The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (Mini Review)

tea dragonsTitle: The Tea Dragon Society
Author: Katie O’Neill
Type: Fiction
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Fantasy
Publisher: Oni Press
Date published: October 18, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 72
Source: Publisher

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

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

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Shade, the Changing Girl (Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy) by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Review)

shadethechanginggirl-aTitle: Shade, the Changing Girl (Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy)
Author: Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone
Type: Fiction, Sequential Art
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Superheroes
Publisher: DC Comics
Date published: July 18, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Source: Publisher

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

SynopsisPart of Gerard Way’s new imprint, DC’s Young Animal!

Far away on the planet Meta, Loma’s going nowhere fast. She’s dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend and is bored out of her mind. She longs to feel things. That’s where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come in. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer.

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Snotgirl #7 by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, Rachel Cohen, and Jason Fischer (Mini Review)

Snotgirl_07-1Title: Snotgirl #7
Contributors: Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung (Illustrator), Rachael Cohen (Illustrator), Jason Fischer (Illustrator)
Type: Comic / Graphic Novel (Single Issue)
Genre: Sequential Art
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: September 20, 2017
Format: Digital
Page Count: 32
Source: Publisher

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Summary: From bestselling writer BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and superstar LESLIE HUNG, it’s Image’s new hit SNOTGIRL! Lottie Person is a beloved blogger who’s living life while secretly suffering from alarming allergies. This month: Fashion your seatbelts, because the girls are planning a road trip to San Diego!

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Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta, and Paulina Ganucheau (Review)

zodiac-starforceTitle: Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra,
Author: Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
Type: Fiction, Comic Book/Graphic Novel, YA
Genre: Fantasy, Magic
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Date published: March 9, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 136
Source: Library

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Summary: They’re an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters–not your typical afterschool activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself–and the world–from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!

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Monstress (Volume 2) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (ARC Review)

33540347Title: Monstress (Volume 2)
Author: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Type: Fiction, Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: July 11, 2017
Format: Digital
Page Count: 144
Source: Publisher

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An e-copy of this comic was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryThe Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past… and discover a new, terrible, threat. Collects MONSTRESS #7-12

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Snotgirl #6 by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, and Rachel Cohen (Mini Review)

35438878Title: Snotgirl #6
Contributors: Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung (Illustrator), Rachael Cohen (Illustrator)
Type: Comic / Graphic Novel (Single Issue)
Genre: Sequential Art
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: July 5, 2017
Format: Digital
Page Count: 32
Source: Publisher

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SummaryNEW STORY ARC!: From the creator of Scott Pilgrim! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life—at least that’s what she wants you to think. The truth is, she’s an allergy-ridden mess who may or may not have killed somebody! THIS MONTH: Spring is the season for mystery, madness & mucus as Lottie meets her adoring public, Coolgirl has a change of heart, and we learn more than we ever wanted to know about Cutegirl!

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