Fantasy / Fiction / Henry / Young Adult

The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

“The Merciful Crow”, by Margaret Owen, follows the recent trend in young adult literature of exploring the struggles experienced by the underprivileged and underrepresented portions of society.  The book follows the story of a young girl named Fie whose caste, the Crows, is considered to be the lowest of the low in their society.  Despite … Continue reading

Graphic Novel / Leah / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight by Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Kris Anka (Illustrator), Felipe Smith (Illustrator)

Captain Marvel is back and has a new position as the leader of the newly formed Alpha Flight space program! Captain Marvel Volume 1: Rise of Alpha Flight (Captain Marvel 1-5) by Michaele Fazekas and Tara Butters, opens with Captain Marvel AKA Carol Danvers is headed to space to orbit the Earth as head of … Continue reading

Fiction / John / Science Fiction / Young Adult

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Adam, the main character in M.T. Anderson’s young adult novel Landscape with Invisible Hand, is a misunderstood artist. Much of the misunderstanding comes from the vuvv, the aliens who have taken over earth and forced most people, Adam and his family included, into poverty. If this sounds like some sort of depressing science fiction, it … Continue reading