Review: Soul Eater Part 2, Episode 5

“The Eve Party Nightmare – And so the Curtain Rises?” As the celebration of the anniversary of the school’s founding begins Death the Kid is both worried and irritated with his father. He has found out that the school is built on a sleeping kishin, and Medusa’s plot is to wake it. Lord Death doesn’t […]

Review: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

Candlewick Press,  2006 ISBN: 9780763632069 Available: New High school English teachers will cheer to see this accessible, visually attractive retelling of  Beowulf by the British Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. The language used in translations and retellings is often a barrier preventing teens from experiencing the impact of the dramatic battles between heroes and monsters. While […]

Review: Soul Eater Part 2 Episode 4

“Legend of the Holy Sword 2 – Wanna Go Drinking, Gambling, and Playing?” We had a few serious issues, and some good questions, so now it’s back to the silliness with an Excalibur episode. Ox, top in the class, hunts down Excalibur, and we all know how that will end. Excalibur is ridiculous. This episode […]

Review: A Drowned Maiden’s Hair: A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz

Candlewick Press,2006 ISBN:  0763629308 Available: New Maud Flynn is a troublemaking, unattractive, orphan: the girl most unlikely to be adopted. However, she is the perfect choice for Hyacinth Hawthorne and her elderly sisters. The charismatic Hyacinth convinces Maud to play the part of a ghostly “secret child.”  The sisters, posing as psychic mediums able to […]

Review: Blood Witch by Cate Tiernan

Penguin Group 2007 ISBN:9780142409886 Available: New and  Used Morgan’s quest to learn more about her family, especially her mother, continues in Blood Witch. Now that Morgan has the Book of Shadows, she is able to read the words her mother wrote As Morgan continues to practice magick, other blood witches, threatened by her power strengthen […]

Review: Soul Eater Part 2 Episode 3

“Fierce Battle Aboard the Ghost Ship – The Hell inside My Head?” Crona is one of the more powerful villains of this series. Of ambivalent gender, they are the child of a witch and has been corrupted from the beginning of life to strive to be a kishin. Crona is clearly suffering an extensive list […]

Review: Coven by Cate Tiernan

Penguin Group, 2007 ISBN:9780142409879 Available: New and Used In a very short period of time, Morgan Rowland has lost her best friend, gained a boyfriend, and discovered that she is a blood witch. Does that means her parents and sister are blood witches as well, or is there more to her mystery? As Morgan uncovers […]

Review: Gotham Academy #6

Olive and her friends are finally getting some answers from Killer Croc when Batman busts up the party. Olive tries to defend Croc from Batman, meanwhile Batman tries to cut Croc out of the picture permanently. A who’s who evil, rescuer situation is complicated by the fact that Olive knows it was Batman that tore […]