Category Archives: Miss Amanda

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

admin    June 14, 2013

One of our staff’s absolute favorite new books.  Miss Amanda and Miss Rebekah are both raving about this one.  Check out our reviews below, and then put it on hold: I was reading this slowly, a page or two a day because I already loved it on page one and I knew I would fly through if I read more…. Read more »

Black Heart by Holly Black

admin    May 11, 2012

I just finished Black Heart by Holly Black and oh wow was it good.  It’s the third and final book (tear) in Black’s The Curse Worker series.  If you’re not familiar with the series, Cassel Sharpe lives in a world like ours except some people can curse others with luck, happiness or death, with a touch of their hands.  Everyone… Read more »

Coming Distractions

admin    January 10, 2012

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars comes out today!  Up until now it’s been my most anticipated read for 2012.  Now that it’s out I’m looking ahead to other great books I’m dying to read in 2012. There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff, January 24th I love all of Rosoff’s books (How I Live Now, The Bride’s Farewell.) … Read more »

Miss Amanda’s Best of 2011

admin    December 14, 2011

Everyone else has a Best Of list so I’m jumping on the year-end list train too. Here are my top picks for 2011. Best Title Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Best (Hopefully) New Series All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin Best End of a Series (tie) Goliath by Scott Westerfeld (check out the audiobook, fantastic) and… Read more »

Getting Graphic – My Boyfriend is a Monster!

admin    August 9, 2011

I love this new graphic novel series. Seriously love them. Fun and short, each title involves a girl finding out about her new boyfriend’s supernatural background that’s a little spooky and completely awesome. The series starts off with #1 I Love Him to Pieces. Dicey falls for her nerdy science partner Jack but love gets interrupted during a zombie virus… Read more »