Sartre – Mathilde Ramadier

sartreSartre by Mathilde Ramadier

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 1st, 2017
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Graphic Biography, Philosophy, Existentialism, Relationships, Modern Life


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For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir… From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time. In his biographic piece, the life and thoughts that made Sartre a known name are brought to print in rich color. Continue reading

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Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 4

Gunner 4Gunnerkrigg Court: Materia by Thomas Siddell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
Publication Date: January 21st, 2017
Publisher: Archaia
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novels/Webcomics, Boarding School, Science Fiction Fantasy, Friendship, Mystery, magic


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Antimony Carver and her best friend Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their eccentric school, Gunnerkrigg Court, as their second year comes to a close. If navigating the dangerous world of teenage relationships weren’t hard enough, Annie and her fellow Mediums In Training learn that there is a far more to their powers than they could have imagined. They must take things into their own hands if they want to get to the bottom of the Court’s dark past.
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A Bride’s Story, Volume 1

brideA Bride’s Story, Vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: May 21st, 2011
Publisher: Yen Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Manga, Historical Fiction, Family, Marriage, Culture


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Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori (Emma, Shirley) brings the nineteenth-century Silk Road to lavish life, chronicling the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her. Continue reading

Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 3

gunner 33Gunnerkrigg Court: Reason by Thomas Siddell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Publisher: Archaia
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novels/Webcomics, Boarding School, Science Fiction Fantasy, Friendship, Mystery, magic


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In the third volume of this critically acclaimed Webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem! Plus, Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end!
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Hollow City: The Graphic Novel

Hollow cityHollow City by Ransom Riggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: July 12th, 2016
Publisher: Yen Press
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Action, Magic


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After fleeing an army of terrible monsters, Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends find themselves lost at sea, but the only person who might be able to get them ashore safely, their illustrious headmistress Miss Peregrine, is stuck in the form of a bird! Hoping to find a way to get Miss Peregrine back to normal–or as normal as a peculiar can get–the children journey to London. But no matter where they go, trouble lurks after them… Continue reading