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The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff, Eliza Wheeler (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on September 5, 2014 tagged picture book
    Everyone gives their grudges to Cornelius. Then a strong wind scatters them.

Strobe Edge Volume 1 by Io Sakisaka, Ysabet MacFarlane (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 29, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelromance
    Ninako thinks she might be in love with her best friend, then starts to fall for the most popular guy in her school.

Annihilation (The Southern Reach trilogy Book One) by Jeff VanderMeer (2014)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on August 29, 2014 tagged science fiction
    Four scientists investigate a mysterious area slowly being reclaimed by nature, where things are not what they seem.

Strobe Edge Volume 2 by Io Sakisaka, Ysabet MacFarlane (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 29, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelromance

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 29, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
    A young girl tries to hide from the shadows that haunt her.

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (1983)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 22, 2014 tagged historical fictionscience fiction
    A time-traveling poetry scholar trapped in 1810 London tries to survive bodysnatchers, a sorcerer, and a werewolf.

godless by Pete Hautman (2004)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on August 22, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Jason and Shin start a religion worshipping their town’s water tower.

I Was Looking For A Street by Charles Willeford (2010)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 22, 2014 tagged biographycoming of age
    Charles Willeford’s memoir of his boyhood in Los Angeles and hitting the road as a teen during the Great Depression.

The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 15, 2014 tagged graphic novel
    Deshi has to find the corpse of a woman so that his dead brother won’t be alone in the other world.

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 15, 2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
    Standish is different -- he can’t read or write. In the Motherland, that will get him sent away.

The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 8, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novel
    After Jimmy Gownley decided he wanted to draw comics, he self-published his first when he was only 15.

Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 8, 2014 tagged graphic novelliterary
    Kids sacrifice a girl to the “monster” in the tunnel behind their elementary school. The incident touches many lives.

I Don't Get It by Shannon Wheeler (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 1, 2014 tagged comic stripshumor
    Single panel gag comics by cartoonist Shannon Wheeler that were rejected by The New Yorker.

Sex Criminals Volume One One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky (2014)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on August 1, 2014 tagged eroticagraphic novelscience fiction
    A librarian and her boyfriend stop time when they have orgasms. They rob a bank to save the library.

The Inevitable June by Bob Schofield (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on August 1, 2014 tagged poetry
    An illustrated, sometimes surreal prose poem of short diary entries.

Sheltered A Pre-Apocalyptic Tale by Johnnie Christmas, Ed Brisson (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 25, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
    In a survivalist camp, teens get the message: the apocalypse is just around the corner and they’re not ready.

Jan's Atomic Heart and Other Stories by Simon Roy (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 25, 2014 tagged graphic novelscience fictionshort stories
    Short comics set in a drab future full of robots, aliens, and at least one talking gorilla.

Aron Warner's Pariah Volume 1 by Aron Warner, Philip Gelatt, Brett Weldele (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 18, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelscience fiction
    The government begins to round up highly intelligent young people who are the result of genetic engineering.

Monsters! & Other Stories by Gustavo Duarte (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 18, 2014 tagged graphic novelhorrorhumorscience fiction
    Three funny and horrific short stories that will remind you of monster movies and Looney Tunes cartoons.

Doug Wildey's Rio The Complete Saga by Doug Wildey (2014)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on July 18, 2014 tagged graphic novelwestern
    A former outlaw works in the old west on special assignment for U.S. Grant.

Legend (Drenai Tales Book 1) by David Gemmell (1994)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 11, 2014 tagged fantasy
    All that stands between the barbarian tribes and the Drenai Empire are the six walls defending a narrow pass.

Alone Forever The Singles Collection by Liz Prince (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 11, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novel
    Autobiographical comics full of awkwardness, crushes, punk music, beards, a cat, friendship, flirting, and more.

Honor Among Thieves (Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion) by James S.A. Corey (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged science fiction
    Just after the Battle of Yavin, Han and Chewie go to the heart of the Empire to retrieve a rebel spy.

Hippos Can’t Swim and other fun facts by Lara Lyn DiSiena, Hannah Eliot, Pete Oswald (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfictionpicture book
    A fun, illustrated book of odd facts about animals we think we already know.

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew (2014)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged graphic novelhistorical fictionsuperhero
    Hank wants to be a grocer in Chinatown like his father, but his mother wants him to be a superhero.

At The Same Moment Around The World by Clotilde Perrin (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 27, 2014 tagged picture book
    Each two-page spread shows what kids are doing in different time zones around the world at the same moment.

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 27, 2014 tagged science fiction
    If you want someone dead, Spademan needs a name and address. But then he sees that his next target is pregnant.

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith (2011)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on June 27, 2014 tagged literarymystery
    A young woman moves from city to city, finding clients who will pay her to kill.

Very Far Away From Anywhere Else by Ursula K. Le Guin (2004)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of age
    Owen is a loner. Then he meets Natalie, the first person he can talk to.

MIND MGMT Volume One: The Manager by Matt Kindt (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 20, 2014 tagged graphic novelscience fiction
    A true crime writer tries to track down the missing passenger from a flight where everyone suffered amnesia.

All Star by Jesse Lonergan (2014)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
    Carl and Edsen are very different, but their lives diverge even more when they are caught stealing from Red’s.

Andre the Giant Life and Legend by Box Brown (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 6, 2014 tagged biographygraphic novel
    A graphic novel biography of wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of agefantasy
    When the crippled Yarvi seeks vengeance for his father’s and brother’s murders, he is betrayed.

musk ox counts by erin cabatingan, matthew myers (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 30, 2014 tagged humorpicture book
    Musk Ox is supposed to star on page one, but he gets bored and annoys Zebra through the rest of the counting book.

Noah by Darren Aronofsky, Niko Henrichon, Ari Handel (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 30, 2014 tagged classicfantasygraphic novel
    Graphic novel adaptation of the first draft of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah screenplay.

Trial By Fire (Smash Book One) by Chris A. Bolton, Kyle Bolton (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 23, 2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelsuperhero
    10-year-old Andrew gets Defender’s powers and then has to face his archenemy, The Magus.

Bandette Volume One Presto! by Colleen Coover, Paul Tobin (2013)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on May 23, 2014 tagged graphic novelhumormysterysuperhero
    The world’s most talented, carefree thief steals from bad guys and occasionally helps the police.

Comic Adventures of Boots by Satoshi Kitamura (2011)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 23, 2014 tagged graphic novelpicture book
    A goofy-looking orange cat naps, takes swimming lessons, and plays charades.

Into the White (Edison Rex Volume 1) by Chris Roberson, Dennis Culver (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 23, 2014 tagged graphic novelsuperhero
    The world’s smartest man finally kills Earth’s greatest hero, then has to protect the planet himself.

Run, Dog! by Cécile Boyer (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 16, 2014 tagged picture book
    A dog chases a red ball across the pages of a picture book that uses a surprising mechanism to show the chase.

Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice (The Unwritten) by Mike Carey, Peter Gross (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 16, 2014 tagged fantasygraphic novel
    An author forges a connection between his son and his character of the same name, an orphan studying magic.

I Didn't Do My Homework Because... by Davide Cali, Benjamin Chaud (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 9, 2014 tagged graphic novelhumor
    An illustrated guide to excuses for not having finished your homework.

The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman, Darren Rawlings (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 9, 2014 tagged graphic novelscience fiction
    In a high-tech orphanage, Phoebe makes 5 friends who also have Moon Registry certificates.

The Martian by Andy Weir (2014)
    Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on May 9, 2014 tagged science fiction
    Astronaut Mark Watney was left behind on Mars during an emergency evacuation, and has to figure out how to survive.

Hidden by Loïc Dauvillier, Marc Lizano, Greg Salsedo, Alexis Siegel (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 2, 2014 tagged graphic novelhistorical fiction
    Elsa’s grandmother tells her about the people who helped her survive the holocaust.

Brimsby's Hats by Andrew Prahin (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on May 2, 2014 tagged picture book
    After his friend leaves to become a sea captain, a hat maker sets out to make some new friends.

Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton (2014)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 25, 2014 tagged picture book
    An odd chick explores the good and bad things about being born with arms instead of wings.

Rob Delaney Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney (2013)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 25, 2014 tagged biographyessayshumor
    Funny essays on parenting, growing up, bed wetting, sobriety, and writing jokes.

Remission (Prophet Volume 1) by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milonogiannis (2012)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 18, 2014 tagged graphic novelscience fiction
    Across the galaxy, John Prophets emerge from 10,000 years of slumber to reawaken the Earth Empire.

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse Book 1) by James S.A. Corey (2011)
    Reviewed by geneambaum on April 18, 2014 tagged science fiction
    After an ice mining spaceship is destroyed, tensions between Mars and those who live in the asteroid belt escalate.

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