Category: Graphic Novel Review

Fable Comics Blog Tour: The..

Fable Comics Blog Tour: The Crow and the Pitcher

I’m here today as part of the Fable Comics blog tour! I’m excited to share with you one of the stories within this wonderful graphic novel collection of different fables told by different author/illustrators. The Crow and the Pitcher is written and illustrated by Simone Lia. One of Aesop’s fables, it features a crow who seems to know the answers to many questions. Even when he has his own problem to solve (he’s thirsty and needs water but cannot get into a pitcher), he gets back up and finds a solution. I love that the moral of the story is […]

Posted October 1, 2015
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Graphic Novel Review: Littl..

Graphic Novel Review: Little Robot + Giveaway

I’m so excited to be apart of the tour of Ben Hatke’s Little Robot. I love graphic novels and especially love Ben’s illustrations! Check out the list of tour stops over at Macmillan Kids. Little Robot is the story of a girl who is good with fixing things. She’s left alone at home frequently and runs off to the junkyard to see what she can find there. One day, she finds a robot there and quickly befriends him. They have their difficulties as the robot realizes they are different and she even locks him in a car so that she can see […]

Posted September 4, 2015
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Graphic Novel Review: Save ..

Graphic Novel Review: Save Yourself (Princeless #1)

Princeless is a series that fans of fairy tales and strong female characters will love. Adrienne is a princess in a tower and she’s done with watching princes try to rescue her. So, she decides she’s going to save herself and then sets off to save all of her sisters in turn. There is only one prince in her family and he is not living up to his father’s expectations. I’m hoping they expand a bit on this part of the story in other volumes. It’s nice to see both genders breaking free of their usual typecasts. The humor started […]

Posted August 29, 2015
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Graphic Novel Review: Last ..

Graphic Novel Review: Last of the Sandwalkers

Last of the Sandwalkers surprised me as a graphic novel. I’m not overly fond of bugs, but this story really brought them into the light. Lucy is a scientist at heart and sets off on journey to find if there are more beetles in the world around them. Her community is not fond of scientists though and she finds that the overseer of their journey tries to sabotage them from finding their way home, while stealing their discovery of large bones in the sand. They end up on their own and must find their way back. Luckily, the journal their overseer […]

Posted August 21, 2015
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Graphic Novel Review: The D..

Graphic Novel Review: The Divine

The Divine is a rather dark graphic novel mixing the depths of war-ravaged lands with paranormal and fantastical elements. Inspired by a photograph of a set of 12 year old twins smoking a cigar, the Htoo twins were known for having lead an army against the Burmese who took their homes away. Taking this idea and pushing further into the realms of magic and fantasy, The Divine is a story of those children who have powers that can help them rid their country of unwanteds for better or worse it is unknown. Our main character is a man named Mark who is unsure whether […]

Posted August 19, 2015
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Book Review: The Thief and ..

Book Review: The Thief and the Sword

The Thief and the Sword is the second book in the graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space. Cleo has time traveled into a strange space atmosphere and basically saved the day in the first book. She’s become somewhat of a celebrity as she is the center of a prophecy that she will basically save the world from destruction. Or worlds? I like the mix of student life with the actual overlying plot. Cleo has a friend named Akila who is a bit jealous of her popularity, especially when the dance she coordinated is ruined by a thief. Cleo runs off after […]

Posted August 10, 2015
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Graphic Novel Review: The S..

Graphic Novel Review: The Sixth Gun

The Sixth Gun is a western horror graphic novel series. A young woman named Rebecca is pulled into quite a dangerous situation when her father is killed and she becomes the wielder of one of six guns, all that have supernatural powers. These guns can only be used by the owners, so to possess one, you must kill the current owner. Our heroine in danger finds the help of Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a past. Together, they must make sure an immortal evil man does not rise again and possess all six guns for himself. The graphics are incredible […]

Posted January 25, 2015
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Graphic Novel Review: Gaiji..

Graphic Novel Review: Gaijin

Gaijin was one of my favorite graphic novels I read for the CYBILs award panel. Taking place during World War II, it’s from the perspective of a half-Japanese teenager who is forced from his home with his mother to live in an internment camp. Suffering from bullying by the other teens in the camp, Koji finds himself trying to fit into the gang and getting into even more trouble. His mother is doing her hardest to stay strong for their family, but Koji seems to think that the men in the camp are taking advantage of her and says some […]

Posted January 15, 2015
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