An Ember in the Ashes (Large Print / Paperback)
Laia is a slave. Elias is a solider. Both yearn for freedom and have no reason to know or trust each other. But the machinations of the empire are more brutal than either can withstand on their own. This alternanting point-of-view story is utterly magical and incredibly well-written. The conclusion is forth coming and I can't wait.
Highly recommend for lovers of Marie Ruthkoski, Leigh Bardugo, and Illuminae. For ages 14+— Romy
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
Appeared on over a dozen Best Book Lists for 2015
This thought-provoking heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding debut is set in a rich high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome. In this brutal world Laia a slave fighting for her family and Elias a young soldier fighting for his freedom find their destinies intertwined.
Welcome to Doodleville, everyone!!! This beloved author, Chad Sell, brings us to his next fabulous graphic novel, Doodleville, which grabs the reader, heart and soul!! Doodleville brings us into a normal school, to a normal group of kids, in a normal art club.....except that these kids' doodles come alive!!! Drew loves her doodles dearly, but when one of her doodles goes rogue and hurts the other student's characters, she is wisked away on an adventure that teaches her so much: the complexities of friendship, the strength that lies in trusting yourself, and the power of working together with friends that can save the day!! Chad Sell's trademark combo of fun, vibrant artwork and deeply emotional and human storytelling makes you smile throughout, and reminds you that "being different can make you powerful." Sell's work is also a perfect example of representation as it should be: people of all types existing together, just like in real life. And while having a blast visiting Doodleville, you may even learn a bit of art history! No matter what, you'll surely be smiling till the very last page.Be sure to check out this author's first wonderful graphic novel too, Cardboard Kingdom!(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel