REVIEW: The Doll People by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin

This book is about doll who are alive! It could be creepy, but instead it’s adorable and heartwarming. It’s like The Borrowers in that way: tiny people wandering around in your house could be weird, but the writing makes it cute instead. Unlike the Borrowers, the Dolls don’t eat or sleep or steal anything from the humans they live with. (Kinda creepy.) They’re also really old! Annabelle, for instance, has been 8 years old for Read More …

The She-Hulk Diaries by Marta Acosta

She-Hulk is probably my FAVORITE Marvel heroine (besides Spider-girl), mostly because she’s upbeat and funny and can kick everybody’s ass. I found The She-Hulk Diaries on the shelf at my library and immediately grabbed it. I was a little worried it’d be more Sex and the City and less “adventures of a superhero”– and I wanted the superhero story. However, it actually has a chunk of She-Hulk superhero comic stuff along with the more mundane Read More …

REVIEW: Poison by Bridget Zinn

I’ve had this book since last summer (ALA Annual, holla) but I wasn’t planning on reading it until I saw this Kirkus review: Don’t let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear (except maybe the pigs). I TOTALLY judge books by their cover, and so does Read More …

SilverFin by Charlie Higson

Okay, so, I’ve never read any of the original Bond books (yet), but I have seen a few of the movies. For someone who’s only vaguely familiar with the Bond canon, I enjoyed reading this book, even though it did have a few problems. The story starts off really slowly– I don’t think the action-y parts start until more than 100 pages into it. However, I did like seeing Bond adjusting to a new life Read More …