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SHE-HULK DIARIES by Marta Acosta

July 3, 2013

She-Hulk has been one of those Marvel characters that has constantly gotten makeovers as different writers have taken control of the strip. One of my favorite incarnations has been when John Byrne became the writer/artist for the book. His take on She-Hulk was fun and light-hearted for the most part, but he brought in some […]

ARCHVILLAIN by Barry Lyga

December 8, 2010

These days superheroes are popping out everywhere in our media. We’ve got television shows like No Ordinary Family and the upcoming The Cape series, and 2011 will be a bumper crop of superheroes flying to the big screen. Personally, I can’t wait. So my Spidey senses have been more alert than usual, seeking out the […]

NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST: FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX by R. L. LaFevers and Kelly Murphy

July 8, 2010

If you’ve got a young reader who likes fantasy animals and Indiana Jones movies, R. L. LaFevers has got a series that reader is going to fall in love with. Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, debuts with Flight of the Phoenix and continues for at least two more books. Nate loses his parents, who were never there […]

THE MIDNIGHT CURSE by L. M. Falcone

April 20, 2010

The Midnight Curse by L. M. Falcone is just a breezy, fun read for juveniles and adults who can channel their inner child. I have no problem with that and often read YA books. This novel is on the younger, lighter side because it doesn’t deal with heavy issues. I mean, it’s a curse, right? […]

GALLAGHER GIRLS #1: I’D TELL YOU I LOVED YOU, BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter

January 5, 2010

Fifteen year old Cammie Morgan is a spy. At least, she will be once she gets out of spy school. And if she doesn’t end up getting her heart broken, failing field training with the hot new ex-spy teacher, or getting found out. Bringing public attention to Gallagher Academy would be so not cool. As […]

MUDSHARK by Gary Paulsen

December 7, 2009

I’m a big fan of Gary Paulsen’s work. The author can turn out heartfelt stories like Tracker and The Cook Camp that resonate emotionally, write adventure that fills the imagination with the outdoors like Hatchet, and he can tickle your funnybone unmercifully. One of his newest books, Mudshark, is the latter variety and kept me […]

Giveaway! A LION AMONG MEN by Gregory Maguire Giveaway!

January 18, 2009

    At Amazon Here is the latest giveaway made possible by the good folks at HarperCollins.  Gregory Maguire is a New York Times Bestseller with his Wicked series. To enter, simply comment on this post.  I will put all the names in a hat and draw them out on Thursday night.  Good luck!

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LAST STRAW by Jeff Kinney (review)

January 16, 2009

Greg Heffley, star of the Wimpy Kid books, is back in his third outing and he’s brought a super-sized bag full of giggles and belly laughs with him. Just like the previous two books, he’s not taking prisoners. He attacks readers, kids and adults, with commonsensical and unadulterated observations on how the world should work […]

THE GHOST AND THE FEMME FATALE by Alice Kimberly

January 1, 2009

Alice Kimberly’s Haunted Bookshop Mystery series is a treat for cozy mystery readers. The conceit of having a single mom team up with a ghost of a private eye from the late 1940s might not, on the surface, seem like it would work, but Kimberly has done a swell (to use the 1940s lingo) job […]

ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley

November 4, 2008

  The first thing that drew me to ghostgirl is the cover. That silhouette cut-out on a jet-black cover with the pink ribbon and the pink splashes of color was designed to get that kind of attention. The bushy head of hair and the stick-thin cartoon body is provocative. The hardcover has some serious heft […]