Psyren, vol. 1

Teen-aged Ageha Yoshina’s life could be called pretty simple. He likes to fight, no matter the reason. So for a modest fee of 10,000 yen he’ll take on just about any cause for the chance to crack some heads. Unfortunately…

Archie’s Weird Mysteries

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    Archie has started writing a “Weird Mysteries” newspaper column and suddenly really weird things start happening to him! Archie and the gang, with the help of the mysterious Dr. Beaumont, are solving mysteries involving vampires, werewolves, Bigfoot, and…

Animal Crackers

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    Many people first encountered Gene Luen Yang with his Printz award-winning title American Born Chinese. Now we have the opportunity to read his earlier works in a collection titled Animal Crackers. Combining three titles, Gordon Yamamoto and the…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer Jaclyn Dolamore is the fabulous author of Magic Under Glass (Bloomsbury,2009) and Between the Sea and Sky (Bloomsbury, 2011). Her newest book, Between the Sea and Sky, is about a mermaid and a winged boy/man.  I  received an autographed copy of the…

Shivers, Wishes and Wolves

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    The tales in these two volumes include many of the fairy tale cannon and I assume that more volumes are in the works to cover others. Each volume follows a similar format: five tales retold by various authors…