Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Friday Face-Off: Like One, That on a Lonesome Road

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


The Friday Face-Off: Like One, That on a Lonesome Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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Backlist Burndown: Dragon Hunters (The Chronicles of the Exile #2) by Marc Turner

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Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month.


Dragon Hunters (The Chronicles of the Exile #2) by Marc Turer

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Edition: Hardcover, 464 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5


I have yet to come across a book that has given the same feeling that A Game of Thrones did when I first read it, but Dragon Hunters is closest I have found.
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Author Spotlight & Excerpt: The Gift-Knight’s Quest by Dylan Madeley

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When a young woman named Chandra takes the throne under suspicious circumstances, she has to solve the deaths of the King and Queen before those responsible get to her. She has to maintain peace in an empire where people consider her the number one suspect.

Derek is summoned by an official letter and his people’s tradition to be Chandra’s personal guard. He’s immediately suspicious given that her family ruined his once-noble ancestors, but if there’s no way to escape the world’s largest empire, what might he do to turn the tables?

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Comic Book Review: The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claws #1 (The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claws #1) by Simon Spurrier

The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claws #1 (The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claws #1) by Kurt Busiek (story), and Benjamin Dewey (art),

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: November 5, 2014

Edition: Paperback, 45 pages

Genre: Comic, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


The comic book series I’ve been looking for
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Comic Book Review: Cry Havoc #3 (Cry Havoc #3) by Simon Spurrier

Cry Havoc #3 (Cry Havoc #3) by Simon Spurrier (story), Ryan Kelly (art, cover), and Emma Price (cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: March 23, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 32 pages

Genre: Comic, Dark Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Rating


Welcome to “Newfolk”
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The Friday Face-Off: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


The Friday Face-Off: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

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Comic Book Review: Starve #6 (Starve #6) by Brian Wood

Starve #6 (Starve #6#) by Brian Wood (story), Danikel Zezelj (art, cover), and Dave Stewart (color, cover)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: February 17, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 30 pages

Genre: Comic, Food

Rating: 4/5 Rating


Gavin is back and he has a plan!
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Graphic Novel Review: Wythces, Vol. 1 (Wytches #1-6) by Scott Snyder

Witches, Vol. 1 (Wytches #1-6) by Scott Snyder (story), JOCK (art), Matt Hollingsworth (color), and Clem Robins (letters).

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: June 24, 2015

Edition: Paperback, 114 pages

Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror, Mystery

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


Horrifyingly terrific
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Comic Book Review: I Hate Fairyland #5 (I Hate Fairyland #5) by Skottie Young

I Hate Fairyland #5 (I Hate Fairyland #5) by Skottie Young (story, art), Jean-Francois Beaulieu (art)

Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: February 17, 2016

Edition: Paperback, 28 pages

Genre: Comic, Humor, Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 Rating


The best muffin huggin’ issue yet!
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The Friday Face-Off: Metropolis

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a new weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.


The Friday Face-Off: Metropolis

Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson

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