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Revolutionary Girl Utena, Vol. 01: To Till
Unfortunately, my library has the first 3 Utena volumes in the old-school flipped artwork layout. A page was also ripped out of this volume, but neith ...more
Dec 21, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
And Yet They Were Happy
I really wanted to like this book, but I couldn't. I couldn't finish it. It's not a novel, but a collection of two-page flash fiction pieces arranged ...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
I am trying to be fair in this review and judge based only on the book and not on anyone else's opinion.

Problems I had with this book:
1. The plot star
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
Cinderella, Vol. 2: Fables are Forever (Cinderella, #2)
I liked the general storyline of this book: Cinderella vs. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. This book pushed the sexiness factor further than the first ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
Before and Afterlives
Nice, even collection of fantastic stories grounded in real places. This definitely leans on the dark side, with post-industrial settings and some twi ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
This is by far the strongest book of the trilogy. It has a strong narrative thread, although that thread sort of peters out at the end, which was a di ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
This book was better than the first, but Katniss is still obnoxiously obtuse. She doesn't notice ANYTHING. That in and of itself would be okay, but sh ...more
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Five Ghosts, Vol. 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray
The idea behind this is cool, but I found the execution lacking. I like the idea enough that I'll read volume 2, but volume 1 suffers from some seriou ...more
Mar 16, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
The Ghost Bride
Do not judge this book by it's cover. The cover will have you thinking it's a historical romance, but it's really a historical paranormal mystery with ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I can understand why this book is so popular, but I had way too many beefs with it to really enjoy it. So I'll just make a list.

1. There's no accounti
Oct 03, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?
A fun but dark (but not too dark) crime comic about a detective who solves crimes revolving around the city's superheros and super villains. Superhero ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Meanwhile is a choose-your-own-adventure comic book. It's pretty cool. The cover states there are more than 3,000 possible paths to choose from. I did ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Fatale, Vol. 3: West of Hell
This volume has a bunch of short stories about other "fatales," but it also had a few shorts about Josephine's past. I liked it because it was non-lin ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Fairest, Vol. 1: Wide Awake (Fairest, #1)
This first volume of Fairest follows Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty. I felt like it deserved more than 3 stars but was a little reluctant to go as high as ...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
B.P.R.D., Vol. 13: 1947 (B.P.R.D., #13)
Little Hellboy is so cute in this followup to 1946. It's fun to see the B.P.R.D. in its infancy, too. There's a great correlation there, with Hellboy ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Soul Eater, Vol. 01 (Soul Eater, #1)
I like the concept of this series--"weapon meisters" control weapons that have human forms and eat souls--but I couldn't seem to get into it. There wa ...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland
This is a side story that takes place during the Mr. Dark story arc that involves Bigby going off to find a new place for Fabletown to settle. He enco ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
The Unwritten, Vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words
Pretty epic things happen in this volume. I was torn over whether to give it three or four stars, though, because between each chapter of Tommy Taylor ...more
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
The concept behind this book is awesome, but something about it isn't grabbing me as much as I'd like. I'm certainly still interested enough to keep r ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Always Coming Home
Read for my Ecofem lit class. I don't have a Bible, but if I did, it would be this book. In it, Le Guin explores an "archaeology of the future" throug ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Dec 10, 2011
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I. Loved. This. Book. Sometimes I don't like Neil Gaiman, for reasons that aren't at all reasonable. This book reminded me exactly why those reasons a ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: Beauty and the Beasts
Perez's Wonder Woman is awesome. His story lines are complex and well thought out. Diana is more than just a super hero, she's a warrior with a cause. ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Leon and the Spitting Image
I "read" the audio book, and loved it. Leon is such a likeable character, and the story is fun. The book seemed really long to me and I was shocked ha ...more
Nov 2010
Apr 13, 2011
Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover (Fables, #13)
This volume takes a side trip and crosses over with Fables spin-offs Jack of Fables and the Literals. It gets all meta, which is cool. At first I hate ...more
May 24, 2011
May 23, 2011
East of West #1
Hickman's Manhattan Projects is a lot better than this, which relies on a lot of tired tropes: the character out for revenge because of wrongs done to ...more
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
The Books of Magic
There are those who claim J.K. Rowling based Harry Potter on Tim Hunter and the books of magic. Yes, they look similar, but really, that's it. Well I ...more
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Apr 08, 2011
B.P.R.D., Vol. 9: 1946 (B.P.R.D., #9)
This story takes places at the very beginnings of the B.P.R.D., when Hellboy is still a small child, so it's outside the normal B.P.R.D. continuum. It ...more
Jul 20, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)
This first volume of Fables is a mystery/detective story, which is a bit different from the rest of the series. It's a great introduction to all the c ...more
Feb 2008
May 23, 2011
B.P.R.D., Vol. 14: King of Fear (B.P.R.D., #14)
Unexpected characters come back in this volume, and there are surprises for Abe, too. I love the way his story line is developing, and the way he's ha ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
B.P.R.D., Vol. 10: The Warning (B.P.R.D., #10)
Things explode in this volume in a HUGE way. Not only with the frogs, but with some things we haven't seen since way back in the first few volumes of ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
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