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Book Reviews By Genre

( * ) indicates cross-genre

Genres Read From (so far): Manga | Graphic Novel/Comics | Children’s Fiction | Middle Grade | Young Adult Contemporary | Young Adult Fantasy | Urban Fantasy | Historical Fantasy | Romance Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal Romance | Contemporary Romance | Historical Romance | Science Fiction


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

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

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

The Ancient Magnus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki, Translated by Adrienne Beck (Volume 1)

 

Graphic Novel / Comics
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (ARC review)

 

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

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

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

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

A Pattern for Pepper by Julie Kraulis (ARC review)

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

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

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

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

The Pigeon Wants A Puppy! by Mo Willems

The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

 

Middle Grade
The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee by Deborah Abela (NetGalley 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 Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, English Translation by Laura Watkinson (ARC review)

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

Holes by Louis Sachar*

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

 

Young Adult Contemporary
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant*

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*

How We Roll by Natasha Friend (ARC review)

Turtles All the Way Down  by John Green

Slammed by Colleen Hoover*

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon*

All Things New by Lauren Miller (ARC review)*

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven*

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell*

Holes by Louis Sachar*

 

Young Adult Fantasy
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (DNF)

Redeemed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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

The Outcasts by John Flanagan
The Invaders by John Flanagan
The Hunters by John Flanagan
Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan
Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan
The Ghostfaces by John Flanagan
The Caldera 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)
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce (with Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe, Megan Messinger)

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 Russel*
Wandering Star by Romina Russell*
Black Moon by Romina Russell*

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (NetGalley review)*

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

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater*
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater*
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater*

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

 

Urban Fantasy
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

 

Historical Fantasy
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

 

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)*
Blood Veil by Megan Erickson (ARC review)*

The Winter King by C. L. Wilson*

 

Romance
A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland (2nd Read)*
Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland*
From This Moment On by Lynn Kurland (2nd Read)*
Ever My Love by Lynn Kurland*
Stars in Your Eyes by Lynn Kurland*

 

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

Bitten Under Fire by Heather Long (ARC review)

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

Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (NetGalley review)*

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater*
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater*
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater*

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

The Winter King by C. L. Wilson*

 

Contemporary Romance
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant*

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin (ARC review)*

Not Quite Mine by Catherine Bybee
Taken by Tuesday by Catherine Bybee
Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee

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*

From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon*

All Things New by Lauren Miller (ARC review)*

Startup Fiancé by Shilpa Mudiganti (NetGalley review)

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven*

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell*

 

Historical Romance
A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland (2nd Read)*
Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland*
From This Moment On by Lynn Kurland (2nd Read)*

 

Science Fiction
Zodiac by Romina Russell*
Wandering Star by Romina Russell*
Black Moon by Romina Russell*

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