This Week’s Hot Reviews

Pretty Things
Virginie Despentes, trans. Emma Ramadan | The Feminist Press at CUNY | 9781936932276 | August 2018
“Throughout, the prose shines—Emma Ramadan does a terrific job translating the original French into poetic, descriptive lines. I found myself stopping over and again to admire sentences that got a lot of work done with economy. . . . Just gorgeous.”—Maximum RocknRoll

Secret Voice Vol. 1
Zack Soto | Floating World Comics | 9781942801870 | April 2019
“Zack Soto’s The Secret Voice Vol. 1 is a book that melds the flourish and electricity of avant-garde comics with the imagination and complex world-building of genre fantasy.”—Broken Frontier

Chlorine Gardens
Keiler Roberts | Koyama Press | 9781927668580 | September 2018
“We’re blessed with many fine graphic memoirists these days, but with Chlorine Gardens, Keiler Roberts firmly establishes herself as being at the head of the class.”—Four Color Apocalypse

Ghost Queen
Britt Wilson | Koyama Press | 9781927668610 | September 2018
“This was such a fun book to read. I love watching scary things just like Miri and Luey and it was exciting to see the scary movie come to life. The illustrations in this book really helped to tell what was happening in the story even though there was not a lot of talking between the characters.”—Kids Book Buzz

Evie and the Truth About Witches
John Martz | Koyama Press | 9781927668597 | September 2018
“I thought the plot was very interesting. . . . John did lovely illustrations that made the book come to life. Each page makes you excited about what is about to happen next. This book would fit kids of all ages. I would recommend this book to all the kids out there from one to seventeen years old.”—Kids Book Buzz

A Student of History
Nina Revoyr | Akashic Books | 9781617756641 | March 2019
“This is a pulpy, entertaining mystery. If the premise grabs you, I recommend giving it a read.”—MuggleNet

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