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House of El: The Shadow Threat

*I received a free copy of this book from DC Comics for review purposes. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* 4/5 Stars Author: Claudia Gray Illustrator: Eric Zawadzki Publisher/Imprint: DC Comics Edition: Paperback, 208 Pages Publication Date: January 05, 2021 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well!   Book Synopsis Zahn is one of Krypton's… Continue reading House of El: The Shadow Threat

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Teen Titans Beast Boy: An Engaging Origin Story

4/5 Stars Author: Kami Garcia Illustrator: Gabriel Picolo Publisher/Imprint: DC Comics Edition: Paperback, 192 Pages Publication Date: September 01, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well!   *I received a free copy of this book from DC Comics for review purposes. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* Book Synopsis Author Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)… Continue reading Teen Titans Beast Boy: An Engaging Origin Story

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Wonder Woman Tempest Tossed: Teenage Activism & Social Justice

3/5 Stars Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Illustrator: Leila del Duca Publisher/Imprint: DC Comics Edition: Paperback, 208 Pages Publication Date: June 02, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Partially   *I received a free copy of this book from DC Comics for review purposes. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling… Continue reading Wonder Woman Tempest Tossed: Teenage Activism & Social Justice

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Aurora Burning: What an Ending! It Burns!

4/5 Stars Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher/Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers Edition: Paperback ARC, 495 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: May 05, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well!   *I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These… Continue reading Aurora Burning: What an Ending! It Burns!

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Gotham High: Batman, Catwoman, and Joker Reimagined!

4/5 Stars Author: Melissa de la Cruz Illustrator: Thomas Pitilli Publisher/Imprint: DC Comics Edition: Paperback, 208 Pages Publication Date: April 07, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well   *I received a free copy of this book from DC Comics for review purposes. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* Book Synopsis From Melissa de… Continue reading Gotham High: Batman, Catwoman, and Joker Reimagined!

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The Grace Year: A Vicious Survival Story

4.5/5 Stars Author: Kim Liggett Publisher/Imprint: Wednesday Books Edition: e-ARC, 227 Digital Pages Hardcover Publication Date: October 08, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Definitely! *This review is based on the e-ARC edition provided via NetGalley. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* We're told… Continue reading The Grace Year: A Vicious Survival Story

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Aurora Rising: Guardians of the Galaxy + Alien Legolas + Star Wars

4/5 Stars Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher/Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers Edition: Hardcover, 470 Pages Publication Date: May 07, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well "Who am I to deny gravity, Aurora? When you shine brighter than any constellation in the sky?"Kal, Aurora Rising Initial Thoughts & Narration Style Good morning,… Continue reading Aurora Rising: Guardians of the Galaxy + Alien Legolas + Star Wars

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Sherwood: Compelling Tale of the Lady Hood

4.5/5 Stars Author: Meagan Spooner Publisher/Imprint: HarperTeen Edition: Hardcover, 467 Pages Publication Date: March 19, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well! *This review is based on a review copy provided by the publisher. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* Initial Thoughts & Pacing "Robin Hood wasn't just a man, or the ghost of… Continue reading Sherwood: Compelling Tale of the Lady Hood

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Warrior of the Wild: Viking-Inspired Tale

3.5/5 Stars Author: Tricia Levenseller Publisher/Imprint: Feiwel & Friends Edition: Hardcover, 336 Pages Publication Date: February 26, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Partially "But I also know that true strength comes from being willing to fail in order to progress."                   -Rasmira Initial Thoughts Unfortunately, I have mixed feelings about Warrior of the Wild. It didn't… Continue reading Warrior of the Wild: Viking-Inspired Tale

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Scarlet: A New Take on an Old Tale

3.5/5 Stars Author: A. C. Gaughen Publisher/Imprint: Bloomsbury Children's Books Edition: Paperback, 292 Pages Publication Date: June 7, 2012 A Spine that Shines? Ehh ... Almost Initial Thoughts, Characters, & Problems This will be a shorter review since I don't have very much to say about this book. Overall, Scarlet is a creative retelling of the old… Continue reading Scarlet: A New Take on an Old Tale