January 2013 Roundup

It’s a new month, a new year, and I can tell I’m burned out on middle grade fantasy, because I didn’t read a single one this month (unless you count Amulet, which is a graphic novel)!

My favorite?

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

 For the setting, the thoughtfulness, the characters, and because Ras scared the crap out of me.

The rest…

Middle Grade:

Navigating Early
The Second Life of Abigail Walker


A Jane Austen Education

The Book of Mormon Girl

Graphic Novels:

Teen Boat
Amulet: Prince of the Elves


Level 2
Anna Dressed in Blood

What were some of your favorites this month?

6 thoughts on “January 2013 Roundup

  1. What did you think of NAVIGATING EARLY? I'm still not sure if I liked it or not. It was such a strange story and it dragged and dragged, but the end picked up. So, yeah … what was your opinion?


  2. Susan, I agree: it was a strange story, and it kind of meandered. And I thought the ending happened too quickly. But, I believe that Clare has a gift for evoking a sense of place, and for that reason alone I really enjoyed Navigating Early.


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