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No Passengers Beyond This Point
You have to wait for good things to happen - wait and wait and work so hard - but bad things occur out of the blue, like fire alarms triggered in the...more
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
This Isn't What It Looks Like (Secret, #4)
The fourth book in the series that began with The Name of This Book is Secret picks up where the third volume left off. In the early chapters, narrato...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Invisible Inkling
I imagine airplanes that argue with their pilots, drinks that change the color of your skin, and aliens who study human beings in science labs -- all...more
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
The False Princess
I was a good, quiet, and rule-following girl. The perfect princess, if not for my clumsiness and sometimes painful shyness.

Just after her sixteenth bi...more
May 22, 2011
May 23, 2011
Coraline is a smart, polite, and likeable little girl. When she moves into a large house with her parents, she entertains herself by exploring. When s...more
Jan 08, 2003
Sep 26, 2009
Scumble (Savvy, #2)
Like his cousin Mibs in Savvy, on the eve of his thirteenth birthday, Ledger "Ledge" Kale is convinced he knows what his special talent will be. And,...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Libyrinth (Libyrinth, #1)
Haly has spent her entire life in the Libyrinth, a maze of books tended by the dedicated Libyrarians. While those around her are dedicated to the pres...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
The Invisible Tower (Otherworld Chronicles #1)
Arthur "Artie" Kingfisher -- twelve, rail thin, and not nearly tan enough for a kid in July -- had just finished slaying Caladirth, a female green dra...more
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber, #1)
A young boy awakens with no idea who he is, how he got there, why his clothes are wet, or why he is blindfolded. A mysterious voice commands him to st...more
Oct 20, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
Cold Cereal
He steered toward the local park, down the storm drain shortcut he'd discovered yesterday, dodging broken glass and a man with a rabbit head, up the...more
Jan 20, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
The Night Fairy
When Flory, a tiny Night Fairy no bigger than an acorn, is nearly eaten by a confused brown bat, she finds herself wingless and trapped in a garden. S...more
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have spent the last year and a half - since their parents disappeared - in a series of foster homes. Now a woman has come for...more
Feb 18, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg, #1)
It took me a surprisingly long time to read this book. I think I've just reached a saturation point for stories involving kids who are so utterly abus...more
Aug 29, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Book Source: ARC giveaway via GoodReads

There are several kinds of silence. There's the silence of being alone, which I like well enough. Then there's...more
Jun 09, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
The Underneath
The stories of an abandoned calico cat about to give birth, an abused and neglected hound dog chained in a yard, a bitter man who lives only to drink...more
Jan 28, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
Odd and the Frost Giants
I may be slightly biased here, since I would probably give Gaiman five stars for a recording of him reading a grocery list, but I thought this was fan...more
Feb 28, 2010
Sep 23, 2009
The Real Boy
I wanted to like this more than I did. It started off with such promise. And then there was a muddle in the middle. And then there was the ending, whi...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror (Falcon Quinn, #1)
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Longer review to come.
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
A must-read for fans of the Percy Jackson series of books, this first volume in a new series introduces new characters and new aspects of familiar one...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland, #5)
Somehow, I missed the earlier Bordertown anthologies. The only good thing about that, I think, is that I now have some fantastic reading to look forwa...more
Dec 31, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Hollow Earth
I like the idea behind this particular fantasy world, but it got a little bit too confusing somewhere about 2/3 in. I have high hopes for the sequel,...more
May 30, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
City of Lies (The Keepers, #2)
Review to be published in School Library Journal.
Oct 10, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
The Magic Half
Jan 2009
Sep 26, 2009
Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1)
Feb 21, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys
Feb 27, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Dragon Games (The Books of Umber, #2)
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
The Unfinished Angel
not set
Jan 11, 2010
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
Nov 16, 2011
May 18, 2011
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 25, 2009
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