My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Raincoast Books Published: March 13th, 2018 Publisher: First Second Recommended Age: 8+ Pacing: Normal Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Humor, Adventure, Dragons
In Monsters Beware!, the third and final book of the Claudette graphic novel series, Claudette is put to the ultimate test. With her honor on the line will she learn that there’s more to a fight than just winning? Continue reading →
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Borrowed Publication Date: May 3rd 2016 Publisher: Disney-Hypersion Point of View: 1st Person & Masculine Recommended Age: 12+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Mythology, Adventure, Monsters, Mystery
How do you punish an immortal?
By making him human.
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.
But Apollo has many enemies – gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood. Continue reading →
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: borrowed Publication Date: July 2nd 2013 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Genres & Themes: YA, Graphic Novel, Greek Mythology, Adventure, Montsers, Friendship.
Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get…well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.
In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family–one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon’s son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars Received: NetGalley Publication date: December 3rd, 2014 Publisher: Oni Press Genres & Themes: Graphic novel, Mature YA, Sequential Art, Monsters, Friendship.
Hadashi is a boy with simple dreams… but his life changes when a horrific accident maims his hand! Unable to hold a sword, he’s kicked out of his dojo home. But the Orphan Blade is no ordinary sword. When Hadashi comes across the abandoned blade, he finds that not only is he able to wield it – the sword seems to be wielding him! He’s not the only one interested in the Orphan Blade, though, and his ownership draws the attention of the Five Fingers of Death – a deadly group of mercenaries who have their own magical and deadly weapons.