Mini-Reviews: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen; Burning for Revenge and The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden

Title: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
Author: David Petersen
Genre: Graphic novel
Publisher: Archaia Studios Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my personal library
First line: The mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world’s harsh conditions and predators.

My boys have been after me to read the Mouse Guard books for a while. First of all, the art is absolutely gorgeous. This is the kind of graphic novel I love, where the art is perfectly matched to the story and characters. Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam are fierce members of the Mouse Guard, determined to stop the traitor leading a revolt against the Guard. The story is only just beginning, though, and I look forward to reading Winter: 1152 and any further adventures of the Mouse Guard. You can see examples of the artwork at David Petersen’s site.

Title: Burning for Revenge (Tomorrow Series, Book 5)
Author: John Marsden
Genre: YA dystopian fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my personal library
First line: The summer storms are the wildest.

Still reeling from the losses they experienced in the previous books, Ellie, Homer, Fiona, Lee, and Kevin are back in Hell. They were hoping to go back to New Zealand after the failure of their last big mission, but so far are being told to hold tight. Instead of simply sitting around, the gang goes on a scouting mission to see if there is anything else they can do to stop or slow the enemy occupying their country. They end up pulling their biggest mission ever. I love this series! Marsden knows how to write a rip-roaring action-filled page-turner, and yet still realistically deal with the fact that these characters are teenagers who have undergone severe changes because of the things they have seen and done in the war. Each book seems to build upon the last, and I can’t wait to find out how the series ends.

Title: The Night is for Hunting (Book 6, The Tomorrow Series)
Author: John Marsden
Genre: YA dystopian fiction
Publisher: Scholastic
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my personal library
First line: It was hot and dusty.

The gang is hiding out in Ellie’s grandmother’s house in Stratton, when they decide to try to help a group of feral kids living on their own in the town. The kids become a huge responsibility, and one that becomes a hindrance to continuing in their resistance efforts. Again Marsden sucked me right in, giving me even more reason to love these characters. Read this series; enough said.

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4 Responses to Mini-Reviews: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen; Burning for Revenge and The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden

  1. The Mouse Guard books look so good.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – my three boys were right, because I loved it. Am hoping to pick up book 2 this week sometime.

  2. The Mouse Guard looks so so good! I can’t wait until my son gets a little older and I can share books like this with him. Thanks so much for the reviews, I really like the “mini” style!
    .-= The1stdaughter┬┤s last blog ..Drop Everything And Read =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      1stdaughter – that’s a win/win, cause I get too lazy to do full reviews of every single book I read!

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