Genre: graphic novel

Review: Spill Zone

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Review: Spill Zone

Wow. I haven’t read a graphic novel in a while, but I’m really glad I took a chance with this one. Yeah, the fact that it’s Scott Westerfeld plus an illustrator I am familiar with and does work that I like, helped, but just the same I loved this little gem. The art is just stunning. That picture doesn’t honestly do the art justice. The colors are just vibrant and the sketches are immersive, and it helps that the story is incredibly weird and well-written. Spill Zone tells the story of Addison and her sister. They live in a house more »

Book Review: Exquisite Corpse

Posted May 9, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Exquisite Corpse

I am still not sure what I read. BUT I THINK I LIKED IT! I guess I requested Exquisite Corpse. I have no record of this in my email, but I know I was on the fence about wanting to read it because it had a writing storyline. It’s short and it flows well. I was all involved in the story and expecting a nice wrap-up when the unexpected happened, and HOLY TWIST! And to be honest, I usually hate when books come out of left field like that, but you know what? I loved it here. I really did. But I more »

Book Review: Last of the Sandwalkers

Posted April 2, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Last of the Sandwalkers

The people that truly, truly know me know that I find insects fascinating. I mean, there are insects I don’t want in my house, but even those I find fascinating from a distance. One of my favorite documentaries is the Life in the Undergrowth series featured by David Attenborough. The things that bugs can do–the way they work together and forge a path for survival–it’s beautiful and at times a little bit horrifying. So, a graphic novel that tells the story of a wingless beetle that goes on an expedition with a few of her friends to find life beyond more »

Graphic Novel Review: In Real Life

Posted February 20, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Graphic Novel Review: In Real Life

I added this graphic novel on my wish list after reading some wonderful reviews. Kara was kind enough to give me this one for the holidays. The book was wonderful – hooray for awesome comics! Three key concepts make the theme of this graphic novel come to life: female representation in the gaming world, power-hungry gamers, and the treatment of workers in other countries and how to solve the inequality while addressing in-game violations. For a short, sugary-looking novel, it packs quite a bit into a small amount of space. First, the issue of females in the gaming world is a matter more »

Book Review: Through the Woods

Posted January 8, 2015 by Kara in book review / 6 Comments
Book Review: Through the Woods

This is an extremely difficult review to write because I don’t think I’ve written a single review of a graphic novel before. But I had to tell you all about this one. Through the Woods was easily one of my favorite books of 2014, but I finished it on New Year’s Eve and so it didn’t make it to the End of the Year Survey. The moment I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it. The artwork just spoke to me. I knew nothing about Through the Woods at all when I purchased it more »

Graphic Novel Review: The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Posted October 23, 2014 by Kara in book review / 0 Comments
Graphic Novel Review: The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Adorable, in a word, is what I would use to describe this book. I refuse to state the title over and over again, so I am just going to use an acronym to get through this: SZMRPM. Kay? Kay. Anyway…it was cute. Humorous. I never would have thought that a retelling of Macbeth using zoo animals would have been this entertaining. But it was. The art was colorful, and amazing. I enjoyed the depth in so many of the panels. If you looked deeper, you would see something your eyes would have missed. Like a funny facial expression. Or an more »