Thursday, September 8, 2011

Return, part 2

This is a list of second quarter titles dominated by three series: the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz (lots of teenage fun), Three Pines mysteries by Louise Penny (marvelous characters), and the Temeraire dragon series by Naomi Novik (fabulous fantasy/alternate history).

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith ****
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz ***1/2
Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz ***1/2
Still Life by Louise Penny ***1/2
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny ***1/2
Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz ***
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz ***1/2
Cruelest Month by Louise Penny ****
Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz ****
Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz ***1/2
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz ***1/2
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny ****
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom  ***1/2
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli ****
Riot by Walter Dean Myers - DNF
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny *****
The Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Boronik **
Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz ***
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford *****
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny ****1/2
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Collin Cotterill ****
Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz ***
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik ****
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson ****
Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik ****
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz ***1/2
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik ***
Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik ****
9-11: Artists Respond, various contributors ****
Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie ****
Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik ****
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik ***1/2

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