The Prince and the Dressmaker

34506912The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: February 13th, 2018
Publisher: First Second Books
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Graphic Novel, LGBT, Fashion, Historical Setting, Friendship


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Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion. Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart. Continue reading

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Baby-Sitters Club #2: The Truth About Stacey

24689257Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #2: The Truth About Stacey by Raina Telgemeier

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: 2015
Publisher: Graphix
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Friendship, Family, Diabetes, Competition, Forgiveness


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Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends — Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they’re the BSC — and they will deal with whatever’s thrown their way… even if it’s a rival baby-sitting club! Continue reading

The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2)

22596647The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics
First Published: 2015
Publisher: Graphix
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Super fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Science Fiction, Humor


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When a mysterious thief steals the ancient sword Cleo recovered in Cleopatra In Space, Book One: Target Practice, Cleo is determined to get it back, but her teachers at Yasiro Academy forbid her from risking her life. Stuck at school, Cleo is having a hard time adjusting to her newfound popularity and responsibility. And when she learns more about the prophecy that names her the savior of the galaxy and the time tablets that could decide her fate, she must go on a dangerous journey to find them before they can fall into the wrong hands. Continue reading

Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1)

18527488Target Practice by Mike Maihack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics
First Published: 2014
Publisher: Graphix
Recommended Age: 10+
Pacing: Super fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Science Fiction, Humor


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When a young Cleopatra (yes, THAT Cleopatra) finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian. She enrolls in Yasiro Academy, a high-tech school with classes like algebra, biology, and alien languages (which Cleo could do without), and combat training (which is more Cleo’s style). With help from her teacher Khensu, Cleo learns what it takes to be a great leader, all while trying to figure out how she’s going to get her homework done, make friends, and avoid detention! Continue reading

Sorcières Sorcières tome 1: Le mystère du jeteur de sorts

Le mystère du jeteur de sorts by Joris Chamblain

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Maison de publication
Parution: Juin 2015
Éditions: Les Malins
Âge recommandé: 8+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: Bande dessinée, Sorcellerie, Mystère,  Sœurs


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À Pamprelune, tous les habitants sont des sorciers et des sorcières. Dans ce petit village fantastique où des dragons apprivoisés côtoient des citrouilles-boîtes-aux-lettres et où magie et sortilèges font partie du quotidien, trois petites sorcières de huit ans sont victimes tour à tour d’un mauvais sort. Harmonie, petite sorcière elle aussi, est la principale suspecte. Elle aura sans doute voulu venger sa petite soeur Miette, souffre-douleur des trois premières… Mais Harmonie est innocente ! Elle est aussi la seule à pouvoir enquêter et à découvrir qui est le mystérieux enchanteur… Attention, il y a de de la magie dans l’air! Continue reading

Chloe, Vol. 2: The Queen of High School

Chloe, Vol. 2 by Greg Tessier

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: October 31st, 2017
Publisher: Charmz
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Romance, Friendship, Popularity


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The adventures of Little Missy Chloe continue! Whether it’s starting up her own blog, or being whisked away for a family ski vacation, Chloe is always finding new friends and worrying about how to hold on to old ones. Will Alex stay true even when he’s at another school?

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Hibakusha – Thilde Barboni

35119313Hibakusha by Thilde Barboni

Ma note: 3 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: 5 mai 2017
Éditions: Dupuis
Âge recommandé: 16+
Rythme: Normal
Sujets: BD, Histoire, Amour impossible, Érotique


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Ludwig Mueller est un traducteur-interprète allemand aux ordres du parti hitlérien. Alors que la Seconde Guerre mondiale entame un virage inquiétant, ce mari désabusé et père peu préoccupé par sa famille est envoyé à Hiroshima afin de travailler sur des documents confidentiels, au contenu crypté. Là-bas, il lui est cependant impossible d’échapper à ses tourments qui se gravent dans sa chair et lui causent d’intenses douleurs. C’est alors que sa rencontre avec une belle Japonaise va bouleverser toutes ses convictions, jusqu’au plus profond de son âme… Continue reading