“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

“Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike” by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios

I’ve been on a graphic novels kick lately, and absolutely devoured the first volume of Pretty Deadly. Pretty Deadly is a western with a mythic fiction vibe. It’s also tricky to characterize, because the art and storytelling can both be a little confusing at times, especially with such a complex story. But at its core, there isRead more

“An Oath of Wintersteel” by JM Guillen

An Oath of Wintersteel is the latest book by evil mastermind JM Guillen, who has fast become one of my favorite authors. Guillen’s series The Paean of Sundered Dreams is a lot like Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere, in that all of his books are set in a shared multiverse despite different times, characters, planets, and even genres. TheRead more

Blog Tour & Giveaway: “The Last Woman Standing” by Thelma Adams

The Last Woman Standing is a western historical fiction novel about the gunfight at the OK Corral.  Josephine Marcus is a rebellious young woman who doesn’t want to settle down with a nice Jewish boy.  She’s lured to Tombstone, Arizona by the promise of Johnny Behan, a local sheriff. Josie arrives in Arizona naive and fullRead more

“Six-Gun Snow White” by Catherynne Valente

Six-Gun Snow White combines the mythos of the Wild West with the familiar story of Snow White, crafting a poignant story of what it’s like to be an outsider.  The story begins when Mr. H., a silver baron, coerces a Native American woman named Gun Who Sings to be his wife.  Gun Who Sings doesn’tRead more