“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

“Rowan’s Ruin” by Mike Carey, Mike Perkins, and Andy Troy

Rowan’s Ruin is a standalone trade paperback graphic novel about a girl named Katie who participates in a house swap, only to find that the house is haunted. But Katie isn’t scared off–instead she goes to the library and tries to figure out the house’s mysteries. As she learns about the house’s history, she hasRead more

“B.E.K.: Black-Eyed Kids Volume 1” by Joe Pruett & Szymon Kudranski

Several years ago, my friend Sam and I were walking around on a crisp winter night. We were in a very rural residential neighborhood. We were approached by a white van filled with pale giggling children with dark eyes. Even the driver looked no older than twelve. They kept asking us where they could findRead more

“The Word for World is Forest” by Ursula K. LeGuin

I’ve seen a lot of interest on Twitter in the past few weeks in Ursula LeGuin’s work. She’s one of my favorite authors for a reason–her science fiction novels provide a lens into our own world, and are deeply thoughtful. They come from an anthropological perspective, rather than straight-up adventure, and every time I readRead more