Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (January 2015 edition)


New year and new graphic novels! I’ve been lucky to have started off 2015 with some great ones that I’m excited to share, even though some of these have been out for some time now. Lumberjanes | Strong Female Protagonist | The Wicked & The Divine Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (December 2014 edition)


For the end of the year, I’ve got a couple graphic novels that I finished recently which I really enjoyed. Finishing 2014 with some good ones! Skim | The Eternal Smile Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Kim (aka Skim) and her friend Lisa are wannabe Wiccans who are part of the school body […]

Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris


From child star to Renaissance man, Neil Patrick Harris has grown up before our eyes with some notable TV roles. His autobiography, told in the format of the old Choose Your Own Adventure series of books, tells his story of landing the iconic role of Doogie Howser to becoming the legendary Barney Stinson – and […]

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth


Cameron Post feels guilty when she finds out her parents just died in a car crash. Not because she thinks she caused it but because she’s relieved they’ll never find out she was kissing her childhood friend Irene earlier. Now under the care of her aunt and grandmother, Cameron must keep hidden her feelings towards […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (November 2014 edition)


It’s been a couple months since I last did a graphic novel mini reviews edition. Here are some of the ones I’ve read in the last few months! American Born Chinese | This One Summer | In Real Life American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang A boy, Jin Wang, moves to a new neighbourhood […]

Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple


After leaving behind a successful career, Bernadette finds herself living in Seattle with her husband and brilliant daughter, Bee. Bernadette detests the city and her neighbourhood full of busybody moms to the extent where she hires a virtual assistant in India to help her with everyday tasks. When the pressure and threat of interactions with […]

Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter


Katarina has escaped her childhood of growing up in a family of thieves until Hale shows up to pull her back into that world. Her friend and partner in crime (literally) informs her that a major player in the mob scene has had his art collection stolen, and Kat’s dad is suspected of stealing it. […]

Review: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas


Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir from India, flies to France to purchase a bed of nails from Ikea. When his trip ends up taking longer than he thought it would, Ajatshatru finds himself in the large store overnight and hides in a wardrobe when he hears people coming. The people are there to pack up […]

Review: The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips


After an unfortunate incident from his past, Sir Humphrey has been demoted from the Round Table to the Table of Less Valued Knights. When a damsel in distress comes running into the hall after all the other knights had left, Sir Humphrey takes on her quest, along with his half-giant squire. Along their meandering journey, they […]

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


Alina and Mal, orphans who grew up together, are sent to serve in the army. When Alina discovers that she possesses special powers that exceed her map-making skills, she’s thrust into the world of Grishas – an elite group of magical people. Everyone believes that Alina’s powers will rid them of  the Shadow Fold, a […]

Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid


Leila is on a road trip across the country in her red car, meeting many people along the way. She encounters four strangers at pivotal moments in their lives. Leila experiences love and life with these chance meetings as she heads towards her destination. Full disclosure, it was the book cover and title that first […]

Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood


Cate and her two younger sisters have grown up having to hide the fact that they can do magic. Living in New England, where women suspected of being witches are arrested and sent away on a constant basis, their livelihood and safety depend on them keeping what they are a secret. I need the next […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (July 2014 edition)


This month’s mini graphic novel reviews features some really great discoveries! A few found via Netgalley, and one as part of an online Comic Books course (SuperMOOC²) that Ardo, Christa & I were participating in. (And of which I have failed miserably at keeping up with.) Sex Criminals, Vol 1 | Manifest Destiny, Vol 1 […]

Review: Never Have I Ever: my life (so far) without a date by Katie Heaney


At 25, Katie has a college degree, a great group of friends and has never had a boyfriend. In this hilarious memoir, she recounts all the cringe-worthy moments with crushes and guys she can barely call a “date”. She talks about her past crushes, boys who are friends, and her foray into online dating. While […]