ARC Review: Spy x Family, Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Endo

Spy x Family, Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Endo My rating: 5 of 5 stars An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath! Master spy Twilight is the best at what he does when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions in the name of a better … Continue reading ARC Review: Spy x Family, Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Endo

ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom … Continue reading ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

ARC Review: My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta

My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta My rating: 3 of 5 stars Igarashi Futuba’s new job would be great if her senpai, Takeda Harumi, wasn’t so incredibly annoying! Futuba hates his laugh, she hates how big he is, and she really hates that he treats her like a little kid. Just because … Continue reading ARC Review: My Senpai is Annoying Vol. 1 by Shiro Manta

ARC Review: The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka & Satoshi Shiki

The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka My rating: 3 of 5 stars A modern remake of Osamu Tezuka’s legendary samurai tale about reclaiming stolen humanity–and don’t miss the stunning 2019 anime! A young swordsman travels alone through war-torn Japan, hunting demons wherever they might hide. His name: Hyakkimaru. Soon he … Continue reading ARC Review: The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 by Osamu Tezuka & Satoshi Shiki

ARC Review: Shades of Magic Vol. 3: The Rebel Army by V.E. Schwab & Andrea Olimpieri

Shades of Magic Vol. 3: The Rebel Army by V.E. Schwab My rating: 4 of 5 stars Once just a single ship, now the pirate fleet of the Rebel Army numbers in its thousands. Made up of traitors from each of the three empires, the fleet, who once made the open waters of the Blood … Continue reading ARC Review: Shades of Magic Vol. 3: The Rebel Army by V.E. Schwab & Andrea Olimpieri

ARC Review: Shades of Magic Vol. 2: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri

Shades of Magic Vol. 2: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars The young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, having faced the terror of the Pirate Queen, now aims to capture the respect of the combative port town of Verose - by taking the impossible challenges of the Night of Knives... … Continue reading ARC Review: Shades of Magic Vol. 2: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri

ARC Review: At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino

At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars By day, Adachi is a normal student. By night, he's a terrifying creature of many eyes and many legs who lurks in the darkness. One night, while haunting his own school, he comes across his classmate Yano Satsuki--she's been an … Continue reading ARC Review: At Night, I Become a Monster by Yoru Sumino

ARC Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Ryan North & Albert Monteys

Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children's Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great anti-war books. An American classic and one of the world’s seminal antiwar books, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel … Continue reading ARC Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Ryan North & Albert Monteys

ARC Review: Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito

Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito My rating: 4 of 5 stars A "best of" collection of creepy tales from Eisner award winner and legendary horror master Junji Ito. This ultimate collection presents the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito’s career, featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa’s classic horror story "Human Chair" … Continue reading ARC Review: Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito

ARC Review: Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab & Andrea Olimpieri

Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab My rating: 4 of 5 stars Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic! The youthful … Continue reading ARC Review: Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab & Andrea Olimpieri

ARC Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history. A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes … Continue reading ARC Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

ARC Review: Blue Flag, Vol. 3 by KAITO

Blue Flag, Vol. 3 by KAITO My rating: 4 of 5 stars An unexpected love quadrangle with a dash of unrequited love as two classmates, a boy and a girl, begin to fall for each other when each of their best friends have already fallen for them. It’s the last year of high school, and … Continue reading ARC Review: Blue Flag, Vol. 3 by KAITO

ARC Review: Fangs by Sarah Andersen

Fangs by Sarah Andersen My rating: 4 of 5 stars A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah's Scribbles comics. Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming … Continue reading ARC Review: Fangs by Sarah Andersen

ARC Review: Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 8 by Tomohito Oda

Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 8 by Tomohito Oda My rating: 4 of 5 stars The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation. Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body … Continue reading ARC Review: Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 8 by Tomohito Oda

ARC Review: Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan & (translated by) Janet Hong

Bluebeard's First Wife by Ha Seong-nan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Disasters, accidents, and deaths abound in Bluebeard’s First Wife. A woman spends a night with her fiancé and his friends, and overhears a terrible secret that has bound them together since high school. A man grows increasingly agitated by the apartment noise made … Continue reading ARC Review: Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan & (translated by) Janet Hong