Publisher: Macmillan

Book Review: Glimmerglass

Book Review: Glimmerglass

Growing up with an alcoholic mother has left Dana feeling a little lacking in the parental department. So feeling as if she has no other choice, Dana decides to take matters into her own hands, and runs away to Avalon… home of the father she barely knows. Once there, Dana quickly realizes that the grass is not always greener on the other side. And there is danger lurking around every corner. I have to say that there are parts of the novel that I absolutely devoured… and others, not so much. The novel's plot is fairly evenly paced, which helped […]

Posted May 23, 2010
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Book Review: Dead Guy Spy

Book Review: Dead Guy Spy

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and wanted to see what other misadventures Nathan the Zombie would have in Dead Guy Spy. Nathan is now a full blown zombie and figuring out the serious problems he’s going to encounter as one. Like getting stalked by B.U.M. – but do they really want to help him, or just use him? Definitely a fun-filled plot with great adventures and hilariousness. C’mon, this middle school boy is a zombie… how can you not connect to that? Let’s just say he’s just like my best friend when I was a kid […]

Posted May 5, 2010
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Graphic Novel Review: Joey ..

Graphic Novel Review: Joey Fly, Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

I love when graphic novels combine an element of older literature and make it more funny by using bugs as characters. I love the repertoire between Joey and Sammy in this book. Hilarious. Joey is very much the classic detective and Sammy is a loud kid who doesn’t always seem to understand the word “finesse”. The actual mystery is well-done and basic, with some good twists (but obvious ones) like a good mystery should have. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I may look for other Joey Fly graphic novels to read for fun and maybe to purchase for […]

Posted January 7, 2010
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Graphic Novel Review: Adven..

Graphic Novel Review: Adventures in Cartooning

  It’s hard to summarize this graphic novel in anything more than one or two sentences. A girl at the beginning wants to learn how to make comics, but she doesn’t think she can. So, the little elf decides to show her. First enters the knight and his trusty stead and the elf takes them along on adventure and points out how panels and other aspects of cartooning works.Adventures in Cartooning was hilarious! I was cracking up at the jokes that pretty much make up the whole book. I love the way I learned something as well as enjoying the […]

Posted January 7, 2010
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Graphic Novel Review: Cat B..

Graphic Novel Review: Cat Burglar Black

I like the back story of Cat Burglar Black – although it rings not far from the classic Dickens tale Oliver Twist. The character K herself is quick-witted and smart – going along with the teachers at Bellsong Academy until she can figure out what is going on. I do wonder at the age-level for this book because of the possibilities of what happened to the girls who go missing. The graphics are a fun mix of Archie type comics only with a darker plot. The font was interesting for this novel, a little more fancy than you usually see in […]

Posted January 3, 2010
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