Book Reviews / Books 2016

Book Review: “Genius: The Game” by Leopoldo Gout

The Basic Premise: In the near future, teenagers Rex, Tunde, and Painted Wolf are friends, despite the fact that they live halfway across the world from each other (California, Nigeria, and China respectively), and each is a genius in their own way–Rex with software, Tunde with hardware/general MacGyver-ing, and Painted Wolf in uncovering government and … Continue reading

Manga Review: “My Hero Academia” by Kōhei Horikoshi
Book Reviews / Books / Books 2016 / Manga

Manga Review: “My Hero Academia” by Kōhei Horikoshi

So, My Hero Academia is another new manga series that our library has recently picked up. With Naruto ending, we needed a new shonen title to take its place, and while it doesn’t have ninjas, it’s still a crazy fun read.   The Basic Premise: In the somewhat near future, people start being born with super-hero-esque … Continue reading

Book Review: “Fever Crumb” by Philip Reeve
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Book Review: “Fever Crumb” by Philip Reeve

With its bold colors, heterochromia-eyed protagonist, and eye-catching name, how could I have passed up a book like Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve.   This prequel to the Hungry City Chronicles features a post-apocalyptic, steam punk world on the verge of big changes.  Fever Crumb is a resilient heroine who struggles to find her place in … Continue reading

Graphic Novel Review: “Invader Zim: Vol. 1” by Jhonen Vasquez
Book Reviews / Books / Books 2016 / graphic novels

Graphic Novel Review: “Invader Zim: Vol. 1” by Jhonen Vasquez

    Invader Zim has a comic!!! Fans everywhere, rejoice!   Invader Zim originally aired in 2001-2002 as an attempt to get more “older kid” sort of audience for Nickelodeon. It didn’t have the ratings Nickelodeon was looking for and was canceled in its first season, and even though episodes of the second season were … Continue reading