Books by Faith Erin Hicks

PUMPKINHEADS by Rainbow Rowell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2019

"A heartwarming, funny story filled with richness and complexity. (Graphic fiction. 14-18)"
Autumn loving, they had a blast; autumn loving, it happened too fast. Read full book review >
COMICS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART by Faith Erin Hicks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Read a comic instead. (Romance. 12-15)"
Two heirs to a comics franchise find love and low-stakes drama in a small Nova Scotia town. Read full book review >
THE STONE HEART by Faith Erin Hicks
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 4, 2017

"For all readers fond of the edges of their seats—a penultimate triumph. (author's note) (Graphic fantasy. 12-adult)"
Bloodshed sparks the flames of conflict as Hicks' adventurous fantasy trilogy takes a dark turn following the events of The Nameless City (2016). Read full book review >
THE NAMELESS CITY by Faith Erin Hicks
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 5, 2016

"A superb beginning. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up) "
Eisner winner Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, 2013) launches a new graphic fantasy series about two friends from opposite sides of a generations-long conflict. Read full book review >
THE SOUND OF THUNDER by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Hitting 'The End' will just make fans want to start over again. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
In this trilogy conclusion, Rufus returns to the north woods, but can he do anything to save them without his mystic totem? Read full book review >
THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Feels a bit like filler, but still so much fun. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Rufus and Penny keep the totem safe from a tricky flock of ravens? Read full book review >
NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG by Prudence Shen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Smart and funny; don't miss this one. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
An unlikely assemblage of robot-builders and cheerleaders rally together for a common cause.

Charlie and Nate have been friends forever, and even though Charlie is a quiet jock and Nate is the president of the robotics club, they remain friends against the high school grain. However, when Charlie's ex—coldly calculating cheerleader Holly—threatens to usurp precious school funds away from the robotics club so her squad can have new uniforms, Nate decides to run for student council president to ensure that the funds go to his club. Not to be outdone, Holly decides that Charlie will run against him. When the mud-slinging election goes too far, both sides find themselves without any school monies. They must then join together and enter a Robot Rumble contest in hopes of snagging a top prize. Shen's writing is spot-on and often laugh-out-loud funny. Hicks' modish art serves as an apt complement, with many panels deftly capturing deadpan looks where words would otherwise fail. Perhaps the only flaw in this truly enjoyable read is the overbusy panels during the Robot Rumble, which can be a bit confusing. Read full book review >
INTO THE WOODS by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Be prepared for young Sasquatch fans roaring for more. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
Mom said there was magic in the woods…she probably didn't mean anything like this. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Readers will definitely want to have, know or be Maggie's brothers—but she herself proves to be no slouch when it comes to coping with change and taking on challenges. (Graphic fantasy. 11-13)"
Nervous, home-schooled by her absent and much-missed mom and saddled with three adored older brothers—and a ghost—Maggie starts high school. Read full book review >
BRAIN CAMP by Susan Kim
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if the men of Stepford conferred with evil aliens and decided to open a summer camp? Dubbed "losers," immature Jenna and delinquent Lucas seem to be perfect candidates for the mysterious Camp Fielding, which guarantees "to prepare any child for the SATs and beyond." Most of the campers are well behaved, obedient and intelligent; in their spare time, they enjoy solving equations and learning the bucolic camp's giant maze. However, as Jenna and Lucas settle in at the camp, they begin to notice that things aren't quite right: Campers keep disappearing, and every day more of the kids go from being surly or stupid to downright perfect campers. A little snooping leads them to a disgusting and horrifying discovery about the camp, but can Jenna and Lucas impede their own transformations before it's too late? Kim and Klavan offer a sly social commentary with a fizzy dash of stomach-lurching horror. Hicks's chunky art goes to town with the revolting possibilities. Smart, disgusting fun. (Graphic suspense. 13 & up)Read full book review >