Out from Boneville is the first book in a comic series called Bone. It is about 3 cousins Fone Bone (the main character), Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone. This book is about how they get chased out of Boneville. They end up in a forest with a girl named Thorn who lives at a farm. … Continue reading Bone – Out from Boneville
Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune is an incredible feat of imagination and writing. Frank Herbert intermingles history, religion, politics, ecology, and philosophy into an epic adventure of intrigue and revolution. One can see the influence Dune has had on later science fiction. It’s hard not to imagine Tatooine as one reads about Arrakis. The intrigue among the great houses … Continue reading Dune by Frank Herbert
Big Nate: In the Zone
Today I am going to be reviewing Big Nate: In the Zone. It is a great book where Chad gives Nate an action figure foot and calls it lucky. But Nate does not think it is lucky... but it is. It makes Nate almost more popular then Marcus. Then Mrs. Godfrey takes the foot away … Continue reading Big Nate: In the Zone
Star Wars: Bloodline
Bloodline by Claudia Gray My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are books that you just don’t want to end. You read through them quickly because you need to know what is going to happen next, but you dread that with each page you are getting close to the end. This is one of those … Continue reading Star Wars: Bloodline
Star Wars: A New Dawn
A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars For fans of Rebels, this is a great way to spend more time with Hera and Kanan, and to see how they first met. Like Rebels, it gives you a look at the beginnings of the rebellion. Miller also introduces Rae Sloane … Continue reading Star Wars: A New Dawn
Big Nate: Flips Out.
Today I am reviewing Big Nate: Flips Out. Big Nate: Flips Out is a great book where Francis gives Nate a camera for the yearbook and it gets stolen. Francis thinks Nate lost it because he's so messy so they get into a big fight. It turns out Nick Blonsky stole it. He got suspended … Continue reading Big Nate: Flips Out.
Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 5 of 5 stars For a child of the eighties, this book is chock full of nostalgia. As fun as that is, the novel is much more than that. It's not necessarily particularly original, but the way Cline puts the parts together is creative and entertaining. He … Continue reading Ready Player One
The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo.
The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo. Story and art by Nagabe. 5 Volumes. Ongoing. Totsukuni no Shoujo has all the makings of a children’s fable—more Grimms’ than Mother Goose. Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, the land was separated into two: the Outside and the Inside. Cursed … Continue reading The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún. Totsukuni no Shoujo.
Aftermath: Empire’s End
Empire's End by Chuck Wendig My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this conclusion to the Aftermath trilogy, we see the story lines of the main characters get wrapped up. [Spoiler Warning: some of what I write might be spoiler-ish] . . . Overall, I liked the book and the trilogy. It introduces some great … Continue reading Aftermath: Empire’s End
March Story. Story by Kim Hyung-Min. Art by Yang Kyung-Il. 5 Volumes. Completed. March Story is a fantasy horror manga full of dark violent imagery. The artwork in this series is astounding. Think highly-stylized 18th century gothic horror. It is extremely detailed. It is violent. It is graphic. It superbly sets the stage for this … Continue reading March Story