First of all, I updated my sales post of manga and anime to reflect what’s been sold. It’s also a little easier to read now, and includes a link to my current eBay listings. :)
Last time, I indicated that I would be reading the following:
The rest of Avalon High: Coronation
Princess and the Snowbird
Heist Society by Ally Carter (Playaway edition!)
More Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter (as soon as I can get #2 back from my mom, that is)
Hopefully Ouran 15
Did I actually read those? Sort of!
Gallagher Girls #2-4 (Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover, and Only the Good Spy Young) by Ally Carter: I admit, I was skeptical of how much I remembered liking this series when I re-read the first one. It was just a little too typical – girl meets boy, girl has secret identity, secret identity causes problems in relationship. Been there, done that, even if it WAS a particularly nice example. But then…it keeps going. And things get more interesting. And can I just say that I want the next one out already even if the title is rather lame? (I mean, really, Out of Sight, Out of Time?)
Heist Society by Ally Carter: I’m trying. I just can’t quite get into this one – it’s a little too “sigh, my life is NOT PERFECT and I WISH IT WERE” wistful for me. That said, I am enjoying the plot, just not really the characterizations. I’ll probably pick this one up again when I need to do something away from the computer but keep my hands busy. It makes for good knitting and packing-boxes listening.
Ouran High School Host Club 15-16: SWEET JESUS THE NEXT ONE ISN’T OUT UNTIL DECEMBER?!! Nooooo! I have to know what happens now…I mean, things are actually happening! And progressing! I mean, there was GRADUATION!! Holy crap y’all, this is like inverse Fruits Basket – instead of slowing down around volume 12, it picked up. Fast. And it’s still hilarious, cute, and heartwarming at the same time.
Generation Dead, Kiss of Life and Passing Strange by Daniel Waters: I adore these books, and the first two were re-reads. The third one, though, was my first time reading it and I was teary-eyed several times. I don’t usually get super-emotional over books, but Passing Strange hit kind of close to home for me. It has intrigue, drama, and frank realism (despite the zombies!) that I just can’t resist. Well, that works for the first two, too – these are books that I cannot recommend enough. Try the first from your local library, and let me know how you like it. Don’t stress over the cheesy covers. They’re worth it on the inside.
Peeled by Joan Bauer: Okay, I actually read this one before last post, but I couldn’t remember the title or author at the time. That said, despite feeling a little bit dated with the use of print newspapers, I really love this story. It’s inspirational and positive without being gooshy or trite, and it encourages good journalism habits no matter the format. I like this book, a lot, and I’d recommend it to any teen thinking of a career in journalism simply as a fun read. Or, well, lots of people really, but that’s probably the main category of person that I’d start with.
Finally, last but not least, I finished Avalon High: Coronation. It was not worth the free that I paid for it, and that makes me so very, very sad. I think I liked it less than the Disney Channel movie they made of the original book. I’m sorry, Meg Cabot! I tried. It just didn’t work.
Zombies vs Unicorns
The Mediator #1 by Meg Cabot
One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
Princess and the Snowbird (yep, still haven’t read it)
Heist Society (still working on it)
Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt (and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell)
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson