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Harleen by Stjepan Sejic - Book Review

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By Stjepan Sejic, Stjepan Sejic (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779501110
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Published: DC Comics - February 11th, 2020

I have no qualms about sharing my fondness for Harley Quinn, and this graphic novel made me love her even more. Sejic's new take breathes life into the character's origin story. Both hilarious and thrilling, combined with the addition of wonderful illustrations, Harleen is great for long time fans and a perfect introduction to the DC universe. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

A beautiful and imaginative retelling of the ancient tale of the warrior Achilles from the perspective of his confidant and lover, Patroclus. The story follows Patroclus as he accompanies his beloved Achilles on his adventures across Greece. Throughout the trials and tribulations both men face individually and together, their love and devotion grow, ultimately threatening to tear them apart as they both strive to protect each other at any costs. This book is a perfect companion piece for Miller's other novel Circe, and a definite must read for both fans of Greek mythology and anyone who loves a good adventure! ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


The Seas by Samantha Hunt - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

A hauntingly beautiful novella about a young girl who believes she's a mermaid as she tries to escape the dreary world and sleepy town around her through her imagination. Hung up over the reason behind her father's suicide, and in love with a local veteran who suffers from PTSD, the young narrator looks to the sea for the answers. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Circe by Madeline Miller - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

This was one of the most fantastic books I've ever read. Perfect for anyone who also grew up with a special fondness for Greek Myths, and a wonderfully exciting tale for anyone with a hunger for adventure. Circe, the daughter of the sun god Helios, spent her life facing ridicule from her fellow gods and nymphs until an exile that forces her reevaluate her path and her powers. Circe encounters a variety of characters through her centuries long life (many from famous Greek myths) and experiences love, betrayal, and a personal reawakening. This is a powerful and beautiful book, and I CANNOT recommend it enough. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Sweet Tooth Book One by Jeff Lemire - Book Review

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781401276805
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Published: Vertigo - September 12th, 2017

Anything Jeff Lemire does is amazing. He's one of the most talented Graphic Novel writers and illustrators, and his series Sweet Tooth is the perfect introduction to his work. Sweet Tooth tells the story of Gus, a young half human/half animal hybrid raised in the wilderness who, following his fathers death, sets out on a journey with a local drifter to find a sanctuary for his kind. Creepy and engrossing, Sweet Tooth is a great journey, and one you won't forget. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


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