“Pretty Deadly Vol. 2: The Bear” by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios

When I read the first trade paperback volume of Pretty Deadly, I was impressed. Pretty Deadly is a Western-style comic that incorporates American mythology amidst gorgeous artwork and lyrical storytelling. I couldn’t put it down, and it was unlike anything I’d read before. Impressive, but also super artsy, and there were points in the story that were aRead more

Mini-Review: “Sunstone Vol. 3” by Stjepan Sejik

I’m going to keep this review pretty short, as I don’t have much to say about Sunstone Vol. 3 that hasn’t already been said in my reviews of the first two volumes. Quick synopsis of the series: Ally and Lisa are two women who meet online, become friends, and begin a BDSM relationship. Sunstone isn’t like the trainwreckRead more

“Mirror: The Mountain” by Emma Rios and Hwei Lim

Mirror: The Mountain is a graphic novel created by Emma Rios and illustrated by Hwei Lim. The story set on an asteroid that has been terraformed by the mage scientists of Synchronia. When the mage scientists sent down animals as test subjects, the sentient asteroid gifted those animals with human-like capabilities. Mirror: The Mountain starts out as aRead more

“Black Butler Vol. 2” by Yana Toboso

Next up on my queue of vacation reading–Black Butler! As I mentioned when I reviewed the first volume, Black Butler is one of my all-time favorite anime series, and I’m now reading the manga that it was based on. Black Butler is set in an alternate version of Victorian England. Ciel Phantomhive, the protagonist, isRead more

“Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory” by Jim Zub, Steven Cummings, and John Rauch

I picked up the first volume of Wayward on a whim. Mike and I were about to go tent camping, and we figured that reading comics in the tent would be fun, so I ordered a bunch of random trades published by Image. For any non-comic-book-fans, Image is interesting because characters belong to the authors rather thanRead more

Mini-Review/Final Thoughts: Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past month or so, I’ve been reading Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey with a group of blog friends. Naamah’s Curse is the second book in the third trilogy of the Kushiel’s Legacy series. In a nutshell–at the end of the last book, Moirin, a Celtic bear-witch, saves the life of Bao, a Chinese martial artist. InRead more

“The Illusionist’s Apprentice” by Kristy Cambron: Blog Tour & Giveaway

The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron is a mystery/romance set in the mid 1920s starring the great illusionist Harry Houdini’s former apprentice. Wren Lockhart lives alone with only one companion, her manager Irina. She wears men’s clothing and stands out from her peers. After Houdini’s death, Wren has kept a low profile, performing in vaudeville shows butRead more