Friday, June 19, 2009

Once Upon A Time III Completed

Review Post
1. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
2. Eon Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
3. The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
5. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
6. Fire of Ares by Michael Ford
7. Birth of A Warrior by Michael Ford
8. Forest Born by Shannon Hale
9. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
10. The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
11. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
12. Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
13. Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George
14. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
15. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
16. The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen
17. Starfinder by John Marco
18. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
19. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones by Brandon Sanderson

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

5 comments:

Julie 1:02 AM  

This is a great list Becky! Many of these are on my TBR list and I'm going to devote some time to reading your reviews on each one.

Congrats on finishing the challenge!

DesLily 6:07 AM  

*groan* and from your list I have already bought 2 books and 4 more are on the wish list !! You are extraordinary Becky!

Debi 6:52 AM  

Whew...my self-imposed semi-banishment from the blogosphere over the last 6 weeks has left me awfully far behind. I totally want to go read all those reviews from your list that I missed. Of course, that will, without a doubt, mean a few additional pages filled in the old wish list notebook. Great job on the challenge, Becky!

Shanra 2:38 PM  

Ooh, that's a great list! I'm looking forward to the publication of Eyes Like Stars. I've wanted to read that since you reviewed it!

Rhinoa 3:52 AM  

Congrats on finishing the challenge with some great looking books. Really looking forward to reading Forest Born and the Cassandra Clare series.

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