November 14, 2017
Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas is a story of found family, magic, and memory. It is a middle grade novel I would have adored as a child, and one I devoured as an adult. If you’ve been sitting on this, I urge you to read it immediately.
Fairy Tale Battle Royal Vol. 1 By:
Soraho Ina (illustrator); Alexandra Gunawan (lettering and retouching) Translator:
Molly Rabbitt (translator); Cae Hawksmoor (adaptation) Release Date:
October 16, 2018
Fairy Tale Battle Royal Received From:
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
Fairy Tale Battle Royal Vol. 1 by Soraho Ina is a fun new series featuring another world and fairy tale characters who seem to want our protagonist dead. The story takes place in two worlds, contemporary Japan and a fantasy world where the location of one fairy tale blends into the next.
The Hazel Wood By:
January 30, 2018
The Hazel Wood Rating:
I am quite far behind in reading this book, but I am certainly glad that I finally picked this up. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert is a truly fantastic novel about a teenage girl in search for mother, the mysterious Hazel Wood where her grandmother once lived, and the legacy of her great storyteller grandmother herself.
The Sandman: The Dream Hunters By:
Neil Gaiman (writer); Yoshitaka Amano (artist)
November 1, 1999; (This Edition) 2000
Titan Books Ltd.
The Sandman Award:
Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative (2000); Hugo Award Nominee for Best Related Work (2000); Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Comics-Related Book (2000) Rating:
Have you ever heard of The Sandman: The Dream Hunter by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano? Yeah, I hadn’t either. I discovered this book tucked away in the graphic novel section of my local library between two volumes of The Sandman graphic novel. The story set within the Sandman universe. This is a novella, though, not a graphic novel. Even better, it’s filled to the brim with one and two page art spreads by none other than Yoshitaka Amano, famed artist for many a Final Fantasy game.
The Language of Thorns: By:
Website: http://www.leighbardugo.com/m/ Release Date:
September 26, 2017
Grisha Verse Rating:
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic is, at heart, a book of fairy tales. These stories are set in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha universe, the same world in which The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows duology are set. Instead of high stakes adventures, we are given several fairy tales that take place in unspecified times within this world.