I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

As the story progresses and the characters take shape the reader begins to question their earlier assumptions. The true magnitude of Jenna's trauma emerges, and we are joined by the Read more...

Posted by on June 27, 2017

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Falling prey once again to the DC comics bug after seeing Wonder Woman, I picked up Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Opening with a Bruce Wayne seemingly at the end Read more...

Posted by on June 26, 2017

The Art of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich

The Art of Tinkering is a comprehensive introduction to the practice and philosophy of making: create rather than consume, experiment fearlessly, and play with whatever you have on hand. It’s Read more...

Posted by on June 23, 2017

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant

Sometimes our friends change, this is a lesson that Cat and the reader explore in Grant’s work Cat Knit. Grant’s limited color palette has readers focusing on the humor of Read more...

Posted by on June 14, 2017

Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka

Thirteen covens that Gotham thought were sleeping have woken, their criminal activity spiking. They’re after Batwoman, but no one, Kate least of all, knows why. She infiltrates one to meet Read more...

Posted by on June 6, 2017

A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters by Gale Eaton

Whether you want to stock up on fun facts or get a head start on that history or social studies report, A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters could be Read more...

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Black Canary (New 52; Vol. 2): New Killer Star by Annie Wu, Brenden Fletcher, and Sandy Jarrell

Dinah’s left Black Canary in the hands of Bo Maeve, their new lead singer, and gone to find out the truth about her mother. She falls in with a ninja Read more...

Posted by on June 1, 2017

Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki

Little Chihiro is moving to a new city with her parents. On the way the family takes a detour, and happens upon what appears to be a run-down, out-of-business amusement Read more...

Posted by on May 29, 2017

Antboy by Ask Hasselbalch

Antboy is given his powers when bitten by a genetically modified ant which gives him ant-like abilities. His nemesis is the Flee, an evil scientist who must drinks blood to power Read more...

Posted by on May 19, 2017

The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat

In The Cookie Fiasco, four friends want to eat cookies, but there are only three cookies.With a shortage of this tasty treat, will the Squirrels have to share, or will Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2017

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Laia, a member of a prominent Scholar family, helps her grandparents earn a meager living until her brother Darin is caught and arrested as a traitor of the Empire. Not Read more...

Posted by on May 18, 2017

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Dystopias and grimdark grittiness got you down? The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is the cozy-yet-farflung, hopeful antidote to gloomy (science) fiction. Rosemary Harper is the latest addition Read more...

Posted by on May 15, 2017

Motor Girls by Sue Macy

Should horseless carriages be powered by electricity, steam engines, or gasoline? An odd question today, but at the dawn of the 20th century it was a very real debate. Even Read more...

Posted by on May 4, 2017

The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley

The Kressind siblings are quite the bunch. Engineer Trassan is building the world’s first iron ship, powered by both magic and technology, in order to reach the southern icelands, excavate an Read more...

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project by Dan Gutman

Part history lesson, and part time-travel adventure story, this book could appeal to Dan Gutman fans and also to children who loved the Magic Tree House books, but are ready Read more...

Posted by on April 27, 2017