Mini-reviews: ‘Saga’ Vols. 1-4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Genre: Science-fiction (graphic novel/ongoing comic) Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. This story sweeps across space following the star-crossed young couple as they struggle to raise their baby in a hostile universe...including fending … Continue reading Mini-reviews: ‘Saga’ Vols. 1-4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Review: ‘The Graveyard Book’, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell

Sleep, my little babby-ohSleep until you waken -When you wake you'll see the worldIf I'm not mistaken... Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Paranormal fantasy (graphic novel) Synopsis: Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the cemetery denizens, Bod has … Continue reading Review: ‘The Graveyard Book’, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell

Review: ‘White as Milk, Red as Blood’ by Franz von Schönwerth and Shelley Tanaka (illust. Willow Dawson)

Do not look for me, for you will not find me, even if you walk until you wear out these iron shoes. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ (2/5 stars) Genre: Fairy tales (collection) Synopsis: This book offers twenty-three illustrated fairy tales for grown-ups, collected by Franz von Schönwerth, a contemporary of the Brothers Grimm - these were … Continue reading Review: ‘White as Milk, Red as Blood’ by Franz von Schönwerth and Shelley Tanaka (illust. Willow Dawson)

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books I Read in 2019

It's been a hot minute since I did a TTT post! TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!) Where possible, I've included links to my full reviews in the headings. 1. 'I Was Born For This' by Alice Oseman My laptop … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books I Read in 2019

Mini review: Skyward, Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragonflies by Henderson & Garbett

You're right. You didn't kill my dad. But I didn't either. He sacrificed himself. Because he loved me. And giving you a single shred of credit for what he did takes away from that. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (As good as, if not better than, Vol. 1!) Genre: Science-fiction (graphic novel) Synopsis: Willa … Continue reading Mini review: Skyward, Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragonflies by Henderson & Garbett

Mini-Review: The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)

Forgive me. It was a foolishness. Wishes are such sweet profanities; they fall so carelessly from the mouth. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: Historical fantasy short story (graphic novel) Synopsis: 'I have no idea how long I have been incarcerated in these ancient walls . . . Let me explain how I find … Continue reading Mini-Review: The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)

Thursday Tunes 🎶

Happy Halloween! Can you believe October is practically over already?! I had a great time doing Inktober (I might put them up here later) - are any of you doing NaNoWriMo? With Thursday Tunes, I'm going to try this new thing where every Thursday, I'll share songs or playlists that I'm loving this week - … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶

Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (illust. Colleen Doran)

Lies and half-truths fall like snow, covering the things that I remember, the things I saw. A landscape, unrecognizable after a snowfall - that is what she has made of my life. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.5/5) Genre: Fantasy (Snow White retelling)/Graphic novelisation Publication: Aug 2019 (originally 1994) Synopsis: Once upon a time, a … Continue reading Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (illust. Colleen Doran)

Review: Thornhill by Pam Smy

It is my choice and I choose Thornhill.I will never leave. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (5/5) Genre: YA paranormal (ghosts)/Graphic Novel Synopsis: Parallel stories set 35 years apart converge as Ella Clarke unravels the mystery of the girl next door. 1982: Mary, a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute for Children, is left … Continue reading Review: Thornhill by Pam Smy

Review: Tinder by Sally Gardner (illust. David Roberts)

My name is Otto Hundebiss. I was born in war, raised in war; in war I lost my family. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.8/5 stars) Genre: Fantasy (retelling)/Graphic Novel Synopsis: Wounded in battle, Otto Hundebiss is tired of war. When he defies Death, he finds himself on a dangerous path to a realm of … Continue reading Review: Tinder by Sally Gardner (illust. David Roberts)