“How To Be A Werewolf” Webcomic Review – Passing All The Tests

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The last decade has seen the Werewolf come second in mythic-creature-pop-culture after the Vampire (thanks Twilight), but “How To Be A Werewolf” definitely gives them a run for their money. This telling of the werewolf is deep, full of monochromatic beauty that captures moments of emotional upheaval, while also telegraphing serious issues surrounding anxiety and abuse.     Malaya Walters is 25 (already a treat that we aren’t starting with a stereotypical 16 year old). […]

“Helm” A High Fantasy Steampunk Webcomic – A Review

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Old school epic fantasies about underdogs rising up have been my go to since The Wheel Of Time started spinning. Helm is a high fantasy series that centers on an awkward college dropout whose every action and decision will shape the future of the world he lives in. And what a beautiful world at that. Eldrick Spellsong Jr. is joined on his path as the Harbinger, by nerd and Archery club captain Gwyneth Smedley (who […]

“The Atlantis Grail” is Hogwarts in Space meets The Hunger Games

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For some inscrutable reason, I delight in books where teenagers go to class. The Atlantis Grail feeds this hunger of mine, while serving up a delicious platter of “go to class to learn how to not die”. Best of all, the nickname given to the main character is superhero gold.   “Listen to her!” Laronda picks up. “She is Shoelace Girl!”   The Atlantis Grail is an epic read, crossing different genres. It is a […]

“Scurry” Webcomic Review – Apocalypse for Talking Animals

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Mice! Adorable, semi-realistic, beautifully illustrated mice. Mac Smith put the first page of Scurry up on the 17th of January 2016 and it doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the community loved it so much that Scurry raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter in October 2016 for a print run of the first book. Scurry is now 5 episodes in, and updates twice a week. Scurry Webcomic Review: Scurry is set in a dystopian future, where the humans have all disappeared. […]

“Star Power” Webcomic Review – Astronomer Turned Superhero

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Star Power is the brainchild of seasoned webcomic creators Michael Terracciano and Garth Graham. It is a sci-fi comic set in a distant future, starring assistant astronomer Danica Maris a.k.a. the superhero Star Power. The comic is currently at Volume 4: Star Power and the Last Jump Gate. It updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I discovered Star Power back in 2013, after following Michael over from his debut work, Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire. […]

Saving Mars Series

“Saving Mars” is a 6-Book Binge Session

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Finishing the Saving Mars 6-book series this morning was bittersweet. I have to admit that I put off the last 50 or so pages of the book for a few days just because I didn’t want it to be over. But it is, and so here I am, presenting my Saving Mars book review. “You’ve made my life immeasurably better by not barbecuing my dog.” The Saving Mars series follows 17-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda on her […]

7 Best Dystopian Novel Series

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I realised that I had become a dystopian novel addict after The Hunger Games. I’d read His Dark Materials a few years back, and was waiting on my sister to pass me Extras from the Uglies series when I decided to pick it up. Afterwards, my google searches consisted of “you’ve finished the hunger games, now what?” That hunger has yet to wane. So here’s my list of the 7 best Dystopian novel series out there right now. (in […]