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Soulless: The Manga Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga #2)
Gail Carriger
Asymmetry (Twelve Planets)
Thoraiya Dyer
Mullumbimby Madness #1: Never Trust a Book with a Colour Cover
Neil Dobbs
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman
Sunburnt Country
Fiona Palmer
Bark at the Moon: Bert Rokey's Letters from the South Pacific, 1942-1945: How a Soldier and Sabetha, His Kansas Farm Community, Survived World War II
Cleta Gresham Rokey
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Girl Defective
Simmone Howell
Midnight Blue-Light Special
Seanan McGuire
My Policeman
Bethan Roberts

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (The Dark Endeavor Chronicles Series)

This Dark Endeavor - Kenneth Oppel Pacy and fun, in a silly-dark-Gothic kind of way. You can suck me in easily with hidden alchemical laboratories and outlandish quests and gender-bending teenage girls; but you lose me a bit with romance that feels forced and unnecessary, and with evil cripple stereotypes. I wanted to love the on-board wheelchair weaponry, but in the end I was left yawning at the evil-mad-crippled-scientist-with-a-cat thing, even if the cat was a somewhat awesome lynx familiar.Overall, though, I definitely liked it and would recommend it for a quick, fun read. Despite the grisly amputation scene, it feels late middle grade to me, not adult-young-adult.