After coming home from a trip to Seattle for AWP, I was very ready to kick off the month with a bang.
This month’s articles:
- Editor’s Letter: Who Are Women in Capes?
- Our Favorite Things: Tamora Pierce
- Flash Review, Issue #001
- Book Club: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
This month’s books for the 100 in 2014 Challenge have been a lot of fun. I finished up ANCILLARY JUSTICE for the Girls in Capes Book Club – it was a re-read, but I definitely enjoyed it!
The titles I read in March feel pretty diverse, especially looking back at the list now. Aside from space operas ANCILLARY JUSTICE and the new title from Rachel Bach, HONOR’S KNIGHT, I also read a pair of historical fiction graphic novels, BOXERS & SAINTS by Gene Yang, and the first volume of MADOKA MAGICA: THE DIFFERENT STORY by Magica Quartet.
A fairy tale-like full-color graphic novel called THE LEGEND OF BOLD RILEY – written by Leia Weathington and featuring art by several different artists – was one of my favorites this month. The protagonist, Bold Riley, is a former princess who gave up her claims to the throne to pursue countless adventures in the style of Sinbad the Sailor. Weathington’s fairy tale-esque language makes Bold Riley a simultaneously comfortable and fun read.
My least favorite this month was a manga titled AI ORE! by SHINJO Mayu. It was a gender-bender title about a romance between a tall, handsome girl and a short, pretty boy, and it was a really fun ride until it reached the last part of the volume, which was kind of disturbing. I wouldn’t recommend this for readers, even shoujo manga people.