A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

60. Superpowered Pony by Sarah Hines Stephens

Superpowered Pony by Sarah Hines Stephens. Illustrated by Art Baltazar (US) - (Canada)
DC Super-Pets

Pages: 53
Ages: 7+
Finished: Feb. 21, 2012
First Published: Apr. 1, 2011
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Genre: early chapterbook, superheroes
Rating: 3/5

First sentence:  "In the shadows of an airplane factory, Mechanikat sat and licked his paws."

Publisher's Summary: "MECHANIKAT and DOGWOOD team up to rain four-legged fury upon Earth. Only one foal can foil their evil plans . . . COMET the Super-Horse! This Stallion of Steel won’t stop until he’s corralled the crazy critters and protected the planet."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading:   Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

It's been a little while since ds has read a book from this series and he was excited to get to another one.  This book is on par with the others in the series and has an exciting story.  Ds enjoys it when the pets' superhero/villain owners make a cameo appearance but even though they didn't show this time he really enjoyed the villain characters of Mechanikat and, especially, Dogwood, who belongs to Poison Ivy.  Though the book is called Superpowered *Pony*, Comet is indeed a *horse* and another one of Supergirl's pets.  The story is a lot of fun with giant robot cats, one of the villains secretly working against the other and the superhero using that to gain his support.  This all makes for an action-packed story sure to please both boys and girls.  A fun reader for those on about a Gr. 3 level.

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