Are You Ready To Fight Like A Girl? ~ What'cha Reading?

Are You Ready To Fight Like A Girl?


Action Lab, home of all-ages girl-power titles like Princeless, Vamplets, and Molly Danger, has a message for teens: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.

Are You Ready To Fight Like A Girl?

Amarosa is a girl with a dying brother. There’s only one thing left for her to do: she stands before a jury of gods from across the pantheons (I saw Loki, Apollo, and Mercury, to name a few) and asks to risk her life to gain entry to the Wishing Well, where she has to fight and survive nine different trials to get her wish – to save her brother’s life. Will the gods grant her wish, or will they strike her down for hubris? There’s only one way to find out!

I got a kick out of this book. I love the title, and I like the overall story concept. I appreciate that Action Lab gives readers strong, multicultural female characters – they make my job as an urban children’s and teen librarian easier! – that come from all sorts of backgrounds and with all kinds of back stories. The art is straightforward comic art with a dose of fantasy in the middle of a realistic tale.

This is a great title for teen girls (and guys!), but parents of younger kids may want to let them hold onto Princeless or Skyward instead – we’ve got a bit of language and violence here that may make some parents uncomfortable.

Fight Like a Girl hits stands on November  26th. Call your local comic shop and get this title on your pull list now!

Writer: David Pinckney
Artist: Soo Lee
Publisher: Action Lab
Price: $3.99
On-Sale: November 26, 2014
Diamond ID: SEP140952


About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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