The Bookshelf Corner

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Book Reviews By Genre

( * ) indicates cross-genre

Manga / Graphic Novel
Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori (Volumes 1-18) (combined review)

Black Butler by Yana Toboso, Translated by Tomo Kimura (Volume 1)

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya, Translated by Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley (Volumes 1-5) (combined review)

 

Children’s Fiction
Darth Vader and Son Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown (combined review)

Me, Me, Me by Annika Dunklee, Illustrated by Lori Joy Smith (ARC review)

Waiting for Sophie by Sarah Ellis, Illustrated by Carmen Mok (NetGalley review)

Sheila Rae, The Brave by Kevin Henkes
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Pictures by Oliver Jeffers

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis (ARC review)

Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear, Pictures by Esmé Shapiro (ARC review)

The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, English Translation by Laura Watkinson (ARC review)*

If You Give A Mouse A Brownie by Laura Numeroff, Illustrated by Felicia Bond

The Pigeon Wants A Puppy! by Mo Willems

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan, Illustrated by Lee Wildish

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend by Andy Andrews, Illustrated by Colleen Madden (NetGalley review)

 

Middle Grade
Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown (ARC review)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by K. G. Campbell

The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan*
The Battle of Hackham Heath by John Flanagan*

Mean Margaret by Tor Seidler, Pictures by Jon Agee

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, Pictures by Garth Williams

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, English Translation by Laura Watkinson (ARC review)*

 

Young Adult Fiction
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin (ARC review)*

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Fade to Us  by Julia Day (ARC review)*

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

All Things New by Lauren Miller (ARC review)

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven*

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Holes by Louis Sachar

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (NetGalley review)*

 

Fantasy
The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan*
The Battle of Hackham Heath by John Flanagan*

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder

 

Young Adult Fantasy
Redeemed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The Outcasts by John Flanagan
The Invaders by John Flanagan
The Hunters by John Flanagan
Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (ARC review)

Lady Knight  by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read)
Magic Steps by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read)
Mastiff by Tamora Pierce (2nd Read)

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

Zodiac by Romina Russell
Wandering Star by Romina Russell
Black Moon by Romina Russell

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

The King’s Champion by Xina Marie Uhl (ARC review)

 

Urban Fantasy
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

 

Historical Fantasy
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

 

Romance
Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin (ARC review)*

Fade to Us  by Julia Day (ARC review)*

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven*

 

Romance Fantasy
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Blood Guard by Megan Erickson (ARC review)*

The Winter King by C. L. Wilson*

 

Paranormal Romance
Blood Guard by Megan Erickson (ARC review)*

Ever My Love by Lynn Kurland
Stars in Your Eyes by Lynn Kurland

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (NetGalley review)*

Baby, I’m Howling For You by Christine Warren (ARC review)

The Winter King by C. L. Wilson*

 

Historical Romance
Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland
From This Moment On by Lynn Kurland (2nd Read)

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