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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

As soon as I discovered Rainbow Rowell had written a graphic novel, I put it on the hold list for the library. Of course it’s a First Second publication – all the best graphic novels seem to come from them these days.

Illustrator: Faith Erin Hicks

Published: 2019

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 211

Setting: a pumpkin patch in October, present day

Summary: Short version: Two friends spend their last day working together at the pumpkin patch Continue reading

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The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

This is the third book in the Lord John Grey spinoff of the Outlander series. I was in the mood for some historical fiction.

Published: 2012

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 560 pages

Setting: Ireland and England, 1760

Summary: Short version: Lord Grey brings court martial charges against Lord Siverly and uncovers a Jacobite plot Continue reading

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Check Please Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

The back of Bloom had several other graphic novels published by First Second with quick blurbs about each one. I picked this one as our next read, mainly because it was about hockey (which I play) and baking pies. Sounds like an interesting combination.

Published: 2018

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 288 pages

Setting: Samwell College (near Boston), 2013-2015

Summary: Short version: Bittie’s first two years on Samwell’s hockey team Continue reading

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Bloom by Kevin Panetta

I saw this discussed somewhere in one of the blogs I read. I thought it sounded so good, I immediately requested it from our local library.

Illustrator: Savanna Ganucheau

Published: 2019

Genre: YA fiction graphic novel

Length: 353 pages

Setting: a small beach town in Maryland, present day

Summary: Short version: Ari isn’t happy working at his family’s bakery until he meets Hector Continue reading

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Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica

I had seen the third book in the series in a list of good pirate stories. I’d much rather start at the beginning of a series than in the middle and picked up this one.

Published: 2014

Genre: portal fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: San Francisco and parts of Stormwrack, a connected alternate Earth, present day

Summary: Short version: Sophie prevents war from breaking out in a parallel water world Continue reading

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Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine

This is the fifth and last book in the Great Library series. The family got to borrow it from a friend who ordered a copy of the book, which was great because I didn’t even realize it was out already.

Published: 2019

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 354 pages

Setting: Alexandria, soon after the events of Smoke and Iron

Summary: Short version: The gang have to save the Great Library from internal and external attack Continue reading

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Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

This was a book on my Kindle. I’m sure I put it there because of my enjoyment of Little Brother. I needed something other than Discworld to read on vacation.

Published: 2017

Genre: science fiction

Length: 384 pages

Setting: mostly Canada, near future

Summary: Short version: A new society develop by walking away from the economic rat race Continue reading

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