"Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two: A Recipe for Disaster" reviewed by Phoenix Rayng on March 4, 2018

Title: 
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two: A Recipe for Disaster
Author: 
Natalie Riess
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Your Review: 
The second volume in this action filled, queer character graphic novel is a perfect ending and second half to the first volume. After Peony is captured by Melonhead we are left wondering where did Melonhead send her? How is Neptuna going to react? What will happen to Space Battle Lunchtime? Not only are all of these questions answered in all the right ways, we get the queer romance we all need and want in the media in the form of a human lesbian and alien lesbian's adorable relationship. The story blesses us with action we didn't get to see enough of in Volume one with a huge action scene. The ending is perfect and leaves us wondering what's next for Peony, Neptuna, and the others from Space Battle Lunchtime.
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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

"Space Battle Lunchtime Volume One: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!" reviewed by Phoenix Rayng on March 4, 2018

Title: 
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume One: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Author: 
Natalie Riess
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Your Review: 
Do you like aliens, queers, and cooking shows? This is the perfect book for you. The first volume of this graphic novel duo about a human girl, Peony, lesbian lizard girl, Neptuna, and an evil (?) melonhead fighting to win an alien cooking show will make it impossible for you to put it down. The story is fresh and very unique, There's not much more I can say without ruining the whole plot. If I've caught your interest so far, I recommend you pick up both volume one and two, because after volume one leaves you on edge, you'll want volume two immediately!
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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

"The House at Sugar Beach" reviewed by Laura Russell on February 7, 2017

Title: 
The House at Sugar Beach
Author: 
Helene Cooper
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I have mixed feelings about this book. I don't think the author could decide what kind of book she wanted to write--an autobiography or a history book. She goes between recounting personal events and stating facts regarding the founding of Liberia and its civil wars. Topics seemed to jump around a lot and there were times I felt lost in terms of where she was in her personal story. An example of this is when she recounts nearly ten years of her life and then all of a sudden, she says "by the way, this is what was going on in my sister's life for the past 6 years and, oh yeah, Liberia's government went through this awful thing since the last time I mentioned the country ten chapters ago." I don't think adding in the facts about Liberia's government helped enhance the book in any way. I think this just should have been two separate books-an autobiography and a history book on Liberia. In addition to all of this, I found her writing to be very dry. For an autobiography, it seemed very factual, with few descriptions about how she felt during very significant events in her life. There was one moment of the book where I felt she let herself spill her emotions freely and it was at the very end of the book when she recounts being at a graveyard in Liberia. Aside from all of this, however, I really appreciated this author's story. She went through so many up and down moments in her life, and I admire her for paving her own way to get where she wanted to be, professionally. All she has been through is amazing and I feel fortunate to have known her story. This is why I am giving this book 3 stars and not any fewer.
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

"The Black Count: glory, revolution, betrayal and the real Count of Monte Cristo" reviewed by Beverly Hankins on January 31, 2017

Title: 
The Black Count: glory, revolution, betrayal and the real Count of Monte Cristo
Author: 
Tom Reiss
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This is an interesting historical look at the real life Count of Monte Cristo. Alex Dumas's son used his father's true exploits to inform his work in The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Absorbing and detailed.
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

"Big Nate lives it up " reviewed by Hadi on June 4, 2016

Title: 
Big Nate lives it up
Author: 
Lincoln Pierce
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Big Nate is a really easy book to read, but I like it. I would like something more challenging. Anyway Big Nate has to be a buddy with this looser Breckenridge. Nate didn't realize soon enough that he was the buddy of this bully in kindergarten. But his name was Bobby in kindergarten. So Nate stopped being buddies until his friend Dee Dee made a point that was smart. She said that there was no Bobby then, but now there was Breckenridge, so eventually Nate forgave him. I liked this book because it was from Nate's point of view.
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

"A Spear of Summer Grass" reviewed by Luann D on May 10, 2016

Title: 
A Spear of Summer Grass
Author: 
Deanna Raybourn
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Your Review: 
Usually for books I have enjoyed, I begin to cast a fictitious movie. A Spear of Summer Grass takes us back to 1953 with Clark Gable, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner in Mogambo. In A Spear of Summer Grass, it is the 1920's and fun flapper Delilah's antics are cover for the tragedy of World War I. Exiled to Africa by her family, she crosses paths with larger than life Ryder White, a big game hunter and safari guide. This part could be played by Harrison Ford as well at Gable. Delilah soon falls not only for Ryder but also for mysterious Kenya, and it's people, animals and customs. This book is fun, contains some violence, it is Africa after all, some sex but nothing graphic. A great summer read.
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

"The Incredible Journey to the Depths of the Ocean" reviewed by Ann A. on August 30, 2015

Title: 
The Incredible Journey to the Depths of the Ocean
Author: 
Harris, Nicholas
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This book captured my four-year-old's imagination, and we have spent countless hours finding our way from surface waters to deep ocean trenches and back again. He has always loved animals, and since reading this book has been absorbed by all things aquatic. We've had it out for the maximum time allowed, and I can't believe we have to give it up! I do hope another child will come along and love it as much as we have.
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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

"The Fault in our Stars" reviewed by Avery B. on June 19, 2015

Title: 
The Fault in our Stars
Author: 
John Green
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Your Review: 
The Fault in our Stars is an amazing book because you kind of just feel what cancer is like. The two main characters are Hazel and Augustus. Hazel has lung cancer, and Augustus used to have cancer in his leg, so they had to chop it off. Augustus's leg is not really what the story is about, and there is a lot more to it. This story is amazing, as well as very sad. I love this book very much, and I think you should read it, too.
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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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