Monsters Beware! (Chronicles of Claudette #3)

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Monsters Beware! by Jorge Aguirre

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: March 13th, 2018
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Humor, Adventure, Dragons


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In Monsters Beware!, the third and final book of the Claudette graphic novel series, Claudette is put to the ultimate test. With her honor on the line will she learn that there’s more to a fight than just winning? Continue reading

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Review: The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan

26252859The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Borrowed
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hypersion
Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres &  Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Mythology, Adventure, Monsters, Mystery

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How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood. Continue reading

Mini-Review of The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2) by Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: borrowed
Publication Date: July 2nd 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genres & Themes: YA, Graphic Novel, Greek Mythology, Adventure, Montsers, Friendship.

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Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get…well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family–one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

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Review of Orphan Blade by M. Nicholas Almand and Jake Myler

Orphan Blade by M Nicholas Almand and Jake Myler

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: NetGalley
Publication date: December 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Oni Press
Genres & Themes: Graphic novel, Mature YA, Sequential Art, Monsters, Friendship.

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Hadashi is a boy with simple dreams… but his life changes when a horrific accident maims his hand! Unable to hold a sword, he’s kicked out of his dojo home. But the Orphan Blade is no ordinary sword. When Hadashi comes across the abandoned blade, he finds that not only is he able to wield it – the sword seems to be wielding him! He’s not the only one interested in the Orphan Blade, though, and his ownership draws the attention of the Five Fingers of Death – a deadly group of mercenaries who have their own magical and deadly weapons.

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