Manga/Graphic Novel/Comic

The Detection Club Part I + II | NetGalley Review | Booksmagick

What's it about? In 1930 a group of writers - amongst them Agatha Christie, Ronald Knox and G. K. Chesterton - gathered to found the Detection Club. The goal was to meet up, dine, toss ideas into the round and challenge one another. The Detection Club honours history up to a point but tells a… Continue reading The Detection Club Part I + II | NetGalley Review | Booksmagick

Fantasy, Young Adult

Bentwhistle the Dragon – A Threat From the Past by Paul Cude | Review | Booksmagick

What's it about? Peter has everything he could wish for: a stable job, friends who support him no matter what and his favourite sport – hockey. Ever since he can remember dragons have been living amongst humanity in disguise and he is no different. But then an ancient evil threatens both the dragon and the… Continue reading Bentwhistle the Dragon – A Threat From the Past by Paul Cude | Review | Booksmagick

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.