My review and aesthetic for Vera Brosgol's newest middle grade graphic novel, Be Prepared.
I really really enjoyed this book! I loved how it tackled important topics like racism and Islamophobia while also having a lot of cute, romantic elements typical of ya contemporary.
Wallace the Brave is such an adorable little book! I think its target audience is around 8-12 (I am positive my 9- and 11-year old brothers will find it hilarious), but I’m a teenager and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m sure some older teens and adults would find it too juvenile, but I found it very entertaining, so I think it just depends on your reading preferences. It’s definitely a very light, funny read—there isn’t a whole lot of plot, but I’m okay with that, really. It’ the kind of graphic novel you sit down with when you’re tired and need something to cheer you up.
Anne of Green Gables!! In graphic novel format!! Come find out why this book is a dream come true...
Today, instead of sharing ONE book review, I'm sharing TWO! Because the only thing better than a book is multiple books. Get ready for lots of Riordan.
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.