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Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal
What do our stories tell us about our psyches? Kripal, a comparative religions scholar, explores modern myth in the making—in particular, how the myst ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
Goldilocks and Just One Bear
Taking two bears from the original story and making it metro with fantastic word graphics, Hodgkin's futuristic tale is ToTaLLy TeRRiFic!!!

-Monty K.-
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Dec 27, 2012
When I realized this book is by the author of Millions, I knew I was in for a treat!
Liam is twelve years old, and so tall that he’s often mistaken for
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Mar 18, 2011
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
"If you believe that you are the author of this book, please contact…”, and so begins The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards. There are lots of adjectives ...more
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May 12, 2013
This is one of those books that I’ve always wanted to read based on the cover alone. This young-adult story, (set in Arizona), introduces us to Leo an ...more
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Jun 20, 2011
Blood Lad Omnibus, Vol. 1
Staz is the great, great descendant of Dracula and he's the boss of a territory in the Demon World. He's your typical teenager: he likes movies, video ...more
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Apr 02, 2014
I loved this bittersweet story of a young boy coming of age in a rural New York commune in the 1970s. The story is woven from the perspective of Bit, ...more
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Nov 27, 2012
I snatched this book up pretty eagerly, I must say. First of all, a new book by Michael Crichton is always exciting (even if it began life as an unfin ...more
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Dec 12, 2011
Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is back in action -- this time thrown into a high-stakes heist, with a dangerous old enemy at the helm and an untrustwort ...more
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Jan 02, 2015
The Lying Game (The Lying Game, #1)
Two twin sisters, separated at birth. A mysterious video. A potential murder. A deadly game.

Emma's life as a foster child is shattered when she views
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Mar 13, 2012
MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command
MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command presents an excellent general overview of the Marine Special Operations component of SOCOM (US Sp ...more
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Aug 01, 2012
The Phantom of the Opera
In this dark and twisted tale of love and anguish, young singer Christine Daae suddenly transforms from bland chorus-girl to triumphant opera star. He ...more
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Mar 08, 2012
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)
Before her Southern Vampires series, Charlaine Harris wrote about a small-town Librarian, Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a smart and single lady who has an i ...more
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Dec 02, 2014
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
Hilarious and informative, Peggy Orenstein investigates the world of the "girlie-girl" culture, from its blatant princess worship to its spa parties f ...more
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Apr 25, 2012
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Confront the financial dichotomy of the American pastime. Baseball, divided between large and small market franchises, poses the intractable challenge ...more
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Oct 06, 2011
Akira, Vol. 1 (Akira, #1)
Akira is one of those stories that is so hard to describe or summarize that you'll inevitably leave something out. What I can tell you is that this is ...more
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Feb 18, 2014
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)
Set in a vintage mansion with Gatsby-like charm, this story is an unusual combination of chilling graveyard scenes and nostalgic, artsy backdrops.
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Nov 26, 2014
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
This sci-fi thriller/survival story follows a girl name Cassie after aliens have invaded the earth. Cassie has lost her family and fears she may be th ...more
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Jan 02, 2014
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)
Newly-minted detective Hank Palace is determined to prove that the suicide case he got assigned is really a murder in disguise - despite the doubts of ...more
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Aug 20, 2012
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
This is for anyone who enjoys epic fantasy novels filled of intriguing and complex characters. Finnikin, the main hero, was strong, competent, and int ...more
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Mar 29, 2012
The Nest Home Design Handbook
Moved to a new place and have no clue where to put anything or how to decorate? Need to refresh and reorganize your current home to make it more comfo ...more
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Aug 18, 2012
Nylon Road: A Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran
This graphic memoir has obvious things in common with Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, though Booklist states correctly that Nylon Road complements Satra ...more
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Jan 03, 2012
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Control the “spice”- control the galaxy! In this classic sci-fi novel series there are complex politics, intriguing religions, and astute observations ...more
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Aug 18, 2011
On My Way to the Bath
A delightfully told and drawn story of the epic adventures imagined on the way to the day's most boring time.

-Monty K.-
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Dec 17, 2012
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Lena has grown up waiting for the day she would turn eighteen and get her “procedure” – a cure to the devastating disease amor deliria nervosa (more c ...more
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Apr 04, 2012
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
Pilot Tucker Case is grounded when drinking and scandal in the cockpit of the pink Mary Jean Cosmetics jet puts him on the front page all over the pla ...more
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Aug 24, 2011
SilverFin (Young Bond, #1)
This series, sanctioned by Ian Fleming’s estate, carries both teen and adult appeal. It is the 1930s and James Bond is a beginning student at Eton Col ...more
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Nov 28, 2012
The Family Fang
If you are a fan of dysfunctional family fiction, like me, you will not be able to stop thinking about the Family Fang. Dysfunction awaits you in this ...more
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Oct 02, 2013
Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas #6)
Susan Elizabeth Phillips revisits Wynette, Texas and brings back many favorite characters in this book. I really enjoyed Meg and Ted's romance. Meg is ...more
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Aug 10, 2011
The House I Loved
Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key, explores a forgotten world of Paris, love, and memory. Set in the 1860s and told through a series of letters ...more
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Apr 05, 2012