Reviews and Blog Posts: series

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie

by C. Alan Bradley

DPL Rating:
4

I picked up this book because it was highly recommended by a coworker when she found out I have an aversion to mysteries and because my brother had recommended the book to me nearly four years ago. I figured two people who knew my tastes couldn’t be wrong, and they...

Poison study

by Maria V Snyder

DPL Rating:
5

I downloaded Poison Study for two reasons: one, it was available on Overdrive when I was (gasp!) out of physical books to read, and two, I was working my way through the top 10 books on Goodread’s “Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels” list and this was #4. I was not...

Graceling

by Kristin Cashore

DPL Rating:
5

Graceling was recommended to me by a librarian when I told her I was looking for something to read over the weekend. While I didn’t end up reading it until much later, I realize now that was a mistake. Graceling takes place in a realm where certain people are “gracelings”,...

Frozen heat

by Richard Castle

DPL Rating:
4

This fourth book in the meta-fictional Nikki Heat series, based on the Castle television show, is the best so far. Written in the same tone as the show, and paralleling key plot points and character arcs, these books within the TV show are perfect companion pieces. Johnny Heller's reading fits...

Young Miss Holmes. Casebook 1-2

by Kaoru Shintani

DPL Rating:
4

This manga offers a new take on the classic Sherlock Holmes tales. Ten-year-old Christie Holmes is the niece of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and she can solve a mystery just as quick as he can!  She is an especially brilliant child, and loves using logic to get to the...

Hounded

by Kevin Hearne

DPL Rating:
5

This first volume of the Iron Druid Chronicles introduces us to the world's last surviving druid, 2100 year-old Atticus O'Sullivan and his faithful companion, Oberon (an Irish wolfhound that can talk to Atticus telepathically). Atticus has been peacefully hiding from the forces of faerie for centuries, but now a pissed...

Moving day

by Meg Cabot

DPL Rating:
3

Allie Finkle's struggling with being a 9 year old girl.  She has an overly-sensitive best friend, but she's not really sure why they're "best friends".  Then, her parents surprise her with the news that she's moving! She is so comfortable in her new-ish suburban house, but her parents have bought a...

Killers We Hate to Love

Coming hot on the heels of deliciously demented Dexter there is John Wayne Cleaver. Named after a serial killer and a murder weapon how can he escape his destiny?

In "I Am Not A Serial Killer" we meet John Wayne Cleaver, just your average teenage boy, likes fires, girls and serial killers. Ok, well perhaps not your average teenage boy. John lives in a mortuary so that's a plus, for him, as he likes dead bodies and the peace they provide for his inner demon. And speaking of demons....

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