The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds #1) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma (Illustrations), Matt Rockefeller (Illustrations), Boya Sun (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher

This is going to be an extremely short review. Seriously:

A sudden rebellion destructs the relative peace holding together the worlds and invites chaos to reign supreme. Only a not very good sanddancer and her two sidekicks, one of them distinctly manmade, can save the five worlds from subordination by a very evil being as villains usually are.

Splendid characters, wonderful art, and a brisk narrative pace lead to a fun story that will be a favourite among middle graders looking for fun series to start. Strongly recommended.

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack #2) by Ben Hatke

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Mighty Jack #2) by Ben Hatke

Paperback Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by First Second Source: Publisher Mighty Jack and the Goblin King is the very exciting follow up to last year’s Mighty Jack which introduced us to Jack, his sister, Maddy, and his neighbour, Lilly. The story picks up where it left off with Maddy kidnapped by an ogre and Lilly and Jack […]

Shade, the Changing Girl, Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy (Shade, the Changing Girl #1) by Cecil Castellucci (Writer), Marley Zarcone (Artist)

Shade, the Changing Girl, Volume 1: Earth Girl Made Easy (Shade, the Changing Girl #1) by Cecil Castellucci (Writer), Marley Zarcone (Artist)

Paperback, Trade, 144 pages Published July 4th 2017 by DC Comics Source: Publisher In the first volume of Shade the Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci et al, the reader is introduced to a story that is both bizarre and familiar. The protagonist of the piece, in actuality, is a bird-shaped alien who lives on a planet many light miles […]

Review: Goldie Vance

Review: Goldie Vance

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills and connections to solve the […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate (Illustrations)

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve #1) by Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 240 pages Published January 31st 2017 by Feiwel & Friends Source: Raincoast Books Wires and Nerve takes up the reins of the story where the short story (as collected in Stars Above) leaves off. I am assuming you have read the entire Lunar Chronicle series before you start reading this review because otherwise be […]

Real Friends by Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrations)

Real Friends by Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 224 pages Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by First Second Source: Raincoast Books Real Friends is an autobiographical account of Hale’s childhood and friendship woes. The graphic novel concerns itself with the sticky relationships between an elementary aged Hale and the girls she wanted to call friends. She finds herself at the edges of […]

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection vol. 1 – Edited by Hope Nicholson

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection vol. 1 – Edited by Hope Nicholson

Paperback, 174 pages Published 2015 by Alternate History Comics Inc. Source: Library This collection just about blew my mind. I am not even exaggerating. The very first story which is actually an excerpt from the incredible Daredevil /  Echo: Vision Quest written by David Mack blew me away. It’s told in Indian sign language with […]

Blog Tour: Fish Girl by David Weisner and Donna Jo Napoli

Blog Tour: Fish Girl by David Weisner and Donna Jo Napoli

Hardcover, 192 pages Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Clarion Books Source: Raincoast Books Fish Girl presents an eerie landscape that blurs the edges between reality and magic. The fish girl lives in an aquarium on a boardwalk with her sea creatures (the octopus in particular) and the self-titled Neptune for company. Visitors to the […]