Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland, and Hilary Sycamore (ARC Review)

23532871Title: Spill Zone
Author: Scott Westerfeld (Goodreads Author), Alex Puvilland (Artist), Hilary Sycamore (Colorist)
Type: Fiction, Graphic Novel
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery
Imprint: First Second
Publisher: Macmillan
Date published: May 2, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 224
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryNobody’s ever really explained the Spill. Was it an angelic visitation? A nanotech accident? A porthole opening from another world? Whatever it was, no one’s allowed in the Spill Zone these days except government scientists and hazmat teams. But a few intrepid explorers know how to sneak through the patrols and steer clear of the dangers inside the Zone. Addison Merrick is one such explorer, dedicated to finding out what happened that night, and to unraveling the events that took her parents and left her little sister mute and disconnected from the world.

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Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, Mickey Quinn, and Maré Odomo (Mini Review)

31387205Title: Snotgirl
Contributors: Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung (Illustrator), Mickey Quinn (Colorist), Maré Odomo (Letterer)
Type: Comic / Graphic Novel
Genre: Sequential Art,
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: February 21, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Source: Library

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SummaryWho is Lottie Person?
Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung!

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Love is Love edited by Phil Jimenez (+other contributors) (Review)

33628888Title: Love is Love
Editor: Phil Jimenez (all other contributors listed later in this post)
Type: Comic / Graphic Novel
Genre: Sequential Art, GLBT
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Date published: December 28, 2016
Format: Digital
Page Count: 160
Source: Publisher

Summary: The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics – – mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan [ARC Review]

9780763672331Title: Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Creator: Matt Phelan
Type: Fiction, Comic
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Date published: September 13, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 216
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words “Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL.” In a moody, cinematic new telling of a beloved fairy tale, extraordinary graphic novelist Matt Phelan captures the essence of classic film noir on the page—and draws a striking distinction between good and evil.

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Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser [ARC Review]

29343566Title: Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine
Creators: Jody Hourser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage
Type: Fiction, Comic
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Date published: January 27, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 63
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryOrphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicals about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr!

But flying solo is going to be tougher than Zephyr ever thought when she uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

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Monstress (Volume 1) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda [ARC Review]

24426209Title: Monstress (Volume 1)
Creators: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Type: Fiction, Comic Book
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: July 19, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 192
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

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The Complete Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, and John Reppion [Review]

513NnflrmHL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Complete Alice in Wonderland
Authors: Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, and John Reppion
Illustrator: Erica Awano
Type: Fiction, Comic/Graphic
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Dynamite Entertainment
Date Published: April 19 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Join Alice on her whimsical journey down the rabbit hole. For the first time ever, Lewis Carroll’s beloved masterpiece is faithfully adapted and illustrated in its entirety, including the long-lost chapter, “The Wasp in a Wig!” From her initial meeting with the White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, to her final dinner party with the entire (and outrageous) Through the Looking Glass cast, every moment of Alice’s adventures in that astonishing landscape is captured in gorgeous detail. With old favorites like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter joined now by a long-forgotten Carroll creation, The Wasp, in one of the book’s latter chapters, children and adults alike can rediscover the complete Alice tale and fall in love with Wonderland all over again!

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Luna the Vampire Volume 1: Grumpy Space by Yasmin Sheikh [ARC Review]

51X6iivNEuL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Luna the Vampire Volume 1: Grumpy Space
Author: Yasmin Sheikh
Type: Fiction
Genre: Comic & Graphic
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Date Published: July 12 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: N/A
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Ever wondered how it would be if outer space was populated by monsters? LOOK NO FURTHER! As this is the AMAZING everyday life of Luna the Vampire. Jam packed with awesome adventures, crazy faces, zombie postmen, AND SPACE. By the power of the giant floating god heads, don’t miss out!

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