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Brianna Robinson

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Brianna Robinson


Brianna Robinson

Reviews by Brianna Robinson

by Faith Erin Hicks - Comic Books, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Miriam's family should be rich. Her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that's what Miriam has: practically nothing. Now how can she afford college when her family can barely keep a roof above their heads? As if she didn't have enough to worry about, Miriam's life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town...and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam's grandfather, and heir to the TomorrowMen fortune.

by Virginia Boecker - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further --- kill the queen herself. Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play. 

by Shaun Tan - Culture, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it’s like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that makes you understand and appreciate everything you’ve encountered in a deeper way.

by Tillie Walden - Fantasy, Fiction, Futuristic, Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love --- only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance and an epic quest for love.
by Lana Popovic - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Iris and Malina thought they knew how to reverse the spell that destines them to use their gleams to entice and enchant Death himself. But both sisters thought wrong. Instead of ending the wicked bargain, Iris is taken to an uncanny realm between this world and the next. Left behind, Lina searches for a way to save Iris. But as Lina unearths the dark secrets that bind her family and Iris tries to outwit Death on his own terrain, a power resurfaces that even Mara, the original witch mother, fears. Now both sisters must learn to fully embrace their gleams --- or else they’ll truly lose each other forever.

by Riley Redgate - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor, Literary

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he's suddenly replaced --- by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed. Before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman's approval.  Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity --- but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.

by Sarah Crossan - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Poetry, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Carrying just a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother are immigrating to England from Poland. Kasienka isn't the happiest girl in the world; at home, her mother is suffering from a broken heart as she searches for Kasienka's father, and at school, Kasienka is having trouble making friends. The only time she feels comforted is when she's swimming at the pool. But she can't quite shake the feeling that she's sinking. Until a new boy swims into her life, and she learns that there might be more than one way to stay afloat.

by Pénélope Bagieu - Biography, Comic Books, Graphic Novel, History, Nonfiction, Women's History, World History, Young Adult 12+

Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of BRAZEN: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

by Heidi Heilig - Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her --- until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems. Not even her relationship with Kash: best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire.

by Jen Wang - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride --- or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia --- the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion. Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances --- one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?