Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 All her life, Azia has dreamed of being a knight of the Bayt-Sajji Empire. Never mind the empire is not as great as it once was, or that she is a member of the Ornu people, who have been turned into scapegoats for the Empire's woes. Azia … Continue reading Book Review: Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas
Two mini graphic novel reviews that I promise I will keep short and sweet! And there's a theme beyond them being two middle-grade/lower YA graphic novels, I swear. The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon Garrity 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 On a dark and stormy night, Gothic romance-obsessed Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Of … Continue reading Two Mini Reviews: The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor and Long Distance
This has to be one of my favorite graphic novel duologies of all time. I love how Ukazu examines and reshapes bro hockey culture through the eyes of a queer former figure skater who loves to bake, and how his teammates and the world begin to open up. Check Please! Book #1: Hockey 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 This … Continue reading Book Review: Check, Please! Books 1 and 2
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks 🎃🎃🎃🎃/5 Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends, and tonight is their last night working at the Pumpkin Patch. When Josiah expresses his desire to meet and finally talk to the object of his desire, the mystical Fudge Girl, Deja makes it her mission to make it … Continue reading Book Review: Pumpkinheads
Whew. This is going to be a monster review of four different upcoming graphic novels/comic books since I didn't feel like bombarding everyone with multiple posts! I read all of these in one day because I was feeling particularly called out by NetGalley's Reviewathon. Yes, I have 63 books outstanding on NetGalley. Shame, shame, yes, … Continue reading Book Review: Sparrowhawk, Stage Dreams, The Avant-Guards and Sweet Valley High
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Moth Hush is just your average ordinary girl who feels really out of place in her small coastal Massachusetts town—and she discovers that part of her feelings are because she's a witch. Witches and magic exist, and they're not the evil beings that her hometown claims they are. Okay … Continue reading Book Review: The Okay Witch
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Nova is perfectly happy living with her grandmothers and working in their New England bookstore—until she follows a white wolf into the woods and discovers her childhood crush, Tam. But Tam has been chasing a particularly nasty demon, and they're going to need all the help they … Continue reading Book Review: Mooncakes
I do like me a good superhero book. Back in my middle and high school days, however, it was not "cool" for girls to read comic books or get into nerd culture. So I would sneak into the library during the summer and methodically read through X-Men, starting with the originals and on to the … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: Superheroes!