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Tangerine - Hardcover -

I enjoyed Tangerine, mostly because of Paul Fisher as a character. He was courageous, loyal, intelligent, and observant. In fact, his general outlook on life and observations of the world ...

- May 15, 2011
Keys to the Demon Prison - Hardcover -

Keys shares many of the qualities that made the rest of the series great - it is full of imagination, humor, and interesting characters. On the whole, I enjoyed reading Keys ...

- April 10, 2011
Grass For His Pillow - Hardcover -

There's a lot to consider for this critique. First, there is the fact that I have not recently felt much motivation to read, so some of the complaints I ...

- Feb. 13, 2011
The Light - Hardcover -

I have two major complaints about this book. First of all, I have read (or rather, listened to) the first 3 books in the Pendragon series, also written by D ...

- May 25, 2010
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary - Paperback -

I am still really enjoying this series. The things I've said in the past (fun, imaginative, exciting) all still ring true in this, the fourth volume. It took some ...

- March 25, 2010
Grip of the Shadow Plague - Paperback -

Grip of the Shadow Plague shows yet again that Mull is able to write an entertaining, exciting, and imaginative tale for children and adults alike. While it still may not ...

- Oct. 14, 2009
Rise of the Evening Star - Paperback -

There isn't much that can be said about Rise of the Evening Star that I didn't cover in my critique of Fablehaven. It is an exciting and fun ...

- July 27, 2009
Fablehaven - Paperback -

Fablehaven was an interesting book to read having just completed The Children of Hurin. While I enjoyed both, the contrast between the epic scope and the sense of doom prevalent ...

- June 27, 2009
The Last Olympian - Hardcover -

Rick Riordan has done it again, with another wildly entertaining Percy Jackson book. Even 5 books into the series, nothing has been lost. It still has the same great style ...

- May 22, 2009
The Lightning Thief - Paperback -

The Lightning Thief is simply a fun book to read. Its amalgamation of Greek mythology and modern culture is well constructed and entertaining. In addition to being action packed and ...

- April 10, 2009

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