Ask Me About Polyamory

polyamoryAsk Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles by Tikva Wolf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 15th, 2016
Publisher: Thorntree Press
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Love, Polyamory, LGBT, Humor, Relationships


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If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you’ll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues. Covering practical matters like time management and serious topics like discrimination, this book unites the best of two years of Kimchi Cuddles comics, organized into a practical and entertaining guide to the real world of alternative relationships. Kimchi Cuddles is a rare mix: fearlessly true to the lives of the people it depicts yet relatable enough to entertain and inform anyone (maybe even your parents). Dealing with both lighthearted and serious subject matter, it avoids clichés and easy answers, choosing instead to give examples of different schools of thought and show the humanity behind each one.  Continue reading

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How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

kittyHow to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 9th, 2012
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Animals, Modern Life, Cat Plotting


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If your cat is kneading you, that’s not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn’t a gift. It’s a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is an offering of cat comics, facts, and instructional guides from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. Continue reading

Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt

super narwhalSuper Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: May 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Tundra Books
Recommended Age: 3+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Friendship, Cuteness, Superheroes


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Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship and the power of believing in yourself and others through this irresistible duo. Continue reading

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

narwhalNarwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: December 28th, 2016
Publisher: Tundra Books
Recommended Age: 3+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Friendship, Cuteness


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Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. Continue reading

Blog Tour: Renegades – Marissa Meyer

renegadesRenegades by Marissa Meyer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
First Published: November 7th, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow/Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action, Superheroes, Family


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The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both. Continue reading

Nightlights – Graphic Novel

SandyNightlights by Lorena Alvarez Gomez

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publishers Group Canada
First Published: March 14th, 2017
Publisher: Nobrow Press
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Art, Imagination, Ghosts, Fantasy, Spooky


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Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl appears at school, Sandy’s drawings are noticed for the first time…but Morfie’s fascination with Sandy’s talent soon turns into something far more sinister. Continue reading

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usernameUsername: Regenerated by Various

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
First Published: November 1st, 2016
Publisher: Running Press
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Action, Family


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Evie is safe home, but her heart remains in e.scape. She’s desperate to return, but the app that transports her has corrupted in the great reboot.

When besotted geek, Lionel, offers to help, he doesn’t just restore the gateway as she had planned. He opens up a series of revelations that calls into question everything Evie treasures in life. With a momentous discovery to be unearthed in the virtual realm, and an e.scape fugitive on the loose in reality, can our sidelined schoolgirl save not one world but two?

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