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Labyrinth & The Dark Crystal novels.
I’m giving away my only personal hardcover of The Young Elites, signed/personalized to the winner. To enter, just instagram, tweet, facebook, or tumblr me the answer to this question, then hashtag it #TheYoungElites : “What would your superpower be?” I’ll be reading through and picking one favorite! Runs through 9am PST Sunday (9/13). Multiple entries fine. Thanks lovelies! The book’s officially out on 10/7.
My superpower would be the ability to step into the world of a novel. To literally immerse yourself in a character’s world and to experience the story first hand with them. #TheYoungElities
So this is a review I wrote up a while back and posted on my other blog (shared with my real but not real twin Hannah) of which I will post the link here and it is of Anya’s Ghost, a graphic novel written by Vera Brosgol. Now I have recently been acquiring quite a few graphic novels of recent, much to my bank balance’s horror and I thought it might be nice to start off my reviews with one of them. Below I attach a synopsis of the book from Goodreads.
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs. Or so she thinks. Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part.
So let’s get this review started!
First off, I wanted to say that I have recently become reintroduced to graphic novels, having enjoyed them immensely in my childhood. The artwork for one is stunning, simplistic yet unique. The illustrations are often in grey with a slight purple undertone running throughout and it really makes it a pleasure to read through.
Now for the storyline, I’m not going to just repeat the Goodreads synopsis so I won’t waste your time, but I have to say I also fell in love with the storyline. Anya is your ‘typical’ and I use the term loosely, teenage girl trying to fit into high school. She’s worried about her appearance, her interest in boys, skipping the bleep test at school (we all did it!) and trying to fit in with the popular crowd. After an argument with her friend Siobhan, Anya walks off into the forest and with so much on her mind, she doesn’t notice the hole and just like Alice she tumbles down a hole- but this time, it’s not Wonderland she finds, it’s a human skeleton, and a ghost. Anya manages to escape but manages to take something with her and soon Emily the ghost enters her life, assisting with tests, her fashion sense and boy problems, but when Anya starts to get suspicious and uncomfortable about the situation, things start to get ugly.
So in comparison to some of the other graphic novels I have read in my time, this one was definitely one of my favourites. Original storyline, great character depth, beautiful illustrations. Well done Vera Brosgol, a very intriguing read. On my classification scale I award this book Outstanding! The full shebang!
As per usual you can pick this up from The Book Depository using the link here.
I didn’t even show you the coolest part!!! #intheafterlight
Hot off the press!! The first finished copy! Look at that shine! 🌙
AHHHHHHH IT’S BEAUTIFUL!
When I buy my own house the first thing I’ll look for is a room big enough to turn into a huge library
be still my heart
If only I could bring my books everywhere with me.
what arrived today take two
these are beautiful
Today was a good day if you ignore uni work.
I finally got a copy of Heir of Fire today!! :D
Attempting to recreate a photo I took a few months ago, because I know have a big, gorgeous physical copy of Heir of Fire!!! (Which made it harder to arrange the books because it’s no where near as thin as a kindle is)