Quick Review: “The Magicians: Alice’s Story”

The Magicians: Alice’s Story, a new graphic novel set in the Magicians world, is marvelously entertaining from start to finish. The settings are breathtaking to behold, complete with a hidden magical university and an alternate world straight out of a children’s book that’s filled with marvelous creatures both good and evil. Our protagonist, Alice, begins…

‘Unraveling’ Review: A Brilliant Journey Into the Unknown

The beauty of Karen Lord’s Unraveling lies in her mastery of storytelling and the art of larger-than-life protagonists. The book starts pretty typically, showing a woman as she walks down the street. We get a bit of the scenery, we get some basic background on her story and the recent goings-on that have haunted her…

‘Unsung Heroine’ Review: Hilarity Meets Romance Meets Demonic Forces

Unsung Heroine is the epitome of a great time, matching down-to-earth characters with larger-than-life scenarios to hilarious effect. This isn’t your typical superhero team fighting evil demons who threaten the world with extinction. This is a team of deeply connected friends working their hardest to defeat demons that manifest in the most absurd ways. You’ll…

‘Neon Empire’ Review: A City that Steals the Show

Neon Empire showcases masterful worldbuilding, giving us a setting that’s impossible to look away from. The story itself follows multiple characters as they interact with the city, all following their own story lines as they search for answers or fame or the next big break. It’s the city of Eutopia that stands out on every…

‘Hawking’ Review: A New Look at Our Favorite Genius

Hawking is a well-done take on Stephen Hawking’s life, showing us how he became everyone’s favorite genius. We get to follow the development of his brilliance, starting with his school days and culminating in the many theories that are essential today. While we see aspects of his personal life and the advancement of his medical…

‘Buzz, Sting, Bite’ Review: The Wild Lives of Insects

Buzz, Sting, Bite provides a deeper understanding of the world of insects and their importance to every day life. It reads as an entertaining guide to everything insect and as a love story to these often misunderstood creatures. Every part of an insect is incredibly fascinating. Their bodies are a completely random selection of parts…

‘The Girl in Red’ Review: Finding Strength in a Collapsing World

The Girl in Red is an epic journey through a post-apocalyptic world, following a twenty-something protagonist as she fights her way through the dangers of rural America. From the start, the book doesn’t shy away from the gruesome realities of desperate people doing anything to survive. Red kills when she has to and is always…

Quick Review: An Illusion of Thieves, by Cate Glass

An Illusion of Thieves is the kind of fantasy novel that immediately bonds you with a badass central character whose intelligence and wit overcomes the many obstacles thrown into her path. Romy is a courtesan for a wealthy noble, trained to be an expert in all things. She’s worldly-wise in a place where most don’t…