Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Book of Lies feels very much like a concept that was turned into a story; there are many well-worn tropes, random faery/fae influences, and a story that tends to fall apart if you look too close. However, it is decently … Continue reading

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Taproot by Keezy Young

Taproot is a gentle, inviting, and nicely told urban fantasy of a young man in love with gardening and the ghost in love with him. It draws you in immediately and it is a story you want to follow as … Continue reading

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I Love My Wok by Nicola Graimes

I Love My Wok is a nicely laid out, easy to use cookbook for a wok. The recipes are cleanly presented, there are full size pictures for many of the meals, and a nice introduction with recommendations and tools in … Continue reading

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Monstress Volume 2 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Where Monstress Volume 1 felt more of a cypher than a full tale, Volume 2 solidifies the story while never giving away too much of the lore. The art work, as always, is breathtaking; more than a pretty face, the … Continue reading

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Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Book two in the Legends of the First Empire continues exactly where the previous book left off and moves on with the plot without wasting time reiterating events. Personally I like this approach in book series where the author is … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden, Brenna Thummler

Anne of Green Gables was ripe for a contemporary graphic novel translation: the beloved story of a plucky young orphan growing up in Prince Edward Island in Canada is a beloved classic to many. Those watching the 2017 Netflex show … Continue reading

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Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

I’ve seen some interesting comparisons for what you find in Zero Repeat Forever – from a “Canadian 5th Wave” to “Alien Warm Bodies.” And certainly, the plot does echo what is found in those stories: an alien invasion, a girl … Continue reading

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