The Weaver [Heather Kindt]

Oh, boy. Where do I even start with The Weaver by Heather Kindt? I suppose the first thing to say would be that I chose to DNF this book at around 72%. After forcing myself through an immense amount of poor writing, over-the-top cheesy and unrealistic romance, and problematic ideas I just couldn't bring myself to…

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The Princess of Clèves [Madame De La Fayette / Catel and Claire Bouilhac]

Had the translator note at the beginning of this graphic novel adaptation for Madame De La Fayette's The Princess of Clèves not suggested that this story was still relevant within modern audiences, I imagine I might have given it a little more leeway as far as the historical context goes. That being said, I did not like…

House of Salt and Sorrows [Erin A. Craig]

Honestly, I kind of hated House of Salt and Sorrows by  Erin A. Craig. But I can get where, at times, it could be said to capture your attention as a reader. A horror-esque retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, this story follows what is meant to be twelve sisters--though the number has dwindled to eight by the…

Half-Blood [Hubert Boulard]

Half-Blood by Hubert Boulard and illustrated by Bertrand Gatignol was one of the more graphic and shocking graphic novels that I've read. In a world where giants are the kinds and the nobility of their smaller human counterparts exists in prominent families and the role of Chamberlain for the giant king. In fact, as the role…

Bezkamp [Samuel Sattin]

Bezkamp by Samuel Sattin and illustrated by Jen Hickman was interesting. In a world where history and the written word are basically condemned to the point that it is outright banished, the son of a warrior on a planet filled with terrifying aliens finds himself more fascinated with learning about what came before than he…