Book Review | Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn & Nicole Goux

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Shadow of the Batgirl

Author: Sarah Kuhn & Nicole Goux // Published: February 4, 2020

★★

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Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn’t exactly Batgirl material…not yet, at least. But with Batgirl missing from Gotham City, can Cassandra defy her destiny and take on a heroic mantle of her very own? She’ll have to go through an identity crisis of epic proportions to find out.
After a soul-shattering moment that sends Cass reeling, she’ll attempt to answer this question the only way she knows how: learning everything she possibly can about her favorite hero-Batgirl. But Batgirl hasn’t been seen in Gotham for years, and when Cass’s father threatens the world she has grown to love, she’ll have to step out of the shadows and overcome her greatest obstacle-that voice inside her head telling her she can never be a hero.
Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex and I Love You So Mochi, takes on one of her favorite heroes for a new audience of readers. Featuring the edgy art style of Nicole Goux, Shadow of the Batgirl tells the harrowing story of a girl who overcomes the odds to find her unique identity.

 

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ARC Review | The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano

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The Oracle Code

Author: Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano // Published: March 10, 2020

★★

 

Synopsis

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon’s first mystery: herself.

After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon enters the Arkham Center for Independence, where Gotham’s teens undergo physical and mental rehabilitation. Now using a wheelchair, Barbara must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Within these walls, strange sounds escape at night; patients go missing; and Barbara begins to put together pieces of what she believes to be a larger puzzle.

But is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Fellow patients try to connect with Barbara, but she pushes them away, and she’d rather spend time with ghost stories than participate in her daily exercises. Even Barbara’s own judgment is in question.

In The Oracle Code, universal truths cannot be escaped, and Barbara Gordon must battle the phantoms of her past before they swarm her future.

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ARC Review | Zatanna & the House of Secrets by Matthew Cody & Yoshi Yoshitani

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Zatanna & the House of Secrets

Author: Matthew Cody, Yoshi Yoshitani (Illustrated by) // Published: February 18, 2020

★★★

 

Synopsis

Welcome to the magical, mystical, topsy-turvy world of the House of Secrets, where Zatanna embarks on a journey of self-discovery and adventure … all with her pet rabbit, Pocus, at her side.

Zatanna and her professional magician father live in a special house, the House of Secrets, which is full of magic, puzzles, mysterious doors, and storybook creatures–it’s the house everyone in the neighborhood talks about but avoids. Not that Zatanna cares, though, because she is perfectly content.

But at school one day, Zatanna stands up to a bully and everything changes … including her friends. Suddenly, Zatanna isn’t so sure about her place in the world, and when she returns home to tell her father, he’s gone missing, lost within their own home.

With thrilling twists from writer Matthew Cody and dazzling artwork by Yoshi Yoshitani, Zantanna and the House of Secrets will delight readers at the turn of every page–and the opening of every door!

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Movie Review | Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

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Harley Quinn is back!

I can’t explain how freaking excited I was to go see this movie the other day and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. This movie was fresh, colorful, and exciting while still staying true to the DC movie vibes. I can’t stop thinking and talking about this movie! I loved it so so much and I have so much to say about this movie so without further delay, lets get to that review!

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Joker Movie Review

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Joker released on the 4th of October last year and really caused a ruckus. You had the people who loved it and you had the people who hated it. Either way the hype was going strong for months after its release with Joker being nominated for multiple Oscars. With everyone talking about this movie I couldn’t help but be transfixed by it and last night was finally the day that I got to see it.

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Cover Reveal | Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater

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I’m so excited to be sharing this with you all!

As you’ve seen from my recent post, I’ve become obsessed with the recent DC Ink releases. And this one is one I’m dying to share with you. Maggie Stiefvater (yup, you read that right) has joined forces with DC to bring us this graphic novel! Maggie is one of the most creative authors out there and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.


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Aladdin Movie Review

Aladdin has always been one of the many Disney animations that I rewatched over and over again growing up. Surprisingly, the habit hasn’t changed much even now. I’ve been looking forward to watching the live action movie for so long but I only just watched it a few days ago (can you believe it?!). I’ve managed to sum up my thoughts in this little review, so keep reading!


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ARC Review | Harley Quinn Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki & Steve Pugh

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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass

Author: Mariko Tamaki & Steve Pugh // Published: September 3, 2019

★★★

Harleen is a tough, outspoken, rebellious kid who lives in a ramshackle apartment above a karaoke cabaret owned by a drag queen named MAMA. Ever since Harleen’s parents split, MAMA has been her only family. When the cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that’s taking over the neighborhood, Harleen gets mad.

When Harleen decides to turn her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join Ivy, who’s campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or join The Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass is at once a tale of the classic Harley readers know and love, and a heartfelt story about the choices teenagers make and how they can define–or destroy–their lives. This is the first title in DC’s new line of original graphic novels for middle grade and young adult readers.

 

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