June 27, 2016 • Cee • Comics

Compass South

How would you fare in 1860 with a father who disappeared suddenly, a Gang who’s chasing you for squealin’ to the cops, or a dangerous pirate crew after your prized possessions? Can you survive? Can you outwit them?

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June 24, 2016 • Cee • Comics

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I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

What a wonderful month of awesome comics. In June, you get graphic novels about Patsy Walker aka Hellcat, historical French revolutionary Feminist, a T-Rex, Saga, and much more!

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT • VOL. 1: HOOKED ON A FELINE

Patsy Walker has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally) – but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about Patsy’s past resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? There’ll be friendship and burgers, monsters and rent checks and a ghost from the past with questionable motives! Comics’ most flexible heroine has been a provisional Avenger, a Defender, Satan’s daughter-in-law and a dead woman -but she’s never been anything like this!

Story by Kate Leth and art by Brittney Williams, this volume collects issues #1-5. — Marvel Comics

Publication date: June 15, 2016  (at your LCBS), but July 5 (for online retailers) by Marvel Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Why I’m excitedPatsy Walker aka Hellcat is the only Marvel Comic that I’m following religiously. Why? It’s just so darn cute!

You have Patsy Walker, who used to star in her own books written by her mother; wonderful friendships (omg, Patsy + She-Hulk!); an amazing group of familiar names (like Jessica Jones, America Chavez) making an appearance; people with superpowers who just want to be normal; and very cute art!

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June 22, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline • June 14, 2016 • Random House • Traded with Leah
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Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

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First sentence: “I looked up because of the laughter, and kept looking because of the girls.”

The Girls is…a wild trip.

Ever wonder what it’s like to get a perfect portrayal of the desperation, desire, and vulnerability that a teenager girl feels? The Girls introduces you to Evie Boyd, a fourteen year old girl living in Northern California during 1969, who yearns for the carelessness and companionship that she sees other girls having. Evie becomes infatuated by the long-haired older girl, Suzanne, who exudes every trait and personality Evie lacks and wants for herself, and joins a cult (think Charles Manson), throwing her into a world that is miles away from what she’s used to.

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June 21, 2016 • Cee • Lists

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is “top ten favorite 2016 releases so far this year!” This is essentially my list of OH MY GOD, I LOVED THESE BOOKS SFM. GO AND READ THESE PLZ! MAKE ME HAPPY. I’ve pulled paragraphs from my reviews because I don’t think I can describe the books as well as I did in my reviews.

Now, in no particular order, here are my favorite 2016 releases so far this year!

This Middle Grade discusses so many things that all readers—young and old—will enjoy and be able to relate to. You get a girl who experiences sadness (that’s depicted so perfectly!) and tries to express it through her writing; a magical forest kingdom called Everwood; friendships that make you trust and do things you never thought you’d do; a fantasy life that speaks so much about Finley’s fears; pirates and family secrets, and so much more! It’s a book I wished I had when I was younger.

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June 17, 2016 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

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COVER CHANGE: Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

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June 14, 2016 • Cee • Lists

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is “top ten most anticipated releases for the second half of 2016!” How can I only pick ten??? This is like picking my favorite child (if I had any). It cannot be done very easily. I was trying the best to narrow it down to ten, which I did, but I feel like I’m forgetting other important books. There’s so many books I’m excited about!

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