All posts by Rachael Conrad

Weekend Reads: Stranded

Stranded, Bracken MacLeod Every year before Halloween I try to read as many terrifying books. Bracken MacLeod’s brilliant, mind-boggling novel, Stranded, had me on edge from the first page to the last. Equal parts Twilight Zone, Cabin Fever, and The Man Who Ate His Boots,

Comic Book Wednesday: Angelic #1

Angelic #1, Simon Spurrier & Caspar Wijngaard To be perfectly honest with you, I’ve never been one for monkeys. With the exception of orangutans, I’ve never seen the appeal (they have fangs and walk on their hands, so no thanks.) Needless to say, I was

Weekend Reads: Moonstruck #1

Moonstruck #1, Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle Like most nerds, I love stories filled with monsters, mythological creatures, and a touch of romance. Luckily, Image Comic’s new ongoing series, Moonstruck combines all of the above (with the added bonus of Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

Weekend Reads: Slam!, Vol. 1

Slam! Vol.1, Pamela Ribon & Veronica Fish If you’re anything like me then you binged the first season of Netflix’s GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) in a few days. And if you’re anything like me the wait for season two is slowly crushing your soul.

Comic Book Wednesday: Misfit City #1

Misfit City #1, Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, & Naomi Franquiz It’s very obvious from the get-go that Misfit City takes its inspiration (like many comics, TV shows, and movies these days) from the 1980s. Above all else it’s a love letter to one of

Weekend Reads: An Enchantment of Ravens

An Enchantment of Ravens, Margaret Rogerson In the tradition of fantasy novelists such as Holly Black, Margaret Roberson’s debut, An Enchantment of Ravens, delivers readers true love and treachery with a fresh take on  fairies. Isobel is a phenomenally talented portrait artist for some very

Weekend Reads: Thornhill

Thornhill, Pam Smy A few weeks ago I wrote about Emma Cline’s novel, The Girls, and how deeply unsettling it is. Pam Smy’s gorgeously illustrated novel, Thornhill, is just as atmospheric and unsettling, but for different reasons. It’s the kind of book that’ll keep you

Weekend Reads: Goldie Vance, Vol. 2

Goldie Vance Vol. 2, Hope Larson & Brittney Williams If you’re a fan of lighthearted mysteries with a cast of wonderfully diverse characters and you’re not keeping up with Goldie Vance then you’re seriously missing out. Sixteen-year-old Super Sleuth, Marigold “Goldie” Vance, lives with her

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