By this time of year, readers are either relaxed and celebrating their accomplished reading goal, OR frantically trying to finish out the year strong by picking up a few last-minute reads. More often than not, I am a part of the latter group, so I can say with less-than-proud honesty that I have some experience in the art of last-minute . . .
In a strange, unexplainable event, forty-seven children are born at the exact same time, all across the world, birthed by women who had previously shown no signs of pregnancy. A rich inventor named Reginald Hargreeves finds seven of these children and adopts them as his own "to save the world." From what? The . . .
While at boarding school, Mia falls for new-girl Grace. They form a strong bond immediately, dancing their way from friendship to something more. But Grace is hiding something, and soon her secret tears her away from Mia. Years later, Mia joins a reconstruction crew that travels throughout deep space to . . .
May and Libby were best friends from the start. They didn't need anyone else---they had each other. And one fateful day, May and Libby created Princess X using rainbow chalk. From there, they created an entire comic series for themselves: Libby drawing the illustrations, May writing the stories. But that was before the accident. Now, Libby is . . .
Ari dreams of leaving his small town and quitting his job at the family bakery. He wants to move to the big city with his friends and bandmates. But in order to do that, he needs to find a replacement for the bakery. So when he meets Hector, a guy who actually went to school for baking and loves it more than anything else, Ari believes Hector is . . .
Prince Sebastian is not as concerned as his parent's are with finding him a suitable lady to marry. He's more worried his parents (and all of Paris) will discover his secret: he likes to wear dresses. During a ball thrown by the King and Queen, Sebastian notices a remarkable dress that stands out from all the rest and demands to know who's created . . .
The Scott Pilgrim series follows (duh) Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old nobody who lives with his gay roommate and plays in a band with his friends. When he meets Ramona, it's love at first sight. He even (kind of) dumps his high school girlfriend for her. But what Scott doesn't realize is that Ramona comes with a lot more ...
Allie Brosh is a blogger who decided to turn her funny drawings and unique experiences into a book. I don't know what she does now. Hyperbole and a Half is 3/4 comics and 1/4 prose, detailing various instances in Brosh's life that are either funny, weird, notable, or all of the above.
Title: V for Vendetta (Complete) Author/Creator: Alan Moore Illustrator(s): David Lloyd, Steve Whitaker, Siobhan Dodds Series: V for Vendetta Publisher: DC Comics Vertigo Publication Date: March 1982 Genre(s): Graphic novel, Dystopia, Fiction Opening Line: "Good evening, London." The Synopsis Remember, remember the fifth of November… The year is 1997. Britain has fallen and been rebuilt under totalitarian rule…
Title: Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began Author/Creator: Art Spiegelman Illustrator: Art Spiegelman Series: Maus Publisher: Pantheon Books Publication Date: August 1991 Genre(s): Graphic novel, Memoir, Historical non-fiction Opening Line: Summer vacation. Francoise and I were staying with friends in Vermont. The Synopsis Art resumes recording his father's history as a survivor of the Holocaust, picking up…