Big sister Verity puts on a red wig and has all the DRAMA. Little sister Anny (Antimony, AKA Timmy, AKA a few other names) has to deal with the mess. And she’s totally not out looking for a hot guy, but if one turns up, she won’t say no. And if another one turns up, … More Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire
I generally don’t like series-long conspiracies where the Hero and the Reader peer into the shadows and remain helpless… the very idea makes me break out in Excessive Capitalization… so I skipped a few book in the series after it switched from Monster of the Week to The Vampires Done It. Now that Kitty is … More Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
How is this book not required reading? Also, its so much better than the first book, Wizard of Oz. On the other hand, given the movie, it’s just as well this was never Disneyfied. You know that pretty girl in the fairy dress on the cover? Look out for her in the book. She’s a … More The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
How would you like the witch to give you a twin – one who is smarter, better, faster than you? She’s really nice, though: she only wants half of Mirka’s life. Half her meals, half her classes, half her basketball games – how will a nice Orthodox Jewish girl get her life back? And what … More Mirka Met a Meteorite & Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch
I actually know what Gemina means, and I still missed the plot twist. Because it was such a twisty twist! But when Our Intrepid Heroes figured it out, the trail was right there, ready to be missed due to the frantic pace of the action. And figuring out The Traitor was easy, except that you … More Gemina by Amie Kaufman
No Good Deed byKara Connolly 3 star tags: author-female, cover-art-enticing, hero-female, hero-rushes-around-planless, historical-fiction, palace-politics, sf-f, test-bechcel-pass, ya The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (World of Solace) 5 star tags: author-female, big-fat-book, cover-art-enticing, hero-brain-over-brawn, hero-female, middle-grade, mystery, palace-politics, sf-f, shapeshifter, steam-punk, test-bechcel-pass, test-johnson-pass
Return of Meg the Lady Blacksmith – her iron work is once again part of the plot. Organization is now her job, as well as a major part of the plot. The baseball coach everyone loves to hate – is hateful at his day-job, too. Then he doesn’t die – what went wrong?