Graphic Novel Review: Sleepless Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn & Leila del Duca

Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of the late king, but now he's dead, her uncle has taken the throne, and someone at court is trying to have her assassinated. Unable to leave, she'll have to play the game of court politics and, with the help of her devoted Sleepless knight, figure out who's trying to kill her if she wants to...
 

Bookish Musings: Why I Love Graphic Novels & Comics (Sometimes Even More than Regular Books)

When I first started book blogging in 2015, reading a story in comic form never even crossed my mind as a thing to do. This is probably going to sound horribly judgmental or maybe just ignorant, but when I thought of comics, I thought of superheroes and Sunday newspapers, and that was about it. That was all I knew of. But then I started hearing the term graphic novel, which somehow sounded a...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – iZombie Vol. 2, Whispers Vol. 1, Sex Criminals Vol. 2

In iZombie Vol. 2, zombie girl Gwen eats the brain of someone she used to know as a child and finds out some things she forgot about her own life while her were-terrier friend attempts to reconcile with his grandfather. In Whispers Vol. 1, a guy with OCD discovers he can travel in a ghost-like form separate from his body as he sleeps and manipulate people's thoughts. In Sex Criminals Vol. 2, Jon...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

After the events of the last volume, Alana's health is in danger, so the group travels to a planet where they might be able to get help. Meanwhile, The Will becomes unwilling helper to a villain, and Ghus's group struggles with impending starvation while waiting for the others to come back for...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Hotblood! A Centaur in the Old West by Toril Orlesky

Steel industry business owner Asa is less than pleased to find the secretary sent to him is a centaur, but James is determined to do this job. James soons finds that Asa may not be all bad and finds that he even likes being around him, and he finds himself caught up in a mess in the Wild West thanks to one of Asa's crazy...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story by Anne Rice & Ashley Marie Witter

Claudia was only five years old when she was turned into a vampire by her vampire fathers Louis and Lestat. This is the story, in graphic novel form, of her life as she grows older, becomes unhappy with being stuck in a little girl's body, and seeks answers and other creatures like her who may have...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – Taproot, Ninety-Nine Righteous Men, The Little Red Wolf

In Taproot, a ghost must decide if his existence is worth giving up to save the human he loves. In Ninety-Nine Righteous Men, two priests try to help a friend who's been possessed while dealing with their own complicated history. In The Little Red Wolf, a little wolf strays from the path and finds out first hand why he was warned to stay away from the humans. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Chester 5000 XYV Vol. 2 by Jess Fink

Before he created Chester 5000, Robert worked at a foundry with George, and the two of them became fast friends while working together on new inventions. But between work stress, dangerous inventions, sexuality questions, overbearing orphanage mothers, and greedy bosses, what will happen to George and Isabelle's new marriage and Robert and Priscilla's struggling one? (This volume covers events...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Chester 5000 XYV Vol. 1 by Jess Fink

Priscilla is feeling neglected because her inventor husband, Robert, doesn't seem to have time for her or to be interested in sex anymore. In order to satisfy her, Robert creates Chester 5000, a fully functioning sex robot! Priscilla is hesitant at first but, upon getting to know Chester, finds that he's sweet, caring, and everything she could ever want in a man. But what will happen when Robert...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Hazel has been reunited with her parents, but the ship is getting crowded now that it's got all three of them, Robot IV, and Petrichor living in it. When they run out of fuel on their way back to IV's current home, they stop on the war-torn planet of Phang. Hazel learns of friendship and loss, Marko continues to struggle with his anti-weapon policy, IV struggles with guilt as he starts to realize...