The Beauty That Remains

29736467The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: March 6th, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Grief, Contemporary, LGBT, Diversity


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Autumn always knew exactly who she wasβ€”a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered. Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second

33286891Ms. Marvel, Vol. 7: Damage Per Second by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, LGBT, Politics


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Civil War II is behind her, and a brand new chapter for Kamala Khan is about to begin! But it’s lonely out there for a super hero when her loved ones no longer have her back. It’s time for Kamala to find out exactly who she is when she is on her own. Plus: it’s election time! Kamala gets out the vote! Continue reading

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II

29775583Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Coming of Age, Culture


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While CIVIL WAR II brews, the next generation of Avengers has bigger things to worry about – like a tri-state academic competition! As rival schools clash, Ms. Marvel’s teammates Spider-Man and Nova are now her enemies! But when Kamala gets called to the real battle’s front line, she faces a fight she can’t embiggen her way out of. She’s about to learn a valuable lesson: Never meet your idols! As war intensifies, tragedy strikes too close to home – and Ms. Marvel must choose between her heroes and her family. When friends become foes, Ms. Marvel struggles to put her life and Jersey City back together. Kamala will be forced to grow up fast and find her true place in the world. But will she be an international sensation…or a menace? Continue reading