Saturday, August 30, 2008

Book Update or Oh, that's right, I have a book blog!

I know I said I wasn't going to update more often and not do a ginomous book post. Oops.

First in a Series Challenge - Persepolis by Marjane Satrappi ---I loved this graphic novel memoir. The art conveys the story just as much as the text.

This puts my First in a Series total at four.

Young Adult Challenge - Valiant by Holly Black --- Val finds her mom and her boyfriend in an intimate situation and takes of for the city, only to get caught up in human/fey intrigue. This might be my favorite of Holly Black's three teen books.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer --- I thought it was a satisfying ending to the series.

Ironside by Holly Black --- Kaye's story continues from Tithe. Characters from Valiant also figure in. I like how the stories meshed.

This completes my Young Adult Challenge. Woo-hoo!

Other random books - Hard Rock Akane Abe --- I was a little disappointed in this yaoi. It was closer to bi-shonen in my opinion. The love story between the boys in a rock band was sweet, but I was hoping it would've been a little juicier.

Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrappi --- I think it was wise to publish the two volumes together for the trade edition. It reads well as a continuous piece.

Dead Over Heels by MaryJanice Davidson --- I know, another vampire book. Shocker!

The Stone Prince by Gena Showalter --- This sweet paranormal about a tough Texas woman and an alien come to life from a statue reminded me vaguely of Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon.


Joy said...

Congratulaitons, Sarah for completing the YA Challenge and for making progress in the 1st in a Series Challenge! :)

I read the first Persepolis book not long ago and I'm going to read the second one soon.

wonderlandchick said...

Yay for completing my first challenge!