All posts by Rachael Conrad

Weekend Reads: Artemis

Artemis, Andy Weir Andy Weir’s first novel, The Martian, was a brilliant book. So brilliant in fact that Hollywood turned it into a pretty brilliant movie starring Matt Damon. Artemis is, without a doubt, Weir’s sophomore slump. It’s a solid science fiction novel (more heavy

Weekend Reads: The Nest

The Nest, Kenneth Oppel  In the interest of keeping the spooky train rolling this month, I decided to FINALLY read The Nest by Kenneth Oppel. It had been in my TBR pile for a while, and after dealing with my own wasp infestation I figured

Comic Book Wednesday: The Witch Boy

The Witch Boy, Molly Ostertag Molly Ostertag’s The Witch Boy is a gorgeously illustrated graphic novel that, in a way accessible to readers of all ages, tackles the fear of ostracism so many people suffer from because they are different from what our contemporary society

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

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