By Night Volume 1 by John Allison

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By Night, Vol. 1Date Published: March 19, 2019

Published By: BOOM! Box

Pages: 112

Genre: fantasy, graphic novel

Edition Read: ebook

Date Read: 9/4/19

Rating: 3-star-rating

 

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: After discovering a mysterious device, Jane and Heather decide try their hand at documentary filmmaking… in another dimension! 

There’s something strange going on in Spectrum, South Dakota. 

Home to high school best friends Jane Langstaff and Heather Meadows, Spectrum is a boomtown that’s long since stopped booming, with nothing to show for its former glory but the abandoned Charleswood Estate, its dwindling sprocket millions, and the story of the disappeared industrialist who founded the place… But deep within Charleswood, unbeknownst to anyone, there is a device called the Eidolon, which can open up a doorway to an otherworldly dimension. And Heather and Jane are about to go knocking.

 

 

My Thoughts: When I saw a graphic novel by John Allison that I hadn’t read yet I knew I had to check it out. His other series Giant Days is one of my favorites. I sadly, didn’t love this one quite as much. I liked it and I have read the second one as well. It’s a little quirky and can be funny. It was a pretty quick read.

 

 

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Waiting On… The Bone Houses

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This weeks book is:

The Bone Houses

Expected Publication Date: September 24, 2019

Publishing Company: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.

The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it about Ellis that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?

Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.

 

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: Gravediggers and corpses rising from the dead? I am so there. I can’t wait to read this. This also has one of the prettiest covers I have ever seen.

Skyward Volume 3 by Joe Henderson

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Skyward, Vol. 3: Fix the WorldDate Published: September 3, 2019

Published By: Image Comics

Pages: 136

Genre: sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novel

Edition Read: ebook

Rating:  4-star-rating

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Collects issues 11-15. The final installment in the series.

 

 

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this graphic novel series.  I had no idea this was the last volume until the last issue when everything was wrapping up storyline wise. I think the ending was a little rushed I feel like there maybe could have been one more volume in this and it would have been great. I liked the storyline and Willa was an awesome character. I would recommend checking this series out if you haven’t.

 

Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce

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Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals, #2)Date Published: January 1, 1993

Published By: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 324

Genre: fantasy, young adult

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 8/21/19-8/30/19

Rating:  3-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Daine’s magic must save her friends—both wolf and human—in this second book of the Immortals series.

 

 

My Thoughts: I thought that this was a great second book for the series. I really liked that we get to see more of Daine’s magic and her exploring just how much she can actually do. I feel like Daine grew as a character in this one compared to the first book. I liked all the animal characters in this and thought that they added a cool aspect to the story. Numaire is still one of my favorite characters ever. There was some mystery in this one that the first book didn’t have. I am looking forward to see what happens in the next book.

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

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Wild MagicDate Published: December 1, 1992

Published By: Simon Pulse

Pages: 362

Genre: young adult, fantasy

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 8/16/19-8/19/19

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads Synopsis: Young Daine’s knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a herd of ponies to Tortall. Soon it becomes clear that Daine’s talent, as much as she struggles to hide it, is downright magical. Horses and other animals not only obey, but listen to her words. Daine, though, will have to learn to trust humans before she can come to terms with her powers, her past, and herself.

 

 

My Thoughts: It was nice to go into this knowing the world and the magic system having just finished the first series set in this world. I am really enjoying Tamora’s writing style and her characters. I really like Daine and how she’s a little sassy. I like her magic and how she can talk to the animals. I really love the side characters, especially her tutor. I can’t wait to see where this series goes.