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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Ash by Malinda Lo
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 3 by Gene Luen Yang
Aya: Love in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet
Bad Machinery 2: The Case of the Good Boy by John Allison
Bumperhead by Gilbert Hernández
The Croc Ate My Homework: A Pearls Before Swine Collection by Stephan Pastis
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Hot Air Baboons by Maxwell Eaton III
Fullmetal Alchemist 27 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist by Tim Federle
Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann
Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty! by Polly Horvath
Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpurgo
Oz: Ozma of Oz by Eric Shanower
Potential by Ariel Schrag
The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier
Quest by Aaron Becker
Red Eye, Black Eye by K. Thor Jensen
Rain by Amanda Sun
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Dave Stevens
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter
13 rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 08 by CLAMP
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 09 by CLAMP
The Weapon from Beyond by Edmond Hamilton

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3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 08: 09/03/15

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 08 by CLAMP: Although the first story is there mostly for comedic reasons, it does reiterate the theme of dream vs. reality..

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 08 by CLAMP has a journey to two different worlds: one which is a comedic interlude and the other which sets up the next big arc and reveals more about the villains.

Although the first story is there mostly for comedic reasons, it does reiterate the theme of dream vs. reality. There are cute fuzzy bunnies under attack from a whirlwind. It's Sakura's chance to shine.

Most of the book, though, is the introduction of the land of Shara where dual gods demand the attention of feuding groups. There is a troupe of performers, all women, who take in Sakura and Syaoran. Syaoran must dress the part to stay. Meanwhile Fai and Kurogane are found by a temple that houses the other god.

This plot demands extra attention when reading it (or when watching the anime). Yuko also intervenes, taking definite sides against the other dimensional witches (for lack of a better way of describing them). The most interesting thing to come out of it is that Mokona's travels from world to world haven't been as random as first thought.

For this book I suggest reading the translation notes. I would hope that you always read them, but if you don't normally, make an exception and read them. A lot of the nuances of the Land of Shara are explained there.

Four stars

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