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)

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)

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)

Review: Skyward – ‘My Low-G Life’ Vol. 1

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (5/5 stars) Genre: YA sci-fi (graphic novel) Synopsis: One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. 20 years after that catastrophic event, humanity has adapted to its new Low-G reality. And to Willa Fowler, who was born just before G-day, Low-G life is … Continue reading Review: Skyward – ‘My Low-G Life’ Vol. 1

Review: And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness (illust. Rovina Cai)

"Whales and their precious prophecies. 'We must do this. It has been prophesied.' You relieve yourself of choice. Relieve yourself of consequences. Torture me, harm me, kill me. Do all these things, but do not pretend there is a must. That is how evil is rationalized." Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.5/5 stars) Genre: Fantasy … Continue reading Review: And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness (illust. Rovina Cai)