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City of Stars (Stravaganza, #2)
At first I didn't think I would like this as much as the first book, as the description didn't sound as interesting. However, I really ended up enjoyi ...more
Jun 05, 2010
May 31, 2010
Fourteen-year-old Helen realizes that she is not normal. For one, she's moved so many times since she was a baby she can't keep track anymore. Secondl ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
I'm sure there are some who didn't like this book, but I thought it was pretty well done especially since it was written in the late 1970s. The book i ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
One Man Guy
The blurb on Netgalley sounded interesting, so I decided to give the book a try. It is a really well-done book and through some brilliant quotes,it de ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Anne Of Green Gables
I had first heard of the series in the late 80s/early 90s when I watched the first movie, which I loved. Last year I decided that I wanted to read the ...more
Nov 12, 2012
Apr 05, 2010
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 01 (Library Wars: Love & War, #1)
A very funny introductory volume to Library Wars, a futuristic view of Japan where the government has "created a committee to rid society of books it ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Feb 24, 2011
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
I originally picked this book up because it won the Pura Belpre Author Award, an Printz honor award, and the Stonewall Book award winner for 2013. Plu ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Let's Get Lost
Leila is traveling around the US on her own on her way to see the Northern Lights in a journey of self-discovery. She starts off in Louisiana and then ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi
**spoiler alert** Another YA project book, which was a really surprising and good book. I found it really interesting because it really delved into wh ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Weird that I never read this as a kid, as it is a great book now and would've been an even better one then. A summary of the book is as follows: Claud ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
I really enjoyed the author's retelling of classic Grimm's Fairy Tales, which featured a mix of well-known and lesser-known stories. There were a tota ...more
Jan 02, 2013
Sep 04, 2012
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)
I enjoyed this book and read it relatively quickly, though I liked it less than the first book. Like others have said, I really loved the addition of ...more
Jul 27, 2011
May 17, 2011
The Arrival
Absolutely gorgeous book with fantastic illustrations. "The Arrival" is the story of a family: a dad, mom and child. The dad leaves his country to mak ...more
Dec 04, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2
I read this in a few hours the day after I finally picked it up from the library hold shelf. Although I loved the actual Parasol Protectorate book ser ...more
Dec 17, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet
Originally I thought this book would be an interesting take on an alphabet book, esp one that has one a Caldecott Honor. I thought it was supposed to ...more
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
A Bride's Story, Vol. 01
I loved Mori’s manga series Emma, so I decided to give this one a try as I am on a bit of a book lull at the moment. This was a nice quick read, as mo ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
Beautifully done biographical text and loved the absolutely gorgeous Persian miniature-inspired illustrations on the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon h ...more
May 26, 2009
May 12, 2009
Emma, Vol. 07
I have been waiting a month to read this book, after I finished the last one, so I'm very glad to get my hands on it today. This is probably one of th ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Kekkaishi, Vol. 03 (Kekkaishi, #3)
In this volume, the main story is a vicious demon dog named Koya shows up and confronts Yoshimori's family demon dog Madarao (these help the kekkaishi ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
Kekkaishi, Vol. 05 (Kekkaishi, #5)
In this volume, Yoshimori is trying to figure out what the power of Karasumori really is, and to do that he must uncover a lot about the mystery of th ...more
Aug 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables)
I liked this short collection of Fable stories. The overall story is that Snow White is in the Middle East trying to warn them about the Adversary, wh ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
The Ageless Story
This is another book I probably never would've picked up if it weren't for the fact that it is a 1940 Caldecott Honor award winner. It is a very unusu ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
The Library
I had high hopes for this series, as I love library-themed books, Grimm's Fairy Tales, and comics, but sadly it was disappointing. The premise is good ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 31, 2012
Cinderella, Vol. 1: From Fabletown with Love (Cinderella, #1)
I had heard about the Fables spinoffs, so when I saw this in the library, I had to pick it up and read it. While I love Bill Willingham's work, Chris ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 02 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #2)
In this volume, Ed and Al go with Colonel Mustang (the Flame Alchemist and Ed's superior officer) to see the leading specialist on biological transmut ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Devoted Friend/The Nightingale and the Rose
I picked this up randomly while looking for books for my son, for summer reading. The book features two fairy tales created by Oscar Wilde, but they ( ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
Another YA project book. I really enjoyed this and didn't think I was going to given the subject matter, as I think dancers are usually full of themse ...more
Nov 07, 2009
Nov 07, 2009
Kekkaishi, Vol. 04 (Kekkaishi, #4)
This volume is probably my favorite one so far because it goes into the topic of siblings, concentrating on brothers. First, there is the ghost of the ...more
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 13, 2010
Rumi: Persian Poet, Whirling Dervish
Gorgeously illustrated and well-done biography of the Sufi mystic poet Jalaluddin Rumi, more commonly referred to by his last name, which was really m ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
Emma, Vol. 10
The last volume of the series and I must say I'm sad to see it end. Most of the stories focused on the servants and seeing things from their point of ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
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