Genre: Graphic Novel

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 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 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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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: 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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Graphic Novel Review: Jane The Fox and Me

Jane the Fox and Me is the story of a girl named Helene, who is a victim of the mean girls at her school. The only solace she has is in a book, a copy of Jane Eyre where the impossible turns into possible. Helene feels that she is ugly and fat and the girls at school only make it worse by leaving notes in bathroom stalls about her weight and being mean to her. The real conflict begins on a school camping trip, which she has to pick out a bathing suit for and cannot simply ignore her classmates’ […]

Posted December 17, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Maddy Kettle The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

Maddy Kettle comes from a family that owns a bookstore. Unfortunately, the Thimblewitch has turned them into kangaroo rats and she sets off to find a way to turn them back. Joined by her pet Toad and with the help of some balloonists, she travels on her adventure to find the Thimblewitch. What I love most is that this book takes unexpected turns and reveals truths about characters who were thought evil to be much different than expected. The illustrations are magnificent and I hope there will be more adventures to come. I will definitely be collecting these as they […]

Posted December 13, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: The G..

Graphic Novel Review: The Graveyard Book Volumes 1 & 2

The Graveyard Book translates brilliantly into graphic novel format. Perhaps because the author is also a graphic novelist? I read The Graveyard Book several years ago, after it became a Newbery winner. I loved the story and the characters and so when I heard they had redone it in graphic novel format, I could not wait. The illustrations are perfect, setting a dark and dreary landscape in the graveyard and I love the character designs. More realistic and sharp than most graphic novels made for younger readers, I loved the different characters and revisiting the plot in this type of […]

Posted December 11, 2014
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