Book Review

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches – Maggie Stiefvater

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater & Morgan Beem (illustrator) Happy release day to Swamp Thing: Twin Branches! Summary: From #1‑New York Times‑bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater (the Raven Cycle series) and artist Morgan Beem comes DC’s newest young adult original graphic novel, the spine-tingling saga Swamp Thing: Twin Branches. In the pages of this haunting retelling of the Swamp Thing origin story, teenage twin brothers Alec and Walker… Continue reading Swamp Thing: Twin Branches – Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review

Snug – Catana Chetwynd (Mini Review)

Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend by Catana ChetwyndMy rating: 3.5 of 5 starsSnug by Catana Chetwynd is a book that compiles the author/illustrator's comics about her life with her boyfriend (and best friend.) It was such a cute premise and I wanted to like it (and I did), but it… Continue reading Snug – Catana Chetwynd (Mini Review)

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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass – Mariko Tamaki

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko TamakiMy rating: 3.5 of 5 starsWhen thinking about reluctant readers, I always gravitate towards recommending graphic novels. It is something that I do on a daily basis in the library and I feel that it is usually the most successful way to get a reluctant reader to engage with… Continue reading Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass – Mariko Tamaki

Book Review

Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow RowellMy rating: 3.5 of 5 starsWhen thinking about reluctant readers, I always gravitate towards recommending graphic novels. It is something that I do on a daily basis in the library and I feel that it is usually the most successful way to get a reluctant reader to engage with books. Graphic novels… Continue reading Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell

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Criers War – Nina Varela

Crier's War by Nina VarelaMy rating: 3.5 of 5 starsCrier's War is the first book in a new science fiction series about a world in which Automae have taken over and subjugated humans. Automae are Made, designed by their "parents" to be exactly what they want their "child" to be - and Crier is no… Continue reading Criers War – Nina Varela

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

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli My rating: 3.5 of 5 starsWhat If Its Us is a contemporary novel about love and finding yourself co-written by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. It was a cute, fluffy romance book set in NYC that would be a fun summer read. It revolves around the premise of… Continue reading What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M McManus

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Two Can Keep a Secret is a stand-alone, mystery set in the town of Echo Ridge. Our main character is Ellery, who has a twin brother Ezra. Their mother was born in Echo Ridge, but left as soon as she… Continue reading Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M McManus

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Down Among the Sticks and Bones is the second book in the Wayward Children series, but chronologically it functions more like an origin story for the first book. As this book was assigned for class, I did not read the… Continue reading Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Evermore – Sara Holland

Evermore by Sara Holland My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Everless was such a unique concept and I could not wait to get to the second book in the series. I loved the book and was also utterly confused by it because it felt like a completely different story than the first book in the… Continue reading Evermore – Sara Holland