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Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender, Sean Gordon Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth, Rus Wooton

Tokyo Ghost takes many modern inspirations and combines them into one fairly seamless story. From A Clockwork Orange to Princess Mononoke, Nineteen Eighty Four to Idiocracy, author Remender takes us to a dystopian hell where technology has run rampant and … Continue reading

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Children of the Wales Volume 1 by Abi Umeda

Children of the Whales is about as close to a Miyazaki movie as you are going to get. From the character designs, to the subtle characterizations, the random fantasyish setting, the innocence of children and machinations of adults, the intrusion … Continue reading

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Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

I’m gong to start by saying that this is one of my favorite books this year. I’ve seen quite a few references to the movie Pacific Rim and I can understand why: what Pacific Rim did for Japanese Godzilla movies, … Continue reading

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Snowfall by Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo

Snowfall feels like an homage to The Watchmen; not because it is an ensemble piece (it isn’t) but because we are given a cast of characters who are all very flawed and very unlikable. And like the Watchmen and its … Continue reading

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Vanguard by Ann Aguiire

With Vanguard, Aguirre takes a very different approach on the story but also wraps up the entire series nicely. Those interested on how Deuce and Fade fared will be pleased but we’re also given conclusion to several other minor characters. … Continue reading

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Trail of the Dead by Joseph Bruchac

As much as I really enjoyed Killer of Enemies, this second book felt very much like a “second in the series” let down. Not much happens, most felt like filler, and there’s a lot of words just to set up … Continue reading

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Scythe by Neil Shusterman

Scythe is a very meditative piece about what it means to lose one of humanity’s most important aspects: impermanence. Those expecting a YA dystopian thrill ride such as Hunger Games or Divergent will likely be frustrated by the slow pacing, … Continue reading

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