Fruits Basket Another Vol. 3 by Natsuki Takaya

My Rating: 4 stars This is the third and final volume of Fruits Basket Another, and it is by far the best. I finally get to give it a full four stars! The story truly comes into it's own here. We finally get an explanation for everything that's confusing about the first two volumes. And… Continue reading Fruits Basket Another Vol. 3 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket Another Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

My Rating: 3.5 stars I feel mostly the same about Fruits Basket Another vol. 2 as I did about the first volume. I loved being back in the Fruits Basket world, but I was still quite confused most of the time. The pacing is far better though. We continue to meet more second generation Sohmas,… Continue reading Fruits Basket Another Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

Fruits Basket Another Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya

My Rating: 3.5 stars This is the second time I've given out half stars on here. I usually just round up or down depending on the book, but I had a lot of conflicting feelings about Fruits Basket Another. A little background is needed to understand my feelings; Fruits Basket has been my favorite manga… Continue reading Fruits Basket Another Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, and Kaley Bales

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 20 2021! Lately I've noticed an influx of graphic fiction and nonfiction about classic women writers, and I am loving it. Why She Wrote is a great addition to the genre. The book covers… Continue reading Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, and Kaley Bales

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

My Rating: 4 stars The Okay Witch is a middle grade graphic novel about Moth Hush, a thirteen-year-old who finds out that she's a witch. Honestly, I wanted to read this because it looked so adorable, plus I love witch stories. And this truly is adorable. Steinkellner's art is great. Look at how cute the… Continue reading The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg

My Rating: 5 stars Glass Town is a historical fantasy graphic novel about the fictional world the Brontë siblings made up as children and wrote about into adulthood. It's one of the most gorgeous graphic novels I've encountered. Every single thing about it is beautiful: the art, the story, the dust jacket, the end pages,… Continue reading Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

My Rating: 5 stars I read The Best We Could Do for my graphic narratives course, and I must say, it's absolutely stunning. It tells the story of Bui's family as they lived through the Vietnam War and immigrated to the United States as refugees. They don't really teach us anything about Vietnam in US… Continue reading The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris

My Rating: 5 stars My Favorite Thing is Monsters is framed as the diary of 10-year-old Karen, an artist and horror fan living in Chicago in the 1960s. When her upstairs neighbor Anka dies under suspicious circumstances, Karen doesn't buy the explanation of suicide and decides to investigate for herself. The first thing we have… Continue reading My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris

Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

My Rating: 4 stars Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre is a graphic biography meant for middle grade readers. As a Brontë scholar, I love keeping up with the latest biographies on the family, and I was so excited to see this. I think it's important to introduce children to classic books and authors in a… Continue reading Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes