4 Star Reads, Book Review, graphic novels

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Laurie Halse Anderson

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse AndersonMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson is a great coming of age graphic novel that explores who Diana is before she is truly Wonder Woman. The character and story bring a lot of humanity to a superhero that, while beloved, might… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Laurie Halse Anderson

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Superman Smashes the Klan – Gene Luen Yang

Superman Smashes The Klan by Gene Luen YangMy rating: 4 of 5 starsOne reason that I like Gene Luen Yang so much as a writer is that he is both entertaining and informative. It is clear in his writing that he loves history and he can bring it to life in his graphic novels. Another… Continue reading Superman Smashes the Klan – Gene Luen Yang

4 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Supernova – Marissa Meyer

Supernova by Marissa MeyerMy rating: 4.5 of 5 starsSupernova is the third and final book in the Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer. The series was inspired by the author's love of superheroes, and specifically her childhood dreaming about the X-Men with her brother. I would say that Supernova is my favourite book in the series… Continue reading Supernova – Marissa Meyer

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The Beautiful – Renee Ahdieh

The Beautiful by Renée AhdiehMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Beautiful is the first in a new series by Renee Ahdieh. It is a story that takes place in 1872 New Orleans, a lush and vibrant city full of magic and denizens of the night. Although you might be hesitant when you read ‘vampires’, since… Continue reading The Beautiful – Renee Ahdieh

4 1/2 Star Reads, 5 Star Reads, Lists, Recommendations, Wrap Ups

Top 10 Books of 2019

These are definitely not in order, but they are my favourite reads for this year overall. My top 10 consists of books that were published in 2019 and I added a few more at the bottom that weren't published this year, but still deserve to be recognized. Top 10: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson… Continue reading Top 10 Books of 2019

5 Star Reads, Book Review

The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing by Holly BlackMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThe Queen of Nothing is the third and final book in Holly Black's The Folk of the Air series. I started the series with the Cruel Prince, which I enjoyed but was not one of my top few books of the year. Then I… Continue reading The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black

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The Crossover – Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a book written in verse that manages to tell a multi-faceted story with so few words and I feel that the style will appeal to readers, whether they normally enjoy poetry or not. It is also a Newbery… Continue reading The Crossover – Kwame Alexander

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance (Part 1 and 2)

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance is the newest storyline in the continuation of the Avatar series. When I began reading it, I felt like I was watching the beginnings of a very familiar storyline from the show and… Continue reading Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance (Part 1 and 2)

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Batgirl, Volume 5: Art of the Crime – Mairghread Scott

Batgirl, Volume 5: Art of the Crime by Mairghread Scott My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This graphic novel combines Batgirl #26-29, Batgirl Annual #2 plus an 8 page story from Batgirl #2, which means that it was pretty long (because of the Annual). The Annual storyline focuses on the familial relationship between Barbara Gordon… Continue reading Batgirl, Volume 5: Art of the Crime – Mairghread Scott

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Broken Throne – Victoria Aveyard

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 4 of 5 stars Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard is a collection of short stories, histories, and maps of the world that we have grown to know from the Red Queen series. It consists of two previously published novellas, Queen Song and Steel Scars, which I skipped because… Continue reading Broken Throne – Victoria Aveyard