Persepolis 2

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by Marjane Satrapi

i’ve been trying to find more graphic novels to read – and i’d read the original persepolis and thought it was good. this was even a bit better in some ways – more realistic –

Fire and Hemlock

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by Diana Wynne Jones

very very good. i’ve been carrying this book around for years now and everytime i’d pick it up, i’d put it down just as quickly. just a vague ‘um, no’, nothing more. well, yesterday it was a yes – from the bus ride in the morning till 1:30 last night. i did a lot of stuff in between of course ;) but still, a good sign of a good book.

i make no secret of loving fairy tale re-tellings, and story of tam lin has long been a favorite. it’s full of the real magic that you can easily miss in most (ahem, disney) adaptations of fairy tales. the kind that make you realize the only correct way to write Faerie is with a capital F and an ‘ae’. a really good book and one i will definitely read again.

The Golden Hour

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by Maiya Williams

a one-night read, i was caught up in the story within twenty pages – a good sign. the characters and setting were well-thought out and quickly i started thinking this was going to be a series, since there was so much buildup to the actual action. unfortunately, i think this book suffers from what so many others do – especially those by first-time or newish authors: the ending was just way too rushed! too pat, the boy a little too mature in all the right ways, etc. all in all, a feeling that there was a certain rhythm going on that had been stopped mid-beat and us the dancers, that is, readers, are just looking around waiting for it to pick up again. ah well – still a good book, good writing, and memorable characters.

Pagination