Category Archives: urban fantasy

Oz: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by Eric Shanower, Skottie Young, L. Frank Baum

I have to appreciate this wonderfully modern interpretation of the 1920s Oz series. With this volume, covering the 4th in the Oz books and considered the weakest in Baum’s iconic series, we have a very energetic but grounded Dorothy along … Continue reading

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Sorcerer To The Crown by Zen Cho

I had a hard time getting into Sorcerer to the Crown. For me, I just didn’t like any of the characters and felt very frustrated by their decisions. In one way, Cho creates a very British milieu, with all the … Continue reading

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Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters

This is a nicely atmospheric novel featuring interesting and flawed characters and plenty of twists. The usual southern gothic touches are here: family secrets, mysterious woods, death and haunting, and plenty of mood. Although you would expect this to take … Continue reading

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Camp Spirit by Axelle Lenoir

I enjoyed this graphic novel a lot – the characters were very quirky, had an authentic voice, and the milieu of the 1990s in Canada was evocatively captured. Yes, it does read very much like a Mary Sue for the … Continue reading

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Chosen Ones By Veronica Roth

This is a hard one to review simply because I both liked and disliked aspects of it. On one hand, the read is compelling in that there are many mysteries and Roth knows how to dole out information sparingly and … Continue reading

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Highfire by Eoin Colfer

I primarily know Colfer’s work through his famous Artemis Fowl series (which I love), including his recently released ‘Fowl Twins’ which continues the series with a new set of characters. Thus I was a bit surprised to find this new … Continue reading

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Persona 5 The Manga, Volume 1 by Hisato Murasaki

Persona 5 the manga was an adequate retelling of the plot from the Persona 5 game. The book did its job of covering all the main plot points while ensuring that the essential dialogue remained. What was lackluster was the … Continue reading

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