Author Archive for Snow

Gunnerkrigg Court, vol. 1-3

After Antimony Carver’s mother dies, she is sent to Gunnerkrigg Court, a boarding school that is far from ordinary; there are mysterious items hidden deep in the school, the teachers seem to have more than normal abilities, and somehow Antimony…

Blood Alone, vol. 1-6

The vampires in Blood Alone have something called farumek — the ability to hypnotize humans by looking into their eyes. That is how I felt when I first picked up this subtle but addicting tale several years ago, back when it was…

Doctor Who, Series 2, Volumes 1-4

The Doctor is in (comics)! And he’s brought Rory and Amy Pond — er, Williams — along for the fun. Traveling through time and space, the three will face down Jack the Ripper, Viking invaders, Sontarans, a giant space squid, and, of…

Big Nate comic strip collections

The first Big Nate book I read was Big Nate: in a class by himself, the first of Lincoln Peirce’s graphic novel hybrid series. I really enjoyed getting to know the trouble-making Nate and laughed with him and at him…

Bunny Drop, vol. 3-5

Every time former bachelor Daikichi thinks he is starting to get the hang of parenting Rin, the young family member he took in after his grandfather’s funeral, something else crops up to make him realize how wrong he is. From…

Resistance, book 3: Victory

Things are heating up quickly for Paul and his sisters Marie and Sylvie. Members of the French Resistance during World War II, the three siblings begin to realize that war is only shades of gray and the black-and-white divides they…

Kingyo Used Books, vol. 1-4

Yoshizaki’s series of slice-of-life tales centers around a bookstore and the slightly odd cast of characters who drift in and out of it. There is Natsuki, the young woman who works the front desk; her grandfather, the store’s owner; Natsuki’s…

The Earl and the Fairy, vol. 1

Lydia is a fairy doctor and she’s used to being ignored or talked about because no one around her believes that fairies really exist. Why should they? The Victorian Era is a time of progress and advancement. Old beliefs have…

Review: Amnesia Labyrinth, vol. 1

Souji returns home after a year at boarding school to find his brother missing, his sisters as mysterious and aloof as ever, and three teens from his school murdered. He has reason to believe that the three things are connected,…

Review: Genkaku Picasso, vol. 1-3

Hikari only has one friend – Chiaki. Otherwise his classmates only stop ignoring him long enough to give him the nickname Picasso – because he draws constantly – before going back to forgetting about him. But when Hikari and Chiaki…

Rental Magica: Collection 1

Itsuki Iba has reluctantly taken over as President of Astra, his father’s magical “handyman” company. Astral hires out their mages to deal with magical problems and the company is known for the wide variety of magic its mages employ. However,…

Spice and Wolf: Season One

Kraft Lawrence is a traveling merchant who picks up an unexpected visitor one day—Holo, a harvest goddess who looks like a beautiful young woman with wolf ears and a tail. Lawrence agrees to help transport Holo to the northern region…