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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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

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Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

Wayward Son by Rainbow RowellMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWayward Son is the second book in the Simon Snow series by Rainbow Rowell. Although I enjoyed the first book in the series, it wasn't as well fleshed out as I felt that it could have been because we were thrown into a fictional world eight… Continue reading Wayward Son – 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

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The Guinevere Deception – Kiersten White

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten WhiteMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI am a huge fan of Arthurian legend (in fact, I once wrote a research paper about it), so when I saw that Kiersten White was gifting the world with the Guinevere Deception I was intrigued. I’ve always loved the magic of Merlin, the honor… Continue reading The Guinevere Deception – Kiersten White

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Loki: Where Mischief Lies – Mackenzi Lee

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi LeeMy rating: 4 of 5 starsMackenzi Lee tackles Loki's story through the Marvel lens, blending Norse mythology and storylines with the unique versions of the characters that readers might be familiar with from the Marvel cinematic universe. We meet Loki and Thor as younger, more vulnerable characters for just… Continue reading Loki: Where Mischief Lies – Mackenzi Lee

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

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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