Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: October 17, 2017

Read More »

Advertisements

My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s August 2017 Wrap Up

The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan! by Robert Kirkman (★★★★)

Who is The Walking Dead‘s most enigmatic villain, and how exactly did he become the psychopathic dick we love to hate? Here’s Negan collects the origin story of the man, the myth, the terrible husband, including the creation of his weapon of choice: Lucille. Rushed at times, the prequel story suffers from its original format (it was released four pages at a time over 16 months and is far too short to fully explain this complex character), but won me over with some great Negan one-liners.

Spell on Wheels Vol. 1 by Kate Leth (★★★½)

Touted as Supernatural meets Buffy and The Craft, Spell on Wheels is about three fashionable young witches who go on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen magical belongings. While the adorable artwork and two of the side adventures were super enjoyable — I’m looking at you goat man and haunted gal pals — I didn’t find the arc as a whole entirely successful. A real shame, since fashionable witches on a road trip  is basically my dream comic book series.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (★★★½)

In real life, Eliza Mirk is a painfully shy teenager with her nose stuck in a sketch book. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the enormously popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. But when a Monstrous Sea fanfiction author moves to Eliza’s school, she’s forced to confront the real world and her self-imposed loneliness. A fun look at the world of fandom, Eliza and Her Monsters is, at its heart, a touching exploration of depression and anxiety.

Read More »

Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Truly Devious’ by Maureen Johnson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a the first in a murder mystery trilogy from Maureen Johnson: Truly Devious!

In addition to being set in a prestigious boarding school (!), the book’s main characters is a true-crime junkie (!!) determined to solve a 1920s cold case (!!!).

Was Johnson’s latest trilogy written just for us!?!

The first book in the Truly Devious series hits shelves on January 16, 2018.

Read More »