We know, Gemini, you are ready to go. This sun sign is ruled by twins, just as you are ruled by two separate natures: one side outgoing, on the move, ready for action and new adventures — warring with the other side that is contemplative, curious, calculating, and maybe just a little mischievous. So now that summer is almost here it can be hard to keep either side focused on anything that doesn’t include travel, exploring, and meeting new people. When it gets overwhelming, Gemini, we caution you to take a few seconds and breathe deep, regroup, and enjoy these books that feature dynamic and exciting Geminis like you.
Broxo by Zack Giallongo (2013 Great Graphic Novels for Young Adults)
Broxo’s world is very dangerous and even more lonely. He is alone on a desolate mountain that was home to his mighty tribe but is now full of zombies and monstrous beasts that would eat him in two bites. But all that changes when Broxo meets and almost kills Princess Zora, who is from a clan that used to trade with Broxo’s. Well, not every thing changes: the zombies are still around, and Broxo can’t tell Zora what happened to his tribe. But as the two of them search for answers that could help both their clans, they are drawn further into the magic that surrounds the mountain. Filled with high-energy action, great art, a supernatural mystery, and a budding friendship between two unlikely people, Broxo is a solid graphic novel sure to please a discerning Gemini.
Geminis need something to listen to while out on their adventures, so why not a book that features fellow explorers and trailblazers? The Roaring 20s are in full swing, and Evie O’Neill finds herself in the center of all the action: New York City. New friends like Ziegfield girl Theta Knight and fast-talking swindler Sam Lloyd show her new sights while her trusty best friend Mabel Rose tags alone. But not everything is champagne and pearls in the Big Apple. Evie begins helping her uncle investigate a series of gruesome murders that may have an occult connection. As she is drawn further into the investigation, the danger grows not only for her, but also for everyone in the city and maybe even the world.
It’s an exciting month ahead, Gemini, but then you don’t need us to tell you that!
— Amanda Margis, currently reading Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman with Maria Dahvana Headley and listening to City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster