Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Time Quake by Linda Buckley-Archer, 440 pages



Title: The Time Quake
Author: Linda Buckley-Archer
Pages: 440
Date: August 30th
Found: In juvenile fiction
Motive: Concluding the Gideon trilogy.
Summary: Again, I don't know if I can really set this up without spoiling anything. All you need to know is that time is basically collapsing on itself and all of history is at stake. 
Verdict: SO GOOD. The ending was surprisingly abrupt, and I was pretty disappointed for a moment, but really, it all fits, and I don't think it can take away from how marvelous the story is as a whole. Time travel is handled with care and imagination, and some very strong characters rise up. I love it.

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks, 181 pages



Title: The Indian in the Cupboard
Author: Lynne Rein Banks
Pages: 181
Date: August 26th
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Watched the movie with Samuel recently, because it was a childhood favorite of his, so I wanted to try the book.
Summary: Omri receives an old medicine cabinet from his older brother for his birthday. His mother gives him an old key from her grandmother which happens to fit in the lock, and his best friend gives him a small plastic indian. Omri then discovers that the cabinet brings plastic toys to life.
Verdict: Actually really enjoyable. This seems like exactly the type of book I would have read over and over as a child, if I had known about it back then. The movie apparently stays really true to the book, and the only changes that were made were changes that I preferred. Except maybe one part that's a little cheesy.

True Believers by Brian K. Vaughan, 144 pages



Title: Runaways, Vol. 4: True Believers
Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, and Craig Yeung
Pages: 144
Date: August 25th
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Continuing the Runaways series.
Summary: The kids are still on the run.
Verdict: Back to where I first stepped in. Actually getting a bit more interesting, but parts of it made me want to throw the book across the room. That's a really bad sign with me.

The Good Die Young by Brian K. Vaughan, 144 pages



Title: Runaways, Vol. 3: The Good Die Young
Author: Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
Pages: 144
Date: August 24th
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Continuing the Runaways series.
Summary: The kids are still on the run.
Verdict: I just. Wow. I detest wolves in sheep's clothing.

Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan, 144 pages



Title: Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland
Author: Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
Pages: 144
Date: August 23rd
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Continuing the Runaways series.
Summary: The kids are still on the run.
Verdict: Eh, it's alright, I'm going to keep going to see if it gets better.

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke, 209 pages



Title: Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
Author: Ben Hatke
Pages: 209
Date: August 22nd
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Ordered it because the library somehow didn't have it even though it had the third.
Summary: Zita is still trying to find her way home, but she has become a sort of heroic celebrity from her last adventure. She attempts to escape the public eye when she can, but suddenly there's another Zita taking her place! What's going on?
Verdict: These books are so much fun. I love the artwork and the creativity with the alien worlds.

The Time Thief by Linda-Buckley Archer, 488 pages



Title: The Time Thief
Author: Linda Buckley-Archer
Pages: 488
Date: August 21st
Found: In the juvenile section
Motive: Continuing the Gideon trilogy.
Summary: I don't even know how to set this up without spoiling the first one. Basically, bad things are happening and they're trying to fix it.
Verdict: This. Series. Is. Awesome. I'm seriously so impressed.