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Max & the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins | Review

The second Max & the Midknights book, Battle of the Bodkins, brings back the young adventurers in an all-new fantasy battle with intriguing thematic undertones.

Review: Max & the Midknights

Max & the Midknights, by Big Nate author LIncoln Peirce, is a text-and-comic fantasy adventure isfull of twists and turns.

Review: ‘The Black Mage’

Today, Johanna reviews ‘The Black Mage,’ a story about the first Black student at a magical academy.

Review: 5 Worlds The Read Maze

The third volume of this series amps up the adventure while continuing the meticulous world-building of the previous volumes.

Review: ‘The City on the Other Side’

Are you looking for an engrossing story? One that will take you to another world? Do you want to read about fantastical creatures? Wars? The imminent demise of planet Earth? That and more is all in this little graphic novel by Scott and Robinson. The City on the Other Side By Mairghread Scott. Robin Robinson […]

Review: ‘Estranged’

Though I was never an avid fantasy reader growing up, I was well versed enough in fairy tales and mythology to know the basics about changelings: Fairies disguise their own child as human and exchange it for a human child. Why? Estranged tackles that question and offers a powerful statement on what makes a family […]

Books in Brief: Sequels, Strips, and More

5 Worlds: The Cobalt Prince By Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, and Boya Sun Random House Graphic Grades 4 and up The story picks up where volume 1 left off. Oona is trying to escape the Toki and to find her sister. The girls are eventually reunited, but ultimately many truths are […]

Review: Juana and the Dragonewt’s Seven Kingdoms Volume 1

Nid, a young adult dragonewt, finds a creature that can only be a thought-to-be-extinct Muernandes, or human, seemingly hatching from an egg. Feeling responsible for the girl, Juana, he decides to try to take her to the place she calls home, a land far to the north of the dragonewt kingdoms. They start on a […]

Review: Dream Jumper 2

It’s been a while since I read the first volume of Dream Jumper, but the story starts off at a fast pace. It doesn’t really fill in what happened before, so readers will benefit from a quick re-read to appreciate the nuanced details. Dream Jumper: Curse of the Harvester By Greg Grunberg. Lucas Turnbloom Graphix. […]

Review: The Complete Elfquest Volume 1

Ten thousand years ago, the palace of a magical race appeared in the skies of a primitive world with two moons and crashed to the ground. The inhabitants of that world, humans who were little more than brutes, reacted to these otherworldly invaders with fear and lashed out violently. The few survivors of the palace […]