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Reviews
American Road by Pete Davies
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman
Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt
Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
Doctor Who: The Nameless City by Michael Scott
Everything's Amazing [sort of] by Liz Pichon
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
The Locksmith issue 2 by Terrance Grace
The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose by Irene Adler
The Numberlys by William Joyce
PopCo by Scarlett Thomas
Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates
Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop
Romance of the Road by Ronald Primeau
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 2: Feasts of Fury by Eric Colossal
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Thai Die by Monica Ferris
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

Miscellaneous
How I spend my time
I don't only post reviews
On leveled reading — or leveled reading didn't make me a life long reader
On reading ebooks and digital fatigue
Twenty-nine years of being a reader
What are my thoughts on audiobooks?

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Rating System

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

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part Three: 06/16/16

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part Three by Gene Luen Yang

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part Three by Gene Luen Yang is the conclusion about the kidnapping of the children from the Fire Kingdom. By now we know who is behind it but Zuko and Aang are at odds with how to deal with the situation.

At the heart of things is a family in turmoil. The aftermath of previous Fire Lord's campaign has left Zuko family torn. The worst of the aftermath is boiling over to affect Zuko's mother and half sister.

What I like about this trilogy is that even the villains' actions are understandable in the greater context. The children, while pawns, aren't mistreated (beyond being kidnapped, of course), and aren't ever in serious danger. The children are loved and won't be sacrificed for some ideological cause.

The next sequence starts in September with Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South Part One

Five stars

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