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

Book Review

Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom – Kelly Thompson

Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom by Kelly ThompsonMy rating: 4 of 5 starsNancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom is the first Nancy Drew graphic novel (to my knowledge) and I loved the art in it. Nancy’s style was what I love black, plaid skirts, chokers, her hair, the boots, etc. so I think I… Continue reading Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom – Kelly Thompson

Book Review, graphic novels

Disney Aladdin: Four Tales of Agrabah – Corinna Bechko

Disney Aladdin: Four Tales of Agrabah by Corinna Bechko My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When reading comic books and graphic novels, the illustrations are just as important to me as the storyline. If I don't find the illustrations to be appealing then it makes it challenging to read to the story and enjoy it.… Continue reading Disney Aladdin: Four Tales of Agrabah – Corinna Bechko

4 Star Reads, Book Review

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

Book Review

Saints – Gene Luen Yang

Saints by Gene Luen Yang My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Saints is the second book of a two-part graphic novel series by Gene Luen Yang about the Boxer Rebellion in China. Although it is historical fiction, it has a hint of fantasy to it where the reader has to suspend their disbelief in order… Continue reading Saints – Gene Luen Yang

Book Review

Boxers – Gene Luen Yang

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang My rating: 4 of 5 stars Boxers is the first of a two-part graphic novel series by Gene Luen Yang about the Boxer Rebellion in China. Although it is historical fiction, it has a hint of fantasy to it where the reader has to suspend their disbelief in order to… Continue reading Boxers – Gene Luen Yang