Title: August Moon
Author: Diana Thung
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

Description by Goodreads:

The townspeople of Calico believe in the legend of the Soul Fire – orbs of light dancing through the night sky, believed to be the souls of dead ancestors watching over the town. 

But when eleven-year-old Fiona Gan comes to town with her dad, she learns the amazing truth: these “fireballs” are actually the light from lanterns carried by mysterious rabbit-like creatures as they leap across rooftops! 

Leaping with them is the peculiar street boy Jaden, who rarely speaks and claims to come from the moon. But the games may be coming to an end, because Fi and her dad are not the only newcomers to Calico… when a creepy corporation starts bulldozing the nearby forests, she finds herself uncovering a whole world of secrets, and drawn into Jaden’s battle for the soul of a community.

My Review: 

The two main characters are Fiona aka Fi and Jaden. Jaden seems to be some sort of vagabond, and he’s always some form of trouble. Fi is the complete opposite, she came to town and stays with her Uncle while her Father researches the Totoro-like beings.  She and Jaden become fast-friends and discover suspicious people who look like they’re up to no good. 

This was cute. I didn’t really like the how the humans were drawn but the magical animals were really cute. They try to save their forests and the town, but this isn’t necessarily for young kids. There’s quite a bit of violence such as people and animals being shot. Um, yeah this was interesting. It was a little bit like Totoro on acid but it as a whole the novel was amusing.

At first it was a little hard to follow, but once Fi and Jaden investigate the suspicious new comers everything falls into place. The ending is actually a little sad surprisingly but that’s why I gave it a 4.5-5 rather than just a 4. The story had layers.

fun fact: the author actually credits Totoro as a source of inspiration.

4.5-5/7

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Title: Dragon Age: Those Who SpeakAuthor: David GaiderPublisher: Dark Horse Comics*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.Description:(by goodreads.com)In this canonical story from the lead writer of BioWare’s Dragon Age games, reluctant monarch King Alistair travels to an empire of evil mages.Accompanied by the pirate captain Isabela and the underworld merchant Varric, Alistair will stop at nothing to uncover the fate of his lost father — even if it means battling an army of cultists singlehandedly!The fight turns even more personal as Alistair faces a former ally and Isabela must confront the tragedies of her past while imprisoned in the cultists’ dungeon!My Review:Um So… I gave this a try because the Art Work and Story seemed really interesting. I knew nothing about the game and I had no idea that this was a sequel going in. However, once I started reading that became apparent. The story was okay, a bit melodramatic, and the art work was decent. I didn’t really get what was going on and NetGalley, I love you guys but you need to tell your publishers to do some high resolution scanning the text was barely legible. I probably would have liked this more if I didn’t have to squint to read the text and if I had known who these people were and what was going on. That being said at least the characters seemed interesting.4/7

 Title: Dragon Age: Those Who Speak

Author: David Gaider

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.

Description: (by goodreads.com)

In this canonical story from the lead writer of BioWare’s Dragon Age games, reluctant monarch King Alistair travels to an empire of evil mages. Accompanied by the pirate captain Isabela and the underworld merchant Varric, Alistair will stop at nothing to uncover the fate of his lost father — even if it means battling an army of cultists singlehandedly! The fight turns even more personal as Alistair faces a former ally and Isabela must confront the tragedies of her past while imprisoned in the cultists’ dungeon!

My Review:

Um So… I gave this a try because the Art Work and Story seemed really interesting. I knew nothing about the game and I had no idea that this was a sequel going in. However, once I started reading that became apparent. 

The story was okay, a bit melodramatic, and the art work was decent. I didn’t really get what was going on and NetGalley, I love you guys but you need to tell your publishers to do some high resolution scanning the text was barely legible. I probably would have liked this more if I didn’t have to squint to read the text and if I had known who these people were and what was going on. That being said at least the characters seemed interesting.

4/7

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 Title: Dragon Age: Those Who SpeakAuthor: David GaiderPublisher: Dark

Title: Siegfried<br />Author: Alex Alice<br />Publisher:  Dargaud<br />Status: Available now<br />*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.<br />Description:<br />(by goodreads.com)<br />A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Siegfried, half-god and half-mortal, is a young boy being raised by Mime, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents are and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold.<br />My Review: <br />Siegfried was fantastic on every level. The adaptation of the myth was excellent. The Art work is STUNNING and you feel for all the characters even the wolves! This is part of a trilogy, and unfortunately it’s being translated from German so English readers are gonna have to be patient… but it’s so worth it! Everyone who considers themselves a mythology fan or a graphic novel buff should be ashamed if they don’t at least pick this up and give it a try.  Also Kudos Netgalley I could actually read everything this time and the imagine quality was superb!<br />Overall Rating: 6/7 

Title: Siegfried

Author: Alex Alice

Publisher:  Dargaud

Status: Available now

*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.

Description:

(by goodreads.com)

A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Siegfried, half-god and half-mortal, is a young boy being raised by Mime, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents are and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold.

My Review: 

Siegfried was fantastic on every level. The adaptation of the myth was excellent. The Art work is STUNNING and you feel for all the characters even the wolves! This is part of a trilogy, and unfortunately it’s being translated from German so English readers are gonna have to be patient… but it’s so worth it! Everyone who considers themselves a mythology fan or a graphic novel buff should be ashamed if they don’t at least pick this up and give it a try.  Also Kudos Netgalley I could actually read everything this time and the imagine quality was superb!

Overall Rating: 6/7

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Title: Siegfried Author: Alex Alice Publisher:  Dargaud Status: Available