In a world where Silver bloods have always dominated and been considered the masters and Red bloods, the slaves and oppressed, Mare Barrow discovers she does not know where she fits in. The Silvers have always been worshipped and obeyed for their special X-men like powers such as super strength, the ability to mindread, manipulate fire, metal, or water, etc. The Reds have never been known to possess any special powers until now -- Mare, a Red, finds that she has the ability to absorb and manipulate electricity and lightning. As the lightning girl gets invited into the royal circles of Norta, she is slowly sucked into the intrigues and plots that threaten to topple the kingdom. Not only is there an internal struggle for power between the high Silver houses, there is a Red resistance which may hold the key to who Mare and other Reds like her are. Add to this the two crown princes of Norta - Cal and Maven, who are both seemingly smitten by Mare. In spite of her deadly powers, Mare still needs to fight her way out of the desperate battles for power surrounding her and decide what her true calling is and where the truth lies. These action-packed page-turner series will keep you guessing about what will happen to Mare. We can’t wait for the last installment of this fantasy series -- coming in 2018.
When Thi becomes a first time mother, she begins to wonder about how her own parents met and their decision to make the perilous journey from Vietnam to America. Tracing her parents’ history in war-torn Vietnam, Bui conjures a tale of the costly sacrifices her family made so that she and her siblings could have a chance to survive. In this debut illustrated graphic memoir, Bui explores issues of identity, loyalty, family and the legacy that we leave behind.