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Daughter of Xanadu (Daughter of Xanadu, #1)
Originally reviewed on my YA book blog: A Myriad of Books.

Daughter of Xanadu tells an enthralling story which is unique in so many ways. A lot YA hist
Jan 2011
Dec 16, 2010
The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles, #1)
The series is aimed at MG and YA readers, but the books really do have something for everyone: magic, romance, war, and most importantly, hilarious an ...more
not set
May 27, 2010
The Marbury Lens (The Marbury Lens, #1)
Didn't finish it, which is rare for me, 'cause I love sci-fi and alternate worlds and that stuff. Why: the characters' constant use of the word 'gay' ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Afterschool Charisma, Vol. 1
Shiro Kamiya is always the odd man out at St Kleio Academy, a futuristic private boarding school which is exclusive to say the least. All of the other ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Lily of the Nile (Cleopatra's Daughter, #1)
Lily of the Nile was a book which captivated my attention as soon as I discovered it. Last year I read and absolutely loved Cleopatra's Daughter by Mi ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Drather's Story
Picture Perfect is a sort of prologue in the form of a novella to David Alderman's upcoming Expired Reality series. The novella is set in Anaisha, a w ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
The Power of Two (T*Witches, #1)
One of my favorite series when I was in middle school... though I remember reading them again a few years ago and not being quite so impressed. Still, ...more
Jan 2008
May 12, 2011
Bitter Melon
I'd call this book contemporary fiction, even though it technically takes place in the 80s. Only occasionally was I reminded of the time period, and r ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Song of the Nile (Cleopatra's Daughter, #2)
Loved it as much as the first book in the series... though I've docked it a star temporarily for breaking my heart with the ending. That's the thing a ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
In a li'l bit of words: Sweetly poignant and told by an endearing and wonderful teenage narrator in a series of letters to a mysterious "friend", Wall ...more
Oct 04, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
Queen of Kings
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt is poised to lose her country to Roman forces and their Emperor, Octavian, the man who will become Augustus Caesar. Her l ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1)
So... I'm kind of a Dracula fanatic. As a kid who didn't typically like those "classic" books, Dracula was one I fell in love with at a young age. Bra ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
When I first won Hounded from a Goodreads giveaway, I had no idea what a good thing I had coming in the mail. It's not too unusual that I venture into ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
The Near Witch (The Near Witch, #1)

Teenage Lexi lives with her sister and mother in the tiny, close-knit town of Near, where the wind on the moor seems sometimes to whisper and where th
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker, #2)
Want to read so badly now...
Feb 05, 2013
Apr 11, 2011
Liyana has always held a unique position within the nomadic desert tribe which are her family and her world: she is a vessel, marked as special by the ...more
Feb 20, 2013
Sep 07, 2012
Wild Child
Kyle's father may be skeptical of his son's long-time friendship with Briana Fox, but steadier, more down-to-earth Kyle is enchanted by Briana's impul ...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 01 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1)
For me, stumbling upon a tattered copy of the first volume of Fullmetal Alchemist at the local library was akin to finding a gold mine between those c ...more
not set
May 27, 2010
Qi-- the title of which refers to a 'force of life' similar to 'chi' in Eastern cultures and martial arts-- is a fantasy filled with mythic figures an ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
Last Battle Of The Icemark
In this final book in the Icemark trilogy, Thirrin and her myriad of allies face what may be the greatest challenge to their nation yet: a brutal warr ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone has officially redeemed YA paranormal romance and fantasy for me, just when I was beginning to lose hope in the genres. The ...more
Oct 21, 2012
Jul 06, 2011
Blade of Fire (The Icemark Chronicles, #2)
This sequel to Cry of the Icemark could well be called Icemark: NG-- Icemark: The Next Generation. I was skeptical at first when I saw that this book ...more
not set
May 27, 2010
Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)
At the start of this fourth book in the series, our hero Atticus O'Sullivan, last living Druid on Earth, has just returned from the realm of Asgard an ...more
Sep 06, 2012
Aug 14, 2011
Out of Breath  (The Lithia Trilogy, #1)
The book begins with Kat-- a teenage girl who is a life-long runner and vegan and has been on the run from her home in Texas after her parents' death- ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
The Lens and the Looker
Originally reviewed on my book blog: A Myriad of Books

The world-building in this novel is fantastic. We are treated to a glimpse of a near-perfect soc
Jun 07, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Eyes Like Stars (Théâtre Illuminata, #1)
I had mixed feelings about Eye Like Stars...
Bad news first-- the beginning is more than a little unwieldly as far as prose goes. Half the time I coul
Sep 16, 2010
May 27, 2010
I really loved how this book breaks the mold. Everything, from the beautiful complexity and sheer wonderful impossibility of the story world, to the c ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Nov 25, 2010
Beauty Queens
So the premise for this novel wins this year's award for Most Insane Yet Oddly Intriguing Story Idea. I'm a huge fan of LOST and of course, Libba Bray ...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jul 31, 2010
The Casual Vacancy
Remember the very first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone, when JK Rowling so wittily describes Uncle Vernon's day-- the ...more
Oct 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Wolf Hall makes for a very unconventional historical fiction novel. Not only does it reverse almost all of our long-held beliefs about the players of ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
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