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

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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

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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)

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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

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Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Aurora Rising is the first book in a new series from co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. They wrote my favourite science fiction series, Illuminae, so I was quite excited to see what adventures they take readers on next. Aurora Rising is set in… Continue reading Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Queen of Ruin – Tracy Banghart

Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Queen of Ruin is the second and final book by Tracy Banghart in a series about sisters, rebellion, and discovering who you truly are. As such, this review could contain spoilers for the first book if you have not read it yet. Nomi… Continue reading Queen of Ruin – Tracy Banghart

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The Popularity Papers – Amy Ignatow

The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Popularity Papers follow two friends, Lydia and Julie, as they try to figure out how to become popular in middle school. It can't be that difficult, right? The two girls create a journal to record their thoughts, observations, to tape their notes… Continue reading The Popularity Papers – Amy Ignatow

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Grace and Fury – Tracy Banghart

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart My rating: 4 of 5 stars Grace and Fury is a fantasy book set in a world created by Banghart where women don't have many rights or choices for their lives. Sisters, Serina and Nomi, react to their worlds in very different ways. Nomi convinces her twin brother to… Continue reading Grace and Fury – Tracy Banghart