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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Monthly Wrap-Up (July 2017)

051c03bf81b3211f4a67222f665a6e5aacfce467_hq.gifJin and his kisses were such a hit last month that I decided to let him send you more kisses with this July wrap-up! Wow, it’s August already! I don’t know if I feel as if July went by quickly or slowly…it seems to change for me depending on the day. But I feel like it’s the former more than the latter. Summers usually fly by for me because I’m a lot more busy with friends and family while we’re enjoying the (usually) nicer weather here in Canada. Winter has all of us feeling a lot more lethargic, which is fine since that means more reading and blogging time for me. But anyways, here is what’s been going on on Flavia the Bibliophile in the past month!

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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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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Mini Film Review)

spider_man_poster2Title: Spider-Man: Homecoming
Directed by: Jon Watts
Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers
Based on: Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
Edited by: Dan Lebental, and Debbie Berman
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Pascal Pictures
Type: Fictionimdb_logo_a_l
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero
Producers: Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Running Time: 133 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Cineplex Canada.

Synopsis: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Written by Benett SullivanJ

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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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Monthly Wrap-Up (May & June 2017)

051c03bf81b3211f4a67222f665a6e5aacfce467_hq.gifHello everyone! (Please enjoy the kisses sent to you from my BTS bias, Jin, GIF on the left)! He is seriously the cutest and dorkiest, and I love him. But anyway! As some of you may have noticed, I did not post a monthly wrap-up for May, and that’s because I was away on vacation for most of that month, and therefore hadn’t posted enough to put in a wrap-up! So, just as I’ve done with March and April, I decided to just attach the posts from May to my June wrap-up, and just put them up that way together. It just made more sense to me!

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Wonder Woman (2017) (Film Review)

wonder-woman-final-posterTitle: Wonder Woman
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Based on: Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston
Screenplay: Allan Heinberg
Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography: Matthew Jensen
Edited: Martin Walsh
Production Companies: DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, Cruel and Unusual Films, Tencent Pictures, Wanda Pictures
Type: Fictionimdb_logo_a_l
Genre: Superhero, Fantasy, Action, War
Producers: Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Richard Suckle
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rating: Rated PG 13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Running Time: 141 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased by my boyfriend from Cineplex Canada

Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

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