★★★★★ I've loved Tung's diary comics for years, ever since I stumbled upon A Quiet Girl in a Noisy World, which is about her life as an introvert in an extraverted world, and was really excited about this new comic collection which is solely about her love for books!
★★★★★ Flint lives with her mother on the mining planet Tesla, where her family in het grandmother's day was forced to evacuate after a nuclear disaster on their home planet. Flint has already dreamed of going back to her family's roots and obsesses over it throughout her life.
★★★★★ Sophie has always loved her small town life, her four best friends, her marching band. But when her marching band is chosen to march in the Rose Parade in LA, she has to find a way to fund this trip. In the middle of the night, she sends an e-mail to Megan Pleasant, asking if this local and super famous country singer will come back to her home town to sing a charity concert to fundraise the trip - even though she has sworn never to return. But there's also a new guy in town, who seems to have just as many secrets as Megan Pleasant.
★★★★☆ In Lansquenet, nothing much has changed for decades and decades. That is, until Vianne Rocher comes to settle and begin a chocolate shop and outrages the local priest to begin such a shop in temptation and sin - and at the beginning of Lent, too! But slowly and surely, the town gives in, despite the preaching and the threats of damnation, but evil still lurks in the corners. But sometimes the only way to cast out true evil, is to expose it to the light..
★★★★★ Damien Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His grandmother would tell him stories of his family, other families, and their stopping places. Places where they camped or lived for days or years, where they worked or waited for work. But as his own family had already settles by the time he was born, his own experience of life on the road was limited. So in an search of a better understanding of his Gypsy heritage, Le Bas lived in his van, on the road, and visited these ancient stopping places he'd heard so much about.
★★★★★ On the morning of her wedding, Pell creeps out of bed, quietly says goodbye to her sleeping sisters, and flees into the early morning dark. Together with her horse and her youngest brother, she is determined to find a different life for herself, one that does not involve being worn down from endless babies and poverty. But the road is cold and wet and hard, and sometimes things get lost and found, but never in the way you'd expect them to.
★★★★★ Alaska, 1970. Ruth wants to be remembered. Dora wished she was invisible. Alyce can't bring herself to leave. Hank is running away. Four teenagers, four very different lives, all on the brink of change and about to become entangled in ways they could never have foreseen.
★★★☆☆ This was a pretty nice book to read and dream away with, of the country side and cozy living rooms and spending time with people you love. It's a pretty book, with little text on the table and a beautiful cover, atmospheric pictures are side by side of the text. But I wasn't really satisfied.
★★★★★ Alaska, 1920; Mabel and Jack have moved to the brutal wilderness of Alaska to escape the loss of their stillborn child and family pressures, but their relationship and sanity is crumbling. Loneliness, backbreaking work and the long, dark winters drift them further and further apart. But in an impulsive moment they build a little girl out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone, but they glimpse a child running through the trees..
★★★★★ Dressed as a boy Vasya is on the road, traveling away from home where her dead father lies buried, his death her fault. When she encounters a village burned down by bandits, she decides to help, but in her attempt she gets stuck in a web of lies as she tries to hide the fact that she's a girl from the Grand Prince of Moscow and the rest of the court. All the while other strange things are happening and time is running out..