“The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1” by Kore Yamazaki

Chise Hatori had a troubled childhood. She grew up orphaned, being passed from person to person, unloved and unwanted. She felt even further alienated from those around her because unlike most people, she can see the spirits and magical creatures that exist all around us, invisible. When The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins, Chise is a teenager andRead 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

Mini-Review: “Death Vigil” by Stjepan Šejić

Death Vigil is a graphic novel by Stjepan Šejić about the Grim Reaper and her army who fight against a great darkness that threatens our world. Stjepan Šejić is the same author who wrote Sunstone, and I’d been itching for a chance to try some of his other work. Death Vigil does not disappoint. The book largely alternates between two mainRead more

It’s that time again… Mini-Reviews!

Every now and then my backlog of read-but-not-reviewed starts getting ridiculous.  That’s currently the case, and I want to clean house before the weekend comes so I can cosplay as Hermione Granger while not feeling guilty over the shit I should have done on my blog (stressing over unfinished work would be totally in character forRead more

“The Queen is Dead” by Kate Locke

The Queen is Dead is the second novel in Kate Locke’s The Immortal Empire trilogy, an urban fantasy series that reimagines the Victorian era, but with lots of undead and otherwise plagued creatures.  The protagonist, Xandra Vardan, is having a hard time dealing with the fact that she’s the queen of the goblins.  Until recently, she didn’t evenRead more

“Love Minus Eighty” by Will McIntosh

  Love Minus Eighty is a futuristic story that describes the love lives of a handful of intersecting characters.  Mankind has developed the technology to revive the dead provided that their bodies are frozen shortly after their deaths.  Of course, this technology is prohibitively expensive for people without resurrection insurance, which is most of theRead more

“Fire” by Kristin Cashore

  Kristin Cashore’s Graceling series is singularly responsible for making me stop dismissing YA as something that’s just for teenagers and making me realize that YA fantasy can be just as amazingly beautiful and thought-provoking as fantasy that’s written for adults.  I read the series in completely the wrong order, starting with the third book,Read more