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September 30, 2019 • 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.

I’ve come across a lot of graphic novels that parents have been asking for their kids, and September was THE month of holy grails. The big titles were Guts, Best Friends, and The Baby-Sitter’s Club #7: Boy-Crazy Stacey. Kids can’t get enough of these authors, and I love that Raina Telgemeier and The Baby-Sitter’s Club series continues to captivate readers. Not only do we have those popular graphic novels, there are great titles like Stargazing and The Crossover that I’ve been pushing to any kid and adult.

Let’s check out what graphic novels were released in September for kids and teens!

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June 27, 2019 • 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.

You get a graphic novel, you get a graphic novel, everybody gets a graphic novel!

That is—DC Comics announced a bunch of awesome books of our favorite superhero characters and villains for young readers and young adults with some good authors and excellent artists.

Last year, DC Comics first announced DC Zoom and DC Ink, which are imprints that focused on graphic novels for young readers and young adult. I was extremely excited about this announcement because young people can get the chance to experience these superheroes/villains without worrying about where to start or if it’s appropriate for them.

There’s a lot of wonderful creators—writers and artists—tackling wonderful superheroes, so you gotta know about it. (The * next to titles are ones I’m excited about.)

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May 20, 2019 • Cee • Comics
The Red Maze (5 Worlds #3) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 7, 2019 • Random House Books for Young Readers Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indigo | Library

Oona Lee is determined to light Moon Yatta’s beacon and continue her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn.

Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed! Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field . . . and who can grant them access to the beacon.

Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona’s magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?

myreview

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.

Hey you! Have you read the 5 Worlds series? No? YOU MUST. It’s an incredibly gorgeous graphic novel series that involves these amazing kids trying to save their fantastical world from extinction. Turn back around from this this review of book 3, The Red Maze, and go straight to The Sand Warrior, the first book of the wonderful 5 Worlds series. (Everything you need to know is in that link.) You definitely won’t regret picking up this graphic novel series. It’s an animated series waiting to happen. ;)

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February 22, 2019 • Cee • Comics

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.

myreview

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

What else can find in the kitchen besides baked goods and baking? For Ari, love.

Love for an easygoing Samoan baker who is in Ari’s beach town to take care of family stuff, and revitalizing his love for his Greek family’s bakery. Read more »





September 26, 2018 • Cee • Comics

The Cobalt Prince (5 Worlds #2) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 8, 2018 • Random House Books for Young Readers
Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indigo | Library

Oona Lee surprised everyone–including herself–when she lit the first beacon to save the Five Worlds from extinction. Can she light the other four beacons in time? Next stop, Toki! On the blue planet, Oona must face the sister who left her, and bring to light the Cobalt Prince’s dark secrets.

Meanwhile, An Tzu is fading away as his mysterious illness gets worse. Will it stop him from joining the fight? Or will his unique magic be just what the team needs?

And Jax Amboy is a hero on the starball field, but in a moment of real danger, will he risk everything to save his friends?

myreview

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.

First, you must read The Sand Warrior, the first book for the wonderful 5 Worlds series.

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July 28, 2018 • Cee • Comics

Only the very brave or the very desperate dare enter the Spill Zone—Addison Merritt is a little of both. In exchange for a suitcase full of cash, she made one last to the Zone. She survived the encounter, but came back changed.

Addison is not alone. In a remote village in North Korea, a young man named Jae was touched by the unholy fire of the Spill Zone. He made it out alive—alive, but also changed.

Now bestowed with uncanny powers, Addison and Jae may be the only ones strong enough to face a new threat that has risen in the Spill Zone. This deadly entity is searching for his runaway bride—and his hunt is bringing him closer and closer to Addison and her little sister.

myreview

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

If you’ve read Spilled Zone and needed to learn more of this bizarre world, prepare yourself because there’s a sequel! Spilled Zone: The Broken Vow! (If you haven’t read the graphic novel, what are you waiting for? These are the reasons why you should!)

In Spilled Zone: The Broken Vow, Addison Merritt came back changed after what she thought was her last trip into the Zone. In that wake, she bands together with Jae, a teenager from North Korea who shares similar abilities and stories like Addison, to save her and her little sister.

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