Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Code Geass: Knight, by Various

Code Geass: Knight, by Various, is a collection of light-hearted stories based Code Geass. Fifteen authors all share their take on Lelouch's rebellion, often using gags to question elements in the original.

There is no indecation on the outside of the book showing that this is a spin-off, so the reader has no way of knowing to read the Code Geass first. Originally thinking that Knight was a story on its own, I was very frustrated when reading this. And as one may expect, I first thought that the book was just terribly written. But, I have since changed my opinion.

After some digging, I found out the real nature of Knight and I read Code Geass. Once I was clued-in on the backstory for Knight's mini-stories, I found that the book wasn't too bad. The jokes are funny enough, and it is very interesting seeing 15 different takes on Code Geass' art style. But, besides that, there isn't much for me to say about this book. 

If you are a big fan of the Code Geass series, you may want to read this for a few laughs about a notoriously dark series. But I wouldn't recommend this for the general public. It's only funny if you know the original, and the lack of a cover summary leads to frustrating confusion. 

Reviewed by Matty, Grade 12
Montrose Library

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hexed, by Michelle Krys

Hexed, by Michelle Krys, is about a girl named Indigo blackwood who is just as any regular teenager even though her quirky mom owns an occult shop and a nerd wont stop trying to be her friend but she's still high in the social status for example: popular cheerleader, football- star boyfriend and a social circle to make everyone's lives at her school a living hell, then mysteriously a guy dies right in front of her and a dusty old family bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. but that's when a sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie's world, it's when that moment she learns that her destiny involves a lot more than pom-pom's and parties. if she doesn't get that bible back, every witch on the planet will die (yup you heard me "witch's"), and that's major bad news for indie because according to bishop, she's a witch too. so forced into centuries old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie is about to uncover the dark truths about her life and a future unlike any other she's ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid

If you're into magic witches and sorcerers then this is the book for you, I would defiantly recommend this to teen's of all ages, the plot isn't just some supernatural story where the girl is learning how to fight with supernatural powers and falls for her trainer, no it is completely the opposite there is action comedy and very little bit of romance. if this isn't the book for you then your crazy not to give it a chance, if you ever finish the book don't worry the author will be writing the sequel soon and you can get on e-books, to me if this book was on a scale from 1-10 I would rate it a defiant 10.

Reviewed by Nina G., Grade 9
Glendale Central Library