The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence, Book 1

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“Your history is your heritage, and your heritage is your strength.” Once every 144 years, the stars align in a particular way, energizing the qi within the earth and allowing it to rise. If certain conditions are met, the power…

The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, Book 1

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Rick Riordan is the absolute king of middle grade literature involving modern youth interacting with ancient deities. Percy Jackson and the Olympians remains as popular as ever, and Riordan’s Kane Chronicles series, which focuses on Egyptian mythology, is another perennial…

Teen Titans, vol. 1: Earth One

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When I was a preteen, there were two comics that dominated the market: X-Men and Teen Titans. While the X-Men have maintained their popularity for the most part, the success of the Teen Titans has waned. Yes, writer Geoff Johns…

Alive

Alive

Alternative manga is often obtuse, which can be a detriment or a delight. Taguchi Hajime’s Alive is often both at once. The book is a collection of loosely-connected stories: teenagers hiding from their exams on a rooftop; a man who is afraid to love, cohabiting with a…