The Backstagers Vol. 1 & 2 by James Tynion IV & Rian Sygh

The Backstagers Vol. 1: Rebels Without Applause by James Tynion IV & Rian Sygh

This comic was marketed as “Lumberjanes for boys”, and I love Lumberjanes, so of course I wanted to read it straight away. The story centers around Jory, a new student at an all-boys private school – a fact that freaks him out not only because he’s transferring around a time where most people would have already fallen into their own cliques, but also because an all-boys school would be full of BOYS. He ends up joining the backstage crew, who immediately took him in as one of their own, and discovers that backstage is a place of very literal magic (and danger!) Continue reading “The Backstagers Vol. 1 & 2 by James Tynion IV & Rian Sygh”


Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Me before reading this book: There was a musical version of The Scarlet Pimpernel? (Although, why wouldn’t there be?)

Me after reading the book: Where have this musical (and this book) been my whole life?

Okay, I’m exaggerating, but only a little. Like Evil Librarian, the first book of this trilogy, I did not think that Revenge of the Evil Librarian was the sort of book I’d like. I was looking forward to reading it, because Evil Librarian proved me wrong, but I was still a bit apprehensive, because it may not live up to the first book. I have to admit that there are bits that disappointed me just a little, but they’re balanced out by the bits that made this book so much better. Continue reading “Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen”