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Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Ascender, Volume 2: The Dead Sea by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
Bait and Witch by Angela M. Sanders
Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee
Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 6 by Ryoko Kui
Five Unicorn Flush by T.J. Berry
Ghost-Spider, Volume 2: Party People by Seanan McGuire and Ig Guara (Illustrations)
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates
Hide and Seek by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins
The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten
Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates
The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
Mistletoe Man by Susan Wittig Albert
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life by Rachel Cohn
No Such Thing as Ghosts by Ursula Vernon
Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke, Insha Fitzpatrick, and Juliana Moon (Illustrations)
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (re-read)
Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
Sky Island by L. Frank Baum
Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
Spore by Alex Scarrow
Stella's Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Winter of Secrets by Vicki Delany

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Black Canary: Ignite: 01/28/20

Black Canary: Ignite

Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee is Cabot's debut graphic novel. Dinah Lance has her sights on winning the Battle of Bands. But she keeps getting in trouble at school for freak accidents. Things break around her and the principal wants her expelled.

In most of the other DC graphic novels I've read, the future powers or future identities of characters are left out of the story. There are exceptions: the Teen Titans series by Kami Garcia, You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez (2020), and Green Lantern: Legacy by Minh Lê (2020). For the most part, I prefer the ones that are less power oriented and more alternate timeline character development.

Ignite is unusual in that it starts as a character driven narrative and then pivots at the halfway point to being about her coming into her abilities. A villain in the world is also revealed more blatantly than almost all the other books, the Minh Lê graphic novel being an exception.

Four stars

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