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…

‘Dragonslayer’ Review: An Unlikely Hero In a Magic-Filled World

Dragonslayer reveals a kingdom waking from a long slumber free of magic and dragons. When a forgotten foe emerges from his cavern, it’s up to the most unlikely of heroes to save the day. What ensues is the oftentimes hilarious story of a knight well past his prime and his attempts to regain some of…

‘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…

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…

‘Cosplay Crash Course’ Review: Everything You Need to Succeed at Cosplay

Cosplay Crash Course is a collaborative guide written by a group of epic cosplayers detailing the many elements needed to create high quality looks. Honestly, it’s exactly the kind of guide I’ve been looking for. I’m one of those people who always imagines creating realistic costumes but I’ve been afraid to look cheap or under-planned….