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Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Clover's Luck by Kallie George
Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Giant Days, Volume 2 by John Allison
Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
In the Beginning... by Arnaud Plumeri
The James: From Iron Gate to the Sea by Blair Niles
Just Us Women by Jeannette Franklin Caines
Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 by Tim Hedrick
We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved by Patricia Hruby Powell

Miscellaneous
Books about cats written by women
February 2017 ROOB and other news
Inclusive reading in February 2017
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 27)

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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

Reading Challenges

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



The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation: 03/28/17

The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by by Shannon Hale

The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation is the fourth in the Princess in Black series. As noted in the Hungry Bunny Horde, Princess Magnolia's double life is exhausting. Before she face plants, she decides to take a well needed vacation.

While I was hopping her backup would be Princess Sneezewort, it turns out it's the lonely goatherd. Frustrated by all the monsters, he dons a new identity, that of the Goat Avenger.

Anyone familiar with the life and times of superheroes knows that trouble follows. There are no days off. Anyone who finds themselves in the proximity of a superhero, even one on vacation, should leave. Trouble is certainly not far away.

That is the case here. There are no simple beach episodes for superheroes. There is always a sea monster or some other sort of trouble.

I'm still holding out for Princess Sneezewort to step up.

Four stars

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