Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Review by Lauren Maguire

Space battles, sword fights, heroes, villains, epic quests, evil corporations, and magical fireworks: Once and Future has them all. Unknown to her, teenage Ari Helix is the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur and, after finding Excalibur on the ruins of Old Earth, she is sought out by a backward-aging, teenage Merlin whose mission is to prepare her for the dangers to come. … More Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, Illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Review by Juhyun Tony Bae

When I first read the title, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, and saw its cover art—the romantic pose, pink tones, and the cute stuffed animals along the bottom—I expected a gushy romance comic. Oh boy, was I wrong. This graphic novel somehow managed to surpass that incredible cover with a story that is honest, shocking and undoubtedly modern. … More Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, Illus. by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell