May 20, 2019 • Cee • Comics
The Red Maze (5 Worlds #3) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 7, 2019 • Random House Books for Young Readers Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indigo | Library

Oona Lee is determined to light Moon Yatta’s beacon and continue her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn.

Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed! Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field . . . and who can grant them access to the beacon.

Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona’s magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?

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I received this book for free from Random House for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Hey you! Have you read the 5 Worlds series? No? YOU MUST. It’s an incredibly gorgeous graphic novel series that involves these amazing kids trying to save their fantastical world from extinction. Turn back around from this this review of book 3, The Red Maze, and go straight to The Sand Warrior, the first book of the wonderful 5 Worlds series. (Everything you need to know is in that link.) You definitely won’t regret picking up this graphic novel series. It’s an animated series waiting to happen. ;)

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May 6, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of April 2019.

FICTION

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | Supermarket by Bobby Hall (Logic) | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See | The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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April 15, 2019 • Cee • Comics

Jon Kent and Damian “Ian” Wayne are opposite in every way except one–they are the sons of the World’s Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?

The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis–and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found.

From New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez comes the first book in an epic new series that follows the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world!

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When DC Entertainment announced DC Ink and DC Zoom, imprints that focused on young adult and Middle Grade readers respectively, the bookseller in me was screaming in joy. Do you know how many times I’ve tried to turn young readers into superhero fans by introducing them to Gotham Academy and Ms. Marvel? They always gravitate toward Marvel, leaving DC in the dust, or they choose Dog Man. It’s DC’s time again!

When the dads are away, the kids come out to play—Jonathan and Damian Wayne that is. For those who don’t know, they’re Superman and Batman’s kids. Two vastly different boys from different worlds who want to come out of the shadows of their fathers to be  who they’re destined to be.

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April 8, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of March 2019.

FICTION

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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March 7, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of February 2019.

FICTION

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon JamesChina Rich Girlfriend by Kevin KwanThe Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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February 22, 2019 • Cee • Comics

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.

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I received this book for free from First Second (Macmillan) for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

What else can find in the kitchen besides baked goods and baking? For Ari, love.

Love for an easygoing Samoan baker who is in Ari’s beach town to take care of family stuff, and revitalizing his love for his Greek family’s bakery. Read more »


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