Manga/Graphic Novel/Comic

Black Torch Vol. 1-3 by Tsuyoshi Takaki | Review | Booksmagick

Jiro has been trained in Shinobi art his whole life but to his granddad's great dismay gets into street fights too often. Gifted with the ability to talk to animals, Jiro doesn't hesitate to save an injured cat which turns out to be a Mononoke called Rago. Rago is hunted by other Mononoke but Jiro hasn't gone through all the trouble of nursing Rago back to health only to see him killed on his watch.

Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff | Review | Booksmagick

Evie lives in a world that has seen too many wars and left the planet’s surface scorched and partly irradiated. Her life as a mecha-fighter is simple: earn enough money for her grandad’s meds, dodge the various gangs of The Scrap and stay out of trouble. But trouble they find when Eve and Lemon discover a Lifel1k3 ...

Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve | Review | Booksmagick

In a future where cities and towns have started to mobilise themselves and race across former Europe, now known as the Hunting Ground, to devour one another for spare parts and work forces, Hester Shaw is keen on avenging her parents’ murder. But Valentine is but a small threat, for the city of London has been building a weapon big enough to destroy mega-cities.

Jugendbuch

Cat Deal – Die Kunst zu stehlen von Kate Frey | Rezension | Booksmagick

Cat Deal ist keine siebzehn Jahre alt und bereits Londons beste Diebin (Spezialisation: Fassadenklettern). Als ein Auftrag schiefgeht und Cat ein wertvolles Armband abgenommen wird, muss sich Cat widerwillig Lord Peter und seinem Team anschließen, um mit einem Gemälderaub ihre Schuld abzuarbeiten. Vielleicht ist Teamwork ja doch nicht so schlimm, wie sie gedacht hat?

LGBTQIA+, Manga/Graphic Novel/Comic

I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino | Review | Booksmagick

Kohei is hard of hearing and often misunderstood or has to ask the person he is talking to to repeat themselves. Therefore, he remains to himself most of the time. That is until Taichi - cheerful and energetic - literally bumps into him. The fact that Taichi’s voice carries in a way that is easy for Kohei to understand, he starts to hear the world outside his own little bubble again. Perhaps there is still hope for him to live like any other person?