Blog Tour Organized by First Second Books
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Quests and adventures and monsters to defeat, here are a few of my favorite things about each of these Girl Powered graphic books:(Click the title links for descriptions, buy links and other information about these stories courtesy of Goodreads)
The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson
One of my favorite things about this book was watching Isabel discover an entirely new world and in the process find her own voice and bravery. This book also has a colorful cast, and I especially enjoyed Button. Major bonus too, the artwork in this book is gorgeous.
Cucumber Quest series by Gigi D.G.
What I loved about these books is how unexpected clever and engaging they were. The art appears to be very cutsey at first, and yes the characters are named after food, but the story kept me reading. And I ended up falling in love with the art along with this eccentric cast of characters led by Cucumber and Almond. When I got to the end of the first book, I couldn't wait to pick up the second and now I can't wait to read books three and four.
Giants Beware! series by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
I think these were my favorite books of the group. I just love Claudette's determination to battle giants - and dragons - and monsters no matter what she's told about them or how many obstacles are put in her path. I also love her two sidekicks: her best friend Marie who just wants to be a princess, and her brother Gaston, a chef with dreams of being a master sword maker. The three of them make a fierce and hilarious team. I couldn't wait to find out what they'd get up to next, and how they'd help each other out of each new predicament. I also like that each book in this series is its own story.
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor
One thing I love about this book is Scarlett Hart's determination. She is told that she is too young to battle monsters, but she is determined to do it anyway. She's also really good at it. This story has some great monster battles, inventions and a butler sidekick that made it a whole lot of fun.
Star Scouts series by Mike Lawrence
I'm not sure if it was intentional (or I misplaced the first) but I only seem to have received the second book in this series - major sad because what I read was great and that was definitely my other favorite of the group! I love all the female friendships in this book, and I was hooked on the adventure, which also kept me laughing. Avani's dad's determination to help find and rescue his daughter was especially amusing. Scouts in space are awesome! I need to get a copy of the first in the series now.