Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 2015 Reads

Viva Jacquelina! by L.A. Meyer 384 pages (teen)
  Jackie is off to Spain to spy for England against the French this time, but in true Faber fashion finds herself in trouble with the church again and any other authority figure she comes across.

Boston Jacky by L.A. Meyer 364 pages (teen)
  Finally back on American soil Jackie and her company are running low on funds. She finds herself on the way to New Orleans with a most unexpected passenger and of course there is mayhem. Meanwhile her beloved Jaimy is nowhere to be found even though Charlie said he would be in Boston.

Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer 355 pages (teen)
 Hiding in a Puritan town isn't as easy as it would sound, Jackie must run or lose her life.

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder 410 pages
 So this is number four in the Chronicles of Ixia series and it reads a bit different than the first three but that may be because it has been a bit of a wait for it. It is still an excellent series but I absolutely HATE when a book ends with a huge surprise that catches you off guard!

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 406 pages (teen)
Pretties  by Scott Westerfeld 348 pages (teen)
Specials by Scott Westerfeld 370 pages (teen)
 The "Uglies" follows Tally Youngblood from her sixteenth birthday through her adventures in the Pretty and Special worlds with her sometimes friend sometimes enemy Shay.

Extras by Scott Westerfeld 417 pages (teen)
 A stand alone companion after the "Uglies" Trilogy, this story follows Aya in a post bubble head world.

Voice Over vol. 1 by Maki Minami pages 208 (teen)
 I think this would be more interesting as an anime so you can actually hear the voices the manga-ka had in their mind when they were writing it. Other than that it sounds like a typical bottom of the dog pile story.

Black Butler Vol. 19 by Yana Toboso 182 pages (teen)
 Queen Victoria has sent Ciel and Sebastian to Germany to discover the secrets behind a mysterious forest, but will more of their own secrets be pulled into the light instead?

Kiss of the Rose Princess by Aya Shouoto
Vol. 1 176 pages (teen)
Vol. 2 176 pages (teen)
Vol. 3 174 pages (teen)
 It's a cute reverse harem. Father is SUPER CREEPY!! Some bits are a little hard to follow but you get the general idea of what is supposed to be happening and what has happened. I'm looking forward to the next volume.

After School Charisma by Kumiko Suekane
Vol. 1 202 pages (teen)
 Set sometime in the 2XXX's St. Kleio Academy is home to some of the worlds greatest leaders, scientist, politicians, and heroes the world has seen, as in they are clones of dead people. Hitler, Marie Curie, Mozart, and Joan of Arc are just a few historical figures we get to meet.

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