Category Archives: graphic novels

Mini-reviews: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis; Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney; Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan; and The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Title: Shades of Earth Author: Beth Revis Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Razorbill Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: “Wait,” I say, my heart clenching. Goodreads blurb: Amy and Elder have … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater; Fables by Bill Willingham; and Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Title: Forever Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA paranormal fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Jenna Lamia, Pierce Cravens, Dan Bittner, Emma Galvin, Maggie Stiefvater First line: I can … Continue reading

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Book Review: Graphic Novel Pariah, Vol. 1 by Aron Warner

Title: Pariah Author: Aron Warner Genre: Graphic novel Publisher: Sea Lion Books Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: E-book for review from the publisher First line: Akron, Ohion. October 2nd. 2025. Publisher blurb: Brent Marks is not a freak. … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Widow by Alissa Torres and Sungyoon Choi

Title: American Widow Author: Alissa Torres and Sungyoon Choi Genre: Graphic memoir Publisher: Villard Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: The world trade center was just hit by a plane! American … Continue reading

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Ten-word Reviews to Get Me Caught Up

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook): As good as the first; how long till book three? Lies by Michael Grant (read-aloud to the kids): Page-turning dystopian fiction with truly evil villains, authentic characters/dilemmas. Feed by M.T. Anderson: Terrifying vision of the … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, November 13, 2010

Discussion starters: ~ Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? gives us Things I don’t understand in books #1. ~ The Book Lady’s Blog: On reading across genres (all the cool kids are doing it). Reviews and blog posts that have … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Fiddler’s Gun by A.S. Peterson; Christine Falls by Benjamin Black; The Impostor’s Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell

I find myself in the position of being behind on reviews again, and, although each of these books fully deserves its own, full-length review, I’m going to fall back on my catch-up method of doing mini-reviews. Title: The Fiddler’s Gun … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Let Me Go by Helga Schneider; Firmin by Sam Savage; and French Milk by Lucy Knisley

Title: Let Me Go Author: Helga Schneider Genre: Memoir Publisher: Penguin Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Barbara Rosenblat First line: I’m seeing you again after twenty-seven years, Mother, and wondering whether … Continue reading

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