Review: The Other Side of Gravity

Science-fiction is a huge weakness of mine, especially if the stories are on faraway planets with unique civilizations, crazy gadgets, and creative types of world building. I know that you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but with The Other Side of Gravity by Shelly Crane it is really difficult not to.…

Review: The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks

The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks written by Igort is a graphic novel that tells two distinct stories. The first one is of a forced famine in Ukraine that was shepherded by the USSR between 1931 and 1932. The reason behind such a course of action was due in part to the people of Ukraine not…

Review: Tea with Hezbollah

No, just no on so many levels. While the premise is fascinating, and I do believe that a “sit-down” like this is inherently necessary if we are to find some semblance of peace and understanding between all of these nations and religions as a whole, I just could not get past Dekker’s writing, and unnecessary…

Review: Sputnik Sweetheart

“In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains–flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits. The genius of Haruki Murakami’s eloquently unique prose has…

Review: Golem (Graphic Novel)

Golem was an amazing graphic novel that I feel is exceptionally underrated. I believe that it’s difficult for people to get into because the story is highly intelligent and focuses on complex examinations of a fascist government that is run on highly capitalistic practices. Being a science-fiction, politically idealistic thriller, it exhibits a setting where…

Review: Klaw: The First Cycle

When I first saw Klaw: The First Cycle, what immediately drew me in was the cover. While being immensely minimalistic, there was just something captivating about the sharpness of the tiger and the young man. There was a magic behind it that lured me towards its contents with great interest. When I was offered an…

Review: Paper Girls, Vol. 1

Paper Girls is another fantastically original story from the brilliant mind behind Saga, Volume 1, Mr. Brian K. Vaughan. Halloween morning has arrived. Teenagers are traipsing through town, dressed in their scary, villainous costumes. In the midst of it all, we have four teenage girls who go about their paper delivery routes. But starts off…

Review: Beautiful Redemption

Beautiful Redemption was somewhat of a shock for me. After my disappointing experience with the third installment, Beautiful Chaos, I had extremely low expectations of what was to come with the finale, however. Everything that I disliked (or hated) about book three, seems to have been remedied in book four! In the previous novel, Ethan…

Shinobi Life Manga Review

Shinobi Life is a manga series about an adolescent boy who falls through a time “tear” and travels from historical Japan to the present. Upon his arrival he meets a girl who is the descendant of the princess that he was charged with protecting from his original era. This girl just so happens to look…

Review: Strange Sweet Song

Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule My rating: 3 of 5 stars Strange Sweet Song came to me in February’s BookCase.Club subscription box. I picked it up, skimmed the synopsis, and found myself eager to sit down and dive right into it. Classical music has been one of my most favored things in life since…