Review Format all • comic strip
Tagged all • alternate history • anthology • art • audiobook • biography • board book • chapter book • classic • coffee table book • comic strips • coming of age • cookbook • erotica • essays • fantasy • graphic novel • historical fiction • history • horror • humor • literary • mystery • nonfiction • paranormal • picture book • poetry • reference • romance • science • science fiction • short stories • superhero • thriller • video • western
Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts (2013)
Reviewed by billba on December 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
Kizzy Ann has never met a white person she likes or trusted. Now she's enrolling in a newly integrated school.
Glory The Complete Saga by Joe Keatinge, Ross Campbell (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 19, 2014 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • superhero
A young girl who has been dreaming of half-god, half-demon Glory tracks her down and joins her army.
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett (2014)
Reviewed by rosie on December 12, 2014 tagged classic
Cedric Errol, the happiest little poor boy in New York City, is heir to the Earl of Dorincourt
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe (2013)
Reviewed by theo on December 5, 2014 tagged history
A candid history of Marvel Comics, the good and the bad, from its inception in the thirties through modern times.
Shoplifter by Michael Cho (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 21, 2014 tagged coming of age • graphic novel
Corrina wanted to be a writer, but for five years she’s written only ad copy. She shoplifts to feel alive.
Robert A. Heinlein the authorized biography Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve by William H. Patterson Jr. (2010)
Reviewed by billba on November 14, 2014 tagged biography
Robert A. Heinlein’s science fiction is rooted deeply in his complex and fascinating life.
Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key Volume 1) by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (2008)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 7, 2014 tagged coming of age • graphic novel • paranormal
After surviving the dad’s murder, a family relocates to his hometown where they’re manipulated by an evil creature.
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (2011)
Reviewed by guest on October 31, 2014 tagged historical fiction • horror
Dracula won. He married Queen Victoria, and vampires are present at every level of British society.
The Misadventures Of The Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy (2014)
Reviewed by rosie on October 24, 2014 tagged coming of age
A mixed family's attempts at diplomacy with their grumpy neighbor go very wrong.
Costume Quest Invasion of the Candy Snatchers by Zac Gorman (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on October 17, 2014 tagged graphic novel • horror • humor
Klem and his friends travel from their monster-filled dimension to our frightful world on a quest for candy.
The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (2013)
Reviewed by billba on October 10, 2014 tagged alternate history • fantasy • science fiction • western
The autobiography of the inventor of the Ransom Process, which could end the war between the Line and the Gun.
Grasshopper Jungle A History by Andrew Smith (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on September 26, 2014 tagged coming of age • science fiction
Austin Szerba explains how he and his best friend Robby accidentally started the apocalypse in Ealing, Iowa.
The Private Eye Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, Munsa Vicente (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on September 19, 2014 tagged graphic novel • science fiction
A woman hires an unlicensed investigator to dig up dirt on her, then she's murdered.
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on September 12, 2014 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
Jack Gantos was grounded for most of the summer of 1962, but he managed to have adventures and get in more trouble.
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (2014)
Reviewed by billba on September 5, 2014 tagged coming of age
Middle schooler Nate has always wanted to star in a broadway show. He escapes to NY to audition for E.T. The Musical.
Annihilation (The Southern Reach trilogy Book One) by Jeff VanderMeer (2014)
Reviewed 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.
Furious Cool Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry, Joe Henry (2013)
Reviewed by billba on August 15, 2014 tagged biography
Richard Pryor became a breakthrough comedian when he stopped telling jokes and started telling the truth.
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (1997)
Reviewed by billba on August 8, 2014 tagged picture book
An enormous, crazed pig demolishes the progressively sturdier houses of three small, peaceful wolves.
Sex Criminals Volume One One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on August 1, 2014 tagged erotica • graphic novel • science fiction
A librarian and her boyfriend stop time when they have orgasms. They rob a bank to save the library.
Doug Wildey's Rio The Complete Saga by Doug Wildey (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 18, 2014 tagged graphic novel • western
A former outlaw works in the old west on special assignment for U.S. Grant.
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (2014)
Reviewed by billba on July 11, 2014 tagged mystery
Cormoran Strike isn’t in a good place to solve a high-profile murder case. Then his new temp changes his life.
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged graphic novel • historical fiction • superhero
Hank wants to be a grocer in Chinatown like his father, but his mother wants him to be a superhero.
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith (2011)
Reviewed by geneambaum on June 27, 2014 tagged literary • mystery
A young woman moves from city to city, finding clients who will pay her to kill.
The Webcomics handbook by Brad Guigar (2014)
Reviewed by billba on June 20, 2014 tagged art • comic strips • nonfiction
How to make your own webcomic, from writing and drawing to technical details to making money.
Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It by Gary Taubes (2011)
Reviewed by billba on June 13, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The conventional wisdom on weight loss is not supported by science or history. Here’s what is.
All Star by Jesse Lonergan (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age • graphic novel
Carl and Edsen are very different, but their lives diverge even more when they are caught stealing from Red’s.
Bandette Volume One Presto! by Colleen Coover, Paul Tobin (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on May 23, 2014 tagged graphic novel • humor • mystery • superhero
The world’s most talented, carefree thief steals from bad guys and occasionally helps the police.
Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz by Juan Ortiz (2013)
Reviewed by billba on May 16, 2014 tagged art • coffee table book • science fiction
Every episode of the original Star Trek gets a period-appropriate movie poster.
The Martian by Andy Weir (2014)
Reviewed 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.
Fatale Deluxe Edition Volume One by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips (2014)
Reviewed by billba on May 2, 2014 tagged graphic novel • horror • mystery
Jo is beautiful, irresistible to men. Seemingly immortal, she has been pursued by a violent cult since the 30’s.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (2014)
Reviewed by billba on April 25, 2014 tagged coming of age • science fiction
After his beloved wife is executed, a miner in the Mars colony masquerades as a member of the ruling class.
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge (1993)
Reviewed by billba on April 18, 2014 tagged science fiction
When a long-dormant evil is accidentally released, a family hides on a mediæval planet ruled by telepathic dogs.
The Elements of Typographic Style, Fourth Edition by Robert Bringhurst (2013)
Reviewed by billba on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Best practices for making your text come alive on the page. Choosing a font is just the beginning!
The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal, Francisco Goldman, Katherine Silver (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on April 4, 2014 tagged mystery
A killer in the employ of the Mexican government tries to uncover a Chinese plot to assassinate the U.S. President.
Get Giro! by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Langdon Foss (2012)
Reviewed by geneambaum on March 28, 2014 tagged graphic novel
The best sushi chef in LA is the subject of a tug-of-war between two warring restaurant factions.
Here I Am by Patti Kim, Sonia Sánchez (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on March 21, 2014 tagged coming of age • graphic novel
A reluctant young immigrant chases her prize possession around her new home, New York City.
No Way Out A Mystery Tale (The Black Beetle Volume 1) by Francesco Francavilla (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on March 14, 2014 tagged graphic novel • mystery • superhero
The Black Beetle protects Cold City from a mysterious, maze-covered villain.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (2014)
Reviewed by billba on March 7, 2014 tagged classic • humor
A beautiful American works her charms on a succession of wealthy men from both sides of the Atlantic.
Atomic Robo and the Deadly Art of Science (Atomic Robo Volume 5) by Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener (2011)
Reviewed by billba on February 21, 2014 tagged graphic novel • science fiction • superhero
Atomic Robo helps his creator, Nikola Tesla, battle Thomas Edison in 1930’s New York.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on February 14, 2014 tagged coming of age
Cath’s boyfriend dumped her, her twin is distant, and she just got her first F. Online she’s famous for her fanfic.
The Rich and the Dead by Liv Spector (2014)
Reviewed by billba on February 7, 2014 tagged mystery • science fiction
A police detective travels back in time to solve (but not stop) a famous murder mystery before it happens.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (2008)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 31, 2014 tagged coming of age • mystery
Four peculiar kids made it through the test. Now they're the world's last hope.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1995)
Reviewed by billba on January 24, 2014 tagged humor • science fiction
Arthur Dent's best friend outs himself as an alien and saves them from the end of the world. Then things gets weird.
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 17, 2014 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • historical fiction
Daring adventurer Delilah Dirk saved Selim's life because he makes the finest tea in Europe. Now he is in her debt.