Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan PoeManga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautifully illustrated telling of classic Poe tales.
I was previously familiar with all the tales depicted in this book and feel like the illustrations definitely do the stories justice.
If you’re a fan of manga or Poe then I’d definitely recommend you read this graphic novel.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book

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Review: Counting Wolves

Counting WolvesCounting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Breakfast Club meets Grimm’s Fairy Tales in the lair of an adolescent psych ward. This line alone was enough to get me super excited to read this book. I love The Breakfast Club AND I love any books that are re-tellings, re-imaginings or even just linked to/crossed over with standard fairy tales.
Michael F Stewart brings us Milly’s world. Milly and her counting. Milly and the Wolf. Milly and the Psych Ward. Milly and her fellow patients. It’s all about Milly. Milly suffers from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and is a counter. It keeps the wolf away.

Firstly, the main character is really intriguing right from the beginning. She is a fascinating girl who is coping in her own way with her wolf. The side characters, Pig, Red & Vanet (to name a few) are equally fascinating. They all have their own issues and their own ways of dealing with what life throws at them.
The book is a really quick read. It pulls you in from the first chapter and I, for one, felt like I was in the psych ward with all the characters.

An absolutely fantastic book that has gone straight into my favourite reads list. I can’t wait to read something else by this author.

This book was recommended to me by a fellow netgalley member and I was accepted by the publisher for a copy of the book in exchange for a review (through netgalley).

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