Category Archives: graphic novel

White Claw by Le Tendre and Yaduc

While I typically enjoy the idea of a graphic novel having a fantasy setting that isn’t based on European lore, I kind of have to take points off here for several reasons. First, we have European dragons rather than Asian … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, Fantasy, graphic novel | Leave a comment

Double 7 by Yann and Juillard

I usually enjoy historicals but this graphic novel had several egregious issues that made for a very unenjoyable read. By the 9th page or so, it became a chore to read; I didn’t care about any of the characters, I … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, graphic novel, Historical | Leave a comment

Dragon Age Library Edition 2

Despite a middle rating of 3 stars, I did enjoy this Dragon Age Library Edition 2. It features two related stories: Knight Errant and Mage Killer, both of which have been printed separately. This library edition adds commentary by the … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Fantasy, graphic novel | Leave a comment

Avatar: The Last Airbender Imbalance Part 1

Set not long after the original animation, this series now explores how the world came to be industrialized as seen in the Korra arc. With industrialization comes tensions, many of which mirroring the Luddite rebellions in English during the middle … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, Fantasy, graphic novel | Leave a comment

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Fred Fordham

I’m probably one of the few Americans not to have had this in school and never really got around to reading it after. So I was intrigued by this idea of a graphic novel: would I understand from this treatment … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, graphic novel, Historical | Leave a comment

Milton’s Dreams Book One by Mael, Fejard, Ricard

So here’s the thing: Steinbeck, in The Grapes of Wrath, took the abject poverty and hopelessness of Depression Era farmers and created a story with heart. People wanted to do right even though the world was conspiring to tear them … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, graphic novel, Historical, mystery | Leave a comment

Empress Charlotte by Nury Bonhomme

Empress Charlotte is an enjoyable historical graphic novel detailing life in the 1860s for European royalty. Our protagonist is a sheltered princess, daughter of Leopold the 1 of Belgium. The story follows her as she deals with her husband’s shortcomings … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, graphic novel, Historical | Leave a comment