Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Five books with unforgettable animal sidekicks

Laura Bickle grew up in rural Ohio, reading entirely too many comic books out loud to her favorite Wonder Woman doll. She dreams up stories about the monsters under the stairs, also writing contemporary fantasy novels under the name Alayna Williams. Her work has been included in the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project 2013 reading list and the State Library of Ohio’s Choose to Read Ohio reading list for 2015-2016.

Bickle's new novel is Nine of Stars.

Among the author's five favorite books with unforgettable animal sidekicks, as shared at Tor.com:
LYING CAT, THE WILL’S SIDEKICK in Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Lying Cat is a tiger-sized, hairless blue feline who travels with an alien bounty hunter known as The Will. Lying Cat gets one line: “Lying.” She’s a living polygraph test, and calls The Will out on his fuzzy truths as much as she divines the motives of his opponents. Drawn by Staples with the perfect expression of cat disdain, she is easily one of my most favorite characters in the series.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue