Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tiny and Full by Jorge Cruise

Here’s the thing: with Tiny and Full, Jorge Cruise really hones in on a target audience and takes them by the throat: shallow youngish females fascinated with the Kardashians and celebrities and obsessed with supermodel ideas of fit. The hook … Continue reading

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Lady Mechanika 2: Tablet of Destinies

Volume 2 gives us a more interesting story at the expense of all originality and even worse milieu issues. With a plot nearly wholesale ‘inspired’ by Indiana Jones, I couldn’t help but feel the level of simplicity and silliness reached … Continue reading

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Lady Mechanika Volume 1 by Joe Benitez

As beautiful as Benitez’ illustration work is (and it is truly stunning), I don’t buy a graphic novel to stare at pretty pictures. I want a good story as well and Lady Mechanika (along with Benitez’ other offering, Wraithborn) doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sc0oter Girl by Chynna Clugston Flores

Scooter Girl is a very difficult graphic novel to quantify. Slippery as an eel and about as fun to read as playing with that slimy sea creature, what we have is a story full of foul characters doing really stupid … Continue reading

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A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

It is rare that an author manages to exceed expectations in a sophomore novel; and yet, with A Crown of Wishes Chokshi has really honed her writing skills. With a focus more on the action and characters and a bit … Continue reading

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Mercury in Retrograde by Mereth Walter

Mercury in Retrograde is very much a romance novel – yes, it has a sci fi setting but all the romance conventions are here: lack of hard science, no edginess, sweet personalities, misunderstandings coming in the way of true love, … Continue reading

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Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

This short novella takes Penric on a manhunt, having been sent on this mission with a lawman chasing after a presumed murderer. The path leads to a remote mountain area and, as usual in these type of stories, things are … Continue reading

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Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

Review from a 13 year old Ahsoka fan: “Ahsoka is a story that explains the time period between Order 66 and Ahsoka joining the rebellion. It starts off with Ahsoka on the run from the newly established empire, which forces … Continue reading

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The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook

The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet Cookbook brings healthy eating back around toward low carb, low calorie, Mediterranean style dieting but with intermittent fasting (very low calorie days). The emphasis is on diabetes management and prevention – even curing diabetes … Continue reading

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The Flinstones Volume 1 by Russel, Pugh

Back in the 1960s, TV became a bit daring with a social commentary sitcom known as The Honeymooners. Much as would be done again in the 1970s with Archie Bunker of All In The Family, 1980s with Roseanne, and 1990s … Continue reading

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Any Boy But You by

Any Boy But You is a sweet romance set in a town obsessed with Christmas. We have a “Romeo and Juliet” situation between two rival sporting goods stores and the legacy established by the grandparents of our two mains. The … Continue reading

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