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.