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Molly Ostertag

Autor(a) de The Witch Boy

14+ Works 2,877 Membros 138 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Cartoonist and writer Molly Knox Ostertag greets a fan at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83426355


Obras por Molly Ostertag

The Witch Boy (2017) 891 exemplares
The Girl from the Sea (2021) 726 exemplares
The Hidden Witch (2018) 396 exemplares
The Midwinter Witch (2019) 312 exemplares
Strong Female Protagonist Book One (2014) — Ilustrador — 301 exemplares
Shattered Warrior (2017) — Ilustrador — 139 exemplares
Dungeon Club: Roll Call (2022) 83 exemplares
The Deep Dark: A Graphic Novel (2024) 7 exemplares
Regular Show: Parks and Wreck (2017) 6 exemplares
Bacchanalia 3 exemplares
Alleycat 2 exemplares
Witches Who Sing 1 exemplar

Associated Works

This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us (2021) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers (2015) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz (2015) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Then It Was Dark (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Filthy Figments Presents Food Porn: A recipe for pure delight (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


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Stevenson, ND (spouse)



Gay, fae, and YA? Perfection. The art is incredible. And, though I'm not the target audience, I certainly remember my days as a teen and trying to keep every aspect of my life in a separate box like the main character does; especially avoiding discussing my attraction to women.

The book begins with the main character, Morgan Kwon, nearly drowning when she's saved by a mysterious girl named Keltie. When Morgan kisses her, thinking she's having a near-death Hallucination, she learns that Keltie is actually a selkie, and her kiss has granted her the power to walk on land in human form. From there on, the aspects of Morgan's life that she's so carefully kept separate become much harder to maintain. She eventually learns that sometimes plans don't go the way we hoped, but the messy parts of life can make living so much better.

I think this is a great story for LGBTQ teens (and anyone really) who might feel like they have to hide parts of themselves from others.

Another thing I loved about this book is the representation of different body types and people of color. The main character isn't white, for one thing, and Keltie is drawn as a bigger girl. It's also nice to know that this is a queer romance written by a queer woman. All in all, I highly recommend reading The Girl from the Sea.
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jellybeanette | 29 outras críticas | May 26, 2024 |
Lovely art and a lovely story; characters that I got attached to (and even the ones I didn't like were interesting and well-developed, even sympathetic) and a storyline that left me feeling good after an adventurous ride with them. And looking forward to the sequel, which wasn't out yet when I first read it!
Kalira | 39 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |
High drama, angst and emotions, lovely art, very real characters, and a deadly dangerous dystopia of a world post-conquering. . .

The story drops the reader into the middle and you pick up history and context along the way, done very smoothly. As are the changing allegiances and relationships between the characters. Consequences lurk around every corner, but as the characters themselves voice repeatedly, everything is dangerous in this world. The ending is open, but hopeful and not unsatisfying.… (mais)
Kalira | 11 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
Jess (who is half Diné, living alone with her father after her mother left them) has a tough time making friends. She and Olivia, her best (and only) friend, bonded over their mutual love of roleplaying. Jess has created a lone-wolf D&D character named Sir Corius, who goes on solo adventures while Olivia acts as Dungeon Master.

Jess is happy with the way things are, but Olivia seems intent on shaking things up, going so far as to create a D&D club where anyone could join her and Jess's game. She's also considering running for student council, which would make it tough for her to find the time to continue acting as Jess's DM. Jealousy and hurt feelings abound.

This reminded me very much of Jasmine Walls' The Last Session, except that one starred college students instead of middle schoolers, and this one was maybe higher on the "hurt feelings" percentage. In both works, D&D offered the characters a way to work through their issues with each other and learn to appreciate newcomers to their established groups.

I loved the artwork and thought Olivia's plans and ideas were pretty clever. All in all, this was a good read.


Some character designs and concept art (all squeezed onto one page, so super tiny), and a page showing how the graphic novel went from script to final art.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
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Familiar_Diversions | 2 outras críticas | Apr 7, 2024 |



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