Review Archive

 My Book Reviews
(in alabetical order by title)

-A-
A Not Scary Book About Big Scary Things by C.K. Williams
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Aggie Gets Lost by Lori Ries
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Amanda/Miranda by Richard Peck (YA Edition)
America is Under Attack by Don Brown
Amulet, Book 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Argo by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
-B-
Bah! Humbug? by Lorna Balian and Lecia Balian
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
The Bards of Bone Plain by Patricia A. McKillip
Be Quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Phillip C. Stead
Beastly by Alex Flinn
 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson
The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine
Betsy Who Cried Wolf by Gail Carson Levine
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Between Two Ends by David Ward
Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry
Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood
Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman
Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
Bone by Bone by Bone by Tony Johnson
The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee  
A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson
Boy Wonders by Calef Brown
Brain Camp by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Bride Story volume 1 by Karou Mori
A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist
Buying Mittens by Niimi Nankichi

-C-
The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet 
Candy Experiments by Loralee Leavitt
Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step by Mark Sperring
The Captive Prince: Three Thieves: Book Three by Scott Chantler
Carrot by Vanita Oelschlager
Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr
Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
Chime by Franny Billingsley 
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Click: One Novel 10 Authors
Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
Clockwork Angel  by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
The Conductor by Laëtitia Devernay
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin
Cookie, the Walker by Chris Monroe
Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith
Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice by Jack and Holman Wang
Crafty Chloe by Kelly D. Pucchio  
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan 
Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
Cupcake Diaries: Katie and the Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon
Cupcake Diaries: Mia in the Mix by Coco Simon

-D-
Daisy's Defining Day by Sandra V. Feder
Daniel X: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 By James Patterson 
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan 
Dead to You by Lisa McMann
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi
Detective Blue by Steve Metzger
Devil's Bargain by Rachel Caine
Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
The Dog Selector by David Alderton
Doggirl by Robin Brande
Donut Days by Lara Zielin
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky
by Kathi Appelt and Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling

-E-
Elephant Talk by Ann Downer
Elsie's Bird by Jane Yolen and David Small
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan
Every Day by David Levithan
Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

-F-
Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Finding My Voice by Marie G. Lee
 Fleabag by Helen Stephens
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall
Foiled by Jane Yolen
The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
For Horse Crazy Girls Only by Christina Wilsdon
For the Birds by Peggy Thomas
Forever... by Judy Blume
French Ducks in Venice by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
 From Far Away by Kyoko Hikawa
Frozen by Mary Casanova
Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
Fuddles by Frans Vischer
Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon

-G-
Geektastic: Tales from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Get Dressed by Seymour Chwast
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn
Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel
A Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitness by Erin Whithead and Jennipher Walters

The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
Give up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Good Neighbors, Book One: Kin by Holly Black
The Good Neighbors: Book Three Kind by Holly Black 
Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl
Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales editor Deborah Noyes
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman

-H-
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
Heaven Eyes by David Almond
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 
Hidden by Helen Frost
High School Debut by Kazune Kawahara
Hocus Pocus by Sylvie Desrosiers
Hooray for Reading Day by Margery Cuyler
Hopper and Wilson by Maria van Lieshout
 Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger 
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

-I-
I am the Dog by Daniel Pinkwater
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen 
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I’ll Be There by Ann Scott
Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
I’m Here by Peter H. Reynolds
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
 Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
Immortal: Love Stories With Bite edited by P.C. Cast
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Into the Pumpkin by Linda Franklin
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Isabella: Star of the Story by Jennifer Fosberry
Ivan's Great Fall by Vanita Oelschlager

Ivy in Bloom by Vanita Oelschlager


-J-
Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets by Kathleen Krull
Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes

-K-
Katana by Cole Gibsen 
Katie Woo Rules the School by Fran Manushkin
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
The King's Equal by Katherine Paterson
The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
Kristy's Great Idea by Raina Telgemeier 
Kylie Jean: Cupcake Queen by Marci Peschke

-L-
The Lady and The Lion retold by Laurel Long and Jacqueline K. Ogburn  
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
The Last Unicorn Graphic Novel by Peter S. Beagle
Little Britches and the Rattlers By Eric A. Kimmel
The Little Green Goose by Adele Sansone
Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
Little Red Riding Hood illustrated by Daniel Egneus
Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen
Locked in Time by Lois Duncan
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
Looking for Me by Betsy R. Rosenthal


-M-
Made For You by Melissa Marr
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dalamore  
The Mapmaker and the Ghost by Sarvenaz Tash
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown
Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters by Claudia Mills
 Matched by Ally Condie
A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose  
Me and My Brothers by Hari Tokeino
Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert
Mercy by Rebecca Lim  
The Mischievians by William Joyce
Mimi by John Newman
Missing on Supersition Mountain by Elise Broach
Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
The Money We'll Save by Brock Cole
A Month of Sundays by Ruth White
 The Moon Over High Street by Natalie Babbitt
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart

-N-
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days by Fumino Hayashi
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh
Nightschool, Volume 1: The Weirn Books by Svetlana Chmakova
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

-O-
Oddest of All by Bruce Coville
Old Bear and His Cub by Olivier Dunrea
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough 
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo 
One Horse Waiting for Me by Patricia Mullins 
One Winter's Day by M. Christina Butler
Only Boy in Ballet Class by Denise Gruska
Orani: My Father's Village by Claire A. Nivola
Other by Karen Kincy
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

-P-

Paper Artist by Gail D. Green, Kara L. Laughlin, and Jennifer Phillips
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry  
Peep Leap by Elizabeth Verdick
Pie by Sarah Weeks 
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
The Plant Hunters by Anita Silvey
 Poison by Bridget Zinn
The Poison Eaters by Holly Black
The Poodle and the Pea by Charlotte Guillain
Press Here by Hevre Tullet 
The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Princess Kim and the Too Much Truth by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

-Q-


Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg

-R-
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund 
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
Red Wagon by Renata Liwska
Remedial Magic by Jenna Black 
The Research Virtuoso by Toronto Public Library
Rescuing Rover by Raymond Bial
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
Runaway by Meg Cabot
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

-S-
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
 Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw
Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott
  The Shifter by Janice Hardy 
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Shoebox Sam by Mary Brigid Barrett 
Sidekicks by Dan Santat
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten by Adele Geras
Slow Days, Fast Friends by Erik Brooks
Snip, Snip...Snow by Nancy Poydar
Snow Day! by Patricia Lakin
Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen  
So Close to You by Rachel Carter
Songs to Make You Smile by Natsuki Takaya
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
 Strange Angels by Lili St Crow
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
Stella Princess of the Sky by Marie Louise Gay
Stella Queen of the Snow by Marie Louise Gay  
Stitches by David Small
Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde
The Story of Saiunkoku by Sai Yukino
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
 Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman

Supernatually by Kiersten White

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
Switched by Amanda Hocking

-T-
T. Rex and the Mother's Day Hug by Lois Grambling
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz 
Tallulah's Tutu by Marilyn Singer
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
That Book Woman by Heather Henson
A Thief in the House of Memory by Tim Wynne-Jones
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Those Rebels, John and Tom by Barbara Kerley
Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer 
Tilly's Moonlight Garden by Julia Green
Time to Sleep by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Torn by Amanda Hocking
Tower of Treasure: Three Thieves: Book One by Scott Chantler
Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman 
True (...Sort Of) by Katherine Hannigan
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 Adaption by Young Kim
The Twin's Blanket by Hyewon Yum 
Two and Twenty Dark Tales edited by Georgia McBride and Michelle Zink

-U-
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look 
Underworld by Meg Cabot
Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers
Up Cat by Hazel Hutchins
Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy

-V-


V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

-W-
Wake (Watersong#1) by Amanda Hocking
The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Warped by Maurissa Guibord
We Are Twins: The Story of Sam and Ben by Sylvia Pagán Westphal
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
What's in the Egg, Little Pip? by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Where, Oh Where is Santa Claus? by Lisa Wheater
Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales by Melissa Marr
Windchaser by Krissi Dallas
Wisdom's Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman
Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
Worst of Friends by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
Wren Journeymage by Sherwood Smith


-X-

-Y-
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
 You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

-Z-
Zebrafish by Peter M. Reynolds and Fable Vision
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke



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