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The Demon King
Cinda Williams Chima
Progress: 60/506 pages
Mengele: The Complete Story
Gerald Posner, John Ware
Progress: 12/325 pages
The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
JLA: Riddle of the Beast - Glenn Fabry, Michael W. Kaluta, John Watson, Alan Grant, Jim Murray, Jon Foster, Carl Critchlow, Doug Alexander Gregory, Simon Davis, Hermann Mejia, Alex Horley, Liam McCormack-Sharp, Martin T. Williams, Rafael Garres, Saverio Tenuta, Gregg Staples, Andrew    Robinson The story, and the re-imagined versions of each character are pretty interesting. The main character, Robin Drake, is sent out to warn the world that the evil creature that was thought to be dead has come back. Along the way he encounters his fellow JLA members in their own modified roles, and receives help in his quest.
The book tends to focus on a small handful of characters leaving the others with not a lot of time, and because of the different interpretations I would have liked to see a little more of each character.
I like the idea of a bunch of artists collaborating, and the end result is amazing.
The Madness Underneath  - Maureen Johnson I really can't say I enjoyed "The Madness Underneath" like I did the first book in the series. Because of no plot to the story the book goes absolutely no where until the very end when something major happens that will just ruin your life.

In the end I question myself as to why I even read this for the fact that I don't know any more about the characters, the story, or the whole point of this series than I did from the first book. Oh, but the ending does tell you what the next book is going to be about. Woohoo. =_=

Catwoman's Halloween Heist

Catwoman's Halloween Heist - Eric Fein,  Erik Doescher (Illustrator),  Mike DeCarlo (Illustrator) I understand that this is a book for kids. However, I don't understand why that means the characters have to be changed to fit what kids like to read these days. I didn't find Barbara and Tim believable. Just because the book says that's what their names are, doesn't make it them. In the book Barbara and Tim are at a Halloween party, and Barbara makes a comment that makes you think that she would rather leave Tim at home because he's younger, and that automatically makes him lame. All I ask is if you write a book about Batgirl and Robin for kids you actually try to make it seem like that's who you're writing about, and not in name only.
A Hubbub (Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox) - Brigitte Luciani 2.5

For the most part the book was cute, and the illustrations were pretty cute. There are a few learning experiences in here, including a brief mention on the difference between being mean and being strict. Which I feel is important because with my experiences doing child care that can be a big issue. So I liked how they pointed that out because not many people do.

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued - Anna Elliott This turned out to be an enjoyable short story, and Georgiana's perspective was very interesting. It's the perfect book if you're looking for a nice read that you don't have to get too involved with, and I think it can be enjoyed with out having read Pride and Prejudice. I haven't read Pride and Prejudice, so I can't compare the characters of this book to the canon, but I think the author did a very good job at making it seem like you were reading a book written during Jane Austen's time. I look forward to reading Pemberley to Waterloo, the next stage in Georgiana's story.
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare 2.5 stars

The book started out with some promise, but it dragged on for way too long. I felt that it could have been told with the same effect in half the pages, resulting in my forgetting the promise this book had. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, and I'm not sure if I'm going to continue with this series. Over all the writing was okay and the story was okay. It wasn't spectacularly bad, but it wasn't spectacularly good either.