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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang
Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fullmetal Alchemist 24 by Hiromu Arakawa
Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie
Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Imprisoned by Martin W. Sandler
Inferno by Dan Brown
Jane Vows Vengeance by Michael Thomas Ford
The Lies That Bind by Kate Carlisle
The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
The Magic Paintbrush by Laurence Yep
The Magician's Bird by Emily Fairlie
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
1985 by Anthony Burgess
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn Nelson
The Radleys by Matt Haig
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
Shatterproof by Roland Smith
1607: A New Look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange
Trash by Andy Mulligan
$20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Golden Girl

Golden Girl: 06/01/14

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Golden Girl by Sarah Zettel is the second of the American Fairy books, which started with Dust Girl. Callie LeRoux has arrived in Los Angeles in the hopes of rescuing her parents from the Unseelie Court. Callie needs to find the connection between Hollywood and their prison.

Callie's never been to anywhere as busy as Los Angeles but she's growing used to the sorts of illusions that Hollywood is so famous for. She's got a better handle on her powers and she can sense fairy magic in others now.

Her ability to charm has also allowed her a chance to meet all sorts of new people. One of these is the adorable starlet, Ivy Bright. She's written like a fictional Shirley Temple, though I ended up imagining her more like Jeremy's pesky younger sister, Suzy, from Phineas and Ferb.

Zettel's descriptions of 1930s Hollywood as well as other California landmarks are spot on. She also has a wonderful turn of phrase; there were numerous times where I had to stop reading to share a favorite passage with my husband.

Suzy Johnson
Suzy Johnson of Phineas and Ferb.

The battle that Callie is readying herself for is very similar to the one Dresden goes into in Summer Knight (review coming in August). Though aimed at a young adult audience, I found Callie's adventure more compelling and more fun to read.

Five stars

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