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Friday, June 15, 2018

RISEN by Cole Gibsen | review

LOL THIS BOOK.

But also, why can't I stop reading ridiculous books lately? 2018 has been an... odd year. For a number of reasons...

I'M NOT SAYING DON'T READ THIS.
I'm saying, if you read it, I really want to know your thoughts!

Also, I'm sure a lot of young readers will love this. Probably.
Maybe.




about RISEN by Cole Gibsen

Fans of Vampire Diaries and Twilight will be thirsting for this latest vampire addiction…

My aunt has been kidnapped by vampires, and it’s up to me to save her. Only…I had no idea vampires existed. None. Nada. I’m more of a reader than a fighter, and even though I’d been wishing to escape my boring existence in the middle of nowhere, I’d give anything to have it back now if it meant my aunt was safe.

Then there’s the vampire Sebastian, who seems slightly nicer than most of the bloodsuckers I’ve run into so far. Yes, he’s the hottest being I’ve ever come across, but there’s no way I can trust him. He swears he’s helping me get answers, but there’s more to his story. Now I’m a key pawn in a raging vampire war, and I need to pick the right ally.

But my chances of surviving this war are slim at best, when the side I choose might be the one that wants me dead the most.



Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored video, though this book was sent to me for review consideration purposes. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

FREE Audiobooks: My Name is Not Friday & Come August, Come Freedom!

It's Thursday!
For a few more weeks, at least, that means free audiobooks!

This week's titles are:

MY NAME IS NOT FRIDAY 
by Jon Walter
Narrated by Dion Graham



A  gorgeously written account of a freeborn black boy sold into slavery during the Civil War; think 12 Years a Slave for young adults.

Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. Samuel takes the blame for Joshua's latest prank, and the consequence is worse than he could ever imagine. He's taken from the orphanage to the South, given a new name - Friday - and sold into slavery. What follows is a heartbreaking but hopeful account of Samuel's journey from freedom to captivity and back again.




COME AUGUST, COME FREEDOM


by Gigi Amateau
Narrated by J. D. Jackson

Born a slave in 1776, Gabriel grows up capable and literate only to be taken from his mother and sent to the capital city as a blacksmith's apprentice. There in the forge, a meeting point for many travelers and news bearers, his work awakens him to the sparks of resistance that are igniting into rebellion around the globe. When he is unable to both defend the love of his life and earn the money to buy her freedom, and with the news of Toussaint's successful rebellion against Haiti's slave masters ringing in his ears, Gabriel makes a decision: freedom for just his own family would not be enough.

Using the forge to turn pitchforks into swords and his eloquence to turn dreams into rallying cries, Gabriel plots a rebellion involving thousands of slaves, free blacks, poor whites, and Native Americans. To those excluded from the promise of the Revolution, Gabriel intends to bring liberty.

Interwoven with authentic original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel about a major figure in African-American history gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in our past that is little known but should be long remembered.


These titles are available through Wednesday, so make sure to snag them while you can!


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

POLL: #AustenInAugust Group Read!

As I mentioned in yesterday's Austen in August 2018 invite post, this year we're branching out for our Austen group read, and I need your help picking which book we should go with!
Below the poll, you'll find three choices that each bring something different to the table.
Read through the options and decide which is the best fit for this year's Austen in August, and which you'd most like to join in a discussion of!

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ABOUT THE BOOKS:

THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB by Karen Joy Fowler
This one's an obvious choice, since a "Jane Austen book club" is kinda what we'll be this summer.
Bonus: if we read this, the film adaptation can be this year's movie night.

A sublime comedy of contemporary manners, this is the novel Jane Austen might well have written had she lived in twenty-first- century California.
Nothing ever moves in a straight line in Karen Joy Fowler's fiction, and in her latest, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun.
Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.
Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy.


SANDITON by Jane Austen and "Another Lady" (aka Marie Dobbs)
Though slightly harder to find than the other two (though it is available), this completion of Austen's unfinished novel is one of my personal favorites, and is the book that convinced me to keep going with JAFF (Jane Austen fan fiction)... and look where we are now.

Sanditon was Jane Austen's last novel, bequeathed unfinished to her niece. This is its completion, praised for its delicacy, wit and discretion.

When Charlotte Heywood, eldest daughter of a family of fourteen, is invited to stay with Mr. and Mrs. Parker of Sanditon, she accepts with alacrity, intrigued to visit the once quiet town being promoted by Mr. Parker as the newly fashionable resort for sea-bathing.

As a guest of the Parkers, Charlotte is introduced to the full range of Sanditon polite society, from Lady Denham to her impoverished ward Clara and from the feckless Sidney Parker to his hypochondriac sisters. A heroine whose clear-sighted common sense is often at war with romance, she cannot help observing around her both folly and romance in many guises, but can she herself resist the attractions of the heart?

LONGBOURN by Jo Baker
This one's been on my shelves for awhile, and gives us a different look at Pride & Prejudice, so maybe this is the way to go?

• Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •

If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them.

In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen’s classic—into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars—and, in doing so, creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own.



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

AUSTEN IN AUGUST 2018 INVITATION

Are you guys over Jane Austen?
I mean, I'll never be over my dear Jane, but if you are sick of Austen in August, specifically, lemme know. And IF YOU ARE NOT: well, this post is for you...



Most of you know the drill by now, but for those who don't or need a refresher:
What the Eff is AIA?
The Deets:
  1. Started in the summer of 2010 in a different month and with a different name (but still alliterative, because I'm me), Austen in August is a celebration of all things Jane Austen, featuring reviews, discussions, vlogs, giveaways, interviews and more! WE'RE COMING UP ON A DECADE-STRONG, YOU GUYS! [See years one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight, my god -- we've been doing this for so long!] You can stop by any time during these 2 weeks and get lost in Austen. It's all very austentatious. . . alright, I'll stop now.
  2. In the past, I've tried to cram lots and lots of posts into a short time frame, but this year, I'm going to try to be a bit more leisurely and see how that works out for all of us — which means, AIA will run for the entire month of August, with (theoretically) daily posts! You can just read and comment on the daily posts, if you'd like, but  as always, I will also be welcoming guest posts. Wanna review or giveaway your favorite adaptation? Share your Top 5 MOJ (Moments of Jane)? I'd love to host your awesome post! Fill out the form below with what you'd like to do and I'll reserve a spot for you!
  3. Are you an Austenite author who wants to be involved? EMAIL ME! I'd love to have you involved!
  4. Once again I will be hosting an Austen Read Along to coincide with the event. We've worked our way through the core of Austen's works, so I thought we'd start in on adaptations and continuations.
    There's a poll going up tomorrow on which book will be read this year -- please weigh in!

That about covers it.
So if you're interested in being a featured guest right here on this blog (or on my vlog!),fill out the form below! It'll remain open for the next few weeks, after which you can email me directly if you're still interested.
I LOVE seeing what everyone comes up with every year, and getting to hear from new voices, so  if you've been on the fence and too shy in the past, I'd love to feature you this year! I LOVE pulling in new Janeites, you have NO IDEA.
(I also love catching up with old Janeites, so remember: all are welcome!)

Monday, June 11, 2018

TELL ME NO LIES by Adele Griffin GIVEAWAY & First Impressions | blog tour

Hello! Today I'm sharing an excerpt of Adele Griffin's TELL ME NO LIES (in stores June 12, from Algonquin), as well as my initial thoughts on this 80s-set companion novel to Be True to Me. Make sure to read all the way to the end to enter to win a copy!




Excerpt copyright Adele Griffin and Alngonquin Books, and subject to change on publication, as I am reading from an unfinished copy.


A riveting novel about secrecy, complicated friendships, and heartbreak, set against the iconic backdrop of the late 1980s.

Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become a social butterfly. She starts dating popular Matt Ashley, whom she’s been pining for since freshman year. She’s delighted when rebellious new girl Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the eye-opening art scene. As Lizzy begins to question her own long-held dreams, the changes in her life mirror the upheaval of a decade marked by a drug epidemic and the AIDS crisis. She’s no longer sure of her Ivy League ambition. While she has a special connection with Matt, something’s missing. And Claire carries around a mysterious sadness and talks about a breakup so bad she changed schools—but she won’t tell the whole story. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own embarrassing secrets.

Before too long, the heady thrill of her new life starts to crumble under insecurities and deceptions. When the truth emerges from the wreckage, will it be too late for Lizzy, Claire, and Matt to save their love and friendships?

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ABOUT  THE  AUTHOR
Adele  Griffin  is  the  highly  acclaimed  author  of  almost  thirty  books  for  Young  Adult  and  middle  grade  readers.  Her  works  include  the  National  Book  Award  Finalists  Sons  of  Liberty  and  Where  I  Want  toBe,  as  well  as  the  popular  Oodlethunks  series  for  younger  readers.  The  Un-finished  Life  of  Addison  Stone  was  a  YALSA  Best  Book  of  2015,  an  Amazon  Best  YABook  of  the  Year,  a  Booklist  Top  Ten  Arts  Books  for  Youth,  a  Junior  Library  Guild  selection,  a  Romantic  Times  Finalist  for  Book  of  the  Year,  and  a  School  Library  Journal  Top  Fiction  pick.  Her  latest  novel  Tell  MeNo  Liesis  publishing  in  June  2018  with  Algonquin  Books.  Adele  serves  on  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the  MacDowell  Colony,  and  ison  the  advi-sory  board  of  826NYC.  She  lives  with  her  husband,  Erich,  their  two  young  children,  and  their  dog,  Edith,  in  Brooklyn,  New  York.


Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored video, though this book was sent to me for a blog tour, for the purposes of sharing an excerpt & first impressions with you. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

Affiliate links used where possible.


This tour was hosted by the Fantastic Flying Book Club. You can check out all of the other stops on the tour here.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Cover Love: The Accident Season

Welp.
We kinda took a little Cover Love hiatus there, didn't we? I know everyone was excited for this series (I am, too!), and was all ready to gush over amazing cover designs (same!), so v. sorry that it's been a  few weeks (*ahem* a month and a half...) since we've delved into the pretty, pretty covers.
To make it up to you, today's post is a two-fer!

I've gushed plenty in the past about this book, but I am equally enamored of its covers -- both of them. It's rare that I love a cover re-do as much as the original (or vice versa, if the original sucked...), but I give you:


Both covers capture something about the style and tone of the book, and both are covers that would entice me to reach for a book on the shelves.
How 'bout for you? Do they draw you in? Do you have a preference? We can make this a miniture Friday Face Off (on a Sunday, but whatev), if you'd like -- let me know your thoughts in the comments!

about THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season—when Cara, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, are 17—is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think.

Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises. This is the year Cara will finally fall desperately in love, when she'll start discovering the painful truth about the adults in her life, and when she'll uncover the dark origins of the accident season—whether she's ready or not.


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Saturday, June 9, 2018

AUDIOBOOK FREEBIES REVIEWED: A Study in Charlotte, Saving Montgomery Sole & Baker's Magic!

Have you guys been keeping up with the 2018 AudiobookSync summer titles? I've certainly been trying, and here's what I thought of what I've listened to so far!

What the hell I'm talking about

Also, ignore what I said about A Study in Charlotte having permission from SACD's estate, because I don't know if that's true; I think I was combining it in my head with another book, and the Holmes novels are out of copyright now, so fair game.




THE BOOKS:

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE
Brittany Cavallaro (Author), Graham Halstead (Narrator)


The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever detective yarn will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers were one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She's inherited Sherlock's volatility and some of his vices - and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting, and nowhere is safe - and the only people they can trust are each other.


SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE
Mariko Tamaki (Author), Rebecca Lowman (Narrator)


A beautiful, offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, cocreator of the best-selling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer.

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace: her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself.

Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this book will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings and your best friends at your side.


Baker's Magic book cover, free audiobook
BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, and a full cast

A full cast works together seamlessly in this charming magical adventure. As the story’s narrator, Tavia Gilbert is crisply engaged, and she’s spirited as young Bee, the baker’s apprentice. Kenneth Cavett, with his rich and resonant voice, is a standout as kindly baker Master Bouts, and Robin Miles is a hoot as pirate captain Zafira Zay. The care in the production is evident—the rest of the cast adds vocal personality to characters both large and small, and mood-appropriate snippets of music begin and end each chapter, helping to sweep listeners along. Scenes in the bakery are rendered with as much attention to detail as those on the high seas or in the mage’s castle—beware of listening while hungry. J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

Friday, June 8, 2018

Backlist Love (4)

I've got a trio of FANTASTIC (and fantastical) middle grade titles for you today -- I love them ALL.
Reviews for each are linked within the video!

Would you like to see backlist love titles on a specific genre or theme? Let me know in the comments!




THE BOOKS: 

SAVVY by Ingrid Law
Savvy, Ingrid Law, middle grade books, fantasy books, fairy tales, folklore
A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic.

For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day.

As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up—and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.

THE PRINCESS CURSE by Merrie Haskell
The Princess Curse, Merrie Haskell, middle grade books, fantasy books, fairy tales, folklore
Merrie Haskell’s middle-grade fantasy novel Princess Curse is an imaginative retelling of the fairy tales The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Beauty and the Beast.

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Sylvania, the prince offers a fabulous reward to anyone who cures the curse that forces the princesses to spend each night dancing to the point of exhaustion. Everyone who tries disappears or falls into an enchanted sleep.

Thirteen-year-old Reveka, a smart, courageous herbalist’s apprentice, decides to attempt to break the curse despite the danger. Unravelling the mystery behind the curse leads Reveka to the Underworld, and to save the princesses, Reveka will have to risk her soul.

Princess Curse combines magic, suspense, humor, and adventure into a story perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine.

THE REAL BOY by Anne Ursu
The Real Boy, Anne Ursu, middle grade books, fantasy books, fairy tales, folklore
National Book Award Longlist * Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Book of the Year

The Real Boy, Anne Ursu's follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is a spellbinding tale of the power we all wield, great and small.

On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the village, and spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it.

But now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now even magic may not be enough to save it.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

FREE Audiobooks: Everland & The Just Men of Cordova

Happy Thursday!
Weekly reminder that there are FREE AUDIOBOOKS to be had in the world, so don't forget to grab them!

This week's titles are:

EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale
Narrated by Fiona Hardingham & Steve West
Everland, Wendy Spinale, Peter Pan, audiobook, free books
Forget the story of Peter Pan you know. Because in Everland, the only way to grow up is to survive.

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders - the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.

Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna.

As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a mysterious boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?


THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA by Edgar Wallace
Narrated by Bill Homewood

The Just Men of Cordova, Edward Wallace, audiobook, free books
In his Four Just Men series, Edgar Wallace comes up with something different: the 'villains' are not necessarily bad people, and the pursuers of justice, the Four Just Men, as they call themselves, are acting outside the law. They argue that their actions are for the public good, and dispassionately eke the ultimate revenge - death - on their victims. In their turn, the Four Just Men are pursued by the police, but somehow remain our heroes.

In The Just Men of Cordova, written in 1917, the Four move into the treacherous, aristocratic world of gambling, horse-racing and high finance. It seems that police services, even governments, have no power to control this world, where blackmail, poison and murder are commonplace. The Four, working outside the law, take it upon themselves to clean things up in their own way.

Have you listened to or read either of these? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

GIVEAWAY + REVIEW: Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki!

Make sure to click read all the way to the bottom, to be able to enter to win one of 2 copies of Supergirl: Being Super!




My love of comics and graphic novels is no secret around these parts, but many of you may have noticed (and have noticed. And have pointed out) that there seems to be something missing in the comics I choose to share: superheroes. Sure, there are those, like Zita the Spacegirl or Aurora West, that would fit the bill, but for the most part, I generally steer clear of characters in capes. There are two reasons for this:
  1. The series' are so vast! We're talking about stories that have been going on for the better part of a century, in some cases, and I'm the type of person that feels like I need to start at the beginning and work my way through, and that's daunting. And not at all appealing, frankly. There have been times I've thought about jumping into a long-running series (they do have their arcs, after all, and the very characters themselves change so frequently that it could easily be done), but a little voice inside me always says, 'But, Easter eggs! Backstory! YOU COULD BE MISSING SO MUCH!'
    So I don't.
  2. The other reason is actually sort of the opposite? When I was a kid, I did read superhero comics. I didn't care about arcs and eggs and any kind of plot coherency. I cared about reading  — everything, all the time — so when someone gave me a BIG box of comics, I read them. Again and again and again. At some point, my mom decided I didn't need them anymore (or a rock collection, or a cactus. She must have been going through a face, which resulted in the desolation of my prized, curated collections of things, but that's a story for another day), and once they were gone, it was a long, loooong time before I picked up another one. And when I did, it wasn't superheroes  — I'd been there. I'd done that.
All this is to say, I've been avoiding them for so long, while also not wanting to avoid them and feeling a little at sea trying to figure out where to start, and I think maybe, just maybe? Supergirl: Being Super was the perfect place to start.

Though it's probably impossible to not know anything about the world of Superman  —  like, literally. I'm sure there's someone in an undiscovered village in the Amazon saying "It's a bird, it's a plane" in a language only 35 people know... — I don't think you'd need to have any familiarity with Supergirl, the character of Kara, and her story as has been told for the last 50-odd years. Being Super reboots the story and eases the reader in, placing Kara with adoptive parents and close friends and no clue of why she is the way she is. This is ground that most readers and movie-goers will be familiar with; it's a standard in to most fantasy and sci-fi stories (for example, Smallville gave us exactly this).

Kara narrates her own story in asides to the reader, making her seem personable and relatable — she may be super powerful and full of fantastical powers, but she's also a typical teenage girl who gets zits and has to navigate high school. She's an Everywoman, waiting to burst forth into her full Kryptonian glory. [My god, that was one of the most ridiculous sentences I've written lately. Enjoy.]

I found myself immensely enjoying her story, and Mariko Tamaki's handling of her character, which was only enhanced by the gorgeously expressive art of Joëlle Jones. (Seriously. Just let Joëlle Jones illustrate everything, forever. It's classic and modern, understated and yet perfectly expressive. I loved it a whole, whole lot.) I found myself wanting to flip through faster but also linger over things; I kept glancing down to see how much story I had left, and the closer it got, the less I wanted it to end. I'm already looking forward to more (please say there's a volume 2 coming, DC!), while also reconsidering some other superhero comics I could maaaybe dip my toes into.

I'm sold.

(And I'll take your recommendations, please and thanks.)

Turns out, Supergirl is . . . wait for it . . . pretty super.
See what I did there?

Okay, I'm gonna go. But before YOU go, make sure to enter to win a copy of Supergirl: Being Super for yourself!

*art & story copyright Joëlle Jones, Mariko Tamaki and DC Comics*


about Supergirl: Being Super 
written by Mariko Tamaki
art by Joëlle Jones





Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for this incredible coming-of-age tale! This is the Girl of Steel as you’ve never seen her before.

 She’s super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. And with the help of her best friends and her kinda-infuriating-but-totally-loving adoptive parents, she just might be able to put her troubling dreams-shattered glimpses of another world-behind her.

 Until an earthquake shatters her small town of Midvale…and uncovers secrets about her past she thought would always stay buried.

 Now Kara’s incredible powers are kicking into high gear, and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she’s ever known. Will she find a way to save her town and be super, or will she crash and burn?

 Collects the limited series Supergirl: Being Super #1-4.

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And make sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more chances to win!

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Disclosure: a copy of Supergirl: Being Super was provided to me for review purposes by DC Comics. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own, and are not influenced by the fact that I read this book for free. Affiliate links are used in this post.

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