Title: Nura and the Immortal Palace Author: M. T. Khan Stars: ★★★ (3 stars) Whether you're a specialty press out of the midwest or a big hitter like Hachette, using Studio Ghibli as a comparison in your sell line is dangerous. Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away holds a special place in my heart, and in a generation of... Continue Reading →
Title: Twelfth Author: Janet Key Stars: ★★★ (3 stars) Identity takes the stage in Key's Twelfth whether it be how one character defines themself compared to their sister / their past self, etc. or to who they are / are not supposed to be and onward to the more familiar gender identity. Self-discovery is common in coming... Continue Reading →
Not a fan. Probably not the right person to review this as the narrator annoyed me within the first few pages, but I generally like Elise Broach, so I kept going when I should have quit.
4/5 stars - emotional and highly relatable.
Review: Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl
Despite the at times heavy-handed Disney marketing, Kagawa told an excellent story with interesting characters that I'd happily recommend.