Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo
Official Summary: “A new character joins the ranks of powerful, kick-ass heroines such as those written by Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Esther Freisner, and Robin McKinley—Malora Ironbound. A great read also for anyone who loves horses and the Greek myths.
Malora knows what she was born to be: a horse wrangler and a hunter, just like her father. But when her people are massacred by batlike monsters called Leatherwings, Malora will need her horse skills just to survive. The last living human, Malora roams the wilderness at the head of a band of magnificent horses, relying only on her own wits, strength, and courage. When she is captured by a group of centaurs and taken to their city, Malora must decide whether the comforts of her new home and family are worth the parts of herself she must sacrifice to keep them.
Kate Klimo has masterfully created a new world, which at first seems to be an ancient one or perhaps another world altogether, but is in fact set on earth sometime far in the future.”
Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo takes place in a future version of our world where new species such as centaurs, twan and leatherwings have emerged and driven humans not only out of their cities but into a primitive existence with only minimal remnants of their past civilization remaining. Malora is one of these few remaining humans, living with her parents and a small band of other humans in a hunting and gathering society. Her father is a horse trainer who has taught her some of his skills. But when tragedy strikes, repeatedly, Malora finds herself alone with no family beyond a group of horses that she has trained and adopted as her own herd. While out on the plains one day, she encounters a group of centaurs hunting for horses. They are just as shocked as she is since they have never seen a human before, but soon she is brought to their city and must decide whether she wants to become a part of the centaur community.
This book unfolds slowly, revealing hints over the true history of Malora’s world over the course of many chapters to build suspense and a bit of confusion in the reader’s mind. Malora is a strong and independent character who is easy to root for, but despite this, I found that the book never truly drew me in. The slow revelation of facts is accompanied by a fairly slowly paced plot that takes a long time to take off. Moreover, even by the end of the book, I didn’t feel that Klimo’s world of hybrid species completely worked for me. It is possible that more will be revealed in later entries in the series, but by the end of this first book, I still didn’t feel as though the world had completely come to life for me. Klimo’s world is an ambitious and unusual one and, while it didn’t quite work for me, I could see some readers greatly enjoying Malora’s saga.
Check it Out: Daughter of the Centaurs is currently available.
Readalike: For another young adult tale of centaurs, try Elphame’s Choice by P.C. Cast. If you enjoy Malora’s story, you might also want to check out the sequel, A Gathering of Wings, which will be released on May 28th.
Note: Review based on ARC from ARCycling.
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Official Summary: “If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?”
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith is the story of a small town girl meeting a famous movie star, but it also manages to be much more than this. Ellie O’Neill is the small town girl, who is the inadvertent recipient of an email from Hollywood star Graham Larkin when he misspells the email address of his pig sitter. While she could easily have ignored his message, she responds to let him know that he sent the message to the wrong person and a friendship slowly develops between them over the course of countless emails. Intent to learn more about this girl he has been chatting with for months, Graham manages to finagle a way for his latest movie to be filmed in her small town in an effort to connect with her in real life. But, from day one, things don’t go quite as planned, with a case of mistaken identity delaying their first meeting and their own secrets, lies and pasts continually bumping up against their current reality.
While the book could easily have been nothing more than an unbelievable romance about a fantasy come true, Smith manages to make it more than this. The main characters all ring true in the decisions, both right and wrong, that they make and the way that their own insecurities and pride can get in the way of what they truly want in life. Much of the story is told from Graham’s point of view, which gives Smith a chance to make him more than just a stereotypical famous movie star who has come to town to sweep a girl off her feet. Instead, readers see his insecurities, uncertainty and deep ambivalence to his relatively new life as a huge movie star who can’t go anywhere without a crowd of fans and photographers. At the same time, Ellie has her own goals and dreams as well as a secret past that she keeps from everyone, which means that she introduces just as many complications into their relationship as Graham does. The dialogue between not only Ellie and Graham, but also each of the main characters and the other characters feels realistic and, while the story is clearly a bit of a fantasy in the way that Ellie and Graham meet, this goes a long way to make it feel nevertheless believable. There is one stereotypical Hollywood starlet character who feels a bit one-dimensional, but hints that perhaps there is a bit more to her actually made me curious about her full backstory.
This is a great option for those looking for a summer romance that ends up being a bit more complicated than the average entry in the genre. Fans of Jennifer E. Smith’s other works definitely won’t be disappointed by this latest offering and it is also sure to earn her new fans.
Check it Out: This Is What Happy Looks Like is currently available.
Readalike: If you enjoy This Is What Happy Looks Like, try The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, also by Jennifer E. Smith or Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
Official Summary: “On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.”
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller is a fun summer break story about a girl learning to accept herself. Maddie is a pretty, popular cheerleader who is dating the quarterback and going to all of the right social events. But, her secret is that, in reality, this is all part of a carefully crafted persona that she adopted after an embarrassing incident in middle school where she dressed up as a favorite comic book character for a costume contest. The laughter of her classmates still rings in her ears, so she has decided that it is better to bury her love of comics, videogames and science fiction in favor of an average facade that she feels is key to her popularity. Not even her best friend knows the truth about her obsession with comics. But, when the last issue of her favorite comic series is released, the only way for her to read it is to visit the local comic book store. There she will discover not only Logan, one of her classmates who shares her love of comic books and all things fan-ish, but also how much she has given up to maintain her fake personality.
The Summer I Became a Nerd has been released at the perfect time at the beginning of the summer. The story obviously focuses on Maddie’s summer break, but beyond that this is a very light book that is a nice read for someone who is looking for a fun story. The characters are all relatable and, while the message to be yourself is a bit heavy-handed at a few points, this is outweighed by the cute events and the way that Maddie progresses over the course of the book. While some readers might want something a bit more from the book, I think that it is really a worthwhile read for those who are looking for a fun summer break read.
Miller has crafted a cute story that is perfect for comic book fans of all sorts. I enjoy the way that all of her characters, even the ones who aren’t “nerds”, are passionate about something. This one is a fun read whether you love comic books or not!
Check it Out: The Summer I Became A Nerd is currently available.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.
Kiss and Spell by Shanna Swendson
Official Summary: “With great power comes great danger…
When a freak accident leaves Katie Chandler with magical powers, it seems like a wish come true for the former magical immune. But it also means she’s vulnerable to magic, just when the dangerous Elf Lord is cooking up another scheme in his bid for power. Anyone who gets in his way disappears—including Katie and her wizard boyfriend, Owen Palmer.
Now Katie’s under a spell that obscures her true identity, living a life right out of a romantic comedy movie in a Hollywood set version of New York. Will she be able to find her true Mr. Right in time to break the spell with a kiss and warn everyone, or will she be trapped forever, unaware of the doom facing her world?”
***Spoilers for Books 1-6 of the Enchanted, Inc. Series***
In Kiss and Spell, book seven of the Enchanted, Inc. series, Shanna Swendson picks up shortly after the end of the previous book. The last book ended in a cliffhanger, with Owen regaining his magical abilities in the same incident that gave Katie brand new magical abilities and simultaneously stripped her of her magical immunity. This is a double-edged sword since it means that she can cast spells but also that others can now cast spells on her. Moreover, if she reveals her powers, there is concern their enemies might guess that Owen has also regained his powers. As a conflict with the Elves escalates, Katie and Owen become targets even without revealing their new powers. With the loss of all of her memories, Katie feels as though she is living in a movie and faced with the greatest challenge she has ever faced as she tries to find her way back to her real life.
I have had a soft spot for this series since book one. Every book in the series has been a light and entertaining read that combines magic, comedy and romance. And, this installment doesn’t deviate from this pattern. The characters that readers already know and love reappear and continue to develop over the course of the book. Particularly given the cliffhanger at the end of the last book, book seven offers a resolution for some of the existing plot points and continues to take the plot in new directions. Front and center is Katie’s relationship with Owen, which will please those who want to see more of the two of them and the addition of some new characters that have previously not had large rolls reinvigorates the cast in a great way. The plot will keep readers guessing and turning pages to the very end.
If you haven’t read the rest of the Enchanted, Inc. series, I wouldn’t recommend starting here (though I would definitely recommend reading the series from the start). But, if you have long enjoyed this series, this latest book won’t disappoint.
Check it Out: Kiss and Spell will be released on May 17th. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt on Swendson’s website.
Readalike: If you haven’t read the rest of the series, I would highly recommend starting with book one, Enchanted, Inc. If you aren’t convinced, check out my reviews of book 5 and book 6 in the series. For another similar series, try Mindy Klasky’s Jane Madison series, which starts with Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.
Winger by Andrew Smith
Official Summary: “A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.”
Winger by Andrew Smith is the story of Ryan Dean West, a 14-year-old who is a junior at an exclusive boarding school. He’s smart, athletic, artistic and has several friends both on his rugby team and otherwise, but he can never shake the feeling that he is out of place because he is so much younger than the rest of his classmates. In particular, he is in love with his best friend, Annie, and he can’t stand the fact that he is so much younger than her. And, his life is further complicated by the fact that he has landed himself in the dorm for problem students, so he has to room with one of his scarier teammates. Scattered throughout the book are drawings, cartoons and notes that enhance the feeling that the story is just a snapshot of Winger’s life during his junior year of high school. The informal style makes it feel like a journal or perhaps, given the illustrations, a scrapbook collected by the main character and it helps to make him more relatable and engaging.
The story has a believable and still entertaining mix of humor, conflict and emotion. Smith tackles the complicated nature of high school relationships, whether between friends, teammates, roommates or just classmates. Winger is dealing with not only his attraction to Annie, but also his attraction to his roommate’s girlfriend, which sometimes leads him to make decisions even he doesn’t think are good. At the same time, he is navigating complicated relationships with his team members and getting into fights both on and off the field. Smith manages to walk the fine line between making Winger annoyingly self-centered and making him feel like a realistic teenager who is trying to be a good friend and kind person but doesn’t always succeed. Since the book is told from Winger’s perspective, the reader gets to hear his internal struggles, which also makes him a more sympathetic character. It is difficult to discuss the end of the book without delving into spoilers, so I am trying not to reveal more than the book’s official description does, but events later in the story give the story a much different cast than I initially anticipated. However, Smith handles this plot twist well and uses it to explore the darker elements of the teen experience.
Teenagers will enjoy the realistic style of Smith’s story and will relate to Winger as an average teen. While the plot twist at the end comes as a surprise, readers will be so invested in the characters by that point in the story that it will have the desired impact.
Check it Out: Winger will be released on May 14th.
Readalike: If you enjoy Andrew Smith’s style, try one of his other books, such as Ghost Medicine or The Marbury Lens both of which have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults. If you like the boarding school setting, try Escape Theory by Margaux Froley or When We Wuz Famous by Greg Takoudes.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.
Lucid by Michael McMillian
Official Summary: “Lucid is an action-packed, pop-fantasy series that draws inspiration from the spy genre, Arthurian legend, and 21st-century folklore! Dark forces are conspiring to prevent humankind from reaching its true potential. Thankfully, as newly appointed “Protector of the Realm,” Agent Matthew Dee uses his skills as a covert spy and Combat Mage to ensure America’s freedom from the grip of evil.”
Michael McMillian, best known for playing Steve Newlin on “True Blood,” has created a new series of comic books, Lucid, about an alternate reality where magic is not only a real force, but is utilized by a special branch of the government to aid in espionage. This volume collects the first several issues of the comic into a hardcover book for the first time. Over the course of these issues, readers are introduced to Agent Matthew Dee who uses his magical powers to protect America from evil powers. He is helped in this endeavor by a cast of characters from both the U.S. and Britain. These first several issues introduce not only these major players but also some of the villains on the other side of magic that Dee works against. Readers will get a sense of Dee’s work and be left eager to see what Dee will confront next.
While much of what is included in this volume is introductory in nature, it does provide a good sense of the world Dee inhabits and helps to set up the future of the series. The characters are well-realized both through the writing and the art work, which captures the world very effectively. Even in the relatively brief 100 pages of this first volume McMillian includes several separate stories, which left me wishing that the author had focused on fewer stories in more depth, though I expect that will come once the series has settled down to a normal pace, particularly now that its world has been introduced to readers.
Overall, I think that this series will appeal to fans of urban fantasy. It put me in mind of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, and, while they are very different, I think that fans of each will enjoy the other. This comic is definitely worthwhile.
Check it Out: Lucid is currently available.
Readalike: If you enjoy Lucid, you’ll probably also like The Unwritten by Michael Carey or Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files (start with either the original Storm Front novel or the graphic novel based on that book).
His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
Official Summary: “For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, whip-smart heroine Maggie Hope returns to embark on a clandestine mission behind enemy lines where no one can be trusted, and even the smallest indiscretion can be deadly.
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past.”
The third book in the Maggie Hope series, His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal, picks up soon after the second book ended. Maggie is preparing to undertake her first spy mission on the continent in Germany itself. Juxtaposed with her preparations for this mission are the daily lives of two nurses in Germany. Both work at a hospital in Berlin, where they treat both soldiers who have been wounded in battle and young children. One of the nurses is devoutly religious with plans to become a nun after the war against the wishes of her mother, who holds a prominent place in the Nazi government. The other is married to a Jewish doctor who has been forced out of the medical field. The story of the book envelops all of these characters as they work to survive in a country where one false move can spell immediate disaster. Back in England, MacNeal also shows readers what life is like for those who work to help the war effort from within Great Britain.
As a fan of MacNeal’s books, I went into this third volume with the highest of hopes and somehow His Majesty’s Hope still managed to exceed my expectations. Maggie has always been a strong character, but this book shows her growing further into her role as a spy, both in terms of the training that she now has and in terms of the experiences that she gains in the field. The book combines an exciting plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat with additional character development for both recurring and new characters. The inclusion of all of these characters might seem as though it would overwhelm the book, but I felt that all of the myriad pieces of the story worked perfectly together to create a more nuanced story than is often seen in the mystery genre. MacNeal tackles aspects of World War II that are often glossed over, including the Nazi Action T4 as well as the shortcomings of both Great Britain and the United States. Readers have an opportunity to learn about aspects of World War II that they may not be particularly familiar with while enjoying a great story at the same time.
This book is definitely my favorite in the series and it won’t disappoint existing fans of the books. It is written such that those who are new to the series won’t have any trouble diving directly into this book, but given how good the first two installments in the series are, I would highly recommend reading the entire series in order. But, however you may decide to read the books, I would just encourage anyone with any interest in World War II or in mysteries to rush right out and get this book.
Check it Out: His Majesty’s Hope will be out on May 14th.
Readalike: If you haven’t read the first two books in the Maggie Hope series, I would highly recommend them, even before starting this book. If you are looking for another series after you are caught up on this one, try the Her Royal Spyness series from Rhys Bowen or the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. If you are simply looking for another amazing book about World War II, you can’t go wrong with Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, which is an excellent choice even for those who don’t typically read young adult books.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.
Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee
Official Summary: “In the tradition of funny and heartwarming bestsellers like Wonder and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, this is the story of a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog…who can talk!
Benji Wendell Barnsworth is a small ten-year-old boy with a big personality. Born premature, Benji is sickly, accident prone, and at the hospital so often he even has his own punch card. That is, until the day Benji wakes up from a particularly bad spell. Concerned for Benji’s health, the doctor offers him two options: wear the world’s ugliest padded helmet or get a therapy dog. Benji chooses the dog, of course.
But when a massive crate arrives at Benji’s house, out walks a two-hundred-pound Newfoundland. And that isn’t even the strangest thing about the dog. He announces that his name is Parker Elvis Pembroke IV. That’s right, this dog can talk! And boy, is he bossy.
Having a bossy dog can come in handy, though. Elvis brings out the dog lover in the most surprising people and shows Benji that making new friends may not be as scary as he once thought.”
Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee is a very cute story about a young boy who is coping with his first seizure. Benji has been sick and in and out of the hospital for his entire life. He doesn’t actually mind the hospital that much, especially since his favorite nurse, Dino, gives him a prize for every tenth visit, but now that he has had a seizure, he is given two options: a hideous padded helmet or a therapy dog. His mother is immediately resistant to the idea of a therapy dog, for reasons of both allergies and cleanliness; but once she sees the helmet and Benji gets injured in part due to a bully’s response to it, she comes around to the idea of a new dog. And thus, Parker Elvis Pembroke IV, a massive Newfoundland enters Benji’s life. But, unlike your average therapy dog, “Elvis” can talk. Having Elvis as his therapy dog will forever change Benji’s life in ways that he could never have imagined, giving him new courage at school and helping him to find his “pack.”
Elvis and the Underdogs is a great book for dog lovers of all ages. While it is clearly aimed at a middle grade or tween audience, I really enjoyed this story and loved all of the characters. Benji is a lot of fun and Elvis is adorable with his mixture of loyalty, stubbornness, and more than a bit of pompousness. The book will almost certainly be particularly resonant with children who have spent time in the hospital, since more than one character has a medical condition and several key sections of the book are set at the hospital during a few of Benji’s many visits. Some parts of the story certainly require a bit of a suspension of disbelief (beyond just the talking dog), but overall, I think that the story includes nice messages about friendship, empathy and bravery without feeling as though these messages are overwhelming the rest of the story. If you enjoy stories about dogs, definitely check this one out!
Check it Out: Elvis and the Underdogs will be released on May 14th.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan
Official Summary: “A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him, by New York Times bestselling authors Andrea Cremer and David Levithan.
From the critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Andrea Cremer, who wrote the Nigthshade series, and David Levithan, who wrote Every Day and co-wrote Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohen and Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, as well as many other novels, comes a remarkable story about the unseen elements of attraction, the mortal risks of making yourself known, and the invisible desires that live within us all.”
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan tells the story of Stephen who has spent his entire life literally invisible to everyone around him. Not even his parents have ever seen him. This reality shattered his family, sending his father across the country to California, and left Stephen isolated and completely alone after his mother’s sudden death. While he has come to terms with his existence, he is lonely and spends time observing those around him. But, when Elizabeth, his new neighbor down the hall, moves in, his entire life changes because she can see him. At first he doesn’t even understand what is happening. But once he does it will cause him to question the expectations he has had for his life and the reasons for his condition, which will lead him and his new friends on an unexpected and life-altering adventure.
Despite an engaging fantasy premise, the key feature of Invisibility that will keep you turning the pages is a strong cast of characters. Elizabeth and Stephen are both relatable characters who are strong but not without foibles at the same time. I loved the details about the characters, such as the fact that Elizabeth is an aspiring comic artist with a realistic view of how difficult this job will be. These two are joined by an interesting supporting cast and a mythology that is at once original and clearly well thought out. The authors also use New York City to its full effect, setting scenes in iconic parts of the city in ways that will make readers who have been to the city feel as though they are there all over again.
One of the highlights of this book is the slow revelation of details about each of the characters, so including many more details here would give away too much, but it is definitely well worth a read. I would recommend it to fantasy fans who are looking for something more unique than the average paranormal tale.
Check it Out: Invisibility will be released on May 7th.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
Official Summary: “You wouldn’t expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms—but not both.
It’s only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club’s robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course!
In Faith Erin Hicks’ and Prudence Shen’s world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, Nothing can possibly go wrong.”
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks is a fun look at what can happen when the two ends of the high school social spectrum realize that they can accomplish more if they band together. In this particular case, this realization comes after a political war that leaves each of them in trouble at school and lacking the funds that they need for their respective clubs - the cheerleaders need money for new uniforms and the robotics club needs money to cover the expenses of their competition. The chance to compete in a battlebot competition that will pit their robot against others in a match to the “death” offers enough prize money to solve all of their problems, but they will have to pool their resources and come together if they can have any hope of winning.
This is a very cute and fun book that is perfect for fans of Friends with Boys, which was also written by Faith Erin Hicks. The plot makes good use of the high school stereotypes, having characters that both embody stereotypes and break the mold. I particularly enjoyed the character of Charlie who seems as though he should be a standard jock who is tough and solely focused on sports, but is, in reality, relaxed and eager-to-please enough to end up a pawn caught between the cheerleaders and the robotics club. Beyond this, he is also struggling with his family’s issues, which include a mother who has moved away and a father who is always at work. Charlie makes a great, very relatable main character around whom the other characters, and particularly Nate, his friend and the leader of the robotics club, orbit.
This is a fairly quick read, but by the end of it, you will definitely be rooting for both groups. It is perfect for both fans of graphic novels and those who are new to the genre. It would also make a great recommendation for those who aren’t typically big fans of reading. I would definitely recommend this cute read.
Note: Review based on ARC from publisher.