Bloodlust & Bonnets
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Review: Bloodlust & Bonnets – Emily McGovern

Wacky regency vampire queer shenanigans? OK, I’m in. And while this certainly delivers on all of the above, there’s not much else to it. When Lucy – “I’m a spirited young lady flouting the gendered expectations of her time, but in a cute way!” – accidentally murders a vampire, she’s flattered to be invited into a “secret ancient immortal vampire…

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Pilu of the Woods
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Review: Pilu of the Woods – Mai K. Nguyen

Content warnings: This is so gorgeous and adorable.  It’s marketed as a middle-grade graphic novel, but I enjoyed it immensely and think the lesson would be applicable to and accessible to most ages. After an argument with her older sister, Willow runs away into the woods where she meets a fellow runaway, a wood spirit named Pilu.  While Willow is…

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Book Learnin'
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Review: Book Learnin’ – John McNamee

I read and enjoyed the author’s previous collection, Goldilocks and the Infinite Bears, so I was excited to see that a new collection was coming soon.  Unfortunately, this one was a lot less successful for me. While the previous collection dealt with fairy tellings, fables, and other books, this one has the comics arranged as a sort of school with five…

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Craving Jamie
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Review: Craving Jamie – Keiko Okamoto and Emma Darcy

This is a manga adaptation of a Harlequin Presents novel from 1997, so I went in expecting some vintage category craziness and was not disappointed.  With that being said, it’s a pretty decent second chance romance, and the illustrated style certainly made it much more enjoyable. Jamie and Beth were friends as children at her family’s ranch outside Sydney.  When…

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Book Love
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Review: Book Love – Debbie Tung

  Are you a bookworm?  Can you not resist a bookstore?  Do you try to squeeze reading time into random bits of your day?  Do you agonize over which books to take with you?  Would you rather stay home and read than do… well, pretty much anything else?  Oh boy, do I have the graphic novel for you. As an…

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Aquicorn Cove
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Review: Aquicorn Cove – Katie O’Neill

Ms. O’Neill’s art is adorably cute, and I liked her previous graphic novel, The Tea Dragon Society, so much that I bought a signed copy, so I was excited to see she had something new coming out with equally adorable fantasy creatures. Lana and her father have returned to their seaside hometown after it’s been hit by a big storm…

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Kaijumax Season 2
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Review: Kaijumax Season 2: The Seamy Underbelly – Zander Cannon

Trigger warnings: abuse, panic attacks I picked up season one of Kaijumax without knowing what I was getting into.  I wasn’t expecting a hard-hitting, dark allegory about Japanese movie monsters in prison, but by the time I’d finished the book, I was sold and so ready for the next one.  Season 2 delivers, and more.  While Season 1 took place…

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Spectacle
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Review: Spectacle vol 1 – Megan Rose Gedris

This is a murder mystery graphic novel set in a circus traveling through the mid-west.  Anna is the circus fortune teller, and, somewhat hilariously, also analytical and scientific to the core.  She’s so convinced in the power of science over anything supposedly supernatural that she’s built a future-predicting Babbage machine – and then her sister is murdered, and she starts…

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