none has succeeded. Now, Gil's destiny lies in the hands of an unlikely hero...Through a twist of fate, scholarly young Tigrallef has found himself next in line to seek the Lady in Gil. "

It certainly seems like you have the right one

Offline magisensei

Re: What's the name of that book? - Lost and Found for novels
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2013, 03:40:11 AM »
Hi everyone

I am searching for a science fiction trilogy that came out about 10 years ago I think.  The story involves a woman who becomes a spy/agent of sorts when her family gets killed in a terrorist attack and she wants revenge.  Going undercover she finds the terrorist only to discover that one of the terrorist is a look-a-like to her husband that has recently died - so a mystery of sorts builds around this.  There are two authors for this science fiction trilogy.  Thanks in advance. 

 

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