Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Pastworld is as dark, mysterious, and thrilling as the London it describes. The novel shifts from the point of view of characters often which keeps the reader interested. This is a great read for older readers that like books about the past, science fiction, or both.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Legacy is a fast, gritty, and funny book. If you like super hero stories that look at what it means to be a super hero in the real world you should also check out the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore YP FIC MOORE, the novel Dull Boy by Sarah Cross YP FIC CROSS , or the novel Hero by Perry Moore YP FIC MOORE.
Friday, January 22, 2010
This is a fun and exciting read that has a strong cast and some very surprising twists. It seems to drag a bit in the middle but picks up nicely for the end. the ending leave it open enough for a sequel and I think this could become a hot new series so jump in now and be the start of the trend.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Realities are smashed, heroes die, time stops, and at one point a giant Superman robot piloted by Superman fights a giant space vampire. Really. It’s got great art, big drama, and changes everything about the DC universe. Grant Morrison is legendary in comics for writing weird and deep comics and this would be his masterpiece.
While this is a must for current comic fans I think it will also be fun for new fans. Just make sure to have your favorite internet search engine ready to look up some of the characters you don’t recognize. It worked for me!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Laika is drawn with a simple and rough style that really draws you in after a few pages. The characters and story feel real and alive. You might have a tough time putting this one down and you may want to have some tissues ready. SPOILER ALERT: This story has a tearjerker ending.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A metamorphosis is a complete change from one form of life to another. Which is what high school is pretty much all about. Ovid is inspired by his namesake to envision himself and his friends as creatures of myth going through fantastical changes through poems and drawings. The art is by the author’s son Tom Franco and is truly unique and very cool. Ovid writes biting and quirky poems that describe his friends and their hidden pains until he finally can bring himself to confront his own troubles. Metamorphosis is a very clever work that looks at how art can help us come to terms with the world around us. Ovid’s blend of ancient myths and modern pop culture is fresh and authentic. A good read for anyone that is or has dealt with the Epic Struggle that is growing up.
If the myths and creatures in Metamorphosis: Junior Year grab you then you should definitely read Metamorphoses by Ovid (the real one) call number 873.01 OVID.