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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 256 pages.

I Am Princess X - Cherie Priest

I ended up really liking this - it is a combination of book + some graphic panels. I have it in ebook, but would really recommend that it be purchased as a print book because of the format. It doesn't show up well on my kindle paperwhite - the print doesn't enlarge, and it is very tiny, and the comic panels don't show the purple & pink color because it is grayscale only. I actually read it on my computer at work, which worked all right, but wasn't ideal.

 

OK, enough about the format. The content itself was delightful. It's a little bit of a mystery & a little bit of a scavenger hunt. It is set in Seattle, one of my personal favorite places, and does a great job conveying a sense of place. It might be a little bit more middle grade than YA, but overall, I thought it was terrific. I would recommend it to tech savvy teens and late pre-teens, boy or girl. The main character is a girl, but her sidekick is a boy who has been expelled for hacking into his school computer named Trick, and he's a great male character. There is zero romance, which was refreshing, and the two main female characters, Libby and May, are genuine kickass heroines. 

 

I've got a few more Cherie Priests on my kindle, but this was her first foray into YA. I loved it.