The Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

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The Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

Series: Tea Dragon #2

Publisher: Oni Press

Expected publication: September 17th 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, LGBTQ+

Pages: 136

Format: ARC

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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Series: ? Hopefully???

Publisher: Lion Forge

Expected publication: October 15th 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, YA, LGBTQ+

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.

Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.

One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.

Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.

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Birthday Haul 2018 + more

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Hey guys!

So… I haven’t done a book haul in a while, but I haven’t bought enough books to do a proper one in the past months other than some pre-orders so I waited to do one more near my birthday…

This is a book haul from both May and June (my Birthday).

This is my first book haul of the year! I have been pretty good in terms of buying books and have controlled myself, with the exception of May and some on my birthday, because why not, right?!

Wanna see what I got? Just keep reading!

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TTT: Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 out of a love of lists. It recently changed to That Artsy Reader Girl and that’s where you can find the topics for each Tuesday.

This week’s topic is:

Books to Read By the Pool/At the Beach (This can also serve as your summer TBR)

Normally the type of books I read by the pool/at the beach tend to be easy reads. Generally, they are either tiny books, contemporary books, graphic novels/manga or in the rare occasion, poetry. But to be honest, nowadays I go more towards audiobooks when I read at the beach.

I will talk about some books I think are good to read outside during the summer (pool/beach). Some I’ve read, some I’ll be reading this summer.

Do you read by the pool/at the beach? What type of books?

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Graphic Novels’ Mini Reviews

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Hey guys!

I’ve had some graphic novels reviews unpublished for quite a while. Mainly because my reviews on them tend to be on the short side, so I decided to compile some into one post. I didn’t really have enough to make a theme, so these are just some random ones…

I will be reviewing:

  • Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
  • Amulet (Vol-1-7) by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
*Hope you guys enjoy it!*

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I Hate Fairyland: Book 1 by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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I Hate Fairyland: Book 1 by Skottie Young
Series: I Hate Fairyland
Publisher: Image Comics
Published December 12th, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Pages: 296
Format: Hardback
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From SKOTTIE YOUNG, New york Times Best Selling, Eisner Award winning cartoonist of the Wizard of OZ graphic Novels, Rocket Raccoon, and Fortunately, The Milk comes a satirical fairytale adventure that smashes it’s cute little face against hilariously violent comedy that’s definitely NOT bedtime story material for the kiddies. (unless your parents are super cool and don’t screen your entertainment, then… whatever.)

In this oversized DELUXE HARDCOVER, join Gert (a grown woman in a six-year old girl’s body, who has been stuck in a the magical world of Fairyland for over thirty years) on a maddening quest to return home. It’s just her, a fly named Larry, a giant blood-soaked battle-axe and and endless amount of cute and cuddly Fairylanders standing in her way.

Collects issues 1-10, along with EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS!

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March Wrap-up and April TBR

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Hey bookish friends! How was your March??

Mine for sure was not what I expected. I was sick half of the month, I also somehow managed to end in a reading slump so… Not as good as I expected.

I read quite many books (13) but the majority was either manga or graphic novels, so technically I didn’t read that much. But hopefully, I will read more next month!

What did you read this month? Any favorites?

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Spinning by Tillie Walden

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Spinning by Tillie Walden
Series: N/A
Publisher: First Second
Published September 12th, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novels, YA, LGBT, 
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
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Poignant and captivating, Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden’s powerful graphic memoir, Spinning, captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.

It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.
Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.

She was good. She won. And she hated it.

For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But over time, as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the figure skating team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. It all led to one question: What was the point?The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she’d outgrown her passion–and she finally needed to find her own voice.

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

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Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer
Series: Wires and Nerve #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published January 31st, 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Sci-fi, YA
Pages: 238
Format: Hardback
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When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.

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