ARC Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King and Edgar Allen Poe

Title: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe

Author: Stacy King and Edgar Allen Poe

Release Date: October 17 (Today!)

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Source: Udon Entertainment on NetGalley (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder s haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secretes). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of the Plague ), and the most famous of all his poems: The Raven (a lover s decline into madness). (Source: Goodreads)

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ARC Mini-Review: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm by Dana Simpson

Title: Phoebe and Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm

Author: Dana Simpson

Release Date: October 17

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Source: Andrews McMeel Publishing on NetGalley  (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm. (Source: Goodreads)

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ARC Review: Me and Milo the Great by Michelle Schlicher

Title: Me and Milo the Great

Author: Michelle Schlicher

Publisher: Self published

Source: A copy of this book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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My name is Holiday Sanchez. I carry a heavy burden.

But I’m not the only one.

There are others who know what it feels like to remember. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe I’ll finally get past it.

Maybe it just takes time—and a little bit of magic. (Source: Goodreads)

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ARC Review: The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish

Title: The Wendy Project

Author: Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish

Release Date: July 18

Publisher: Super Genius

Source: Papercutz on NetGalley  (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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16-year-old Wendy Davies crashes her car into a lake on a late summer night in New England with her two younger brothers in the backseat. When she wakes in the hospital, she is told that her youngest brother, Michael, is dead. Wendy — a once rational teenager – shocks her family by insisting that Michael is alive and in the custody of a mysterious flying boy. Placed in a new school, Wendy negotiates fantasy and reality as students and adults around her resemble characters from Neverland. Given a sketchbook by her therapist, Wendy starts to draw. But is The Wendy Project merely her safe space, or a portal between worlds? (Source: Goodreads)

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ARC Review: Far Out Fairy Tales by Joey Comeau, Louise Simonson, Sean Tulien, Otis Frampton, Omar Lozano, Jimena Sanchez S, Fernando Cano, and Benjamin Harper

Title: Far Out Fairy Tales

Author: Joey Comeau, Louise Simonson, Sean Tulien, Otis Frampton, Omar Lozano, Jimena Sanchez S, Fernando Cano, Benjamin Harper

Publisher: Stone Arch Books

Source: Capstone on NetGalley  (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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What do you get when classic fairy tales are twisted about, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format? Far Out Fairy Tales! Discover what Snow White would be like if she were raised by robots. Find out how Cinderella’s story plays out when she walks the path of the ninja. Play along when three billy goats named Gruff get stuck inside a video game. Chase down the Big Bad Wolf with the help of a superpowered Red Riding Hood! Each fairy tale revision holds true to the spirit of the original while adding a modern twist to the classictales we know and love. Experience fairy tales like never before in this innovative series of full-color comic books for kids! (Source: Goodreads)

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ARC Mini-Review: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton

Title: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt

Author: Ben Clanton

Release Date: May 2

Publisher: Tundra Books

Source: Penguin Random House on NetGalley  (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship and the power of believing in yourself and others through this irresistible duo. (Source: Goodreads)

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Mini-ARC Review: Small Favors by Colleen Coover

sfTitle: Small Favors

Author: Colleen Coover

Release Date: April 26

Publisher: Oni Press

Source: Diamond Book Distributors on NetGalley  (A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)

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2 stars

Small Favors, the critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover, is back in print in a deluxe hardcover edition! Join Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in fun, erotic adventures sure to make you blush.  This omnibus edition will include volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction. (Source: Goodreads)

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