Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search Omnibus by Gene Luen Yang | ARC Review

A digital copy was provided by the publisher through Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

513ekhl0wxlTitle: The Search Omnibus
Series: Avatar: The Last Airbender Comics, #2
Author: Gene Luen Yang
Illustrator: Gurihiru
Release date: October 27, 2020
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Category: YA
Genre: fantasy, graphic novel
Pages: 224
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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Synopsis

Immediately following the Avatar’s adventures chronicled in The Promise, this remarkable omnibus that collects parts 1-3 of The Search, from Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!

For years, fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have burned with one question–what happened to Fire Lord Zuko’s mother? Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar–and the most unlikely ally of all–to help uncover the biggest secret of his life.

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Fangs by Sarah Andersen | ARC Review

I was given a digital ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Fangs by Sarah AndersenTitle: Fangs
Series: standalone
Author & Illustrator: Sarah Anderson
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: humor, relationships, comics
Pages: 112
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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Synopsis

A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.

Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker | Book Review

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Amazon.com: Mooncakes (9781549303043): Walker, Suzanne, Xu, Wendy ...Title: Mooncakes
Series: standalone
Author: Suzanne Walker
Illustrator: Wendy Xu
Publisher: Oni Press
Genre: YA fantasy, graphic novel
Pages: 256
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 stars)
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Synopsis

A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.

Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.

One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.

Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.

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Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan | ARC Review

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Verona Comics: Dugan, Jennifer: 9780525516286: Amazon.com: BooksTitle: Verona Comics
Series: n/a
Author: Jennifer Dugan
Release date: April 21, 2020
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+
Pages: 352
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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This review is spoiler-free.

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Synopsis

Jubilee has it all together. She’s an elite cellist, and when she’s not working in her stepmom’s indie comic shop, she’s prepping for the biggest audition of her life.

Ridley is barely holding it together. His parents own the biggest comic-store chain in the country, and Ridley can’t stop disappointing them—that is, when they’re even paying attention.

They meet one fateful night at a comic convention prom, and the two can’t help falling for each other. Too bad their parents are at each other’s throats every chance they get, making a relationship between them nearly impossible…unless they manage to keep it a secret.

Then again, the feud between their families may be the least of their problems. As Ridley’s anxiety spirals, Jubilee tries to help but finds her focus torn between her fast-approaching audition and their intensifying relationship. What if love can’t conquer all? What if each of them needs more than the other can give?

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Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu | Book Review

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Title: Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1
Series: Check, Please!
Author: Ngozi Ukazu
Published: September 18, 2018
Genre: graphic novel, YA, LGBT, sports, comics
Pages: 288
My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
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This review is short and spoiler free!

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Synopsis

Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!

Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life

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Nine YA Books with Cute Romances

I don’t know about you, but I’m currently on a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before high right now. After watching the movie, Peter and Lara Jean are all I can think about.

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(I probably won’t stop fangirling about them for a while. Just a warning. Speaking of fangirling about Noah and Lana, I read this Buzzfeed article about them and I honestly can’t handle how cute they are together. Just when you don’t think they could get any cuter they hit you with something like this.)

Anyway, I wanted to suggest some books for those who are looking for some cute book relationships after watching/reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Girl (or guy), I get it. I can’t handle the adorable-ness either.

Some of these book/series are mega popular and you’ve probably already read them, but I hope you find some gems in here that you haven’t tried out.

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Top 10 Books I Read in 2017

2017 is coming to an end… and thank goodness for that. It’s been a rough year, to say the least, but that didn’t stop me from reading some pretty freaking awesome books. I didn’t read as much as I wanted to this year, but that just means I’m going to try extra hard in 2018 to get to all the books I want to read.

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Too many books, not enough time, am I right?

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I started a web-comic!?!

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I finally started a web comic!

I’ve always had a passion for art and love for drawing, especially cartoons. With a little bit of encouragement from my friends, I created a web comic.

It’s nothing big right now, and definitely nothing great. I’m still trying to figure out how I want to draw my comics, so you’re going to see some inconsistencies with my drawing style.

Basically, I draw my thoughts and conversations that I’ve had/heard. It’s not one of those comic/story things.

I’m posting on Tapastic as well as Instagram. I’d highly appreciate if you check it out!

Tapastic also has a mobile app, which is super easy to use and free. If you sign up, you can use the code JESS461U to get 200 coins! You can use coins to buy keys to unlock episodes of certain stories and comics, or you can use them to tip your favorite author/artist. The choice is really up to you. You don’t even need to pay to earn coins if you don’t want to. You can just watch an ad to get some coins.

Here’s one of my favorite comics I’ve created so far:

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I try to post weekly but recently I’ve been struggling. I don’t have a posting schedule yet but hope to soon.

Thanks for everyone’s support!

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Until next time….

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