Publisher: Andrews McMeel Genre: Graphic Novel Release date: November 7, 2017 Pages: 186 One beautiful, summer Saturday at the end of September, I sat curled up in my basement reading Quiet Girl in A noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung, a book of collected comics centered on the… Continue reading Review | Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors Genre: Graphic Novel/YA Release date: October 24, 2017 Pages: 160 Morrigan Moore moves around. A lot. Both her mother and her brother are novelists who co-write a series based off local myths and legends. The town they've moved to this time is possibly the worst yet, and Morrigan… Continue reading Review | The Scarecrow Princess
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Genre: Graphic Novel Release date: October 24, 2017 Pages: 236 As a lifelong lover of Anne of Green Gables, I was captured right from this graphic novels' dedication, which reads: "To Lucy Maud Montgomery, who reminds us that nothing is more important than a… Continue reading Review: Anne of Green Gables Graphic Novel
Death by Eggnog nailed the Christmas elements. The Christmas references all felt natural, and I had no trouble believe that Krissy really was navigating the Christmas season, with all it's snowy goodness. I read this book when summer had yet to dissolve fully into fall... and found myself wishing that it would start to snow so that I could have that Christmas snow feeling in real life. I was literally sitting in shorts dreaming of snow. *slow clap* Well done Erickson. Well done.
Holiday Murder combines two previously published books in the Lucy Stone mystery series, of which there are currently 25 - Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder. The first book, Mistletoe Murder is also the first book in the series and this combination seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe into the series, which finding a fun mystery to add to my seasonal reading list.
Body on Baker Street is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. In the tradition of the genre, you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. There is some major character backstory referenced throughout the book, but none of it is necessary to enjoying the story or understanding the characters.
Fierce Kingdom takes place over a span of three tense hours, which was about the time it took me to read the book. Though I can't say that I was hooked from the very first page, once I was hooked, I couldn't put the book down. The need to know the outcome kept me turning pages even during the slow part in the middle.
Edinburgh Twilight is the first book in what is set to be a series of mystery novels centered on the main character, Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton and his, always aiming to please, partner Sergeant Dickerson, as well as a number of strong supporting characters. For an introductory book, and the first I have read by this author, Carole Lawrence hits it out of the park.The writing style was beautiful and believable and the description made me long to be back in Edinburgh.
Publisher: Apex Books Genre: YA/Sci-Fi Release date: June 13, 2017 Pages: 300 The future is a world where life is now possible on Mars. Transportation between planets is still difficult and expensive, but it is possible. It turns out, however, that life on Mars isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nanoannie dreams of the society… Continue reading Review: Mars Girls by Mary Turzillo