For months, I’ve thought about whether I would write a review for this graphic novel or not. I’m unsure how fairly I can rate and review the book because it was one of two major texts that I analyzed for my final project in my independent study last semester. Now I think it’s time to write this with the note that I’ve read and analyzed it too many times to feel particularly objective about it….
Yesterday marked the end of the Retellathon, where we read retellings for a week. I read Colleen Oakes’ Stars for the readathon’s Unhappily Ever After challenge because it promised a dark twist on the already dark Peter Pan. If you know the original….
After reading very little young adult fantasy for a while, it was wonderful to read Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, read by Bahni Turpin. Inspired by West African mythology, Adeyemi created a world where the magic-users, Magi, have been oppressed and magic has been almost wiped off the face of the earth. Zélie….
No longer a slave but now an magus’ apprentice, Chise Hatori has been introduced to people and creatures of many sorts, including fae royalty. We start where we left off with the King of Cats and the blight haunting the cats’ home. As the story goes on, she learns about more of the cruel effects of being a sleigh beggy, a person who can generate and use tremendous magic. This second volume of The Ancient Magus’ Bride, by Kore Yamazaki, continues one story line and shows more of the side effects of being a sleigh beggy.
I first learned about The Ancient Magus’ Bride anime from akidearest, but I decided I would watch it when it becomes available on a platform I have access to. Then I saw the manga at my library and checked it out. The recommendation I heard for the anime was that it gives you a sense of wonder and tells you just what you need to know for current events and feel there’s still more to the fantasy world, and the manga delivers on that too.
In this beautiful retelling of multiple stories, a girl becomes a woman who learns who she is, works through the trials of a relationship, and fights for life. The Goblin King has been a legend that has haunted Liesl all her life as the Lord of Mischief, a muse, and her playmate. Liesl and her sister, Käthe, go to the market where they spot strange men selling tempting fruit. While Liesl….
In this amazing fantasy, there are four dimensions that each have a London. Only Antari, blood mages, can travel to these Londons. Kell is one of the only Antari left who is charged with exchanging mail between the rulers of the Londons, but he has a nasty habit of smuggling more than mail between worlds. He trades objects from other worlds for the right price, and that’s been going well until one object brings trouble with it. Now he is on the run. He meets Delilah Bard, a thief from Grey London….
It’s Saturday, the first one of the month, which means it’s time for another Six Degrees of Separation. This month my chain linked to fantasy and contemporary YA books. In case you don’t know, 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest, is where we connect the book Kate gives us to six other… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from It to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
#TheReadingQuest ended yesterday, and I failed to complete my quests. If you don’t know, #TheReadingQuest is a reading challenge based on video games. It has character classes, quests, experience points (XP) and health points (HP). In my sign-up post, I chose to follow the path of the Bard. Most of the challenge was taken up by… Continue reading #TheReadingQuest Conclusion
It’s time for another 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest. On the first Saturday of every month, readers and bloggers connect the selected book for the month to six other books, forming a chain. The books don’t all have to be related; each book only has to be related to the books next to it… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from Pride and Prejudice to Soul Music