The Scarlet Rose, Vol. 1: I Knew I’d Meet You

Image result for the scarlet rose i knew i'd meet youThe Scarlet Rose, Vol. 1 by Patricia Lyfoung

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Publisher: Charmz
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Humor


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Maud is quite happy living her simple life with her father and learning the exciting art of sword fighting. But when her father is murdered, Maud is whisked away from the life she knows by her rich and lordly grandfather. He wants to give her a home – on his terms – and help Maud become a real lady. All Maud wants to do is keep on fighting, so that she can have her revenge on her father’s killer.

High adventure and historical fiction come together in a swashbuckling thriller! Swords, vengeance, and a dashing highwayman known as the Fox comprise the key components to The Scarlet Rose, as Maud learns everything she thought she knew about her life wasn’t true, and how to grow and grieve after losing her father. The Scarlet Rose blends exciting, thrilling action with grounded, emotional characterization. Continue reading

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Hollow Fields, Vol. 1

Hollow Fields (color) Vol. 1Hollow Fields, Vol. 1 by Madeleine Rosca

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: November 28th, 2017
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Manga, Humor, School, Steampunk


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A full-color revisit to the critically acclaimed steampunk hit!

Little Lucy Snow was supposed to attend a prestigious boarding school; however, a macabre twist of fate finds her enrolled instead at Miss Weaver’s Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered, also known as Hollow Fields. Located on the outskirts of Nullsville and run by the insidious Engineers, the grim boarding school dedicates itself to raising the next generation of mad scientists and evil geniuses!

Classes include Live Taxidermy, Cross-Species Body Part Transplantation, and Killer Robot Construction. For her own survival, Lucy must master her lessons quickly. At the end of each week, the student with the lowest grades is sent to the old windmill for detention…and so far, no child has ever returned. Continue reading

Slumbering Beauty, Vol. 1

36693398Slumbering Beauty Vol.1 by Yumi Unita

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: November 2017
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Tween, Manga, Humor, High School, Friendship


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High school student Yaneko loves to sleep, so much that she can barely wake up of her own accord. That is, until she is roused from her slumber by a sleep spirit known as Nerim. Yaneko must accompany the benevolent spirit on his daily work route, as he grants the gift of comfortable sleep to people (and animals!) of all ages. But just what is his true purpose and why has he chosen Yaneko to be his assistant? This could very well be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!   Continue reading