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July 5, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Twelve-year-old twin adventurers Cleopatra and Alexandra Dodge are reunited with their father and realize that two family heirlooms reveal the location of a treasure that is their birthright. When they set sail with Captain Tarboro on the Almira, they know they’re heading into danger—the ocean is filled with new and old enemies, including their nemesis, the infamous pirate Felix Worley. But like a coral reef that lurks below the surface of the waves, trouble is brewing between the siblings. Alex is determined to become a sailor and is happy with his role aboard the Almira, but Cleo—the only girl on the ship—is tired of washing dishes in the galley. In an effort to find her own purpose, she begins studying sword fighting with Tarboro, but neither Alex nor her father approves. Can the twins remain close as they pursue different goals and dreams, or will their growing differences tear the family apart before the treasure can be found?

In this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Compass South, Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock once again create an outstanding seafaring adventure.

DO NOT READ THIS UNTIL YOU’VE READ COMPASS SOUTH.

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June 29, 2017 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

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.

Babes on bikes. Hot guys and their abs and their booty. Queens fighting World Wars and the Empire. June is filled with so many comics I’m obsessed with getting, and believe me, I bought six out of the 11. (I also bought five different covers of Motor Crush so….) This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE • VOL. 5: IMPERIAL PHASE (I)

The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do.

Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #23-28, including the critically lauded KEVIN WADA magazine issue.  — Image Comics

Publication date: June 7, 2017 by Image Comics

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

Why I’m excited: The Wicked + The Divine is back! And ready to break hearts! YES. Imperial Phase is a…doozy. This comic never fails to make my mouth drop open because holy shit. Shit goes down. Chaos reigns. It’s amazing.
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June 28, 2017 • Cee • Lists

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I know it’s not Tuesday anymore, but it’s never to late to discuss books, especially when it’s the best books I’ve read in 2017!!!

There are twelve books here—six of them are the best books that were published in 2017 and the other six are the best books that weren’t published in 2017. I decided against including rereads because well, I reread them because they were the best books. In my list, there are a lot of comics. A LOT. It’s mainly what I’ve been reading, and I’m not about to stop the awesomeness.

Here are the books on my list.

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May 31, 2017 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

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.

In May, let me tell you your arms will be full of some many awesome comics. Those comics are the wonderful Kate Bishop in her own solo run as the great Hawkeye, Speedsters like Barry Allen, new superhero team trying to save the world, and plenty of awesome comics I need you to put in your TBR list!

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

CHAMPIONS • VOL. 1: CHANGE THE WORLD

One of the great team names in Marvel history returns, in incredible new fashion! During the fallout of Civil War II, Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man quit the Avengers and strike out on their own! With Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk by their side, these young heroes are determined to change the world their own way – and they’re only the beginning! It starts as an idea. It becomes an ideal. But what happens when it turns into a movement – one so big even the Hulk can’t stop it? And will one of the greatest X-Men of all forge a new future by their side? Welcome to the Champions, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates are glad to see you!

Story by Mark Waid and art by Humberto Ramos, Champions Vol. 1 collects issues #1-6.— Marvel Comics

Publication date: May 3, 2017 by Marvel Comics

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

Why I’m excited: Look at these kids. These young heroes are gonna change the world, and for the better. This is a team I’d want to read every single day.
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May 26, 2017 • Cee • Comics

The Sand Warrior (5 Worlds #1) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Zanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 2, 2017 • Random House Books for Young Readers
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The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves—and more to their worlds—than meets the eye. . . .

• The clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, Oona Lee is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine.
• A boy from the poorest slums, An Tzu has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations.
• Star athlete Jax Amboy is beloved by an entire galaxy, but what good is that when he has no real friends?

When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!

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I received this book for free from Random House for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When the Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction, what are three young kids—a clumsy sand dancer, a kid from the poorest slums, and an all-star athlete—gonna do? Well, just about anything to save their beloved homes.

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May 17, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag • May 16, 2017 • First Second
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It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh’s home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet’s mineral resources.

Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of the violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.

But Colleen must decide if it’s worth risking all of their survival to join a growing underground revolution against the Derichets … in Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag’s Shattered Warrior.

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I received this book for free from First Second for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

For ten years, Colleen Cavanaugh has lived with loneliness and without love. Her home planet has been invaded by the Derichets, an alien race who rule the humans with an iron fist.  Day in and day out, Colleen works at a factory with other humans, picking out mineral resources for the Derichets to use for their weapons.

Colleen encounters life-changing characters in her life and leads her to join an underground revolution against the Derichets, and will all be okay for her and the family she created?

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