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Chapter and Hearse by Lorna Barrett
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Demon, Volume 3 by Jason Shiga
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The Fog by Kyo Maclear
The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon
Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson
Max Versus The Cube by Hanne Türk
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
Once Upon a Thriller by Carolyn Keene
The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers by Harold Davis
Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Under the Dragon's Tail by Maureen Jennings
The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 02)
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 23)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 30)
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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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The Stone Warriors: 10/22/17

The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop

The Stone Warriors by Michael Northrop is the fourth of the TombQuest books. Alex and Ren are called back to Egypt, this time to Alexandria with clues that might lead to the discovery of Alex's mother.

Their trip also reveals an army waiting to be summoned — made up of oversized, larger than life shabti. The way they are described, they are similar to China's terra-cotta warriors but infused with the undead spirits. There is one in particular who takes form from the very ground he is buried in, much like an Egyptian golem.

As there is only one book left, this is the book where the final pieces are put into place. The mood shifts from the initial, what's going on? to a we're ready to fight to the death to save the world. In that regard, this one is darker in tone.

This book also answers the big question from Amulet Keepers, namely, what happened to Alex's mother. In place of the question, though, springs new ones. What role, besides using the ancient magic to revive Alex, does she have in this mess? Is she complicit in schemes of the Brotherhood?

Three stars

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